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Homemade spiced chai ice cream

With the success of my lemon ice cream (so refreshing), I decided to try to make another ice cream. Quite frankly, my first ice cream was a little too healthy for me, using 15% cream and 1% milk, instead of 35% cream and 3.25% milk. My next flavor of choice: spiced chai. I love spiced chai. The combination of dried spices are so soothing, especially when combined with creamy milk.
Again, using Dabid Lebovitz’s vanilla ice cream recipe, I steeped 2 bags of spiced chai in the milk and left it to cool for an hour, then proceeded with the rest of his recipe. What a result! Remember, back in the day, when Ben & Jerry’s ice cream had their line of “smooth” flavors? This spiced chai ice cream was so smooth and creamy, I honestly feel it would have made an excellent addition along side my all-time favorite of that line: White Russian (R.I.P. White Russian, you were always my favorite, both times that Ben and Jerry’s produced you).

I did not/could not wait to scoop up a bowl of my latest ice cream creation. Of course, as I was desperately trying to photograph it, the ice cream was melting. I quickly gave up on the photographing, and focused on the eating (a talent that I am much more skilled at).

P.S. If the people of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream are reading: Please bring back White Russian. It was divine. I purchased as much of it as I could both times you produced it. I would purchase it again today if you would make me some. I also miss your “chocolate cherry garcia” flavor! That was another great one! In the meantime, maybe I should just work on a recipe for either of these…. Maybe it would be quicker for Ben & Jerry’s to express mail-me a batch or two…

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8 Responses to Homemade spiced chai ice cream

  1. Squeaky Gourmet August 25, 2010 at 1:45 pm #

    what a lovely flavor–i want to try this! If they are reading and produce YOUR ice cream–you were first!!

    I will always miss their Wavy Gravy ice cream but my hips and belly are glad they stopped the insanity for me. 😀

  2. ravienomnoms August 25, 2010 at 2:09 pm #

    What an awesome flavor!

  3. Claudia August 25, 2010 at 3:00 pm #

    What a grand idea – spiced chai is a perfect flavoring for ice cream. Your delicious results attest to that.

  4. Lynn August 26, 2010 at 1:57 am #

    I love the pic of the ice cream churning. It makes me want to buy an ice cream maker even more.

  5. mysimplefood August 26, 2010 at 2:43 pm #

    Nice! I need to try this flavour 🙂

  6. Subterfuge Diva August 27, 2010 at 1:15 am #

    This flavor in ice cream sounds great and intriguing! I think I’ve got to give this a try. I also need to get myself an ice-cream maker!

  7. Karen @ Citrus and Candy August 27, 2010 at 4:33 pm #

    I’m gonna join in here and say as well… Ben and Jerry’s, bring back her ice cream! LOL.

    Wow, your ice cream really does look so smooth and creamy. I think I’m in love…

  8. The Mom Chef August 27, 2010 at 8:13 pm #

    Steeping any flavor in the hot cream is so incredible. Talk about an infusion of goodness! Your photo is lovely, even if hastily taken so the ice cream can be eaten. Thanks for sharing.

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