I Scream You Scream for Strawberry Lavender Ice Cream

Ice cream is one of the best parts of life, because it’s always there for you. You broke up with your girlfriend? Ice cream. You got promoted? Ice cream. It’s 1 million degrees outside and you might be dying from heat stroke? Ice cream. Ice cream is always the answer–no matter what. And if you’ve never tried making your own, it’s time to give it a go. Sure vanilla is cool, but we’ve got everything you need to make strawberry lavender ice cream, so why wouldn’t you?!

We’ve got lavender from Mill Village Farms, raw cream from Milky Way Farms, and strawberries from Sandy Flat Berry Patch! Stop in and pick up what you need, and then get home and make yourself some local ice cream because that’s what all the cool kids are doing..or at least that’s what we’re doing. 

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 pound strawberries, trimmed and halved (Sandy Flat grows a juicy berry…)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lavender flowers (Mill Village Farms)
  • 2 cups heavy cream (raw Milk Way Farms cream!) 
  • An ice cream maker

To Prepare: 

  1. Coarsely mash strawberries with sugar, lemon juice, and salt using a potato masher in a large bowl. Let stand, stirring and mashing occasionally, 10 minutes.
  2. Transfer half of strawberry mixture and lavender to a blender and purée with cream until smooth. Return strawberry cream to bowl with remaining strawberries and chill, stirring occasionally, until very cold, 3 to 6 hours.
  3. Freeze mixture in ice cream maker. Transfer to an airtight container and put in freezer to firm up.

Ice cream will keep for up to one week, but if it lasts that long you have some serious self control and we applaud you.