I Scream, You Scream..Win an Ice Cream Machine and Lavender Ice Cream

Yay my very first big giveaway contest I am so excited. For details keep reading all the way to the end. I you have been following my blog for a while you probably have figured out I am big on ice cream. And with spring here and summer arriving…its ice cream season baby!

I have been working on less then traditional flavors too. If you recall my last one was Roasted Black Sesame Seeds ice cream. This time I am going Provencal on you. Today we will make Lavender Ice Cream. Recipe is below.

Lavender ice cream is actually the first less traditional flavor I have ever had. I remember it so well. I was at Meu Meu on St-Denis Street (my fave ice cream spot in town) and after ordering this unusual Lavender scoop I sat on one of the barstools of the ice cream bar and had my first bite.

I was in heaven. It was so good. I wanted more. I wanted to make my own. I wanted my very own ice cream maker. That was a few years back. I put in on my Christmas and birthday list (yes as an adult) for 2 years and I never got it. I asked my mom why and she said she did not think it would be something I would use very long. I was disappointed.

I could not financially excuse the personal expense either. But that dream was finally realized last summer while I was visiting a friend in Toronto. She was moving and cleaning her place. She had one and said she was going to sell it. SOLD! I screamed. She actually ended up offering it to me as a gift. I have been making ice cream every since. So when I was able to pick my prize I knew right away it was going to be an ice cream machine. I want to bring you the joy mine has brought me!

Lavender Ice Cream

  • 2 cups of milk
  • 2 Tbsp dried lavender
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups light cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup blueberries, optional
  1. Gently heat the milk till about to boil but do not let it boil.
  2. Add the dried lavender and steep for 5 min (longer makes it bitter)
  3. Strain out the lavender (I left a little bit in for texture and the look)
  4. Stir in the salt and sugar, mix till dissolved. Then stir in vanilla extract and cream
  5. Chill for 2 hours
  6. Churn or process as your ice cream maker directs

Is that not a great and unusual recipe? Check out this link for other phenomenal lavender recipes. I got the ice cream recipe on that site but I adapted it a lot.

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OK…so WHO WANTS TO WIN AN ICE CREAM MACHINE ???????????

I will draw a name randomly from the eligible entries and that person will win a Cuisinart Pure Indulgence 2 Qt. Frozen Yogurt-Sorbet & Ice Cream Maker. You have till April 23rd 2010, 9 PM EST to enter. The winner will be announced April 24th on the blog. Here are the 3 easy steps (all 3 must be done) to complete your entry:

How To Enter:

1. Leave a comment in this post telling me your favorite ice cream flavor.
2. Follow me on Twitter (if you are not already following me)
3. Tweet about the giveaway by copy pasting the message below…
@cheapethniceatz I Scream, You Scream..Win an Ice Cream Machine Giveaway! http://cultureatz.com/i-scream-you-scream-win-an-ice-cream-machine/

That is it. Good luck everyone !

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