Making Lavender Ice Cream for Your Solo Birthday Celebration

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You woke up this morning feeling a little bit older. Yes, you are a year older. It is your birthday and you are hoping that you are also a little bit wiser. And being wise starts with a low-key celebration with just yourself and a well-deserved gift for making it to another year in this crazy world.

But, as it is a special day, why don’t you ditch buying yourself expensive presents like birthday flowers, and try making your own ice cream with fresh floral elements? Here is a simple recipe for lavender ice cream made from fresh lavenders.

What are the ingredients needed?

4 cups of milk

2 cups of whipping cream

8 egg yolks

1 cup of fine white sugar

1 tablespoon of salt

1 cup of honey

stalks of fresh lavenders or dried lavenders (used for cooking)

What materials do I need?

ice cream maker (borrow from Mom or from the lovely neighbor)

mixing bowls

sauce pans

strainer

whisk

How to make all these into ice cream?

Step 1: Pick lavender petals from the stem. Set aside.

Step 2: Pour in honey, and half of the lavender petals into a sauce pan. Allow it to cook and simmer on medium heat. Set aside.

Step 3: Once the lavender and honey mixture simmered, set them aside for an hour for the honey to steep the lavender petals.

Step 4: After an hour, pour and strain lavender and honey mixture into the mixing bowl with the whipping cream. Set aside.

Step 5: Bring together milk, sugar, and salt in a saucepan and allow to simmer.

Step 6: Use the whisk to beat the egg yolks.

Step 7: Whisk together the milk mixture and beaten egg.

Step 8: Pour the milk and egg mixture into the saucepan and allow to simmer until thick. This will take approximately 7 to 10 minutes. Set aside after.

Step 9: Pour and strain the milk and egg into the lavender, honey and whipping cream mixture.

Step 10: Add the other half of the lavender petals.

Step 11: Stir. Stir. Stir.

Step 12: Transfer the mixture to a bowl covered with cling wrap and place it in the freezer for 5 hours.

Step 13: After five hours, pour and strain the mixture into the ice cream maker. It is important to strain the lavender petals.

Step 14: Follow instructions on how to use the ice cream maker.

Step 15: Transfer the mixture into a container and chill it for a few hours.

Viola! 15 easy steps to ice cream heaven and just in time for your afternoon movie marathon. Now serve and surprise yourself with what you can do now that you’ve grown up. Happy Birthday!

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