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Chai Ice Cream - How to Make Masala Chai Ice Cream at Home

By Alka Jena @alka_jena
Chai Ice cream  - How to make Masala Chai Ice cream at homeMy mornings are never complete without a sip of chai . This has been a routine since I was a kid when mom would make the first batch of tea early in the morning and the aroma of the freshly brewed chai would compel us to wake up from bed. Chai or Tea is always a part of most of the discussion be it in the morning or in the evening. Sharing  the newspaper along with a cup of chai and some biscuits early in the morning is what many of you can relate to. This morning ritual is still a part of my life today when both mom and son would sit down in the morning to have our tea together.Chai Ice cream  - How to make Masala Chai Ice cream at homeWhenever I have traveled I always make sure to find the best tea stall and have my tea there. Be it a small town in the foot of the Himalayas or a simple Sikkim village selling homemade tea made with yak milk, Tea or Chai evokes a feeling of belonging, a sense of togetherness, a feeling well beyond words. If you happen to travel through north India, you will definitely come across a tea stall at almost each corner offering Chai. Apart from the regular Tea, you will likely to find a delicious Masala Tea. Chai Ice cream  - How to make Masala Chai Ice cream at homeThe spices used in the Masala tea vary according to the region and how strong or light you want to have it. The traditional spices used in chai are cinnamon, ginger, clove, cardamom and black pepper. it is believed , the English popularized tea drinking in India in the early 1900's as a way to expand the market for the tea they were growing there. But the  locals insisted on adding more sugar and milk than would be considered proper by English standards and, adding insult to injury, spicing it up a bit with cardamom, pepper, cinnamon.
Chai Ice cream  - How to make Masala Chai Ice cream at homeYou must be wondering why I am speaking about Tea or Chai in this hot and humid summer, that’s the reason why I choose my favorite hot beverage to give it a cold makeover for our 40th Foodie Monday Bloghop theme of Summer coolers…. settle for this unusually flavoured Masala Chai Ice cream which is thick,Creamy, Sweet and Perfectly chai-spiced
Chai Ice cream  - How to make Masala Chai Ice cream at homeThis Chai Ice cream is infused with the spices (masala), crushed green cardamom seeds and freshly grated ginger root just like my mother used to prepare for us when we wanted that something extra comfort and warmth. Holding this cup of Chai Icecream in my hand makes me a little nostalgic and brought back memories of sweet playful years which is never going to come back again. 

Recipe Type: DessertPrep time:30 minutes

Setting time: Overnight
Yields: 400 ml Chai Ice cream  - How to make Masala Chai Ice cream at home


  • 200 ml Amul fresh cream
  • 200 ml of Amul Whipping Cream
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • 200 ml of condensed milk
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 2 crushed green cardamom pods
  • 2 crushed peppercorns
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • A pinch of nutmeg powder
  • 1inch piece peeled, chopped ginger
  • 2 tbsp Assam Tea
Chai Ice cream  - How to make Masala Chai Ice cream at home

Let's Learn How to make the Chai Ice cream:

  • Add the water, cardamom, peppercorn,cloves, nutmeg and grated ginger to a small saucepan and bring to a boil on a medium-high flame. When the water begins to boil, add the tea leaves and reduce the flame to medium-low. Allow the water to boil for another 2 minutes, remove from stove and strain the liquid to remove the solids. Transfer the tea liquid back into the saucepan and add milk and sugar to it and starts boiling the liquid on a medium-high flame till it reduces to a little less than 1 cup. Remove the liquid from the stove and keep aside until ready to use.
  • Once the chai has cooled completely, add the condensed milk to it and mix till combined.
  • Place the container as well as the whipping blade in the freezer for 30 minutes along with the cream. Whip the cream till it becomes stiff and then add the condensed milk and tea mixture to it and blend everything well.
  • Pour into an airtight container and refrigerate over night . After it is set, take it out and churn again in a blender and put it back on the container to set it for another 3 to 4 hours. Your Chai Ice cream is ready to be savoured.

Chai Ice cream  - How to make Masala Chai Ice cream at home

Sending this Chai Ice cream seasoned with rich and warm Chai Spices to the 4oth #Foodie Monday #Bloghop theme of #SummerCoolers ...In the meanwhile you might be also interested to check Sugar Palm Ice cream , Pomegranate Ice Cream or Expresso Choco Chips Ice cream.

Chai Ice cream  - How to make Masala Chai Ice cream at home

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