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Honey Lavender Homemade Ice Cream Recipe

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Make mom a delicious homemade ice cream recipe for Mother’s Day.  This easy homemade ice cream recipe is perfect for kids to make but with a fun lavender and honey flavor mom will love. Don’t forget to add sprinkles and Horizon Snack Grahams for the perfect topping.

Lavender Honey Homemade Ice Cream Recipe with lavender

About 5 years ago I tried honey lavender gelato at a little ice cream shop near San Diego. I wasn’t quite sure if I would like it, but it was too intriguing to pass up. To this day I still remember how amazing it tasted. Using my 3 ingredient homemade ice cream recipe as a base, I made this delicious honey lavender ice cream at home. It’s easy enough that the kids can jump in and help out.

Honey Lavender Homemade Ice Cream Recipe

I let the kids measure into bowls and then we pour the ingredients in as we need them.  It helps to keep an oops measurements under control. I love how simple the ingredients are for this homemade ice cream recipe. You need heavy cream (I used Horizon Organic), sweetened condensed milk, honey and lavender essential oils.

how to make homemade ice cream recipe

Whip up the cream in a stand mixer or using a hand held mixer. My kids love watching the cream evolve from liquid to whipped cream.  Once the cream is whipped, gently mix in the rest of the ingredients. You don’t need much lavender oil. Just take a toothpick and get a little on the end and mix that in. Even one drop is pretty strong for this small batch so start with a little and add more to taste.

No Churn Homemade Ice Cream

I bought this fun ice cream tub last summer when I started making homemade ice cream like crazy. I love it! But any freezer proof container will work just fine. Just spread the ice cream mix in and level it out.

Easy homemade ice cream recipe

Freeze for about 24 hours or until the ice cream is set. I added lavender sprinkles since the ice cream looks like vanilla.  You will want to eat this within a day or so as it tastes best when fresh. I topped the ice cream with purple sprinkles and Horizon Snack Grahams in honey. The Horizon crackers are great additions for some crunch and more honey flavor to your sundaes. Plus they are just too cute! You could also top homemade peach ice cream or homemade vanilla ice cream with the snack grahams for a more traditional ice cream treat.

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Looking for a unique dessert for Easter or Mother's Day? Turn plain vanilla in to lavender cupcakes with essential oils. The orange frosting pairs perfectly with this uniquely flavored cupcake recipe.

Love the lavender? Check out my Lavender Cupcakes with Orange Buttercream Frosting!

Honey Lavender Homemade Ice Cream Recipe


  • 1 1/4 cup Horizon Organic Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 toothpick tip of lavender essential oil


  1. Put cream in a bowl and whip until stiff.
  2. Gently fold in honey, condensed milk and essential oil.
  3. Spread the ice cream mixture in to a freezer safe container.
  4. Freeze for up 24 hours or until ice cream is set.
  5. Serve with purple sprinkles and Horizon Snack Grahams within a few days.

This conversation is sponsored by Silk and Horizon. The opinions and text are all mine.

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  • Tatia Randolph
    July 21, 2017

    I love almost all things lavender: lavender brownies, lavender hot chocolate, lavender lattes, lavender lemonade, etc. My concern is the essential oil part. The essential oils I have are not food grade. I use them in foot soaks, bug sprays, etc. but not food. Most of my recipes actually use the real plant. Is there food grade extract I haven’t seen somewhere.

  • Mila
    May 8, 2015

    What a combo! 🙂

  • Theresa
    May 7, 2015

    Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight Party! Your being featured this week. Hope to see you again tomorrow for a new party! Pinned & shared.

  • Paul
    May 6, 2015

    So I just received a marketing email from Silk which included a reference to this recipe. Silk’s email states

    “Make this yummy dairy-free treat together on Saturday night, and enjoy it on Mother’s Day Sunday!”

    So to say I was just a tad be confused when I started to read this and hit the first reference to heavy whipping cream.

    It may be a fine recipe, but sure does not fit my definition of dairy free!

    • Camille
      May 7, 2015

      Hi Paul! No, it certainly is not dairy free at all! Sorry about that. I do have an amazing chocolate gelato recipe that is dairy free! You can find it here: Now I may have to play with the recipe and see if I can sub in Silk Soymilk to make it dairy free.

  • Elle
    May 3, 2015

    Love this recipe! I keep meaning to make a honey lavender ice cream and now i know how. Thanks! #SITSblogging

    • Camille
      May 4, 2015

      It’s such a nice change in flavor from the “usual”!

  • Elizabeth
    May 1, 2015

    As always, Camille, looks delicious! Yummy. I love honey as a sweetener! Pinned. Thank you for sharing at Snickerdoodle. Hope to see you again tomorrow!

  • Steph
    April 28, 2015

    Too intrigued not to come right over and check out this recipe! 🙂

  • Abbe
    April 22, 2015

    Love this recipe! I am so ready for my lavender to bloom!