Lavender Ice Cream with Honey Caramel and Dates

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With summer here, a cool and creamy dessert could be just what you need to beat the heat! Using the KitchenAid's special equipments, you'll be able to make your own delicious homemade dessert that everyone will love. Afterwards, simply stash your delicious creation in an airtight container before putting it into the freezer. Enjoy this delightful recipe - sure to satisfy any sweet tooth!

Prep Time:

20-30 minutes

Cook Time:

25 minutes

Chill/Freeze Time:

2 hours chill time for ice cream base, 6-8 hours after churn


5 cups / 1 ¼ quarts 

Special Equipment

KitchenAid® Stand Mixer with whisk attachment; KitchenAid® Ice Cream Bowl Attachment with dasher and drive; fine mesh sieve; airtight container for freezing


For the honey caramel sauce:

¼ cup (85g) honey

½ cup (100g) brown sugar, packed

2 tablespoons (28g) unsalted butter

½ cup (120ml) heavy cream

1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

¼ teaspoon kosher salt

For the lavender simple syrup:

1 ½ tablespoons (3g) lavender buds

½ cup (118ml) water

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

½ cup (109g) granulated sugar

For the vanilla custard base:

6 (100g) yolks

½ cup (112g) granulated sugar

1 ½ cup (354ml) whole milk

2 tablespoons lavender buds

2 teaspoon vanilla

1 ½ cup (360ml) heavy cream

Add ins:

5 (75g) pitted dates, chopped


  • 01

    Place the KitchenAid® Ice Cream Bowl in the freezer for 24-hours.

  • 02

    Make the honey caramel. Place the honey, brown sugar, and butter in a saucepan set on the stove on medium-high heat. Whisk constantly and bring the mixture to a light boil. Then, remove from heat and whisk in the heavy cream, vanilla extract, and salt. Pour the mixture into a bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and chill completely.

  • 03

    Make the lavender syrup. Place water and lavender buds in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to med-low. Add the sugar and gently whisk to dissolve. Allow the mixture to cook for five minutes. Pour the mixture through a fine mesh sieve to remove the lavender buds, then stir in the vanilla and chill syrup completely.

  • 04

    Make the custard base. Insert the whisk attachment into the KitchenAid® Stand Mixer and add the yolks and sugar into the mixing bowl. Set to speed 4, and whisk the mixture until light and fluffy, about two minutes. Set aside.

  • 05

    Pour the milk and lavender buds into a saucepan and warm on medium heat until it starts to lightly steam. Remove ½ cup of the hot milk from the pan and slowly whisk it into the yolk mixture. Then, pour the tempered yolk mixture back into the saucepan, whisking constantly while adding. Increase the heat to medium. Use a pastry spatula to stir constantly, being sure to scrape the bottom to prevent scorching. Cook until mixture is thickened and coats spatula. DO NOT BOIL. Remove from heat and whisk in the heavy cream and vanilla. Strain the custard into a bowl through a fine mesh sieve. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap so that it touches the surface of the custard and chill for at least two hours.

  • 06

    When ready to churn the ice cream, remove the Ice Cream Bowl from the freezer and lock it into place on the stand mixer. Insert the dasher into the bowl and pour the lavender custard base into the bowl. Lock the mixer head in place, turn speed to Stir, and set the timer for twenty minutes. At ten minutes into churning, add ¼ cup of lavender simple syrup; with one minute left on churn, add chopped dates and a heaping tablespoon of the honey caramel. Turn off the machine and layer the ice cream and remaining caramel in three layers into an airtight container, ending with a caramel drizzle. Freeze for six to eight hours.

KitchenAid Ice Cream Maker Attachment

Includes Ice Cream Bowl, Dasher & Drive Assembly

It's so easy to make ice cream, sorbet or gelato with the new and improved KitchenAid® Ice Cream Maker Attachment. Simply attach the bowl to the base of your household KitchenAid® Stand Mixer* to quickly and easily make up to 1.9L of your favorite frozen treats at home.

Make thick and creamy ice cream with a bowl that stays cooler and longer - you can enjoy consistent, thick and creamy homemade ice cream.

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