Chai Tea Ice Cream Recipe

I love chai tea during the fall and winter months, but in the summer it's just too hot. This year I started experimenting with a chai tea ice cream recipe. Here's what I've come up with. It's a great adult ice cream. My 8-year old isn't a big fan though so keep that in mind if you're making ice cream with the kids.

  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 5 chai tea bags
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 6 large egg yolks
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup Fat Free Half & Half
  • 1 cup fat-free evaporated milk

Start by making some chai tea with the milk and tea bags. Pour the milk in a medium sized pot and bring it to a simmer over medium high heat (watch it closely, you don't want to let the milk bubble over). Remove it from the heat and add the tea bags. Allow the tea to steep for 10 to 15 minutes. The longer you let it steep, the stronger the chai flavor in your finished ice cream.

In the meantime, mix the sugar and egg yolkes with a wisk in a large bowl. Wisk them until you have a thick, light yellow mixture. Stir in the flour.

Squeeze the teabags out over the milk and discard. Add the half and half to the milk mixture and mix in well.

Next we need to add the milk to the egg mixture. Add a little at a time to the eggs to temper them (or you'll end up with chai flavored scrambled eggs). Once all the milk has been worked into the egg mixture, pour everything back into the pot and put it on medium heat. Stir the mixture constantly until it starts to thicken just a bit. Remove it from the heat and allow it to cool for a few minutes.

Strain the mixture if needed, then add the evaporated milk. Put your ice cream mixture into the fridge until it is very cold, then add it to your ice cream maker and prepare according to the directions for your particular model.

If needed, put the finished ice cream in the freezer for 30 minutes to 2 hours to set all the way. scoop into bowls and enjoy!

For more delicious homemade icecream recipes, grab a copy of the Homemade Ice Cream and Other Frozen Treats ebook here.

The Hillbilly Housewife Recommends

homemade-mixes-kindleHomemade Mixes – Make It Yourself and Save

Making your own mix from scratch rather than buying it in the store not only saves you money but also saves you from all the additives and preservatives that are put in the foods we buy.

Find out how easy it is to make your own seasonings, baking mixes, beverage mixes and more in this HBHW Kindle Cookbook.

 The recipes include:

Apple Pie Spice Mix
Basic Muffin Mix
Brownie Mix
Caribbean Jerk Seasoning
Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix
Corn Bread Mix
Cream of Soup Mix
Fajita Seasoning
Fish Fry Coating Mix
Fruited Oatmeal Mix
Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix
Homemade Vanilla Chai Tea Mix

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JIVJH6U/

Articles From The Hillbilly Housewife

Scrambled Egg and Tomato

Standing Up and Scotch Eggs – Whole 30 Day 3

I was busy working on today’s newsletter while I was drinking my coffee and kept breakfast simple. I had a beautiful large tomato ready from the garden and just fixed some scrambled eggs cooked in a little ghee to go with it. Sometimes simple meals are my favorites and it was hard to beat the […]

Chicken Salad with Tomatoes

Making Ghee and Egg Cups – Whole 30 Day 2

Day Two on Whole 30 went pretty smooth. I think it helps that I’ve been pretty busy all week so far. I’m still struggling with the whole “eating breakfast as soon as you get up” thing. I’m not ready for food until after I had my coffee and had time to think about what I […]

Salt Water Cleanse Recipe

Saltwater Cleanse and Noodles – Whole 30 Day 1 Recap

Tracy and I decided over the weekend to give the Whole 30 program a try. I talked more about it here, but basically we’re eating clean and cutting out sugar, grains, dairy and legumes for the next 30 days and see how we feel. I started playing around over the weekend eating most of my […]

itstartswithfood

Starting Whole 30 – Wanna Join Us?

I had such high hopes  in January that this would be the year when I finally get healthy and lose a bunch of weight. Fast forward a few short weeks and I was back on my old unhealthy eating schedule. I was too busy, eating healthy was too expensive, the list of excuses could go […]

Making Ice Cream Without An Ice Cream Maker

How To Make Ice Cream Without An Ice Cream Maker

If you don’t have an ice cream maker, don’t fret.  You can make ice cream at home without the aid of either a hand-cranked machine or an electric ice cream maker. How?  All you need is a freezer, and a little muscle. Here’s how to do it. This will work with any ice cream recipe. […]