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several scoops of Honey Lavender Ice Cream on a marble board with one cone
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Honey Lavender Ice Cream

Creamy ice cream infused with honey and subtle hint of lavender.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American, French
Keyword honey lavender ice cream, ice cream
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Chilling 1 day
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 405 kcal


  • ½ cup honey
  • ¼ cup fresh or dried lavender flowers
  • 1 ½ cups 2 % milk
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 ½ cups heavy cream
  • 5 large egg yolks


  1. Heat the honey and 2 tablespoons of the lavender in a small saucepan. Once warm, remove from the heat and set aside to steep at room temperature for 1 hour.

  2. Warm the milk, sugar and salt in a medium saucepan.  

  3. Pour the cream into a large bowl and set a mesh strainer on top. Pour the lavender-infused honey into the cream through the strainer, pressing on the lavender flowers to extract as much flavor as possible, then discard the lavender and set the strainer back over the cream.

  4. In a separate medium bowl, whisk the egg yolks. Slowly pour the warm mixture into the egg yolks, whisking constantly, then scrape the warm egg yolks back into the saucepan.

  5. Stir the mixture constantly over medium heat with a heat proof spatula, scraping the bottom as you stir, until the mixture thickens and coats the spatula. Pour the custard through the strainer and stir it into the cream. Add remaining 2 tablespoons of lavender flowers and stir. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.

  6. Before churning the mixture strain again pressing on the lavender flowers to extract their flavor. Freeze the mixture in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Nutrition Facts
Honey Lavender Ice Cream
Amount Per Serving (6 g)
Calories 405 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 15g75%
Cholesterol 248mg83%
Sodium 58mg2%
Potassium 158mg5%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 34g38%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 1180IU24%
Vitamin C 1.6mg2%
Calcium 151mg15%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.