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Vegan Lavender Ice Cream | Homegrown Provisions

Vegan Lavender Ice Cream

  • Author: Homegrown Provisions
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 6-8 1x
  • Category: Ice Cream

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Ingredients

Cashew Milk

  • 1 1/2 cups raw cashews
  • water to cover, plus 1 1/2 cups water

Vegan Lavender Ice Cream

  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup organic cane sugar
  • 1/4 cup light agave nectar
  • 6 tbsp. coconut butter
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 cup cashew milk
  • 1 cup full fat coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp dried lavender (culinary grade), plus a bit of extra for sprinkling

Instructions

Cashew Milk

  1. Place cashews in a medium sized bowl and cover with water to soak. Place soaking cashews in the refrigerator overnight (for about 6-8 hours).
  2. Drain cashews from soaking water and place them in a high-speed blender along with 1 1/2 cups of water. Blend for 2 minutes until creamy.
  3. Using a fine mesh strainer (or nut milk bag), strain the cashews. You will be left with a creamy milk, free of grainy residue.

Vegan Lavender Ice Cream

  1. In a medium-sized saucepan over medium-low heat, add 1/4 cup of water. Then add agave nectar and cane sugar. Stir until sugar is dissolved and agave is well incorporated.
  2. Add the coconut butter and kosher salt. Stir until melted.
  3. Remove sugar/coconut butter mixture from heat and pour into a high-speed blender.
  4. Add cashew milk, coconut milk, and lavender. Blend until smooth.
  5. Transfer vegan lavender ice cream mixture to an ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Serve immediately as soft serve, or freeze for an additional 4 hours for firmer ice cream. Sprinkle with lavender when ready to serve (optional).

Notes

While the actual hands-on time for this recipe is short, allow a bit of extra time for cashew soaking and/or freezing the ice cream to your desired consistency.
To save time you may wish to try incorporating store bought cashew milk into this recipe.
For a stronger lavender flavor, you may wish to try grinding (via a mortal and pestle) the lavender and simply adding it into the ice cream mixture about half-way through churning. However, found this ice cream to bring plenty of lavender flavor from adding it in during the blending process.