You might think that Lavender Ice Cream sounds strange, but it truly is one of the best things I have ever tasted! When I went to visit the Young Living Farm, they were serving Lavender Ice Cream. At first I thought "No way, yuck", but after the wonderful lady who was serving the ice cream promised me that it was terrific, I tried it. SHE WAS RIGHT! WOW! IT WAS AWESOME! Now it is one of my favorites! Here is the recipe for the ice cream. Give it a try and let me know what you think. You can also add some Vanilla to it :)
Vitality Lavender Ice Cream
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup milk
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 drop YL Vitality Lavender Oil (start with 1/2 drop, add to taste)
In a small, heavy saucepan, combine cream, milk, sugar. Place over medium-high heat stir with wooden spoon while bringing mixture just to a boil.
Remove from heat. Set aside for 5 min.
Whisk the eggs in a small bowl.
Gradually whisk a ladleful of the cream mixture into the eggs, then pour the eggs back into the cream mixture, whisking.
Cook over medium heat, stirring gently, for about 8 to 10 minutes or until the mixture thickens enough to coat the back of a wooden spoon. Do not boil.
Remove from heat allow 10 minutes to cool then add in the Vitality Lavender oil and whisk. Transfer this mixture to a bowl, cover, refrigerate until cold.
Pour into ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer's directions. Enjoy!
25-30 min prep time
Side Note: When using essential oils remember they are super concentrated so much so that one small drop could be too much for a whole recipe. A great trick is to dip a toothpick end in the oil and get a small amount on the very end of the toothpick and add it in to taste that way.