Monday, May 4, 2015

For our summer lookbook, An Afternoon Alfresco, we asked a few food bloggers to send us their favorite recipe of a summer soiree. Kelsey of The Farmer’s Daughter stunned us with her Earl Grey Lavender Ice Cream, and we were immediately inspired to whip up something for a backyard summer party. You can learn more about Kelsey in her Ruchette of the Month interview! We're so thankful we were able to team up with an amazing group of talented ladies, and you can see all of the recipes featured in An Afternoon Alfresco here.

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Earl Grey Lavender Ice Cream

2 cups heavy cream
2 cups light cream
1/4 cup loose leaf Earl Grey lavender tea
4 egg yolks
1/3 cup sugar
A few drops of purple food coloring

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In a small saucepan, combine creams and heat until steaming (but not boiling).

Remove from heat, and steep the Earl Grey lavender tea for 4 minutes.  Set aside and allow to cool.

In a large bowl, whisk together egg yolks and sugar.

Very gradually, whisk in the warm cream mixture (not too fast, or you'll cook the eggs).

Pour the mixture back into a saucepan, and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens.

Remove from heat, and allow to cool to room temperature. Add a few drops of food coloring for the purple color.

Pour into your ice cream machine, and follow your machine's directions.

Once it's done, place your ice cream in an airtight container, and freeze for a couple of hours before serving.

-- Jordyn & Kelsey Siemens, The Farmer’s Daughter

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Now that you have a tasty recipe for your next summer soiree, shop our summer lookbook, An Afternoon Alfresco and head over to The Farmer’s Daughter for even more inspiration!