"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?


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

  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.

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

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

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

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

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

  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

  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.

  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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