lavender icecream


Lavender and Vanilla Ice Cream


This ice cream is so divine that it deserves a special name like…

 Herbally Bliss


Lavender Kisses

or something like that. It’s just so smooth and lite…. unlike anything you’ve tasted before.


lavender flowers


I have wanted to make this for some time now and was inspired to give it a go after an evening out with the hubs in White Rock, BC.

We love to visit Gelateria Italia & Coffee Shop at 14901 Marine Drive. They make the most incredible cappacino’s and artisian gelato’s I’ve ever tasted.

Blessed are we to live in the Pacific Northwest!

The gelato artist happened to have just made a lavender gelato the last time we were there. I swear that after every spoonful I could not help but sigh in delight. 


Photos of Gelateria Italia, White Rock
This photo of Gelateria Italia is courtesy of TripAdvisor


So, I got on the internet and found this recipe on Epicurious,  which I followed almost to the letter but I added half a vanilla bean.


  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 2/3 cup mild honey
  • 2 tablespoons dried lavender flowers
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


vanilla beanlavender cream

strained lavenderlavender custard














When I prepared the custard, I did as directed and strained out flowers

and I let it cool slightly before I poured a slow stream of the cream into the egg mix.

Then placed it in the refrigerator over night before finishing it off in my ice cream maker the next day.


waffle bowl


The velvety creamy texture, the hint of lavender and the sweetness of vanilla is simply delightful. This was not hard to make at all but it tastes like a decadent dessert.


Homemade lavender icecream


I served this the other night to my dinner guests with a Lemon Lavender Shortbread cookie wedge… surprise your company this summer with something they’ll never forget.

Check out the other 4 ways to use Lavender in this series:

Lemon Lavender Shortbread

Lavender Wands

Lavender Sugar Scrub

Fresh Herb Wreath


5 ways to use lavender

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