Iced Chai lattes are my drink of choice in the summer. A chilly, tall glass in the morning is the perfect thing to wake me up on a hot day. (I’ll share the recipe for my favorite latte later this month!) The other day when I was on the beach I was dreaming of ice cream and realized that my favorite drink would make the perfect ice cream flavor! I used the my favorite chai tea bag to infuse the ice cream base with the signature spicy chai flavor. I also added a pinch of cinnamon for a touch extra flavor. This smooth creamy treat was just the way to cap off a great day. I even used it to make delicious adult ice cream sandwiches. Now I can gave Chai for breakfast, and dessert!
Chai Latte Ice Cream
2 cups whole milk
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon cornstarch
3 tablespoons cream cheese, softened
1 pinch fine sea salt
1 1/4 cups heavy cream
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
3 chai tea bags
1. Mix 2 tablespoons of the milk with the cornstarch and set aside. Whisk the cream cheese and salt in a medium bowl until smooth. Fill a large bowl with ice and water.
2. Pour the remaining milk, cream, sugar, and corn syrup into a large saucepan and bring it to roiling boiling. Boil it for 4 minutes. Remove it from the heat and whisk in the cornstarch and drop in the tea bags. Return the mixture to a boil for one more minute, until it has thickened slightly.
3. Pour the milk mixture into the cream cheese and whisk until smooth. Pour the mixture, with the tea bags into a large ziploc bag and immerse it in the bowl of ice and water. All it to chill for 30 minutes while the tea infuses the milk.
4. Strain out the tea bags and pour the milk mixture into an ice cream maker. Churn according to manufacturers directions!