Friday, November 26, 2010

Cinnamon Plum Tea Ice Cream: Holiday Awesome

For those of you whose taste for ice cream bleeds over insatiably into the cooler months of the year, this post is for you.

Making tea into ice cream is nothing new.   Green tea ice cream seems to be making its way into just about every grocery store around the nation.  And plenty of food bloggers are experimenting with recipes for Earl Grey Tea Ice Cream (Mac & Cheese), Irish Breakfast Tea Ice Cream (Coconut & Lime), and even Thai Tea Ice Cream (The Ivory Hut).

So, I decided to try my hand at making some of my own. I chose one of my favorite local brews from Milwaukee's own Rishi Tea, a local company whose tea has been given a variety of top honors, including seven First Place Awards at the 2010 North American Tea Championship. 

Made with fresh local whole milk and cream, cinnamon plum tea, a bit of sugar and a dash of honey, this ice cream is not only stellar on its own, but it makes the perfect filling for ginger snap ice cream sandwiches & an awesome accompaniment to a slice of hot apple pie.

I wouldn't normally double post a recipe like this -- but I know that not everyone is reading my posts over at DEVOUR Milwaukee, and I didn't want anyone to miss this one.  Cuz yeah -- it's really THAT good.

Rishi Cinnamon Plum Tea Ice Cream:
Warming Tea Makes Delightfully Chilly Holiday Dessert

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  1. I am totally one of those year-round ice cream lovers. Why let a little cold weather get in the way of a good thing, ya know?

    This sounds absolutely delicious. I'm usually not a big fan of most tea ice creams because I don't love earl grey or green tea. But cinnamon plum? Umm hellz yeah.

  2. Ooh I would love to try making a vegan version of this. I love Rishi's cinnamon plum!

  3. I love all of your ice cream posts! I want to get an ice cream maker but if you knew me, you'd agree that I should not have the capability to make 'em ;)

    Happy Holidays.

  4. I love the simplicity, yet the decadence of this dessert. I will most definitely dog-ear this one for the future.
    This is the sort of thing I'd love to feature on my blog about the food experience:


  5. I never had Thai ice cream before that sounds delicious, I'll be sure to check this out. Thanks.


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