Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Honey Lavender Ice Cream

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I  bought the DVD of "It's Complicated" the day it came out (because I loved it at the movies) but I didn't get around to watching it until last weekend.  In the movie Jane (Meryl Streep) serves Honey Lavender Ice Cream and it just sound so good so I decided to make my own.
I found the recipe on which is my favorite source for recipes!  I bought the culinary lavender at Whole Foods (it's with all the herbs and spices in a small box).  

The lavender flavor is very subtle. It was good but very rich and very sweet.  The recipe called for heavy whipping cream (along with some half & half) and I think that's probably why. When I've made ice cream in the past I just use regular whipping cream.  It reminded me of a frozen custard...although I don't think I've ever actually had frozen custard before so I don't really know.  I guess I'll just have to make it again with the regular whipping cream and compare the two!   Click here for the recipe!

Exciting news! Today I hit the 2 millionth visitor mark on my blog! Let's celebrate with some ICE CREAM! haha!


DustyLu said...

Cindy, that sounds lovely! So beautiful too. Thank you for the link. Happy Cinco De Mayo! ~Lulu

Skoots1moM said...

how cool is this?!! i just bought some 'lavender' @ fresh market last week b/c i had never bought it now i know what to do with it :)

Diane said...

Oh yum! I will definitely be making this.

Unknown said...

I will try this. I use heavy whipping cream and fat free half and half. It works just as well, but is not as rich, plus you don't get the wax-y feeling on the roof of your mouth. :)

Esther Sunday said...

Half and half makes the world go around in my book....congrats on 2 mil - I was 1,000,004 (If I recall correctly)! Not kidding, I was! I tried really hard to be the millionth that day! Yep, I'm a fan.

Olga Poltava said...

This ice-cream looks so mouthwatering! Congratulations on 2 million visitors! You are doing such a fabulous work on your blog! I'm just in love with "My Romantic Home"!

Jojo said...

Interesting. Back in the early 90s there was a celebration of Thomas Jefferson and one of his published recipes included lavender. I was so intrigued. Shortly thereafter I was lucky enough to be able to visit D.C. and enjoyed a valentine's day dessert at the Four Seasons and was delighted to enjoy lavender sauce! Your ice cream looks equally as luscious!!

Susan said...

I gotta get a ice cream maker!

Beth said...

Love the movie, loved the ice cream, too! Yum...
2mil...incredible, Congratulations!

Susan said...

Dear Cindy...TWO MILLION VISITORS! Can you even fathom that number? OMG!!!!!! Congratulations! That is absolutely tremendous and extremely impressive.

Hey, the honey lavendar ice cream sounds good, too! Ha!

I definitely want to get that movie. Since you've talked about it before, I really want to see it.

Congratulations, Cindy. You deserve at least a GALLON of that ice cream! Sincerely, Susan

{oc cottage} said...

Boy, that looks & sounds luscious!!!
And HUGE congrats on your 2 millionth!
{told ya you were a "rock star"! ;}

m ^..^

Elsie said...

O.K. Cindy that's a first. I have
never heard of Lavender ice cream.
It looks really good and I sure
wish you could give samples through
this screen. I would love to sample
it. You display it so beautifully.
You really are in the wrong business.LOL..You do so well with
food. You know how to cook it,display it and of course eat it.
Good job,please tell Lauren to eat
some for me. I would use any excuse
to try ice cream.:O)

Elsie said...

Oh I forgot to say CONGRATS on the
two million vistors.

The Tablescaper said...

Two millionth! Is that a word? Well it should be.
Congratulations!!!! That is cause for celebration.
And could there be a better way to celebrate than ice cream? It looks so elegant and delcious.

Again, many congratulations.

- The Tablesaper

The Shiny Pebble said...

TWO MILLION people have been here?! Wowzers!!!! You are a celebrity! :D

Gracefully Vintage said...

How Lovely-
I love those pics and so amazing, your blog is just so inspiring-

Annesphamily said...

