Homemade lavender ice cream (without a machine) and a twist on a honeybun cake make a tasty dessert! #dessert #recipes #lavender #cake #honey
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Lavender Ice Cream and Honey Cake Dessert

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Phew, you guys, it’s been awhile since I wrote anything. I have been swamped. Work hours increased, lasers shot at my eyes, you know, the basic time-sucking issues. So I apologize if you were looking for the recipe for this lavender ice cream and honey cake dessert. I meant to post it about a month ago, right after I told you all about my rainbow themed dinner party. But, it’s here now, so it’s all good right? You can throw yourself a colorful little shindig soon.

Real quick, before I get into the recipe, I do want to tell you that I did not come up with this recipe all on my own. I mean, I put it all together, but I didn’t know how to make ice cream and I’m not that great a baker. What I did know was that honey and lavender go together, and there are lots of people who are really turned off by the taste of lavender. So, even though I really wanted a purple dessert, I knew the ice cream wouldn’t be enough. I took this recipe, this recipe, and these instructions for ice cream without a machine. There’s not really a lot of changes so I wanted to make sure you knew to go there for the originals and similar offerings, since I sure don’t have any!

Lavender Ice Cream

ice cream ingredients


Instructions (no ice cream machine)

edible lavender in potbeginning of ice creamliquid on spoon

  1. Combine heavy cream, half-and-half, honey, and lavender in a heavy saucepan. Boil over moderate heat, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat, cover, and let sit for 30 minutes.
  2. Pour liquid through a strainer and discard the lavender.
  3. Put liquid back in saucepan and heat over moderate heat until hot (not boiling).
  4. Whisk eggs and salt in a large bowl. Add 1 cup hot liquid to the bowl and whisk continuously. Pour the mixture back into the pot and heat over moderately low heat. Stir constantly.
  5. If purple color is desired, add food coloring while stirring.
  6. Once the liquid is thick enough to coat the spoon (5 minutes, 170-175), pour it into ice cube trays.
  7. Move ice cube trays to freezer.
  8. Let freeze for at least four hours. Once done, run lavender ice cream through a food processor or blender to combine cubes. Store in single container until serving.

Honey Cake Dessert


  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • ¼ teaspoon table salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 cup 2 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 large eggs plus 3 yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Whisk the eggs, vanilla, and honey in a large bowl.
  2. Add flour, salt, and baking powder and mix until lumps are gone.
  3. Mix in sugar and butter.
  4. Putegg yolks one at a time and either mix on low or hand stir.
  5. Pour batter into a Bundt cake pan.
  6. Bake at 350° for 50-60 minutes.
  7. Let honey cake dessert cool before cutting and frosting.



  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  1. Pour all ingredients into one bowl and mix.
  2. Add more sugar if you require a thicker frosting – the honey cake dessert will absorb a thinner one.
  3. Use a squeeze bottle to frost cake, or drizzle with a spoon.

That’s it, friends. A deliciously sweet and aromatic lavender ice cream and honey cake dessert. I hope you enjoy!

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  1. Who knew lavender was even edible? I knew it smelled nice and had a calming effect. Paired with honey I bet this is delectable.

    1. Beth Davidson says:

      I know, right? I was just looking for a purple dessert and found out it was a thing!

  2. What a great combination! I can’t believe I have never tasted lavender Icecream! This looks like a great treat for summer!

    1. Beth Davidson says:

      The first bite is kind of weird if you’re not used to it, but it really grows on you!

  3. Jessica May says:

    This looks absolutely delicious and I love the lavender. I bet it tastes as heavenly as it looks! I will have to try this. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Anything with lavender will become my favorite in a sec. This ice cream and cake are in my to do recipes.

  5. I’m so glad I found your recipe. My husband and I love a lavender honey gelato from our local cafe and we would love to make it at home.

  6. Emma Riley says:

    Wow! This is what I need, I love dessert. Thank you for this great and tempting recipe, can’t wait to make this at home.

  7. Please save me a piece of that honey cake. Yummy! Looks so good.

  8. Lavender ice cream sounds absolutely amazing! I bet it’s refreshing.

  9. For some reasons, I have never like lavenders in recipe. Maybe because I was forced to eat cream of lavender, lavender macaron and such as a kid and it tasted too strong for me. But I feel like I should try it again now, as taste changes with time 🙂 Your honey cake just looks so yummy though I think I will try to make one this weekend for breakfast!!!

    1. Beth Davidson says:

      Honestly, we were all a little weirded out by the lavender at first, which is why I had to add the honey cake. I don’t know that I’d choose a lavender recipe by itself.

  10. I’ve never heard of lavender ice cream before but this is so cool! I love lavender and the idea of using natural ingredients makes me want to try making it. Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Beth Davidson says:

      I hope it goes well for you! I was more scared of making ice cream than using lavender. 🙂

  11. I had no idea lavender was edible! I wonder what it tastes like… hm thanks for the insp!

    1. Beth Davidson says:

      I’d only had it in drinks before, so if you just want a taste, that might be an easier way to go.

  12. I bought some edible lavender for a pork loin and I have a ton left. I’ve been on a hunt for recipes to use some of it up. This is the first one that I’ve found that I know I’m going to really enjoy making and eating.

    1. Beth Davidson says:

      That’s funny. I have a ton left too, so I guess I’ll be trying lavender pork loin. 🙂

  13. Oh my goodness! This looks and sounds delicious! I have never tried lavender ice cream before!

    1. Beth Davidson says:

      Thanks! I never tried it before I made it either, so it was quite the experience.

  14. alison says:

    Honey cake is one of my favorites, we always eat it during Rosh Hashanah (jewish new years). The addition of Lavender ice cream would be an amazing encoutremon. I will give a try this up coming holiday season. Thank you.

    1. Beth Davidson says:

      Awesome, I hope you enjoy your holidays!

  15. I bet your house smelled amazing! I need to see about getting some lavender for this recipe.

    1. Beth Davidson says:

      Lol, actually the smell got too strong where I was keeping the lavender! I had to move it.

  16. That sounds like an interesting flavor for an ice cream. I bet it tastes great.

  17. Honey cake sounds delicious! I don’t know about the lavender part though.

  18. This looks heavenly! And right up my ally. I LOVE baking so I’m adding this to my list of must makes!

    1. Beth Davidson says:

      Thanks! I hope you enjoy it!

  19. This looks great!! I love how you used Lavender in the ice cream!

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