Honey Lavender Mascarpone Ice Cream

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About the Recipe

Lavender is a unique flower that has a strong aroma and pairs well with sweet creams like Mascarpone,

Ingredients

2 tablespoons dried edible lavender flowers *

2/3 cup mild honey, slightly warmed

3 cups French style vanilla ice cream

1 cup Crave mascarpone cheese, room temperature

Preparation

Bring lavender and 1 cup water just to a boil in a 2-quart heavy saucepan over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, and then remove pan from heat. Let steep, covered, 30 minutes. Pour through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl and discard lavender. Stir in honey and set mixture aside to cool to room temperature.

Transfer ice cream to a bowl and microwave 15 seconds to soften slightly. Add mascarpone and lavender-honey mixture, and stir well. Transfer to an airtight container, tightly cover, and harden for at least 2 hours in freezer.