Loving Lavender

We’re not even going to wait for you to start screaming for ice cream. We’re diving into this recipe for Lavender Dark Chocolate Chip Ice Cream from our inspiration over at A Spicy Perspective. (thanks Sommer)

Lavender Dark Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

We love this recipe for a handful of reasons. First of all, it’s yummy. Almost enough said. It has the floral taste (and scent) of lavender. This sweet treat is a flavorful first step into a whole new season of flavors. It’s like opening the door to spring and seeing summer on the horizon. And that is the beauty of culinary lavender. Savory or sweet. It’s a flavor profile that is reminiscent of warmth and being outdoors.

Culinary lavender is a wonderful way to wake up any recipe. Try it in sweet or savory baked goods, dessert sauces (chocolate, caramel, vanilla), chicken and lamb, roasted potatoes, herbal teas and lemonades, jams and jellies and, of course, ice cream and sorbet. Okay, you can start screaming now.