Rose Petal Homemade Ice Cream Recipe

Rose Petal Homemade Ice Cream l Homestead Lady (.com)Experimenting to find the perfect homemade ice cream recipe is a happy thing.  We go through so many homemade ice cream recipes every summer that I have quite a stash.  One we’ve played around with this year, while our Rugosa roses have been popping out all over the place, has been rose petal ice cream.  Not only is this ice cream daintily pretty, its also happily healthy.  So here’s a recipe for Rose Petal Ice Cream, for your dining pleasure this summer.

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Homemade Ice Cream Recipe

A homemade ice cream recipe will look pretty much the same as the next or, at least, have a great deal in common with each other.  So learning to make quality homemade ice cream is not too hard.  Here’s our article on how to make homemade ice cream like a boss for review but, basically, you need “milk” (milk, coconut milk, almond milk), something to sweeten it (raw sugar, raw honey, maple syrup) and your favorite add-in.  The add-in is the thing that gives the homemade ice cream recipe some kick and makes it unique.

Our rugosa roses are so fragrant and lovely that we couldn’t resist tossing some into our homemade ice cream.  We’ve been experimenting a lot lately with rose petals – rose petal tea, rose petal dye for wool and drying rose petals for potpourri.  We loved the subtle flavor and sweet color of our rose petal ice cream and we hope you do, too.  FYI, any rose petal will do but rugosas are what we have, so that’s what we used.  Rugosa roses are particularly suited for sweets because their perfume is so strong and pleasing.  The recipe is simple and you can use it in any home ice cream maker.

Homemade Ice Cream Recipe with Rose Petals

Don’t be afraid to experiment with this recipe a few times, adding things here and there as strikes your fancy.

Homemade Ice Cream Recipe with Rose Petals
Use Rugosa rose petals to make a lightly sweet ice cream perfect for tea parities and special occasions.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: foraged food, raw milk ice cream, roses
  • 1 cup rose petal tea*
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup cream
  • 2/3 cup lactose you can also use 1/3 cup organic cane sugar instead
  • 2/3 cup organic cane sugar
  • 1 tsp organic beef gelatin
  • Optional – 1 Tbls of beet juice or 4 Tbls of water simmered with a piece of beet for ten minutes.
  1. Mix all ingredients in a blender and put into ice cream maker canister.
  2. Follow all instructions for your ice cream maker.
Recipe Notes

*To make a simple rose petal tea that will infuse the flavor of the petals and a bit of the color into your ice cream, gather two cups of petals and put them into a small saucepan. Cover with 1 ¼ cup of water, place a lid on the pot and simmer over medium heat for about fifteen minutes. Make sure the water level stays constant and add more if you need to. You can either strain out the petals (which will have lost most of their color by now) or you can toss the whole caboodle into the blender.

 Rose Petal Ice Cream Tips

You may want to reserve a few of your pinkest petals to add raw into this homemade ice cream recipe.  Blend all the other ingredients and then, add a few raw petals and pulse until they’re chopped into smaller bit.  This is totally optional and just for looks.  The petals will give a pink tinge to the ice cream but if you want a deeper color, fiddle around with beet juice.

I do suggest you use the palest sugar you can find that isn’t table sugar, which no one on  earth should ingest.  Wholesome Sweeteners sells an evaporated cane sugar that’s pretty pale and I use it for this recipe so it doesn’t mess too much with the pink color of the ice cream.  I usually use maple syrup or a dark, raw sugar for my ice creams – even raw honey is yummy – but they all color the ice cream.

Rose Petal Ice Cream - Gardening with Children - eat with a spoon or suck down with a straw; either way, you're gauranteed goodness!

To learn more about growing rugosa roses, please visit our article on the subject.

They’re my favorite rose because they grow like weeds, are gorgeous and produce the most delicious hips that are full of Vitamin C.  Add rugosa rose petals to your homemade ice cream recipe and it will be like medicine, right?!

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10 thoughts on “Rose Petal Homemade Ice Cream Recipe

  1. I would never have thought to put rose petals in ice cream, but it sounds delicious. Thank you for sharing at the HomeAcre Hop; I hope you’ll join us again Thursday.

  2. Yum! Love this recipes and the idea of using rose petals – the flavor must be wonderful. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Will twitt & pin.

  3. Just a note to let you know that I have chosen your recipes as one of my features on this week Real Food Fridays Blog hop that goes live tonight @ 7 pm EST. Thanks for sharing and being part of Real Food Fridays blog hop.

  4. Ooh, lovely! I am still in the process of creating my garden, but I have long wished for a rose or two for their petals (and their hips!), and you can bet that – when they arrive – I’m going to be making this ice cream! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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