Put on your apron, gather your gal pals, and make this a “Galentine’s Day” to remember! Whether you host a full-fledged scanning party or just a movie night with a few friends, these desserts with essential oils will be…well…essential! 😉
Blackberry Lavender Ice Cream
This dessert is made for the month of February, right?! Impress your besties with the fanciness of this ice cream (they don’t need to know how easy the recipe is!). The inspiration for this yumminess comes from The Kitchen McCabe.
- 1½ cups whole milk, divided
- 1 cup white sugar
- 5 egg yolks
- Pinch of salt
- 4 ounces goat cheese, softened
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1½ cups blackberries, pureed
- ¼ cup honey
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3 drops lavender oil (Food Grade)
- Place the sugar, salt, and 1 cup of whole milk in a saucepan and bring to a simmer, stirring to dissolve the sugar. In a mixing bowl, whisk the egg yolks together. Pour in ¼ of the hot milk mixture, constantly whisking to temper the egg yolk. Pour the egg yolks into the pan of milk and whisk until combined. Bring to a boil over medium/high heat, whisking constantly. As soon as the mixture thickens, remove from heat.
- Add the goat cheese and whisk until thoroughly combined. Pour in the remaining ½ cup milk, cream, blackberry puree, honey, vanilla, and lavender oil. Stir until combined.
- Refrigerate until cold.
- Freeze in an ice cream maker according to manufacturer instructions. When frozen, scoop into a freezer-safe container and freeze for 5-6 hours or overnight.
- Let sit at room temperature for 5-10 minutes before scooping.
Blueberry Cardamom Scones
More of an early bird and not so much of a night owl? Host a Galentine’s Day brunch! These scones are buttery and flavorful, while still giving you your daily dose of oils. Your friends will rave about these scones and beg you to host next year, too! We found the steps to make these delicious scones on Recipes with Essential Oils.
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 12 tablespoon butter, cut into pieces
- 1-pint blueberries
- 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons milk
- 2 drops cardamom essential oil (Food Grade)
- 2 drops ginger essential oil (Food Grade) or 1 teaspoon of dried ginger
- 2 tablespoons turbinado sugar, for sprinkling
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in the butter pieces with a pastry blender or 2 knives. Toss in the blueberries.
- Pour milk into a separate bowl, then drop in the 2 drops of cardamom essential oil and the 2 drops of ginger essential oil.
- Pour the milk mixture into the batter and stir gently to combine. Add a little more flour if needed to keep the dough from being too sticky.
- Divide the dough in half and form into 2 balls. Form them into 6″ ‘disks’ and cut each disk into 6 triangular scones.
- Place the scones on the parchment-lined baking sheet. Sprinkle a few dashes of turbinado sugar onto each scone.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until golden on top.
Chocolate Orange Dip
Mmmm…this dip is a foolproof way to get kiddos to eat more fruit! With the addition of peppermint essential oil, this surprisingly healthy dessert will leave you in the mood for a night of pampering yourself. We adapted this recipe from AromaTools to maximize your snacking pleasure!
- 2 bags of chocolate chips
- 5 drops orange essential oil (Food Grade)
- Assorted fruit and/or pretzels
- Add chocolate chips to a double boiler and melt.
- Add in 5 drops of orange essential oil and stir to combine.
- Dip fruit and/or pretzels in the melted chocolate mixture and place on wax paper to cool.
Whether you’re making these goodies just to treat yourself, or to show some love to friends and family, we hope your Valentine’s Day is a day to remember! Share your pics with us at #iTOViValentine so we can celebrate right along with you.