Easy Homemade Chai Latte Ice Cream Recipe

If you’re looking for a healthy dessert recipe that’s also easy to make, this homemade chai latte ice cream is the perfect option and will have you craving more!

I distinctly remember one of our childhood babysitters forcing us to play outside from morning until lunchtime.

Thinking back on how hot it is in wide-open West Virginia fields in the summer, that was probably borderline child cruelty.

Then again our other option was to stay inside with her four-inch-tall chihuahua that was hateful enough to have made Cruella Deville do all of the runnings. So we probably just preferred it that way.

Nonetheless, ice cream was always a welcome cool down that I’ve loved for as long as I can remember.

And this homemade chai latte ice cream recipe brings back childhood summer memories. It is a bit more mature than my once go-to cookies and cream favorite.

Also, if you want to bring your ice cream eating habit to the next level, try this Ice Cream Cookie Cups Recipe, the most genius, quick, and absolutely delicious dessert since the plain ole’ cookie.

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Ingredients and Equipment Needed to Make Homemade Chai Latte Ice Cream

Whole milk

Heavy cream

Honey

Vanilla extract or one whole vanilla bean

Pinch of salt

Chai tea bags

Egg yolks

Ice cream maker

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How To Make Homemade Chai Latte Ice Cream

Step 1 – First, bring the milk, 1 cup of the cream, honey, vanilla, and salt just to a simmer, stirring to dissolve the honey.

Step 2 – Remove from heat and set the chai tea bags in the cream mixture.

Step 3 – Let steep, uncovered, for half an hour, then remove and discard the tea bags then let the cream mixture cool for 15 minutes.

Step 4 – In a separate bowl, whisk together the 5 egg yolks. Whisking constantly, slowly pour in about a half cup of the cooled cream mixture to temper the yolks, then add them egg yolk mixture to your original cream mixture pot.

Step 5 – Next, heat the new mixture over low heat until it reads 170-175 degrees on a candy thermometer.

The mixture should be thick enough that a line drawn with your finger across the back of the spoon will stay.

Step 6 – Then, place a strainer over a large bowl and pour the custard into the bowl through the strainer to remove any little bits of egg, and then stir in the remaining cup of cream.

Step 7 – Once strained, refrigerate until very cold or set the bowl in an ice bath to cool it more quickly in a pinch.

Step 8 – Then churn in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions, I used this CuisineArt maker and then placed the finished ice cream in a locking mason jar container to freeze for two more hours.

Don’t have an ice cream maker? These no churn ice cream recipes are simple and fuss-free, and they’re the perfect starting point for any toppings or flavor additions you want to add.

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More Chai Latte Recipes To Try

This is actually the first time I’ve ever tried to make homemade ice cream on my own, and I have to say, I love it! I felt like a very proud kindergartner afterward.

To bring my ego back down I thought I’d share the woes of trying to photograph melting ice cream for the world wide web (sweating bullets from stress not pictured). 

If you’re a big fan of chai latte like me, check out a few of our favorite recipes below —

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Homemade Chai Latte Ice Cream

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5 from 1 vote
Add a little spice to your life with this delicious homemade chai latte ice cream recipe.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Freezing time2 hrs
Total Time3 hrs
Course Desserts
Cuisine Desserts

Equipment

  • Ice cream maker

Ingredients

  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract or one whole vanilla bean
  • pinch of salt
  • 5 bags chai tea
  • 5 egg yolks

Nutrition

Calories: 2985kcal | Carbohydrates: 250g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 211g | Saturated Fat: 127g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 12g | Monounsaturated Fat: 57g | Cholesterol: 1568mg | Sodium: 368mg | Potassium: 1422mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 247g | Vitamin A: 9086IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 1046mg | Iron: 4mg
Servings: 4
Calories: 2985kcal

Instructions

  • Bring the milk, 1 cup of the cream, honey, vanilla, and salt just to a simmer, stirring to dissolve the honey.
  • Remove from heat and set the chai tea bags in the cream mixture.
  • Let steep, uncovered, for a half and hour, then remove and discard the tea bags then let the cream mixture cool for 15 minutes.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the 5 egg yolks. Whisking constantly, slowly pour in about a half cup of the cooled cream mixture to temper the yolks, then add them egg yolk mixture to your original cream mixture pot.
  • Heat the new mixture over low heat until it reads 170-175 degrees on a candy thermometer. The mixture should be thick enough that a line drawn with your finger across the back of the spoon will stay.
  • Place a strainer over a large bowl and pour the custard into the bowl through the strainer to remove any little bits of egg, and then stir in the remaining cup of cream.
  • Once strained, refrigerate until very cold or set the bowl in an ice bath to cool it more quickly in a pinch.
  • Then churn in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions, I used this CuisineArt maker and then placed the finished ice cream in a locking mason jar container to freeze for two more hours.
Cost: $30
KEYWORD: homemade chai latte ice cream

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  5. I could be reading this wrong, but when do you add the second cup of the heavy cream? add cream mixture to egg and egg to cream mixture, but I don’t see anything about the second half of the heavy cream?

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  6. I’ve been looking for a chai latte ice cream recipe for a while now and this one seems perfect! Will definitely be trying this recipe on the weekend (:

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  7. this looks SO delicious… i am obsessed with chai at the moment. definitely a recipe i will be saving to recreate. thanks for sharing – this ice cream would go perfect with the praline & chai sprinkles i just purchased!

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  8. This looks so delicious! I’m always looking for an excuse to try a new ice cream flavor!

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