Guest Recipe By Jill Finch

Here is a beautiful recipe contributed by one of our "Natty friends" for homemade lavender icing. Oh delicious!! Springtime is almost here. Enjoy!!

  • 3-4 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 8 oz. of cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoon dried culinary lavender
  • Purple food coloring


Bring milk and lavender just to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
Remove from heat and allow to steep for 10 minutes.
Strain and discard lavender.
Beat in sugar and cream cheese until smooth and stiff, about 5 minutes.
Add food coloring until desired color is reached.

This icing is great on carrot cake or just plain old yellow cake.