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Lavender Fig Ice Cream

Serves1
IngredientsDairy, Fruit
Day PartDessert
Menu PartDessert
Cuisine TypeAmerican

The intriguing flavor of lavender perfumes this rich and creamy ice cream. Studded with figs and drizzled with lavender honey, it makes for a sophisticated dessert.

Ingredients

3 cups heavy cream
1 cup milk
1 vanilla bean
8 egg yolks
1⁄2 cup sugar
7 tbsp. lavender honey
8 dried figs, chopped
1-2 drops lavender oil
Fresh fruit, as needed

Steps

1. In a large saucepan, scald cream, milk and vanilla bean. Remove from heat, cover, and infuse flavor for 30 minutes.

2. In a large bowl, beat yolks with sugar and honey until sugar has dissolved. Set aside.

3. Reheat cream to scalding. Pour a small amount of hot cream into yolks, whisking. Return to saucepan; whisk in remaining cream. Cook until mixture thickens. Add figs; chill. Freeze in ice cream machine.

4. Serve ice cream with a drizzle of lavender honey if desired, alongside seasonal fruit salad perfumed with a drop or two of lavender oil.

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