Lavender Fig Ice Cream

Menu Part: 
Dessert
Cuisine Type: 
American
Serves: 
1

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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