Lavender Ice-Cream Recipe For Relaxation
It has a fresh and floral scent, which is perfect for perfumes and body sprays. Lavender essential oil is very useful in aromatherapy and has a ton of health benefits, especially for relaxation.
But. I bet you haven’t thought to add it into your dessert. Guess what? You can also eat lavender to calm your entire body in the form of a guilt-free ice-cream treat.
Lavender Is Flower Power
Before we get to the tasty part of this post…Let us discuss some of the incredible healing powers of the plant.
Nothing beats the smell of fresh lavender.
Although, lavender essential oil comes pretty close. It has a calming scent which makes it a powerful tonic for the nerves and anxiety issues.
Because of its refreshing aroma, the flower prevents feelings of exhaustion and restlessness while also increasing mental activity. Piles of research show its positive effects on the autonomic nervous system. Many Insomniacs use lavender essential oil because it helps regulate sleep patterns and calms the mind.
It’s also a fantastic ingredient to add towards the health of your hair and skin. It stimulates hair growth and reduces acne or scarring with its anti-bacterial properties. Feeling a little stiff? Lavender is a fantastic relaxant for sore and tense muscles, as well as an anti-inflammatory for pain and joint inflammation. The oil also stimulates the production of gastric juices and bile, which helps soothe any kind of digestive issue.
There are many other health benefits like treating Eczema, a Cancer preventative, aiding respiratory disorders and even reducing the feelings of nausea and increasing blood circulation.
Calm Your Body And Mind
Studies have found that ingesting lavender on a regular basis can actually decrease anxiety by 20% in stressful situations. All the more reason to eat it right?
Besides, I think I have yet to find somebody who doesn’t love ice cream.
I know that when things get a little crazy and you’re in desperate need of a ‘pick-me-up.’ That happy feeling is best met with a big scoop, or two, of ice-cream. And I have got the perfect fix for you.
Set aside a little time today to create this healthy ketogenic-friendly, vegan ice cream alternative. Not only will you feel completely guilt-free when you devour it, but you’ll also be soothing your body when it’s stressed. It’s pretty much a match made in heaven and a win-win.
Thank you to Low Fat Low Carb for their amazing recipe inspiration.
- 3 cans coconut milk, full fat.
- 1 vanilla pod or 2 teaspoons vanilla essence.
- 1 stevia, optional.
- 4 lavender essential oil, drops.
Leave two cans of coconut milk in your refrigerator for a period of at least six hours. Preferably overnight. Empty the contents of the other coconut milk can into a saucepan.
Add in the vanilla and bring the pan to a simmer. Stir only once.
Gently simmer for 30 minutes on low, until the milk has thickened or has halved.
Open up the other two cans of chilled coconut milk. The milk should have risen to the top. Scoop the coconut cream into a chilled mixing bowl. You can either use an electric beater or whip the coconut cream manually. Quickly beat the cream for about 3-4 minutes, until it is light and fluffy.
Add the condensed coconut milk and whip on high speed for another 2-3 minutes.
Now add the lavender essential oil. You can taste the mixture to test for flavor and add more vanilla, stevia or lavender according to your taste buds.
Transfer mixture into a baking container (with cover). You can take this out after a few hours for a delicious. mousse-like ice-cream. I recommend freezing it overnight if you’d prefer a thicker ice-cream.
Set out for at least 20 minutes prior to scooping out your first serving.
Indulge in your tasty, relaxing and guilt-free treat!
This is my personal favorite dessert.
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