Yes, yes you CAN make whipping cream from lilac flowers. And it is the BOMB!The ingredients aren’t many, but the results? FAB-U-LOUS!
If you have the time, make some Lilac sugar using the same technique for rose sugar.
Take 2 cups of whipping cream and infuse 2 cups of lilac flowers. If you are using fresh, make sure they are dry and all the green has been removed. Throw them into the cream and let steep for at least 24 hours. Start tasting every 4-6 hours thereafter to see how strong the flavor is. Once it’s where you want, strain the cream through a strainer to remove any flowers. And use as you would any regular whipping cream, although I’d only use it with things that will be delicious with lilac. Like cakes and pies. If you want the added sweetness, add 1/4 cup of sugar about halfway through the whipping process. So, steep the flowers, strain, and then whip. Easy-peasy.
As you are making this whipping cream , it is very important the you taste all along the way. This cream would also make an excellent base for ice cream.
No matter who you are, air redolent with lilac… heavy with promise is all the things that ROMANCE and spring time is all about. Use the whipping cream with a HEAVY does of imagination!