Blackberry Lavender Ice Cream
Once you try homemade ice cream, you'll never go back to store-bought. Tieghan Gerard, of Half Baked Harvest, shares her Blackberry Lavender Ice Cream recipe, inspired by her summer favorites.
If I had to pick two things about summer that I love most, I think it would have to be fresh berries and ice cream. It just wouldn’t be summertime without either one. One of my very favorite flavor combos is blackberry and lavender. I first put this combo together last summer in a scone recipe that has since become my go-to when hosting a brunch. I love the flavor combo so much that I decided it was time to try it out in another mode.
Since the sun is shining and the weather is warming, ice cream was the obvious choice. If you guys have never made homemade ice cream before I am so excited to be the one telling you to do so. Nothing can really beat a pint of homemade ice cream. Especially one like this, filled with sweet summertime blackberries and lavender. It’s truly perfection.
And guys, don’t dismiss this recipe because you think that making homemade ice cream is hard, it’s actually one of the easiest things to make. You just need an ice cream maker, some milk, eggs, and berries and you’re ready to go! I used a combo of egg yolks and whole milk to get an extra creamy ice cream. To sweeten it up I used honey, which pairs so well with the lavender and blackberries.
My tips for making the best homemade ice cream are as follows:
One: Use high quality eggs for the best flavor.
Two: Be sure to use whole milk, heavy cream, or a mix of the two for a rich and creamy ice cream. I also love using full-fat canned coconut milk and goat milk.
Three: Be sure place your ice cream bucket in the freezer the day before you want to churn your ice cream. Trust me, it is not fun when you have your custard all ready for churning only to realize you forgot to put the ice cream bucket in the freezer. Been there, done that.
Finally, if you wanted to get extra fancy with this recipe you could throw in some chopped white or dark chocolate. Delish!
Find more ice cream recipes to try this summer!