Have you ever seen anything so pink in your life? It is Norma's rose petal jam, which I am saving to go over homemade ice cream (this weekend, you will be mine!).
I was going to make homemade french vanilla ice cream, French style with the custard base. It's rich, creamy, bad for you, but oh so delicious. However, I've also wanted to make the Fleur de lait from The Perfect Scoop for over a year. It is a base similar to the Sicilian style gelato I made last weekend of milk cooked and thickened with corn starch. I have cooking quality lavendar, which I could add to it. That would recreate (with the jam) a wonderful ice cream I had many years ago at Herrell's called hearts and flowers. Delicious!
Of course, I have two ice cream canisters, so there is nothing other than time stopping me from making two batches of ice cream. The other option, especially with the Fleur de Lait is to use the jam as a swirl, like the oh so tasty caramel and peanut butter (and fudge) swirls in so many commercial ice creams. I've done that kind of thing before, and it almost always helps keep the ice cream more scoopable! Yum.