Elderflower Series – Elderflower & Lemon Ice-cream in an Elderflower Ice Bowl

Elderflower & Lemon Ice-cream in an Elderflower Ice Bowl

Here is week 2 of my elderflower series, what do I do with it now?

The kids love ice-cream so it was a no brainer.  Why not go all out and glitzy and make an ice bowl too?  Now that was fun, I was quite upset when it actually melted, it was more a piece of art than anything else, it actually captured a little bug if you look closely walking up the stem of one of the encapsulated elderflower stems, a bit like something out of Ice Age.

I have to say the ice bowl is a great piece for a party and the ice-cream does really taste rather yummy and not sickly creamy.

Visual Evidence

Elderflower & Lemon Ice-cream in an Elderflower Ice Bowl


  • 3 egg yolks
  • 3 egg whites
  • 2 oz caster sugar
  • 5-6 tablespoons of elderflower cordial
  • 1 tablespoon of grated lemon peel
  • 275 ml double cream
  • Optional extra : broken up caramelized nut brittle


  1. Beat egg whites until stiff and gradually beat in sugar.
  2. In another bowl beat egg yolks until beginning to thicken and beat in elderflower cordial and lemon peel.
  3. Whip cream lightly and then fold into egg yolk mixture and egg whites.
  4. Place in a freezer container overnight to freeze. There is no need to re-whip.

Ice bowl

You need one freezable bowl which will fit inside another e.g. 16cm and 22cm, some slices of lemon and a collection of elderflower sprigs and leaves. Also some runny honey.

  1. Brush insides of bigger bowl with honey to help stick on the flowers.
  2. Place a few slices of lemon on the base of larger bowl and place smaller bowl on top.
  3. Weight smaller bowl with eg a bag of frozen peas.
  4. Place leaves, flower heads and lemon slices in the gap between the bowls.  Freeze for 30 minutes until water begins to freeze.
  5. Periodically push down the flowers etc into the freezing water, adding more water as necessary to fill the gap between the bowls.
  6. Freeze 24 hours.

To assemble final dish

  1. Remove frozen bowl from freezer and  remove bag of peas. Pour warm water into small bowl to loosen it from larger bowl.
  2. Dip large bowl in warm water and then tip ice bowl out. Put in freezer until ready to use.
  3. Take ice cream out of freezer to slightly soften. Using an ice cream scoop make “balls” of ice-cream. Place on a baking tray and return to freezer until ready to use.
  4. At point of service place ice bowl on a plate and fill with frozen ice cream “balls”.
  5. Once placed in individual bowls, caramelized nut brittle may be sprinkled on top.

And… Enjoy!!

What do you think?  I just love the bowl, I want another one LOL.  Happy Weekending, Justine xx

Happy Fiesta Friday too!


  29 comments for “Elderflower Series – Elderflower & Lemon Ice-cream in an Elderflower Ice Bowl

  1. July 31, 2015 at 7:35 AM

    These look amazing Justine! Scrumptious! That bowl is spectacular, you’re so clever!

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  2. July 31, 2015 at 7:35 AM

    Sounds delicious, looks gorgeous! 🙂

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  3. NotAPunkRocker
    July 31, 2015 at 1:28 PM

    Those look much too pretty to actually eat!

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  4. July 31, 2015 at 1:48 PM

    This is crazy awesome Justine!!

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  5. July 31, 2015 at 2:01 PM

    I’m VERY intrigued at the use of florals in recipes. I’ve never been able to try it before, but I LOVE what you’ve come up with Justine 🙂

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    • August 4, 2015 at 5:17 AM

      You should try it I would love to see what you come up with x


  6. July 31, 2015 at 3:20 PM

    You’re just getting too fancy for us! But I can’t see the bug!

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    • July 31, 2015 at 5:08 PM

      Did you zoom Angie and get your magnifying glass out? Lol re fancy well I am trying to keep up with you lot! Haha


  7. July 31, 2015 at 8:13 PM

    Made a note to buy Elderflower cordial in the UK in September… thanks for all the Elderflower inspiration! 🙂

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  8. July 31, 2015 at 10:13 PM

    The bowl is absolutely stunning. Wow! 😀

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    • August 13, 2015 at 4:47 PM

      Thank you so much I was so happy to have been able to manage to make it 🙂


  9. July 31, 2015 at 10:13 PM

    I’m loving this elderflower series, the ice cream sounds awesome! Absolutely love that ice bowl too, so cool!

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    • August 4, 2015 at 5:18 AM

      Thank you and yes it’s akin to your creative ways you should try it it’s fun. Last elderflower part is this week x

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  10. artseafartsea
    August 1, 2015 at 12:20 AM

    Looks like a lot of work but it is lovely and probably tastes heavenly.

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    • August 4, 2015 at 5:18 AM

      Yes a fair bit of work but very enjoyable x


      • artseafartsea
        August 4, 2015 at 8:48 PM


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  11. August 1, 2015 at 1:38 AM

    This is just brilliant. Not only it is a delicious recipe, but one of the prettiest presentations I have ever seen. Of course, I am rather partial to elderflowers.

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  12. agenda19892010
    August 1, 2015 at 6:41 PM

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  13. August 2, 2015 at 8:41 AM

    Wow! That bowl is amazing! I’ve cream sounds delicious too, I might have to try some with my elderflower cordial 🙂

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