I am hardly ever speechless but the Lavender Honey Ice Cream I made last night left me at a total loss for words. All I can say is that THIS. IS. THE. BEST. ICE. CREAM. I. HAVE. EVER. TASTED. Period. I am not even going to try to describe the flavors or the sense of euphoria I felt after I took the first bite because no words will do this heavenly swirl justice. It is just, simply, divine.
I highly recommend that you get yourself a copy of David Lebovitz’s The Perfect Scoop immediately, go purchase a lavender plant and a delicious local honey, in addition to the other ingredients this recipe calls for, and make yourself a quart of this ice cream in your kitchen … NOW (you can find the recipe online but this book is so worth every penny)! Don’t let the fact that you don’t own an ice cream maker stop you from trying this out, if that’s the case for you. You can simply freeze the mixture and enjoy it like a regular ice cream after a day or so. The mixture is soft enough that you can scoop it like a regular ice cream. Or better yet, just inject it directly to your vein. That’s even better.
This ice cream is definitely best when paired with the movie, “It’s Complicated.” (If you haven’t already noticed, I am obsessed with this flick.) If you remember, this is the ice cream that Meryl Streep‘s character, Jane, makes when she can’t sleep. This recipe is so amazing, it too might keep you up all night.