Chai-ce Cream! May 20 2016

Well, we took a vote. You guys all really REALLY needed to know how to make delicious chai ice cream at home, so Allyn and I made you a video! It turns out homemade ice cream is totally NBD. We don't even own an ice cream maker, and it still came out great!

Ready? Let's go!

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons loose leaf Masala Chai
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  1. Combine milk, cream, tea and vanilla extract and bring slowly to a boil over low heat (be sure to stir frequently to prevent the dairy from scorching!
  2. When your liquids are at a boil, remove from the heat and set aside.
  3. Mix sugar and egg yolks in a metal mixing bowl.
  4. Strain the warm milk/tea mixture directly into the bowl of sugar and egg, but just a bit at a time. Be sure to thoroughly whisk between additions!
  5. Rinse your saucepan, then return the custard to the saucepan over low heat again.
  6.  Heat until thick enough to coat the back of a wooden spoon. Be SURE to stir constantly, or your custard will absolutely curdle and scorch at this step.
  7. When thickened, strain custard back into the metal mixing bowl and set in the fridge to cool to room temperature.
  8. IF YOU OWN AN ICE CREAM MAKER: Churn the custard for 20 minutes, then put it in the freezer.
    IF YOU DO NOT OWN AN ICE CREAM MAKER: Transfer your custard to a freezer safe 4-cup container and cover with parchment or plastic wrap to prevent a skin from forming. Take out every 30 minutes to stir until the ice cream reaches the desired consistency.
  9. Tea-licious!

Enjoy! <3,