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 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.

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