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. (???)
Whatever.
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.
Cool!

4 comments:

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