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Lavender Vanilla No Churn Ice Cream

This lavender vanilla no churn ice cream is fragrant, smooth, and super creamy. It’s the perfect treat for when you want something cold and sweet. Steeping the cream with dried lavender buds and whole vanilla bean gives it a delightful warm and floral flavour - the perfect treat for a hot summer day! The ice cream is perfectly scoopable, creamy, and melty.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Chill Time 7 hrs
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dessert, Frozen
Cuisine American, French
Servings 8 people


  • electric hand mixer or stand mixer with whisk attachment
  • loaf pan or alternative shallow freezer safe container


  • 1 whole vanilla bean
  • 1 tablespoon dried lavender buds use ½ tablespoon for a more subtle lavender flavour
  • 2 cups whipping or heavy cream at least 35%
  • 1 can full fat sweetened condensed milk 300 mL, 390 g, or 14 oz by weight


  • Using a sharp knife, slice the vanilla bean in half lengthwise. Scrape out the seeds with the flat edge.
    1 whole vanilla bean
  • Combine the vanilla seeds, vanilla bean pod, lavender, and cream in a small saucepan. Let the cream come to a simmer. Remove from heat and let steep for 10 minutes.
    1 whole vanilla bean, 1 tablespoon dried lavender buds, 2 cups whipping or heavy cream
  • Strain the cream to remove the vanilla bean pod and lavender buds. Squeeze as much cream from the lavender buds as possible. Refrigerate for 3 hours or freeze for 45 minutes to chill the cream completely.
  • Whip the infused cream until firm peaks form with an electric hand mixer or in a stand mixer with a whisk attachment. Do not over whip. If it doesn't get stiff then place in the freezer for 10-20 minutes to chill even more.
  • Gently fold in the sweetened condensed milk with the whipped cream until even. Pour into a loaf pan, or other shallow container, cover, and freeze until solid - about 6 hours.
    1 can full fat sweetened condensed milk
  • Scoop and serve!


Store in the freezer for up to 3 months wrapped tightly.
Keyword egg free ice cream, lavender ice cream, no churn ice cream, vanilla bean
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