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10+ Best Flower Ice Cream Recipes 

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Get inspired with these 10 best flower ice cream recipes, from roses to lavender or elderflower, and taste the wonders of these floral summer treats.

Summer, love, ice cream, and flowering gardens all belong together. When you combine them, you get unique and delicious edible flower ice creams. Flowers add a special touch to traditional ice cream and offer endless variations and combinations of flavors.

Celebrate summer with these easy-to-make ice cream recipes inspired by fresh flowers. Perfect for backyard parties, DIY wedding celebrations, or simply enjoying with loved ones. Flavors like vanilla rose, chocolate lavender, honey chamomile, and jasmine matcha, each combination is well balanced and sure to charm the taste buds all summer long!

Plus, you can easily make them in your kitchen with just a few ingredients, even without ice cream maker. Dive into these recipes and enjoy the delightful blend of flowers and ice cream.

What edible Flowers to use

Ingredients you need to make flower ice cream

Heavy Cream

It provides a rich and creamy texture and forms the base of the ice cream. It is essential for a luxurious and smooth mouthfeel.

Granulated Sugar

It sweetens the ice cream, enhancing the flavors of the flowers. By lowering the freezing point, it helps achieve the right texture.

Egg Yolks

Create a custard base, giving the ice cream a silky texture. They also add richness and depth to the flavor.

Edible Flowers

Infuse the ice cream with unique and aromatic floral flavors. 

Optional Mix-Ins

You can always add Ingredients like fruit, nuts, coffee, vanilla extract or chocolate for extra texture and flavor. 

Food Coloring

Some recipes use food coloring if the flowers don’t impart enough color naturally.

lavender earl grey

What edible Flowers to use

Choose fresh or dried flowers.  Always verify that the flowers are edible and pesticide-free. Select flowers that are fragrant and colorful so they make your ice cream to stand out.

Each flower offers different scents and flavors and blooms at different times of the season. 

Lavender offers a sweet, citrusy flavor, while roses provide a delicate, tangy taste with aromatic notes. Jasmine adds a sweet fragrance, and elderflower contributes a light, refreshing flavor that complements lemon or berry profiles. Hibiscus, on the other lends a tart, cranberry-like taste and vibrant color. 

How to make herbal ice cream with edible flowers

the whole process of making homemade floral ice cream requires just a few steps:

  1. Infuse edible flower petals in warmed cream and milk mixture, steeping for several hours.
  2. Strain the infused mixture through a fine mesh sieve or cheesecloth to remove flower petals.
  3. in a bowl, whisk together egg yolks and sugar until pale, then gradually mix in the infused cream mixture.
  4. Cook the cream over medium-low heat until thickened enough to coat the back of a spoon (about 170-175°F or 77-80°C).
  5. Remove from heat, strain if needed, and cool the mixture to room temperature before refrigerating for at least 4 hours.
  6. Churn the chilled custard in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions until thick and creamy.
  7. Pour churned gelato to a freezer-safe container and keep it in the freezer until firm before serving.
Infusing the petals

10 Best Flower Ice Cream Recipes

This collection of over 10 best flower Ice cream recipes inspired by summer’s fresh flowers. These flavors are rarely available in ice cream shops, and are perfect for an enjoyable bite with your favorite companion. These unique flavors are sure to delight your taste buds.

Rose Ice Cream

This rose ice cream tastes just like roses and has a beautiful color. It’s made by infusing the creamy base with fresh rose petals overnight to capture their floral essence.

hibiscus ice cream
hibiscus ice cream

Jasmine Matcha

This Jasmine Green Tea Ice Cream is creamy, light, and refreshing, with a pleasant floral fragrance that permeates throughout. No ice cream maker required!

no churn jasmine ice tea
no churn Jasmine ice tea

Chamomile Honeycomb Ice Cream

Imagine a sweet floral-infused ice cream with bits of homemade honeycomb candy crunching throughout. Yes, it’s this chamomile honeycomb ice cream.

To make it, just infuse the cream with chamomile tea, strain and chill the ice cream base then churn it into ice cream. 

elderflower ice cream
Ice cream with Elderflowers

Elderflower Ice Cream

Elderflower ice cream is not a regular flavor and is not ranked in any top ice cream charts, either in America or Europe. Its floral scent makes this creamy ice cream a special summer treat. 

Easy Hibiscus Ice Cream

This  cold and creamy hibiscus ice creamcombines the classic flavor of a vanilla coconut ice cream base with hibiscus and a few other complementary flavors–fantastic!

Lavender Honey Ice Cream
Lavender Honey Ice Cream

Lavender Earl Grey Ice Cream

This easy, hands-off, make-ahead Lavender Earl Grey Ice Cream is sophisticated, delicious, and beautiful! With an infused whipped cream base, no machine is needed for a smooth and creamy texture.

Lavender Honey Ice Cream

This lavender ice cream with honey is delicious beyond words! Just sweet enough, but the floral notes of fresh lavender really steal the show. 

Dandelion Honey Ice Cream

If you’re searching for a unique and tasty ice cream recipe, try dandelion and honey ice cream! This delicious treat combines sweet and tangy flavors and offers a variety of health benefits.

Blueberry Cheesecake with Lavender
Blueberry Cheesecake with Lavender

Lilac Ice Cream

Lilac ice cream captures the fleeting beauty and fragrance of spring lilacs, allowing you to enjoy their delicate flavor longer. Using a simple base of cream, milk, and lilac sugar, this treat brings out the floral essence without competing with other ingredients.

Wild Violet Ice cream

Wild violet ice cream is wild and sweet, just like spring. The delicate flavor of violet flowers evokes a green spring meadow.

Using the “freeze and stir” method, you don’t need an ice cream maker. Start by preparing the violet flower syrup the day before making the ice cream.

No-churn direction (without Ice cream maker)
rose ice cream

Blueberry Cheesecake with Lavender

Easy sugar-free blueberry cheesecake ice cream is a delicious dessert made from just five ingredients! You can make this recipe without an ice cream maker.

This blueberry cheesecake ice cream with lavender is creamy, flavorful, and sweet without any sugar. Next time you crave a big piece of blueberry cake, make this ice cream instead. It’s seriously so good, and being sugar-free means you can satisfy your cravings guilt-free!

flower ice cream recipes
Vladka Merva on July 10th, 2024

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