A sign of the times changing is that people are beginning to go back to basics. This means that people are choosing to make their own things rather than go with store bought. Homemade can be better for several reasons: better ingredients, meaning you’ll know exactly what goes inside.
Along with making homemade, people are making things that have never been made before. For example, I’m sure you have heard of green tea ice cream, but have you heard of black tea ice cream? If you are not a fan of iced tea during the summer months, then try making tea ice cream. Nearly everyone loves ice cream and if it’s too hot and humid to brew a cup of tea, try making a rich, creamy ice cream to cool down with.
What you need:
2 cups )about 473ml= of heavy cream
1 can (14oz/397g) of sweetened condensed milk
4 teabags or about 2-3 tablespoons loose leaf tea of your choice.
To start, pour in the 2 cups of heavy cream into a saucepan and put on a medium-low setting. Keep an eye and stir it occasionally until the cream starts to get warm, when it starts to steam or bubble.
Remove from heat and place the teabags in, letting it steep for 45 minutes to 1 hour depending on how strong you like your tea. Remove the tea, strain the cream to get any extra bits and pieces out with a fine strainer into a bowl, and place in the refrigerator to cool completely.
Once the cream is completely cool, take it out of the refrigerator and whip with an electric mixer until soft peaks form (cream must be VERY cold! I learned this during the test run!). Pour in the condensed milk and gently mix in with a spoon or on the lowest setting of your mixer. When mixed together, pour mixture into a container of your choice, and place in the freezer for at least 4-8 hours.
After the ice cream freezes, take it out and let sit for a little bit or run scooper in hot water before serving. Serve with cookies, fruit syrup, or for an even more fun twist, add bubble milk tea pearls! Be even more creative and fill ice cream molds with the mixture, add a stick, and freeze to make creamy tea popsicles!
Be creative and make homemade!