Lavender Honey Ice Cream

Lavender Honey Ice Cream is a smooth, rich and creamy dessert that will have your taste buds doing the happy dance all night long. The subtle hint of lavender paired with the sweet honey is a match made in flavor heaven!

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So do you remember popcorn week??

Well, we’re back with something even better!

ICE CREAM WEEK! This is the week I’ve been looking forward to for so long…

Because ice cream. ALL the ice cream.

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I might have stolen the lavender honey ice cream flavor idea from It’s Complicated… 

I wish I could say I am just like Meryl Streep in the movie and make ice cream when I can’t sleep (talk about being productive!). Alas I am not that cool…

Instead I lay in bed, staring at the ceiling, wondering why the heck I can’t just drift off to sleep like a normal person.

Or I think about food.

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Let’s be real, this is me we’re talking about.

However my staring at the ceiling thinking about food does result in some good ideas… Enter lavender honey ice cream!

Whenever I watch It’s Complicated (which, yes, is a lot), the idea of lavender honey ice cream sounded so delicate and decadent all at once.

The honey flavor is the star of this ice cream, followed by a very subtle lavender scent and flavor that lingers ever-so slightly on your tongue between bites.

I like to call this my “fancy schmancy” ice cream – it’s just begging to be the final course for a dinner party, isn’t it?

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You’re going to be swooning over this lavender honey ice cream, not only because of the flavor, but also the texture…

There’s nothing like devouring a bowl full of creamy, dreamy ice cream.

After the first bite, you’ll want to lap up every. single. drop. Trust me.

Especially while watching It’s Complicated and wishing you lived in that house… I mean seriously, THAT HOUSE. It’s already pure perfection but then you add in the fact that she is making it better with an addition for an even BIGGER kitchen?! Good lord, give me that life. Like, now.

Let’s circle back to the topic, shall we?

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Lavender Honey Ice Cream

Lavender Honey Ice Cream

Yield: Serves 6 to 8
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Inspired by It's Complicated, this ice cream is sweetened with honey and has just a touch of lavender.


  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp lavender extract
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 6 egg yolks


  1. In a medium saucepan, stir together heavy cream, whole milk, 1/8 cup sugar, lavender extract and honey over medium-high heat. Bring the mixture to a low boil.
  2. In a small bowl, combine egg yolks and remaining 1/8 cup sugar. Whisk together until smooth. Slowly add 1/4 cup of the heavy cream mixture to the egg mixture, whisking quickly to incorporate. Once well combined, add the egg mixture to the heavy cream mixture. Cook over medium heat until the mixture is thick and coats the back of a metal spoon.
  3. Remove from heat. Strain into a medium bowl and cover with plastic wrap, making sure the plastic wrap touches the surface of the custard to prevent a film from forming. Chill completely.
  4. Add the custard mixture to your ice cream machine. Churn the ice cream according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Chill overnight or for a minimum of 7-8 hours before serving.
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18 Responses to “Lavender Honey Ice Cream”

  1. Amy | Club Narwhal — August 18, 2015 at 9:24 am (#)

    Meghan, this ice cream is absolutely GORGEOUS! I haven’t cooked with lavender before but I bet it adds such a perfect floral note to this!

    • Meghan B. — August 18, 2015 at 12:03 pm (#)

      Thank you Amy!! 🙂

  2. Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry — August 18, 2015 at 9:56 am (#)

    It’s complicated is one of my favorite movies! I’ll have to whip up a batch of this honey lavender ice cream and watch it.

    • Meghan B. — August 18, 2015 at 12:04 pm (#)

      YES a fellow It’s Complicated lover!! The ice cream makes the movie even better!

  3. Jill — August 18, 2015 at 12:44 pm (#)

    Honey + lavender is an amazing combo! 
    Did you know that in southern france they really don’t cook with lavender? My fam there thinks it’s so weird!

    • Meghan B. — August 18, 2015 at 1:39 pm (#)

      That is SO weird! You would think they would cook with it all the time!

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  5. Ashley — August 19, 2015 at 9:43 am (#)

    Honey is one of my very favorite flavors and with the lavender??? This is so fun and different!

  6. LeAndra — August 22, 2015 at 7:20 am (#)

    I love this flavor combination Meghan. I also learned something from the comments – no cooking with lavender in southern France?! That is interesting!

  7. Erin @ The Speckled Palate — August 24, 2015 at 1:30 pm (#)

    I absolutely ADORE this flavor combination you’ve got going on! And I’m embarrassed to say I’ve never seen It’s Complicated, so I clearly need to jump on that bandwagon. Because like you and Meryl’s character, I think of food when I can’t sleep. Or make food, depending on how bad the insomnia is. 😉

    Hooray for middle-of-the-night inspiration and gorgeous, unique ice cream flavors!

  8. Rose — September 14, 2015 at 3:36 pm (#)

    If you don’t have an ice cream machine, does it make a good custard?

    • Meghan B. — September 14, 2015 at 4:25 pm (#)

      Yes, it could definitely make a good custard! You’ll just want to make sure it gets nice and thick for you on the stove, then it should set in the fridge or freezer for you.

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  10. Amanda — March 27, 2018 at 5:43 pm (#)

    Thank you for creating this recipe. I googled lavender honey ice cream because I was watching it’s complicated and thought it sounded so delightful! I can’t wait to make this!

    • Meghan B. — March 28, 2018 at 12:44 pm (#)

      YES! LOVE that movie (obviously since it was the inspiration for making this recipe, haha)! I hope you enjoy it – it’s heavenly 🙂

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  12. Tirzah — July 15, 2018 at 12:49 am (#)

    Where do you find lavendar extract?

    • Meghan B. — July 15, 2018 at 9:47 am (#)

      I found mine at Savory Spice Shop, but you can usually find it at Whole Foods or other specialty spice shops. You can also order it from Amazon if you want!

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