Honey Lavender Ice Cream (No Machine) | Gina Chong
This is my hubby's all-time favorite ice cream. We get it at Bi-Rite down in San Francisco, but of course don't go there too often so I figured out how to make it at home as well. We don't have an ice cream machine so here is an easy no-machine version. I really love the texture of it; it's softer and creamier than store-bought. More like Coldstone style, which is my fav.

Honey Lavender Ice Cream

  • 2 cups heavy cream, whipped
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup culinary lavender, divided


Pour honey and 2 tbsp lavender into a small saucepan and place over med-low heat. Once warm, remove from heat and let sit for at least one hour.

Strain the lavender from the honey into a small mixing bowl. Discard the lavender and mix the sweetened condensed milk into the honey.
Fold the whipped cream into the honey mixture, then fold in the remaining lavender. Let sit in the fridge overnight.

Place a strainer over a large freezer-safe container. Gradually strain the lavender from the cream, periodically scraping away leftover lavender to help the cream strain faster. Discard the lavender and freeze your cream overnight.

Adapted from David Lebovitz's honey lavender ice cream recipe which I found HERE

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  1. This sounds yummy and love that you don't need an ice cream machine to make it.

    BTW, I am hosting my first link up this Thursday and hope you can join me.


  2. I've never made ice cream before but this sounds so easy! And I have a lavender plant in my front yard - I've got to try this!

    1. That's so nice that you have a lavender plant! We were thinking about buying one but the shop owners said that they die too quickly :(

  3. Yummm!! I love the fragrant lavender in my ice cream but I must admit it's not for everyone...that "perfumy" smell takes some getting used to, but hubby's got good taste!

    Thank you for the blog visit sweets, hope to see you back soon!

    Peace. Love. LOL!

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    1. I agree. Things like lavender and rose have to be done really well for me to enjoy them. But this lavender was subtle enough. I also had a rose-raspberry pastry at Laduree while in Tokyo and was pleasantly surprised how well the rose was used, it gave me hope for that as well!

  4. Yum! Now I'm craving ice cream
    xo Jessica

  5. This looks so yummy! And I love how you don't need a machine for this :)

    1. I know, right? I've always wanted an ice cream machine but I'm glad I don't necessarily need one.


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