How to Make Black Tea Ice Cream

As much as we love drinking black tea, we might love eating it even more. Here are some steps for how to make deliciously rich ice cream with loose-leaf black tea and an ice cream maker.

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How to Make Black Tea Ice Cream Recipe
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Gather ingredients. We used a dark English Breakfast, but feel free to use the loose-leaf tea of your choice.

Gather ingredients. We used a dark English Breakfast, but feel free to use the loose-leaf tea of your choice.

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Combine milk & cream

Combine milk & cream

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3
Cut vanilla bean lengthwise and scrape vanilla seeds out. Place in milk/cream mixture.

Cut vanilla bean lengthwise and scrape vanilla seeds out. Place in milk/cream mixture.

4
Pour black tea in mix and heat to a simmer, then remove from heat. Cover and steep for 5-8 minutes.

Pour black tea in mix and heat to a simmer, then remove from heat. Cover and steep for 5-8 minutes.

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Combine egg yolks & sugar.

Combine egg yolks & sugar.

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Beat egg yolks & sugar until light yellow.

Beat egg yolks & sugar until light yellow.

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Strain brewed tea mix into a medium bowl.

Strain brewed tea mix into a medium bowl.

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Pour a cup of the tea mix into the yolk/sugar mix to temper it. Stir until combined.

Pour a cup of the tea mix into the yolk/sugar mix to temper it. Stir until combined.

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Pour in remaining tea mix and stir.

Pour in remaining tea mix and stir.

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Cook tea/yolk mix on medium heat for 10-15 minutes, until thickened and the custard coats the back of a spoon.

Cook tea/yolk mix on medium heat for 10-15 minutes, until thickened and the custard coats the back of a spoon.

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Place in a heat/cold proof bowl and cover tightly with plastic wrap to prevent a skin from forming.

Place in a heat/cold proof bowl and cover tightly with plastic wrap to prevent a skin from forming.

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Place custard in refrigerator 4-6 hours or overnight.

Place custard in refrigerator 4-6 hours or overnight.

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Pour cold custard in ice cream maker. Proceed as directed by your ice cream maker manual.

Pour cold custard in ice cream maker. Proceed as directed by your ice cream maker manual.

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Serve immediately or place in a container in the freezer.

Serve immediately or place in a container in the freezer.

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Enjoy your black tea ice cream! And be sure to visit us at leniandviv.com for more recipes, tutorials, and inspiration!

Enjoy your black tea ice cream! And be sure to visit us at leniandviv.com for more recipes, tutorials, and inspiration!

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