Flower Ice Cream

On my recent treks to visit friends and family I keep bumping into stalls of flower ice cream. In Ghent, I had a delicious lily ice cream (I couldn’t afford a meal in Belgium anyway, so I lived on falafels and smaller snacks) which they sold at a flower shop (!), and my friend had a lavender ice cream. In Stralsund, I had some elderflower ice cream (as well as some sea buckthorn ice cream – they make everything imaginable out of sea buckthorn in this area). When I get back, I will try to make some myself with flower waters or my housemates geraniums – mwhahahaha! Talking of travelling, there are some really interesting articles in the virtual world about flower ice cream – recipes, stories of family flower ice cream businesses and even news items (e.g. warnings about aphrodisiac Turkish salep (‘fox testicles’) ice cream (yum!) made with endangered orchids). Check it out!

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One response to “Flower Ice Cream

  1. I’ve heard of “flower” ice cream before – but have never tried it! I too will have to make it my ambition to try making it sometime! I guess you really can make something out of anything!

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