Honey Lavender Ice Cream

Honey Lavender Ice Cream

Delicate lavender and a touch of honey make this Honey Lavender Ice Cream a refreshing treat with the perfect amount of sweetness for a warm afternoon tea.

Honey Lavender Ice Cream
Serves: About 1 quart
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ⅓ cup lavender honey
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons honey-lemon green tea leaves*
  • 2 tablespoons dried lavender
  • ½ vanilla bean, split lengthwise and scraped, seeds reserved
  • 8 egg yolks
Instructions
  1. In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, combine the half-and-half, cream, honey, sugar, tea leaves, lavender, and seeds from scraped vanilla bean. Cook until the mixture just begins to boil; remove from heat.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk the egg yolks until smooth. Using a ladle, pour 1 cup of the hot cream mixture in a slow, steady stream into the beaten yolks, whisking constantly. Slowly add a second cup of the cream mixture, whisking constantly.
  3. Transfer the yolk-cream mixture back to saucepan; cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until thick enough to coat the back of a wooden spoon, or until the mixture reaches 180 ̊ on an instant-read thermometer.
  4. Strain the custard through a fine-mesh sieve into a stainless-steel bowl. Set bowl in an ice bath to cool mixture; stir frequently.
  5. Freeze the custard in an ice-cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions. 6. Scoop into Spun Sugar Bowls to serve.
Notes
*We used Celestial Seasonings Honey Lemon Ginseng Green Tea.

 

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