Squash blossom ice cream

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If you've ever seen a squash blossom, you know it probably looks a lot like a flower. But don't worry, it's totally edible. In fact, it's actually the bloom that grows out of the stem of the squash! If you're not sure how to eat it, start with this ice cream!

The squash blossoms lend a floral, slightly earthy flavor to this traditional vanilla ice cream, giving it a uniquely amazing flavor. After one bite, you'll find yourself hooked on these pretty little orange blossoms!

Squash blossom ice cream

Serves about 6

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup 2 percent milk
  • 1-1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • About 1/2 cup chopped fresh squash blossoms

Directions:

  1. Whisk the milk, heavy cream, vanilla and sugar together in a large mixing bowl until sugar is dissolved, about 2 minutes. Carefully stir in blossoms.
  2. Cover mixture with foil and chill for at least 2 hours. Once chilled, pour into the frozen basin of an ice cream maker and churn for at least 15 to 20 minutes.

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Claire is an aspiring nutritionist (and soon to be culinary student) with a serious addiction to bacon, goat cheese and online shopping. She is recently married to a social media guru who loves *almost* everything she conjures up. In addition to writing for the Food section of SheKnows, she is a full-time recipe creator (and taste tester), a writer for FabulousFoods.com and a contributing writer for the Home and Gardening section of SheKnows. You can also follow her musings and find delicious healthy recipes on her food blog, The Realistic Nutritionist.

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