How to make a honey lavender ice cream sundae

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Learn how to make a delectable, old fashioned honey lavender ice cream sundae - a truly gourmet flavor - from home.

Honey + lavender + shortbread just blend together like a dream. This ice cream sundae is full of natural summer aesthetic we're dreaming of. Grab and spoon while this ice cream teleports you to a cozy cottage with idealistic views, where we hear the birds chirping and watch the butterflies enjoying the garden. With simple ingredients every kitchen witch always has on hands, you'll be satisfying your floral sweet tooth in no time.

Looking for where to buy lavender honey ice cream this season?

Recently a colleague discovered a had a blog filled with lavender recipes. "I always love getting lavender ice cream at fancy restaurants" prompted me to share a beautiful and delicious lavender honey ice cream recipe you can make at home. And why not turn it into a sundae? Add a beautiful honey topping with shortbread crumbles to complete this honey lavender ice cream sundae. Instead of searching for this gorgeous, unique recipe near by - make it at home from scratch. I make this ice cream and all of my gourmet flavors, like my homemade bourbon cinnamon ice cream, basil ice cream, or strawberry lilac ice cream at home with my cuisine art ice cream maker. It's super affordable and you can make endless recipes!

Ingredients + How to make the perfect ice cream at home in a cuisine art ice cream maker

  • Create an old fashioned custard ice cream by combining egg yolks, heavy cream, fresh or dried lavender flowers, honey and salt. This combination will yield in a velvety smooth ice cream.
egg yolks, heavy cream, fresh or dried lavender flowers, honey and salt
  • Another key step in making perfect ice cream at home is to slowly mix and simmer the ingredients for twenty minutes, allowing the ice cream to and then letting the mixture cool completely. Do not overheat your mixture as we do not want to cook our eggs, just thicken the mixture for the right consistency.
a slow reduction is key!
  • Lastly, you will want to completely chill to mixture before churning the ice cream. I always allow my mixture to cool in the refrigerator for two - 24 hours. Overnight is recommended, but not necessary.

Recommendations for serving this ice cream:

  • In vintage bowls or adorable mini buckets
  • Drizzled with warm honey
  • Sprinkled with our lavender and blueberry granola
  • With freshly baked shortbread crumbles, or simply crumble up your favorite shortbread or graham crackers.

For homemade shortbread crumble, simply make your favorite shortbread cookie dough, crumble into small pieces, and bake for 10 minutes in a preheated oven (350 degrees F), or until golden brown. Try baking our Lavender shortbread cookie crust tart with zesty lemon curd and use some leftover cookie crumbles, or our Orange, thyme + rosemary shortbread cookies.

What to serve with your lavender honey ice cream

Storing your homemade ice cream:

Homemade ice cream should be stored in a sealed, air tight container that's easy to scoop from. Because homemade ice creams often aren't prepared with any preservatives or stabilizers, we like to enjoy ours within two weeks. Otherwise, we find they become difficult to scoop. They will not spoil in the freezer in that time frame though.

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Now onto the recipe!

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Honey lavender ice cream sundae

Yield: 6 servings (2 scoops each)
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Honey lavender ice cream is a creamy, naturally colored and sweetened spring and summer delight. With this recipe you’ll learn how to make a delectable old fashioned honey lavender ice cream sundae that’s sure to satisfy your inner garden fairy.


  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 4 egg yolks
  • ¾ cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons dried culinary lavender
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract


  1. Add all ingredients two a small sauce pan
  2. On low heat, mix consistently, and slowly simmer and mix for twenty minutes.
  3. If desired, sieve ingredients into a heat proof container. I personally leave my lavender flowers in.
  4. Let mixture cool for at least two hours.
  5. Add ice cream to ice cream maker and churn according to manufactuer's recommendations. Ours churns for twenty minutes. Ice cream should double in volume and be solid, but soft when done.
  6. Add mixture to an air tight, sealable container and freeze for at least three hours before serving.


If desired, serve with warm honey and shortbread crumbles!

Nutrition Information
Yield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 233Total Fat 16gSaturated Fat 10gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 108mgSodium 199mgCarbohydrates 20gFiber 0gSugar 20gProtein 3g

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  1. 5.18.21
    Natalie said:

    Oh my... I'm seriously craving this sundae right now. Looks absolutely amazing. Photos are mouthwatering too. Beautiful!

    • 5.19.21
      strawberrybuckley said:

      Natalie, that is so kind of you to say! Thank you so much!

  2. 5.27.21
    Olga Veiga said:

    This is amazing! I will for sure include in my Summer treats soon! looks perfect

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