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Title: NICHOLS PLANT DAY LAVENDER ICE CREAM
Yield: 4 Servings
1 pt Vanilla ice cream; high
-quality w/real vanilla
1 tb Candied ginger; fine chopped
1 dr Nichols Northwest Lavender
-Oil (or use alternate)
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2 tb Fresh lavender blossoms
2 tb Sugar
1/2 c Whipping cream
"We serve lavender ice cream every Plant Day to appreciative oohs and
ahs. We only recommend Nichols Northwest lavender oil, for we know it
to be of the highest purity. This novel easy dessert provides merry
entertainment as friends guess the flavor."
Mince ginger; if it is hard to handle, sprinkle with a little sugar.
Place slightly softened ice cream in the chilled bowl of a heavy duty
mixer or food processor with ginger and a single drop of lavender
oil. Mix until flavors are blended, taste and add an additional drop
if you want a more intense flavor. Place ice cream in covered
container and refreeze for at least one hour before serving.
ALTERNATIVE TO LAVENDER OIL:
Add fresh lavender blossoms and sugar to whipping cream. In a small
saucepan slowly heat, not to boiling, but hot to the touch. Remove
from heat and allow to steep and cool for 15 minutes. Strain and
chill and add to ice cream as described above.
Source: Basic Herb Cookery by Rose Marie Nichols McGee and N.P.
Nichols, of the Nichols Garden Nursery. Northwest Lavender Oil is
available from them for $6.50/ half ounce. Nichols Garden Nursery,
1190 N. Pacific Highway NE, Albany, Oregon 97321-4580 (541-928-9280).