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…