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Coconut Chai Ice Cream

This dairy-free chai ice cream is bursting with coconut, ginger and Indian spices.  It’s deliciously satisfying and so wonderfully creamy because it’s made with Andre Prost Coconut Milk.
TIME
20 minutes to prepare
25 minutes to churn
Freeze overnight
YIELD
3 1/4 cups
INGREDIENTS
2-13.5 oz cans Coconut Milk, divided
6 chai tea bags* of choice
1 tablespoon minced ginger
1/2 teaspoon green cardamom pods (about 6), slightly crushed
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup of turbinado sugar (Sugar in The Raw) or granulated
6 egg yolks
*There are many types of Chai tea and most people have their favorite brands, but for this recipe we used: Decaf Chai Spice by Stash
DIRECTIONS
Step 1
Bring 1 can Andre Prost Coconut Milk to a full boil. Remove from heat and add tea bags, ginger, cardamom and salt. Stir and cover. Let steep for 5 minutes.
Step 2
Add sugar and stirring occasionally, simmer for 2-3 minutes to steep some more, and dissolve sugar. Strain hot base through a fine sieve into a medium bowl. Whisk in remaining can of Coconut Milk until smooth.
Step 3
Meanwhile, beat egg yolks very well, in a medium bowl. Stirring continuously, add (in a thin stream) one cup of coconut-chai mixture to beaten egg yolks to temper. Whisk tempered egg yolks into coconut-chai mixture and pour into a medium sized sauce pan.
Step 4
Cook over a low-medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture is thickened. A wooden spoon or spatula with a point is best for getting into edges of pan. Remove from heat and pour into a bowl. Cover and refrigerate until cold.
Step 5
Pour cold Coconut Milk mixture into frozen insert of ice cream maker. Follow instructions for ice cream maker.
TEST KITCHEN TIPS
  1. Chai Tea is made of many different ingredients. Green cardamom seeds are one of the primary spices, along with cinnamon, fennel, cloves, fresh ginger and even black peppercorns. If you wish one spice to be bolder than another; add a few fennel seeds or stick of cinnamon to the hot mixture in Step 1. Spice it up for your taste.
  2. Health food stores sell all of these spices in bulk, so you can buy as few, or as much as you like. It’s often much less expensive (and fresher) than the supermarket pre-packaged spices.
  3. Loose leaf tea can be substituted for the tea bags.  Start with 1/4 cup loose leaf tea and experiment for your desired flavor profile.

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