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4 Flower Flavored Ice Cream Recipes

Wooden bowl filled with vanilla rose ice cream sprinkled with rose petals  with wooden spoon

For many of us, summer is a time of outdoor events and celebrations. It's also a season of abundant botanical splendor, when sweet-scented air wafts through our windows, colorful flowers dance freely in the breeze, and rich green foliage offers cooling shade during the hottest days. So what better way to embrace the spirit of the season than by infusing floral flavors into freshly made ice cream

Perfect for sunset parties in the backyard, DIY wedding celebrations, or an enjoyable bite with your favorite companion, these unique floral ice creams feature a bouquet of botanical flavors, from blossoms to tea leaves to honey. Each combination is well balanced and sure to charm the taste buds all summer long! 

Vanilla Rose Ice Cream Recipe

Yield: Makes about 1 quart.

Ingredients 

Directions 

  1. Combine half-and-half, cream, sugar, scraped vanilla bean pulp, rose buds, and vanilla bean pod in a large saucepan.
  2. Place over medium heat.
  3. Stir occasionally until mixture just barely begins to simmer. Do not boil!
  4. Remove the mixture from heat immediately and allow to cool for a few minutes.
  5. Strain out the rose buds and vanilla bean pod with a funnel with strainer or mesh strainer.
  6. Pour mixture into a lidded container.
  7. Refrigerate overnight to allow the flavors to develop.
  8. Whisk in rose water and pour mixture into an ice cream maker to freeze as directed.
  9. Once semi-solid, spoon the mixture back into a lidded container and harden in the freezer for at least one hour before serving.

Three scoops of chocolate lavender ice cream sprinkled with lavender sitting on counter

Chocolate Lavender Ice Cream Recipe

Yield: Makes about 1 quart.

Ingredients

Directions:

  1. Combine half-and-half, cream, sugar, cacao, and lavender in a large saucepan.
  2. Place over medium heat.
  3. Stir occasionally until mixture just barely begins to simmer. Do not boil!
  4. Remove the mixture from heat immediately and allow to cool for a few minutes.
  5. Strain out lavender.
  6. Whisk in vanilla extract and pour mixture into a lidded container.
  7. Refrigerate overnight to allow the flavors to develop.
  8. Pour mixture into an ice cream maker and freeze as directed.
  9. Once semi-solid, spoon the mixture back into a lidded container and harden in the freezer for at least one hour before serving.
Ice cream cone filled with scoops of ice cream drizzled with honey and chamomile flowers

Chamomile Honey Ice Cream Recipe 

Yield: Makes about 1 quart.

Ingredients 

Directions  

  1. Combine half-and-half, cream, honey, and chamomile in a large saucepan.
  2. Place over medium heat.
  3. Stir occasionally until mixture just barely begins to simmer. Do not boil!
  4. Remove the mixture from heat immediately and allow to cool for a few minutes.
  5. Strain out chamomile.
  6. Whisk in the vanilla extract and pour mixture into a lidded container.
  7. Refrigerate overnight to allow flavors to develop.
  8. Pour mixture into an ice cream maker and freeze as directed.
  9. Once semi-solid, spoon the mixture back into a lidded container and harden in the freezer for at least one hour before serving.
Bowl of matcha green tea ice cream with matcha powder and spoon

Jasmine Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream Recipe

Yield: Makes about 1 quart.

Ingredients 

Directions 

  1. Combine half-and-half, cream, sugar, and jasmine green tea in a large saucepan.
  2. Place over medium heat.
  3. Stir occasionally until mixture just barely begins to simmer. Do not boil!
  4. Remove mixture from heat immediately and allow to cool for a few minutes.
  5. Strain out green tea.
  6. Add matcha green tea powder and stir well.
  7. Whisk in the vanilla extract and pour mixture into a lidded container.
  8. Refrigerate overnight to allow flavors to develop.
  9. Pour mixture into an ice cream maker and freeze as directed.
  10. Once semi-solid, spoon the mixture back into a lidded container and harden in the freezer for at least one hour before serving.


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Jana

Written by Jana on July 5, 2019

Jana DiSanti is a marketing writer, editor, and strategist who holds a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in Sustainability. She has also earned a bachelor's degree in psychology and enjoys exploring techniques that help people change their everyday behaviors to make better use of our precious environmental resources. She's spent her career promoting businesses that strive to better the world, and she loves how passionately her Pacific Northwest community supports that mission! She firmly believes that rethinking our food systems is essential for worldwide human and ecological health, and she is thrilled to help support Mountain Rose Herbs in providing responsibly sourced herbal offerings to its customers. Off-work hours will find her hiking, camping, and mushroom-hunting in Oregon's wild areas, volunteering at her local farmer’s market, or cooking, gardening, and corralling chickens at home.

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