For a cool and creamy treat, homemade ice cream is always a warm-weather winner.
Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner
Infusing the syrup with lavender imparts a subtle floral flavor to this ice cream. Look for fresh ricotta cheese at gourmet markets, or you can make your own. It lends the ice cream wonderful richness. Serve with Fresh Raspberry Sauce, and garnish with lavender sprigs.