Lemon Verbena Ice Cream from a French Country Herb Garden

150 mins (prep 120, cooking 30)
6 ingredients
1 servings
I grow many old fashioned and unusual herbs in my garden in France, and although many people know Lemon Balm, Lemon Verbena is not so well known, which is such a shame! For me the flavour is MUCH more lemony and intense than Lemon Balm - think lemon sherbet, and you have a good idea of what to expect! The plant has graceful pointed leaves that are a gorgeous pale green in colour. Just scrunching a leaf in your hand to release the aromas can help fatigue or a headache. This is an ice cream I came up with to refresh and revive even the most jaded of palates – refreshing and with an amazing lemony zing! You should be able to source Lemon Verbena at any good Farmer's Markets - alternatively, make friends with someone who grows it! (Prep time includes the time to infuse the leaves to extract the flavour.)

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Serving Size (1300.2 g)
Servings 1
Amount per Serving
Calories 872.33 Calories from Fat 130.05
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14.45g 22.23%
Saturated Fat 7.79g 38.95%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 35.0mg 11.67%
Sodium 165.95mg 6.91%
Total Carbohydrate 176.84g 58.95%
Dietary Fiber 1.42 g 5.68%
Sugars 170.82 g %
Protein 13.06g 26.12%
Vitamin A 1967.67IU% Vitamin C 87.07mg%
Calcium 401.48mg% Iron 41.05mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
fresh lemon, whipping cream