Why You Should Be Using Earl Grey Tea In Your Ice Cream

It's a wide, wide world of desserts, and we have to fess up to loving almost all of them. From cake to cookies, we have an equal opportunity sweet tooth. But there's one sugary item that we just can't seem to get enough of, and that's ice cream. Cool and creamy, a savior on a hot summer day, but equally as welcome on a cool autumn night, ice cream is always a delicious treat. Another thing we love about ice cream is the sheer variety. 

Plain vanilla or strawberry? Have at it. Want some chunks in there? Go for cookies 'n' cream or mint chip. Looking for some syrup? Ask for fudge ripple. When it comes to ice cream flavors and styles, there's something out there for everyone. For example, if you're a fan of tea, it's high time you discovered Earl Grey ice cream. Using this fragrant black tea in your homemade ice cream is a move you'll want to get on immediately.

Put some tea in your ice cream

All of us are familiar with coffee ice cream, and now it's time that ice cream teamed up with another favorite breakfast beverage — Earl Grey tea. This strong black tea flavored with the citrus fruit bergamot is beloved by tea drinkers all over the world, and it also happens to make an exceptional ice cream flavor. The boldness and citrusy-ness of Earl Grey complements the sweet, neutral flavor of frozen cream. You can check your local ice cream shop for a pre-made version, or you can make it at home using one of the many recipes available online

The process is simple — you just infuse the tea into a basic ice cream custard, then follow your ice cream maker's instructions for churning it into ice cream. However, If you don't feel like busting out a specialized piece of cooking equipment, but still want to try Earl Grey on your ice cream, you can whip up an Earl Grey sauce instead. Try steeping a basic custard sauce with bags of tea, then chilling the custard before spooning it over butter pecan, vanilla, or coffee ice cream. Cold cream-on-cream action? Now that's a dessert idea we can get behind.