"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

Hello Friends!

Friends, Romans, countrymen...y'all. Foodies, gardeners, artists and collectors - let's gather together to share and possibly learn a thing or two in the mix.

Donna Baker

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Clover Ice Cream


Over the holiday weekend, my grandaughter, Isobel, and I picked white clover and made home-made ice cream with it.  It was delicious and tasted of summer.  


We added about a cup of the chopped clover to milk and cream and let it sit for several hours, then strained it.  It did have tiny flecks of clover in it, but I didn't care.

























I did not want it flavored too strongly, so instead of vanilla, I flavored it with apple juice and a ribbon of honey. Since I rarely measure anything, if you want the recipe, I will put it to paper.  Isobel and I thought it was superb (my husband said it tasted like grass), but it was sweet summer at its finest.

PS - I researched white clover to make sure it wasn't toxic and found out that it is full of protein.  Who knew?

11 comments:

  1. I've never had the pleasure, it sounds deliciously sweet.
    ~Jo

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  2. Donna - this sounds fabulous. I make homemade ice cream and now I will have to add some of summer's finest to mine. Interesting about the clover being rich in protein. (LOL) - Now if I add this to my ice cream I will not feel so guilty eating it because it is something good for me. Have a great day.

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  3. I just know you must be the greatest grandmother ever!!!
    What fun you are,my friend.
    Dottie

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  4. That's a great idea and pretty treat. I'm sure your grandchildren will benefit from your fun-loving creativity!

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  5. Oh I love this! What a fabulous idea. What flavor will you try next!?

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  6. Probably blackberry as they will start ripening in a couple of weeks.

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  7. Well, that is new to me and a brilliant idea. Glad you researched it first.

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  8. It sounds delicious Donna .... like eating that wonderful smell of freshly mown grass !!!!
    ..... and, many thanks for your lovely comment over at mine. XXXX

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  9. It looks like it was lovely!
    Oh! And i didn't know Borgias was ending! I've been getting
    it on Netflix. :( Such a bummer. It was fun to go in and see the
    place he was renovated in real life. Anyway, we'll weep for the
    end of the show together! I've haven't started season 3 but I'm thinking
    of getting Showtime for a month to watch all the episodes with On Demand.
    :(

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  10. I am constantly amazed at what some creative people do with bits of nature and food. I had Lavender ice cream last weekend, at the Lavender Festival, appropriately.

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