Although coffee ice cream is popular in America, tea ice cream is usually associated with Japanese cuisine (matcha green tea ice cream) and Americanized Indian cuisine (masala chai ice cream). However, tea can act as a wonderful "spice" in ice cream recipes and making tea ice cream is an easy way to cook with tea. Learn to make black tea, masala chai and green tea ice cream with these recipes.
This recipe uses light cream and sweetened condensed milk for a rich, creamy flavor.
This chai ice cream recipe has a slightly different spice mix (it includes star anise and allspice) and uses heavy cream.
You can make this tea ice cream without an ice cream maker. Use green tea or black tea -- either works well.
This step-by-step tutorial explains how to make green tea ice cream with matcha green tea powder. Alternately, here's a green tea ice cream video tutorial. You can use either as a primer for some of the green tea ice cream recipes below.
This green tea ice cream recipe is similar to the tutorial above. It also includes reader reviews and is highly rated.
Like White Chocolate-Matcha Truffles, this recipe combines the flavors of white chocolate and matcha green tea into one dessert. I like to sprinkle a little matcha powder on top of it just before serving.