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Flower-Infused Ice Cream

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

Rich with botanical splendor, summer delights and astounds the senses with so much beauty. Sweet scented air wafts through our windows and colorful flowers dance freely in the breeze. On the hottest days, the rich green foliage offers cooling shade. For many of us, summer is a time of outdoor events and celebrations. What better way to celebrate than with freshly made ice cream? 

Capture the essence of summer with these simple to make ice cream recipes inspired by summer’s fresh flowers. Perfect for sunset parties in the backyard, DIY wedding celebrations, or an enjoyable bite with your favorite companion, these unique flavors (vanilla rose, chocolate lavender, honey chamomile, and jasmine matcha) are well balanced and sure to charm the taste buds all summer long. Now, let's gather our ice cream bouquet!

Vanilla Rose Ice Cream Recipe

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 the 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.
  6. Pour mixture into a lidded container.
  7. Refrigerate overnight to allow the flavors to develop.
  8. Whisk in the 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

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Combine half-and-half, cream, sugar, cocoa powder, and lavender in a large saucepan.
  2. Place over medium heat.
  3. Stir occasionally until the 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 lavender.
  6. Whisk in the 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 1 hour before serving.
Ice cream cone filled with scoops of ice cream drizzled with honey and chamomile flowers

Honey Chamomile Ice Cream: 

Ingredients: 

Directions:  

  1. Combine half-and-half, cream, honey, and chamomile in a large saucepan.
  2. Place over medium heat.
  3. Stir occasionally until the 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 chamomile.
  6. Whisk in the 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.
Bowl of Matcha Green Tea Ice cream with matcha powder and spoon

Jasmine Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream Recipe

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 the 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 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 the 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 1 hour before serving.


Looking for more delicious floral recipes? 

Make Sweet Elder Flower-Infused Syrup!

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Written by Friends on August 25, 2014

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