Roses are not only beautiful flowers but also a source of delicate and sweet petals that can be used to make rose-flavoured ice cream. Such a dish is popular and in demand in the summer when the heat is exhausting, and you want to eat something sweet and cool.

Find good roses that have not been sprayed with chemical fertilizers, pick the petals from them, and proceed to make the ice cream.

We want to warn you that our ingredients include essential products such as milk, eggs, and sugar. If you have no health problems or allergies to these products, feel free to proceed with preparing this dessert.

In this article, Rosaholics will tell you the recipe for making delicious rose ice cream that will please you on a hot summer day.

How to Make Rose Ice Cream With Fantastic Taste?

Ingredients needed to make the ice cream:

  • Two cups whole milk or 2% milk;
  • Three cups of heavy cream, which must be separated before cooking;
  • One and a half cups of sugar;
  • Four egg yolks;
  • A pinch of salt;
  • One-quarter cup dried roses or 1.5 cups fresh rose petals;
  • One tablespoon of cornstarch;
  • Two to five tablespoons of rose water;
  • Red food colouring (optional).


So, we've covered the ingredients you need to buy, and now we need to tell you how to make rose ice cream from these ingredients.

  • Start by heating milk with two cups of heavy cream and roses (you can do it without roses and then add them) and one cup of sugar and salt in a saucepan. Heat over medium heat, stirring occasionally.

  • When the milk begins to bubble, remove it from the heat, cover and leave to simmer for one hour.

  • Whisk the yolks of the eggs you separated from the whites, adding sugar and cornstarch until pale and thick.

  • Heat the milk to a boil, add a cup and a half of milk and whisk the egg mixture. Repeat the tempering process, and stir the yolks into the remaining milk.

  • Set a sieve over a bowl with the remaining cold cream.

  • Cook over medium-low heat for a couple of minutes until thickened and almost boiling, then turn down the heat and simmer for another 4-5 minutes until thickened. If you brewed the milk with roses, add two tablespoons of rose water. If not, add four. Strain through a sieve and squeeze out the remaining liquid, then mix with rose water and food colouring (if using).

  • Refrigerate the mixture for four hours or overnight, then whisk. If desired, freeze for two hours to harden.

  • If you don't have an ice cream maker, transfer the custard to a container and freeze for 4-6 hours, stirring every 15-30 minutes. The texture won't be the same, but the flavour of the rose ice cream will be great!


Buy Rose Petals at Rosaholics! 

So, we told you how to make a cooling and delicious rose ice cream that will help you cope with the heat of summer days. One of this ice cream's main and important ingredients is rose petals. When choosing roses to use in the dish, be careful and go with trusted florists, as some florists may add chemicals to the roses to give them a more spectacular appearance.

We want to recommend our Rosaholics florist store, where you can buy rose petals for your dishes. We have a large selection of roses that come straight from the family farm. You can add them to your people or use them to create beautiful romantic evenings, take a bath with them or use them to decorate any occasion.



Can you eat rose petals?

Yes, you can! You can use them to make salads, soups, smoothies, and even ice cream!

What is Rose ice cream made of?

Rose ice cream comprises milk, heavy cream, sugar, egg yolks, salt, rose petals, cornstarch, rose water, and red food colouring (optional).

What do roses taste like?

Roses have a delicate floral taste. Rose ice cream has an incredible flavour.

Do I need an ice cream maker to make rose ice cream?

No, you don't need an ice cream maker, but the texture of the ice cream won't be the same. If you don't have an ice cream maker, transfer the custard to a container and freeze for 4-6 hours, stirring every 15-30 minutes.

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January 24, 2024 — Alexandr Oleynik
Tags: diy