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Summer has arrived! If you want to cool off with some delicious frozen treats, try making your own herbal ice cream. It’s a fun way to enjoy the deliciousness of medicinal plants! Listed below are two great recipes to try out this summer:

Herbal Ice Cream Recipe #1:

www.emelietolleyherbs.com provides the ingredients and steps to make this herbal ice cream:

Cherry Ice Cream with Basil


1 ½ cups ripe cherries, pitted and halved
½ cup plus 3 tablespoons sugar
2/3 cup milk
½ cup cinnamon basil leavesHerbal Ice Cream Recipes Image
¼ teaspoon salt
1 egg
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 cup heavy cream


  1. Mix the cherries and 3 tablespoons of sugar into a bowl and let it stand until the sugar dissolves
  2. Heat 1/3 cup of milk
  3. Stir in the basil leaves
  4. Let steep for at least one hour
  5. Strain and heat the milk until it is lukewarm
  6. Add ½ cup of sugar
  7. Add ¼ teaspoon of salt
  8. Stir until the sugar is dissolved
  9. Beat the egg until it is light
  10.  Blend the egg into the milk mixture
  11.  Add the remaining milk
  12.  Cook the mixture over low heat until it thickens
  13. Chill the mixture
  14. When the mixture is cold, stir in vanilla and cream and freeze
  15. Add cherries when the ice cream is partially frozen

Herbal Ice Cream Recipe #2:

Amy Jeanroy in the article How To Make Lavender Ice Cream provides the ingredients and steps to make this herbal ice cream. You will need an ice cream maker for this one.

Lavender Ice Cream


2 cups milk
2/3 cup cream
3 egg yolks
¾ cup sugar
1 cup fresh lavender blossoms


  1. Mix milk, cream, and flowers in saucepan
  2. Warm mixture on medium heat until foamy
  3. Mix eggs until well blended in separate bowl
  4. Add sugar to eggs
  5. Strain milk/cream to remove lavender blossoms
  6. Add ½ cup warm milk/cream mixture to eggs
  7. Mix well
  8. Add egg mixture to remaining milk/cream mixture
  9. Cool in refrigerator
  10. Pour into ice cream maker







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