Healthy Meal Prep
Chai Ice Cream Recipe

Chai Ice Cream


Cinnamon, cardamom, peppercorns, and ginger give this chai tea-flavored ice cream that spicy taste just like a chai tea latte.


  • 3 cups water
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 10 whole cloves
  • ⅝ ounce fresh ginger, minced
  • 2 teaspoons whole black peppercorns
  • 6 cardamom pods, crushed
  • 3 black tea bags
  • 3 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1 ¼ cups turbinado sugar
  • 5 egg yolks


  1. Bring water, cinnamon sticks, cloves, ginger, peppercorns, and cardamom pods to a boil in a saucepan; reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat and steep tea bags for 5 minutes. Strain tea and set aside to cool.
  2. Heat cream, milk powder, and turbinado sugar together in a saucepan over medium heat until a candy thermometer reads 140 degrees F (60 degrees C). Beat 1/2 of the cream mixture, 1 ladle at a time, in a bowl with the egg yolks until smooth. Pour egg mixture into the remaining cream mixture and continue to heat until mixture reaches 165 degrees F (75 degrees C); hold this temperature for 1 minute, not allowing it to boil.
  3. Strain cream mixture into a bowl and stir in tea. Place bowl in an ice water bath or refrigerator until chilled just above freezing.
  4. Transfer mixture to an ice cream maker and follow manufacturer's instructions for ice cream.

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Nutritional Information

Chai Ice Cream

Servings Per Recipe: 16
Calories: 260
% Daily Value *
protein: 9 %
carbohydrates: 7 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 2 %
fat: 28 %
saturated fat: 54 %
cholesterol: 42 %
vitamin a iu: 18 %
niacin equivalents: 8 %
vitamin b6: 4 %
vitamin c: 2 %
folate: 3 %
calcium: 15 %
iron: 4 %
magnesium: 6 %
potassium: 7 %
sodium: 3 %
thiamin: 5 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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