Creamy Vanilla Chai Ice Cream Recipe: An Irresistible Ice Cream You Need to Try by 30Seconds Food

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Creamy Vanilla Chai Ice Cream Recipe: An Irresistible Ice Cream You Need to Try

Imagine the flavors of chai tea infused into a rich, creamy vanilla ice cream. Chai tea bags flavor the ice cream, with the help of vanilla and cinnamon. Delish!

This easy chai ice cream recipe is what to make for dessert this spring and summer, or any time of year (even during the holidays). Don't lose this amazing ice cream dessert recipe, because you'll want to enjoy it year-round! 

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 2 hours
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours and 15 minutes

Servings: 6 to 8


  • 2 cups half and half or whole milk
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 5 - 6 chai tea bags
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • ground cinnamon, for garnish

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Pour the half and half and cream into a saucepot. Heat until almost simmering (do not let it simmer). Turn off the heat and add the chai tea bags. Let it steep for at least 30 minutes. 
  2. Put the egg yolks and sugar into a bowl and whisk until they are smooth and light yellow. 
  3. Remove the tea bags and reheat the mixture (do not let it boil). Add about a 1/2 cup of the cream mixture into the eggs to temper, the pour them into the cream. Cook until it thickens and will coat a spoon. Remove from the heat.
  4. Add the vanilla. Let the mixture cool then refrigerate until cold, about 2 hours. 
  5. Pour the chilled ice cream into an ice cream maker and process according to the manufacturer's directions. Spoon into bowls and sprinkle with ground cinnamon.

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Ice Cream Makers $25 & Up
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Vanilla $4 & Up

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Donna John
OMG. This is my dream ice cream. Amazing.
Elisa Schmitz
I am a superfan of chai, so I can only imagine how delicious this is. Can't wait to make it! #yum Donna John
Mmm, reminds me of a creamy Starbucks chai, my fave...

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