Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Lavender Ice Cream

I've never spent the night at a Bed and Breakfast, but I did attend a nice afternoon luncheon at one once, maybe five years ago.
The thing I remember best about it was a very unique dessert: Homemade lavender-flavored ice cream.
I know, it sounds peculiar, doesn't it?
But it was actually really good. It tasted the same way lavender smells-- and believe it or not, that ended up being a good taste.
Awhile later I asked the lady if she'd share the recipe, and she wouldn't/couldn't... she said something about having "lost" the recipe. (???)
Anyway, it inspired me to look for such recipes on the Internet.
I found quite a few, including this one for Blueberry-Lavender Ice Cream.
And I also found this page, where you can buy lavender for use in recipes.


Morgen said...

Any lavender that has no pesticides on it can be used in recipes.
I've had lavender tea, but not ice cream.
The lavender/blueberry recipe sounds intriguing. Perhaps this summer...

amisare waswerebeen said...

Australia has a 'musk' flavored LifeSaver candy. It also tastes like it smells...terrible. You can order them online.

Natalie said...

The best ice cream I ever had was ose petal. Like the lavender it tasted just like roses smelled. It was AMAZING.

Natalie said...

ose= rose duh