Chai Tea Latte Ice Cream
I am a self proclaimed Trader Joe's addict. I love their stuff. Mike's parents sent us a Christmas care package several years ago from TJ's and it had a can of Trader Joe's Spicy Chai Latte mix. YUMMY! Mike loves Chai Latte's from Starbucks. We thought this would save us a little $$$ by making our own. Now that we are hooked on yet another TJ product, I decided to experiment. I love Ice Cream and I love Chai Tea.....what if I made it into an ice cream flavor.
As my ice cream maker churns away in the other room, I am quickly typing away my first or, beginner recipe of this fabulous flavor. Because the mix also has a dairy powder in it, the ice cream is coming out super creamy. I was worried that it would be grainy with the addition of sugar but, it's hasn't gotten gritty so far.
1 cup whole milk
4 scoops of Trader Joe's Spicy Chai Latte Mix
1/4 cup sugar
2 cups cream (about 1 larger carton)
Using an electric mixer, mix whole milk, sugar and TJ's Spicy Chai Latte Mix until well incorporated. I did about 2 minutes (pausing a couple times to scrape the sides) on level 2 with my Kitchen Aid stand alone mixer. Then mix in cream (on low with your mixer! We don't want whipped cream. Although, that does give me another idea!). Pour into your ice cream maker and follow their operation instructions. Then freeze until desired consistency.
This recipe has given me more ideas. I even have one in the works for a Mexican hot chocolate ice cream. I wonder too if I could use almond milk in place of whole milk? Maybe I can leave out the sugar? We shall see!