Lavender Coconut Agave Ice Cream

It’s the end of summer (school started, and I’ve become very bad at updating this blog, sadly!) but the beautiful warm weather we’ve been having in the Bay Area has made it hard to be inside. Being outside each day while the students are playing at recess does not really feel like being outside, especially since our playground is underneath the BART tracks!  To make up for being in school while the sky is clear and blue outside my classroom windows, I’ve resorted to summer activities on the weekends. Yesterday, that included taking a hike in the Redwoods, doing my teaching planning outside in my backyard, and making ice cream. Who knows what summer fun I’ll be fitting into my day today!

This ice cream is a perfect summer dessert; it’s creamy and rich, and the lavender offers a sweet aftertaste. Since lavender scents are often used to promote relaxation, this is a great summer treat!

Lavender Coconut Agave Ice Cream Ingredients:

5 cups full-fat coconut milk, chilled
3/4 cup agave
1/4 tsp. sea salt
4 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 tsp. dried lavender, ground finely

Blend all ingredients in a blender, or mix vigorously by hand until combined thoroughly. Pour into the already frozen container of an ice cream maker and churn for 25 minutes. The ice cream will be soft at this point. Put ice cream in an airtight container and place in the freezer for a few hours to harden.


7 Responses to “Lavender Coconut Agave Ice Cream”

  1. 1 JoLynn-dreaminitvegan September 12, 2010 at 10:42 am

    What a lovely combo. I love lavendar in sweets.

  2. 2 mihl September 14, 2010 at 7:23 am

    This looks like the best ice cream recipe ever!

  3. 3 jodye @ 'scend food September 19, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    This ice cream looks lovely. I especially like how pure and white it looks, almost like (lavender-flecked) snow! This is definitely something I’d like to try.

  4. 4 Sophie September 27, 2010 at 9:48 am

    Your spcila ice cream looks just STUNNINg & must taste DIVINE too!

    MMMMMMMMMMMMMMM,…Just beautiful food!

  5. 5 Anna January 31, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    hmmmmm, looks soooo good! 🙂 can u make ice cream without an ice cream maker though? i obviously don’t have one… thanks! 🙂

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