Chai Tea Ice Cream

This chai tea ice cream combines my love for tea and my love for ice cream. Perfectly sweet, creamy and only needs 5 ingredients! Hello dessert!

Today’s post is brought to you by my friend Samantha of Sweet Remedy. Whenever Sam and I get together it always leads to a day full of laughing and delicious food being consumed. It’s just what two food bloggers do. We take pictures of our food and then we eat it…best day ever! If you are not familiar with Sam’s blog you need to go over and check it out. It’s full of fantastic recipes and some pretty beautiful photography too 🙂 Check out some of her fantastic recipes – Grilled Peach & Chipotle SalsaSquash and Ginger MuffinsStrawberry Basil Popsicles and Pumpkin Whip & Gingersnap Cookies.

I am so excited to be involved in this ice cream social! Thank you to Brandy for having me along side all these lovely bloggers. Another big thanks to Big Kitchen and King Arthur Flour for sponsoring prizes for this 2 week long ice cream event.

For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Sam and I blog over at Sweet Remedy. It is nice to virtually meet you! I am lucky enough to have the pleasure of knowing Brandy in person. We live about an hour away from each other and I am always eager to go see this girl! I know, you are all jealous. You really should be. We met via a baking group in the Hudson Valley but I don’t think we ever attended any of the same meetings. A mutual friend introduced us, I think.

As has been mentioned on my blog many times, I love ice cream. My ice cream maker is my favorite tool in the kitchen and it is always in my freezer, unless it is churning a new ice cream recipe. There is something so satisfying about making your own ice cream to share with your family and friends. People are still shocked that I make my own ice cream and they sometimes demand that I make them some. I tend to give the people what they want! I encourage my family and friends to be creative in thinking of a flavor because I love a good challenge!

Originally I wanted to make ice cream bars covered in toffee but then I decided to create a flavor that I’ve always wanted in ice cream form: Chai tea! It was inspired by the beloved chai tea latte from Starbucks. This was easy to transform into ice cream form. A little steeping of Tazo chai tea bags into the hot milk and cream mixture and you are good to go!

Now that I am looking over the recipe, I think that a dollop of freshly made whipped cream would have been perfect on top of these perfect brown scoops. I also sprinkled chopped pecans on top and it totally hit the spot.

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Chai Tea Ice Cream

This chai tea ice cream combines my love for tea and my love for ice cream. Perfectly sweet, creamy and only needs 5 ingredients! Hello dessert!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 6 chai tea bags

Directions:

In a saucepan, heat the heavy cream and milk until warm, do not let boil. Remove from heat and add the tea bags, let steep for 35-45 minutes. Discard tea bags after steeping.

Whisk the egg yolks and the sugar together and set aside. Reheat the milk mixture and slowly incorporate 1 cup into the whisked eggs. Add the egg mixture into the spice infused milk and cream and heat until the mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a wooden spoon, about 5 minutes. Stir continuously to avoid cooking of the eggs.

Strain mixture into a new bowl. Set this bowl inside of a larger bowl filled with ice. Let mixture cool and place in the refrigerator to chill completely.

Once mixture is completely chilled, follow your ice cream makers’ instructions to churn. (Usually in a completely frozen bowl, churn for 15-20 minutes. Transfer soft ice cream to a freezer safe bowl and freeze for 4-6 hours or until completely frozen.)

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28 Responses to “Peanut Butter Oreo Ice Cream”

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    Beth @ The First Year — July 16, 2014 at 8:29 am

    Shooting ice cream can be difficult, but you did a wonderful job. I am going to get my spoon 🙂

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    claire volkman — July 16, 2014 at 8:59 am

    That just looks crazy good.

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    TidyMom — July 16, 2014 at 9:07 am

    we have an unopened package of the Reese’s Oreos…….think I need to make this, STAT!!

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    Christine at Cook the Story — July 16, 2014 at 9:18 am

    Oh! This ice cream! <3

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    amanda @ fake ginger — July 16, 2014 at 10:29 am

    I still haven’t tried those Oroes! I ate 2 (!) packages of those stupid Chips Ahoy with frosting in the middle within 2 days so I’ve been avoiding cookies. Gah.

