These elegant Lavender Cream Puffs are light and airy French pastries filled with whipped cream and garnished with a lavender glaze.
Cream Puffs Recipe
This cream puffs recipe is from when I took my first cooking class in junior high school or you may have called those years the middle school days.
The 7th grade to be exact, and during that time frame public schools offered home economics, arts and crafts, music and choir courses in addition to academics.
I think we got to sew too if we took the home EC class, but that wasn’t as memorable for me.
Cream Puffs Filled With Whipped Cream
We didn’t jump right in and start cooking like you do at home.
First, there was a chapter on measurements, food contamination and then safety.
Once the basics were done we got to make and eat this fancy cream puff or choux à la crème!
We filled our cream puffs with vanilla pastry cream like I made for this Best Boston Cream Pie, but I have since enjoyed a lighter filling and add fresh whipped cream.
Biting into one makes a fluffy mess with the whipped cream billowing from the sides, but you won’t mind licking your fingers one bit!
Adding Flavor With Lavender
There are many ways you can spruce up this dessert.
Top it with the chocolate ganache that I made for this Rocky Road Cake or keep it simple and add a generous amount of powdered sugar.
I took the flavor up a notch by steeping dried lavender buds in milk before adding sugar for a light glaze.
I let the buds infuse for just 10 minutes before straining them from the milk. Fabulous!
The flavor is the perfect amount of “Oooo, this is tasty!” adding a delicate touch, which is what you want in your foods.
You don’t want it to over power the simple flavors of the cream puffs or have it taste like a perfume!
Enjoy For Any Special Occassion
These would be a delicious to serve for a Mother’s Day gathering or for any special occasion like a tea, bridal shower or birthday celebration!
Add these Lavender Cream Puffs to your next brunch menu!
Lavender Cream Puffs
Lavender Cream Puffs are light and airy French pastries filled with whipped cream and garnished with a lavender glaze. Enjoy for brunch or any special occasion.
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup butter, unsalted
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
- 4 large eggs
Whipped Cream Filling
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 tablespoon dried lavender buds
- 1 cup powdered sugar
Okay, now you’re just teasing me! This looks amazing! Great photography btw! Bookmaking your site for future recipes. I need to go eat something now!
Stacey- Travel Blogger
I love lavender. These look super tasty!
These look so good. I have not had a lavender cream puff before, I guess I should go eat breakfast before I look at your recipes! I am starving now!
It’s pretty and elegant. I can almost imagine the wonderful aroma of lavender and cream. I want to try this.
I love lavender in baked goods. Have you ever combined it with lemon? It’s a heavenly combination.:) Great recipe, can’t wait to try it.
Ohh, lemon and lavender does sound wonderful! I’ll have to play with that combination next.
If I lived in your house I would look like the Goodyear Blimp.
🙂 It will not be the fault of a cream puff! Promise – haha!
These sound so lovely. I’d love to try this sometime.
I hope you do. Cream puffs are really a delicious treat.
These cream puffs are so beautiful! Bet they taste awesome too! Happy Mothers’ Day in advance! 🙂
Thank you, Sammie 🙂
I haven’t had cream puff in years! I need to try these. Great recipe Sandra!
Carrie @Frugal Foodie Mama
I love fancy pastries like these for a Mother’s Day get-together! 🙂 They are so pretty, and I love that you infused them with lavender.
They look delicious, Sandra. What a great idea to work with lavender, one of my favorites. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.
Sandra these lavender cream puffs are over the top! One day in my dreams I want to visit the beautiful lavender farms in the south of France. Have you ever seen photos of it? Your little cream puff are an elegant way to thank mom.
These are LOVELY! they are perfect for a brunch or yummy dessert! I want to make cream puffs now!
Renee's Kitchen Adventures
These are beautiful. I have never made a cream puff! I need to do that! Thanks for the recipe.
These look so elegant and would be perfect for a baby or wedding shower.