Today in the Kitchen – Lavender Honey Ice Cream… Fête Juliette Prep Continued

Jan 20, 2011 | Recipes | 12 comments

Since I haven’t given much thought to the science behind the making of ice cream there is no way I was going to “tweak” the recipe that I found and “make it a bit more my own” like I like to do when I find and try a recipe online.
This has been lifted straight off good old
Martha.  Martha.  Martha.
At least the pics are mine. 
 So are the eggs 🙂
This afternoon I am on the hunt for a turn of the century white cake recipe – going old school.  Speaking of school…. gotta love Homeschooling on weeks like this.  No rush to get out the door in the morning and we cram in a lesson any time I don’t have a baby or a wooden spoon in my hand.  Kiddo is reading words as of last week too!!!!
Gotta run girls!
PS – I love lavender but even I think this is a bit strong.  If you think it tends to taste too medicinal you may want to half the amount of lavender buds recommended!
Bon Appetit!

Makes about 1 quart
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/4 cup dried lavender
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 5 large egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine milk, lavender, and honey. Bring to a gentle boil, cover, and remove from heat. Let steep for 5 minutes. Strain mixture, reserving milk and discarding lavender.
2.  Combine egg yolks and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer. Beat on medium-high speed until very thick and pale yellow, 3 to 5 minutes. Meanwhile, return milk to a medium saucepan, and bring to a simmer over medium-low heat

3.  Add half the milk to egg-yolk mixture, and whisk until blended. Stir mixture into remaining milk, and cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a wooden spoon.

4.  Remove from heat, and immediately stir in cream. Strain mixture into a medium mixing bowl set in an ice-water bath, and let stand until chilled, stirring from time to time. Freeze in an ice-cream maker according to manufacturer’s instructions. Store in an airtight plastic container up to 2 weeks.

Read more at Honey Lavender Ice Cream – Martha Stewart Recipes


  1. Marybeth

    Hi Angela!
    I bought Notre Reine and a table from you for my Marie Antoinette party months ago, of which I shall have to send you pictures…but I am also a baker and collect old cookbooks…the Boston Cooking School Cook Book by Fannie Merritt Farmer(!), copyright 1896 has several cake recipes that you might be interested in…not sure if you have a copy or can get one or any of the recipes on line, but I can email some from my copy if you would like…
    I make ice cream too and honey lavender is one of my faves…yours looks delicieux!
    bonne fete!

  2. 1 Funky Woman

    Oh that looks fabulous and I’m sure it tastes amazing! Love your header!


  3. MommaMindy

    I grow lavender in my garden and wasn’t sure if every variety is edible. Is there any indication which variety of lavender she uses? This looks delicious!

  4. Jeff.n.Tia


    I’ve had Honey Lavender Ice Cream in Seattle, and I really liked it. 🙂

  5. Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig

    Looks just divine, Angela!

    This is going to be one absolutely lovely party, totally befitting a little princess. 🙂


  6. myletterstoemily

    it must smell divine. i’m curious how
    your kids liked it. thanks for the

  7. Andrew

    This looks gorgeous and your photos are beautiful. Have a wonderful party.

    (I will make you like me!)


    Your one openly gay and obnoxious reader,


  8. cityfarmer

    wish I like the taste of the herb in food …
    I’m such a brat

  9. paperbird

    it looks delicious- you are amazing!

  10. Molly @ Star Cottage

    Wow Ange! That looks absolutely incredible! And Lord knows I’ve got plenty of lavender 😉

  11. Renata

    Hi Angela
    We got an icecream maker for Christmas & have been having fun experimenting making different icecream, but I haven’t tried a lavender one though! It looks amazing! Home schooling is definitely wonderful & when we began I felt so released from the pressure of the school morning & afternoon rush!
    Have a wonderful time enjoying your precious family!


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