This makes a lovely warm-weather dessert with sliced fresh strawberries and shortbread cookies. Lavender is an easy herb to grow, but you can also find edible lavender flowers sold at online spice shops like Penzeys.
Beverage pairing: Casta Diva Cosecha Miel Moscatel, Spain. Muscat is a grape strong with floral perfume, which makes a nice liaison with the lavender in the recipe. The wine also brings flavors of honey and ginger, which should make for a complex, almost savory pairing with the ice cream.