Lavender-Fig Ice Cream

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Menu Part: Dessert
Cuisine Type: American
Serves: 1

The intriguing flavor of lavender perfumes this luscious, rich and creamy ice cream. Studded with figs and drizzled with lavender honey this is a delightful dessert.


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
Lavender oil, 1-2 drops
Fresh fruit, as needed


1. In a large saucepan, scald cream, milk and vanilla bean. Remove from heat, cover, and infuse flavor for 30 min.

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.