This rose ice cream is a delicious treat that's delicately flavored with rose water and vanilla. A simple recipe that can easily be made in your ice cream maker.
I love rose flavoring in food/drinks. One of my favorite teas is rose scented, and I drink it often.
I don't break out the ice cream maker very often, but when I do, it's always a fun experience. Maybe I'm a big dork, but watching a liquid turn into creamy aerated ice cream is a total highlight for me.
Making ice cream at home is easy, and you know exactly what you're putting into it.
I used rose water because I had some in my pantry. The concentration can vary depending on the brand you buy, so I suggest working your way up to the 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) I used in the recipe to make sure you're not adding more than you need.
Make sure you buy food grade rose water as well. If it says on the bottle "for external use only", don't use it. I recommend checking prior to buying it since many are intended for cosmetic use. I've also seen rose extracts and rose syrups. Feel free to use those. Just make sure you give it a taste and adjust quantities as needed. Rose water is pretty delicate, so that's why there's a 1/4 cup in this recipe.
I've wanted to make this ice cream for a while, and now that warm weather has arrived, I figured it would be a good time to post it on the blog.
Mother's Day is also coming up soon, and I think this would be a perfect recipe for that occasion!
Do you like florals in food?
Will you make this rose ice cream?
Rose Ice Cream
- 3/4 cup whole milk
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 16 fluid ounces heavy/whipping cream
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup rose water
- 1 drop pink food coloring
- Combine the milk and sugar in a large bowl using a hand mixer until the sugar is dissolved (about 2 minutes).
- Add the remaining ingredients and continue mixing until combined. The concentration of rose water can vary, so it's a good idea to build up to the 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) a tablespoon at a time so you can give it a taste and add more without adding too much.
- Pour the mixture into the bowl of your ice cream maker and run the machine for about 30 minutes or until it reaches the consistency you like.
- Serve immediately or transfer to a container and freeze until it's more firm.