    I need this ice cream! You know an ice cream is good when it calls for 8 yolks!

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    Colleen (Souffle Bombay) — July 16, 2014 at 11:11 am

    I have to laugh at your Oreo addiction! My husband has been obsessed with them as well forever – back when he was 20 and still living at home, his mom always kept a fresh package of Oreos in a gallon Ziploc bag in his room!! The dud had all access to Oreo’s all the time! She still gives him a box full as a funny Christmas present! Me…I hardly buy them for him because POOF they are gone! Meanwhile a couple of years ago on my Grandmom’s 100th birthday…Oreo was turning 100 too. So we had them as well as other 100 year old products throughout her party rooms- and that’s when she had HER first one! Your ice cream is GORGEOUS!

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    Julie Grice — July 16, 2014 at 11:49 am

    I’m glad I’m not the only one who can’t be trusted around Oreos! This ice cream looks fantastic!

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    Marly — July 16, 2014 at 11:55 am

    I may need to make a mad dash to the store to get some peanut butter oreos! Your photos are so beautiful!

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    The Food Hunter — July 16, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    I haven’t seen these oreos! Love this dessert…

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    Crystal Barrett — July 16, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    I was at my dad’s house one day and he had some of those peanut butter Oreos! I tried one just to see how I likes then and I ended up eating his whole pack before I left that day! I LOVE them and I know I would LOVE your ice cream as well! I have never made homemade ice cream but have really been wanting to try. I thought I had to have an ice cream machine but you were awesome and made yours without! Thank you so much for sharing!

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    Martha @ A Family Feast — July 16, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    Oh my goodness – Peanut Butter Oreos – in ice cream? I’m making this recipe STAT! Gorgeous photos too!

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    Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes — July 16, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    How have I never had peanut butter Oreos before??!! Such heavenly ice cream!

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    Christie - Food Done Light — July 16, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    You’ve added peanut butter to my favorite ice cream. Now that is going to be my absolute favorite!

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    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — July 16, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    I need to get my hands on those Oreos! This looks great!

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    Michele @ Alwayzbakin — July 16, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    I love ice cream with Oreos! Yum! Why haven’t I thought of peanut butter Oreos?! Looks delish!

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    Meseidy — July 16, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    Ice cream with peanut butter and Oreos! Shut the front door!

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    Cassie — July 17, 2014 at 10:11 am

    Peanut butter AND Oreo’s? I couldn’t love this more!

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    Alaina {Fabtastic Eats} — July 17, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    Every oreo I’ve ever eaten has been dunked in a vat of peanut butter. This is so genius, I just know Id love it!

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    Thalia @ butter and brioche — July 18, 2014 at 1:31 am

    craving a scoop now.. so happy i have a box of unopened oreos in my pantry. this recipe is just calling my name!

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    Lindsay @ Life, Love and Sugar — July 18, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    This looks and sounds amazing! The pictures have me wanting to reach through my screen! Pinned

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    Joanne — July 21, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    Oh, no. Well now I HAVE to go to the store and pick up a box of these. And then I HAVE to eat the whole thing. And then I HAVE to go buy another one. And then ice cream can happen.

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    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie — August 1, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    When I saw that bag of mini peanut butter Oreos in the store I actually resisted buying them because 1) I knew I would inhale them before setting eyes on a recipe and 2)I actually have a bag of Reese’s Oreos I need to bake into something. Total slacker. Maybe I’ll just make this ice cream with them O:-)

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    Rebecca Flagg — August 4, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    Oh my goodness, I need this goodness in my life asap!! Love this so much

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    Christine Olson — October 29, 2015 at 11:03 pm

    Just made this recipe and it is intensely delicious! My husband didn’t believe me when I told him it was homemade! It doesn’t have the consistency of homemade and it has so much flavor, but not too rich! He’s very sensitive to too rich desserts and this is just right. Definitely a keeper! Thank you!

    • nutmegnanny replied: — October 31st, 2015 @ 10:37 pm

      Hi Christine! Thank you so much for letting me know 🙂 This ice cream is seriously one of my favorites!

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