Homemade Chai & Cardamom Ice Cream

Easy, instant blender recipes are good go-tos for busy days when time is tight. But when a Saturday afternoon rolls around and there’s nothing on the calendar, spending time in the kitchen chopping, mixing, simmering and stirring to create a special, elegant dish is a treat not just for you—but for everyone who gets to enjoy the masterpiece. This creamy, exotically spiced ice cream – made with organic and whole food ingredients – is the ultimate summer indulgence. Classic chai spices are steeped in black tea and a creamy milk blend, then chilled and churned in an ice cream maker. It’s the perfect dinner-party dessert or a solo splurge worth every second of effort!

Chai & Cardamom Ice Cream

Homemade Chai & Cardamom Ice Cream

Ingredients

2 vanilla beans
4 Tbsp. Irish breakfast tea
½ tsp. ground nutmeg
¼ tsp. ground cardamom
5 cinnamon sticks
8 cardamom pods
4 black peppercorns
4 star anise
2 ginger root slices
1 tsp. orange peel
1 cup whole milk
2 cups half and half
1 cup heavy whipping cream
3 large eggs
1-1/2 cups organic cane sugar

Directions

  1. Use knife to cut vanilla beans in half lengthwise; scrape seeds into a medium-sized saucepan.
  2. Add vanilla pods, tea, spices, milk, half and half and cream to saucepan. Bring mixture just to a boil, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and let steep for 30 minutes.
  3. Strain mixture and return to saucepan.
  4. Lightly beat eggs in separate bowl. Temper eggs into cream mixture, continually whisking. Over low heat, cook mixture until temperature reaches 170 degrees.
  5. Pour mixture through a sieve into a bowl; let cool. Refrigerate mixture overnight, then use an ice cream maker to make ice cream.

 

Frontier Co-op

Founded in 1976 and based in Norway, Iowa, Frontier Co-op™ offers a full line of natural and organic products under the Frontier, Simply Organic®, Aura Cacia® and Aura Cacia Organics® brands. Products include culinary herbs, spices and baking flavors; bulk herbs and spices; and natural and organic aromatherapy products. Frontier's goal is to provide the highest-quality organic and natural products while supporting and promoting social and environmental responsibility.

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Founded in 1976 and based in Norway, Iowa, Frontier Co-op™ offers a full line of natural and organic products under the Frontier, Simply Organic®, Aura Cacia® and Aura Cacia Organics® brands. Products include culinary herbs, spices and baking flavors; bulk herbs and spices; and natural and organic aromatherapy products. Frontier's goal is to provide the highest-quality organic and natural products while supporting and promoting social and environmental responsibility.

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