adapted via yummly.com
Beat the heat of summer with this delicious Lavender Blackberry no-churn ice cream!
1/4 cup whole milk
1 tsp dried culinary lavender buds
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
7 oz. sweetened condensed milk
3/4 cup blackberries, mashed
Begin by creating the lavender infusion. Warm the milk over medium-low heat in a small saucepan until the milk is just beginning to simmer. Lower the heat to low, add the dried lavender buds and let the buds rest in the milk over low heat for approximately 5 minutes. Pour this mixture into a small bowl and cover with a sheet of plastic wrap. Refrigerate until cool.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, or with an elextric beater with a whisk attachment, whisk the heavy whipping cream on high speed until soft peaks form. Add the vanilla extract, then continue to whisk on high speed until stiffer peaks form.
Add the sweetened condensed milk to the whipped cream, and gently fold the condensed milk into the cream using a rubber spatula.
Strain the lavender milk using a sieve, tossing the lavender buds away, leaving the infused milk to be used.
Add this milk to the whipped cream-condensed milk batter. Add in the mashed blackberries. Gently stir everything together to combine.
Pour the batter into a loaf pan, then directly cover with a sheet of plastic wrap. Freeze until firm - about 4 hours.
Sprinkle with a tiny pinch of lavender flower buds on the top of the icecream when serving if desired.