Lavender Ice Cream

I would like to go here to harvest lavender. Can you say dreamy? Image c/o CityPictures
Last Saturday, Five and I had the pleasure of spending some quality time with our long-lost buddy, S. We had so much fun eating Thai food, reminiscing about our twelve year old selves and catching up on the last year. It was really delightful. And then things got a little weird. How should I put this? After staying out until about 11pm, we came home and the next thing I knew we were waking up to a heaping bowl of homemade lavender ice cream and twelve hand crocheted flower boutonni√®res....
Mmmmm, yeah. I'll be the first to admit we have a problem.....    
But the ice cream was really, really delicious. 
Lavender Ice Cream
Simple Lavender Syrup:
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
4 tablespoons lavender

Ice Cream
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups whipping cream
2 cups whole milk
2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 cup lavender syrup

Over medium heat, combine sugar, water and lavender in a small saucepan. Whisk until sugar is dissolved; reduce heat to low. Once mixture has thickened, remove from heat. 

In a chilled ice cream maker (or a normal mixer) combine eggs, sugar, salt, cream, milk, and vanilla. If you're using an ice cream maker, mix until thickened. Otherwise, mix until thoroughly combined. Stir in syrup. Before freezing, add chocolate.
Freeze for 2+ hours (or until solid) and enjoy!
I hope our loss of sleep (and sanity) is your gain.... :)