Lavender Ice Cream

         Yield: 8 Servings
Categories: Ice cream, Desserts, Flowers, Herbs

14 oz Milk 3 oz Lavender leaves and flowers 2 oz Crystallized ginger; chopped 1 c Sugar 3 Egg yolks 2 c Heavy whipping cream; cold --------------------------------FOR GARNISH-------------------------------- Lavender flowers In a saucepan, slowly heat milk to approximately 200 F. Remove from fire and add lavender. Allow to steep for 15 minutes. Strain milk through cheesecloth while warm. Add crystallized ginger and sugar to milk. Place egg yolks into a small bowl; then put half the mixture from saucepan into the bowl to blend. Stir mixture with a spoon and pour back into the saucepan. Place over low heat and cook until mixture is approximately 200 F. Add 2 cups cold heavy whipping cream and place into refrigerator until well chilled. Process in any ice cream machine. During the last few minutes of ice cream processing, sprinkle individual lavender flowers (stripped from lower heads) into the ice cream so they will be whipped into it. Makes 1 quart