Yummy! Sounds decadent and divine! Thanks for sharing.

deb said...

Boy does that look yummy!

Gypsy Purple said...

Oh my...this is so lovely and dainty!!

Kathysue said...

I loved that movie and I remember the icecream. Good for you for finding out how to make it. I only dream about making it. You are a go getter!! Congrats on your 2mil visit. That is amazing and I can not even imagine such a thing. Well deserved my dear bloggy friend, Kathysue

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

Your ice cream looks yummy. Congratultion on 2 million visitors. Wow! I can't even imagine. But then you do have the best blog. I somehow manage to check in everyday even if I don't always leave a comment.
You have made your workspace so warm and homey. Your special touch shows in all you do.
Thanks for sharing the ice cream recipe....I'm still wanting to try the Strawberry one.

Olivia said...

Ohhhh this sounds oh so dreamy. I love the little dish you used. I had ice cream last night but it was cookies and cream from Breyers, yours looks fabulous.

Anonymous said...

Sounds good in theory it?? Well, I'd try!! LOL!!
Have a Great Day!!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Hi Cindy......I went to see "It's Complicated" too and loved it..bought the dvd and haven't had a chance to watch it yet, maybe this weekend. The ice cream looks so good! Such a pretty photo of a little dish of ice cream!~Hugs, Patti

Marilyn said...


I loved everything about "It's Complicated" - the story line, the actors, Meryl's home, wardrobe, and garden.

Congrats on hitting the 2 million milestone! I've been following you for a couple years now and have to say that you consistently have a WOW factor in your posts.

I'll toast to your success with ice cream today. :-)

Marilyn (in Dallas)

Sandy @ My Shabby Streamside Studio said...

Very pretty! Great cubicle, too.
Congrats on your 2M visit!

I may not comment all the time, but know that I read you all the time.


Sandy @ My Shabby Streamside Studio

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

A perfect setting for a perfect mouth watering desert.

Gail said...

The icecream looks DEE-licious. Too bad I have cookies from last night that need to be eaten up before I feel good about making another dessert...hmmm...we'll see if that reason lasts.


French-Kissed said...

I grow my own culinary lavender, so I have got to try this. Not only does it sound delicious, but your presentation of it is so beautiful...I love the way you added the little sprig of lavender.


Cindy~ said...

Congratulations Cindy on your success!

I am loving this ice cream post. I LOVE lavender and just created a brand new lavender blog in addition to mine so this lavender ice cream really hits close to home. Thank you!

House and Garden Boutique said...

Just love that son bought it for me for my birthday last month. Can't wait to see it again. The ice cream sounds devine!

violetlady said...

That is a great movie -- I saw it twice in the theater and I am also going to buy the DVD.
I don't have an ice cream maker, but this may be a reason to buy one. I have had a recipe for lavender cookies that comes from the local lavender farm and one of these days I will make them because they are delicious. I have my own lavender plant so I guess I could use that for the ice cream, too.

Sarah said...

Wow! That is a lot of visitors. I'd love some lavender ice cream, thank you. Beautiful post as always.
See you tomorrow for Show and Tell Friday. ~ Sarah

Beverley said...

Hello Cindy, mmm looks delicious. Beverley.

Kayren said...

That sounds entirely too divine for words.

Terri Steffes said...

I am growing my own lavender just for this purpose. I got the recipe at the same place. Great minds think alike!

Leslie {Goodbye, house. Hello, home!} said...

I have seen the lavender at WF, but never knew what to do with it!
I have to go check out that recipe!!
Congrats on 2,000,000!!
I'm not surprised!

Mary said...

I have to send this to my friend, toni, who loves lavender. You styled your photos so beautifully, Cindy! And congratulations on 2 million visitors. WOW -- that is amazing!

la maison LaFortune said...

I wonder if I could use lavender I'm growing-no chemicals used on it? Congrats on all those visitors!