OMG! Lavender Sorbet is the best thing ever!! I used a lot more lavender than the recipes I found but I like it more herbaceous. I made the lavender tea when I was home for lunch and let it seep in the refrigerator until I got home four hours later. By then the tea was a beautiful light pink color and the lavender buds had been leeched of color. The sorbet is lovely in flavor and color.
3 Tbs food grade lavender buds, slightly crushed
3 1/2 cups very hot water (not quite boiling)
1/2 cup honey
Juice of one lemon, freshly squeezed
3 Tbs vodka
While the water is hot, add honey, lavender and lemon juice. Stir until honey is dissolved. Chill until cold, at least one hour. Strain through a very fine sieve and stir in vodka. Pour into ice cream maker according to the machine’s instructions.