Guest Post: Earl Grey Tea Ice Cream

It is my absolute pleasure to introduce you to a fellow food blogger from Melbourne, Australia - Celeste @ Celeste is a very talented food photographer as you can clearly see from her blog. She has a very balanced mixture of recipes as well as extremely helpful restaurant reviews from places around Melbourne... A LOT of places around Melbourne, I must add haha. Please join me in thanking her for this wonderful recipe! It looks amazing - Celeste I'm coming over for some ice cream!!

I had my first spoonful of Earl Grey Tea Ice Cream while I was in Singapore. And I fell instantly in love. So much so that I had to try it out for myself. I searched high and low for a recipe and settled on one that looked promising. So here it is, Earl Grey Tea Ice Cream. In my version, I added in some raspberries as well. I didn't put it into the recipe, but it does go well if you want to give it a go!

Earl Grey Tea Ice Cream

Source: Mac and Cheese with some tweaks from me.


1 cup whole milk
2 cups half and half
3/4 cup sugar
5-6 Earl Grey tea bags
5 egg yolks


1. Warm the milk, half and half and sugar in the sauce pan. Mix well and remove from heat. Steep the tea bags in the sauce pan for 30 minutes, remove and rewarm the mixture in the sauce pan. Stir well to ensure that the mixture is evenly infused.

2. Whisk egg yolks together and add the milk mixture to the egg yolks slowly and while whisking it gently together.

3. Return the mixture to the sauce pan and over a low heat, stir and scrape the bottom of the pan till it thickens into a custard. (Dip a metal spoon in and out of the pan, custard is ready when there is a thin film sticking to the spoon.

4. Cool the mixture thoroughly before putting it into your ice cream maker.

5. Freeze and churn in the ice cream maker - and voila! Ice cream!

Have you ever had Earl Grey Tea Ice cream before? You should, if you haven't. It is the most divine ice cream ever. In fact, I plan to go through my tea cabinet and make ice cream from all the teas there.

I think I'm going to be trying Ginger Tea Ice Cream next!


  1. Hi Kimba, love the look of this and can't wait to try it, but what is half and half (in your ingredients list)?

  2. Love this guest post! Such a unique combination for ice cream, but sometimes those unique flavors are the best ones!

  3. I love trying new ice cream flavors and this sounds so delicious and looks incredibly creamy! A chai tea ice cream would be insane and instead of adding soy milk to my tea a scoop of the ice cream would be decadent!

  4. I love this and I drink Twinnings too. Full of flavor!

  5. green tea ice cream looks wonderful so many possibilities with an ice cream machine yummy

  6. oh wow, this looks so good, and very pretty!

  7. Lovers of this tea would surely enjoy this recipe!

  8. Hello from Malaysia!!! ;)

    Hey Kimba, just loved your space here! Mouthwatering dishes with eye catchy pics!!! Great weekend ahead! :D

  9. Greetings from S'pore! Hope u'd fun here. Oh, this is a great recipe, Celeste! I love everything Earl Grey :)

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  10. That looks amazing! I'm a huge fan of ginger tea, so I think I will definitely use this recipe as a foundation and make some ginger tea ice cream like you suggested. :)

  11. that sounds so interesting - tea icecream... i can't really imagine how it tastes. what about green tea icecream.

  12. I have no idea how grey tea was taste like! Hope I can have some right now. Looks so tempting!^_^
    Thanks for sharing.

  13. annastable.blogspot.comNovember 27, 2010 at 2:08 AM

    Earl Grey is my favourite tea.The ice cream sounds divine.

  14. Sorry, I put my comment in the wrong post (although your chicken kiev looks amazing, its not ice cream).
    So I was saying that I've tried Darjeeling, matcha, and Earl Grey flavored ice creams. They're all nice, but EG is wonderful 'cause of that bit of citrus. Yours looks really yummy!

  15. This ice cream is so different. I like the idea to use tea to make ice cream. Thank you for sharing this great recipe.

  16. Yum..... great post!! I love making ice cream and this recipe looks super.

  17. I would have never thought of this in a million years! Tea ica cream has got to be fabulous ;)

  18. Hi Kimba, Thanks for sharing this mouthwatering ice cream and this is a great guest post. Happy weekend to you.

  19. I have seen a lot of desserts with earl green tea! I think its high time I also made something.This ice cream looks so creamy!

  20. This sounds fabulous! I love tea infusions in ice cream...delicious!