Honey Lavender Whipped Cream Cheese Spread

The delicate floral flavor of this dish originates with lavender blossoms steeped in hot cream with honey. The result? A spread that transforms hors d’oeuvres, cornbread, sandwiches or a simple slice of toast into a sweet, earthy treat.


1 cup




  • 8 ounces Challenge Cream Cheese, room temperature
  • 2 Tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 Tablespoon honey, plus a small amount reserved for garnish
  • 1 Tablespoon lavender, roughly chopped plus a small amount reserved for garnish


  • 1
    Combine the heavy cream, honey and lavender in a small sauce-pan and heat on low until the honey is completely dissolved. Whisk or swirl the mixture gently while heating to prevent any scorching.
  • 2
    Strain the mixture into a small cup and place in the refrigerator to cool.
  • 3
    After about 20 minutes in the refrigerator, your flavored cream should be cool to the touch. If the cream is completely cool to the touch, continue. If not, wait a few more minutes.
  • 4
    Place tempered cream cheese and the flavored cream into a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment.
  • 5
    Whip the cream cheese on high until it becomes light and fluffy, approximately 5 minutes.
  • 6
    Transfer the cream cheese to a small condiment bowl, garnish with some of the remaining lavender and a drizzle of honey. Serve at room temperature with warm cornbread, toast or biscuits.

Recipe By

The Larder Meat Co.

Jensen is a chef, husband, father, outdoorsman, and entrepreneur. He believes in the power of linking land and food as a means of strengthening a community. So with his wife, Grace, he started the Larder Meat Co. to provide direct access to healthy, ethically raised meat.