Lavender desserts have sweet culinary lavender added for an alluring flavor to your favorite desserts.
You can add lavender to vanilla grey ice cream, lemon bars, creme brulee, shortbread cookie, cheesecake, and more!
Vanilla Earl Grey Lavender Ice Cream
Vanilla earl grey lavender ice cream is a creamy tea flavored ice cream with a hint of vanilla.
The ice cream base is made by tempering eggs to make it have a rich flavoring.
Earl grey is steeped into the milk while making the base of the ice cream to add the tea flavor.
Lavender is added to infuse the ice cream with a earthy lavender taste.
Lavender Lemon Bars
Lavender lemon bars have a sweet lavender flavor infused into citrus lemon bars.
Lavender sugar is made by pulsing lavender in a food processor, and then adding granulated sugar and blending them together.
Lavender sugar is used to make a buttery shortbread crust for the lemon bars.
After the shortbread crust has baked in the oven, the lemon filling is made.
Lavender lemon filling is made by adding more lavender sugar to eggs, fresh lemon juice, lemon zest, and flour and whisking it together. Lemon filling is poured onto the shortbread crust, and baked in the oven.
Garnish with dusted powdered sugar and a few lavender buds.
Earl Grey Lavender Cupcakes
Earl grey lavender cupcakes are an earthy, tea flavored cupcake.
Earl grey is infused into warm milk to flavor the cupcakes with. The contents of a couple earl grey tea bags are emptied into the batter as well to flavor the cupcakes.
The frosting is a lavender buttercream frosting made by adding culinary lavender to a vanilla buttercream frosting.
A little blue and pink liquid food coloring is added to the buttercream to create a vibrant purple colored frosting for the cupcakes.
Lavender Creme Brulee
Lavender creme brulee has a hint of earthy lavender flavor in sweet vanilla custard.
Heavy cream is heated with culinary lavender in a saucepan over medium heat to steep lavender flavor into cream base for creme brulee.
In a separate bowl, egg yolks and granulated sugar are whisked together.
Hot heavy cream is slowly added to the egg yolk mixture and whisked until fully combined.
Vanilla extract is added to make vanilla lavender creme brulee custard.
Creme brulee is placed into ramekins, and then baked in the oven until the custard sets.
Custard is chilled in the fridge, and then when it’s ready to serve, a couple of tablespoons of sugar is sprinkled on top.
Using a torch, the sugar is melted into a hardened caramel layer.
Lavender Shortbread Cookies
Lavender shortbread cookies have a hint of an earthy lavender flavor.
Lavender cookies are a unique flavor that are more of a specialty cookie.
Lavender shortbread cookies are made by using a mortar and pestle to grind up culinary lavender into a powder.
By grinding up the lavender, this creates the aroma of lavender to be infused into the shortbread cookies
Honey Lavender White Chocolate Truffles
Honey lavender white chocolate truffles are luscious, creamy truffles with a hint of lavender.
Heavy cream is heated with culinary lavender to infuse lavender flavor into the cream.
Lavender is steeped for a couple of minutes, and then removed from the cream.
Heated lavender infused heavy cream is poured over white chocolate and whisked together with a bit of honey.
Vibrant purple food coloring is added to the chocolate mixture to give the center of the truffle a beautiful purple color.
Chocolate mixture is poured into a pan, and then refrigerated until it sets.
A melon baller is used to scoop lavender chocolate truffles, and then its rolled into a ball using powdered sugar coated hands.
Each of the truffles are frozen, and then dipped into melted white chocolate to coat.
Lavender white chocolate truffles are placed on a pan to let the chocolate solidify, and then they can be served.
Lavender macarons are made by adding ground up dried lavender to macaron batter.
The filling is a honey buttercream frosting.
You can add more ground up dried lavender to the honey buttercream if you want even more lavender flavor in your lavender macarons.
Honey Lavender Cheesecake
Honey lavender cheesecake is a creamy, sweet cheesecake with a lovely lavender flavoring.
Honey lavender cheesecake is made with a graham cracker crust on the bottom.
Lavender extract and honey are added to a vanilla cheesecake base, along with a few drops of purple food coloring.
Lavender cheesecake is baked in the oven in a water bath.
After it has come out of the oven, cheesecake is cooled, and chilled in the fridge.
Sour cream, honey, vanilla extract and powdered sugar are mixed together, and spread on top of the cooled cheesecake for a sweet topping.
Lavender cake is made by adding culinary lavender to a vanilla buttermilk cake base.
Lemon curd fills the layers of the cake. The white chocolate buttercream is made by adding melted vanilla chocolate to a buttercream base.
This frosting covers the lavender lemon cake, making it very flavorful and light.