Lemon Balm Creme Fraiche Ice Cream
Lemon Balm Creme Fraiche Ice Cream is a subtle silky ode to early spring. The smooth tang of creme fraiche (ideally homemade) brings out the gentle herbaceous lemon-grass tones of fresh lemon balm. Lemon Balm or Bee Balm (see photo) is a hardy perennial herb of the mint family that even grows wild now in many parts of North America. If you can't find lemon balm, feel free to substitute another herb from the mint family or even lemongrass. The no-egg creme fraiche ice cream base is both quick and versatile. As fruits start coming into season feel free to adapt the flavor to what is fresh.