Lavender Ice Cream
Lavender contains a spectrum of over 100 ingredients and is not only used for skin problems, insomnia, tension, muscle and respiratory problems. The essential oils also help with nervous stomach and intestinal complaints, relieve cramps and dispel flatulence.
You can buy fresh lavender in flower shops - it is important that the flowers come from real lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) and are unsprayed or suitable for consumption. Dried lavender flowers can be bought in health food shops, organic food stores or in well-stocked supermarkets.
Combine the dried lavender flowers and about half of the sugar to a blender or food processor and grind the lavender flowers finely. Add the lavender sugar, milk and lavender oil to a saucepan and heat until the sugar has dissolved. Beat the egg yolks with the remaining sugar until light and fluffy. Slowly stream in the hot milk and continue beating until smooth. Beat the whipping cream until stiff and fold into the milk mixture. Process the mixture in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's instructions. Alternatively, freeze the mixture for several hours, stirring vigorously every 30 minutes to prevent large ice crystals from forming.
Scoop the ice cream into small bowls, garnish with dried lavender flowers and serve.