All of us love a hot, steaming cup of comforting chamomile with some honey, accompanied by a good book while snuggling in bed during the cold winter nights.
But frankly, the last thing you would think of when hearing the word chamomile is ice cream. The aromatic, golden-yellow infusion is known for its relaxing effects and has been established for generations as a “bedtime tea”, consumed mainly hot.
We could have never imagined that chamomile ice cream can taste that amazingly until we tried this great recipe! This chamomile ice cream with salted honey is a treat that will definitely please you with its smooth and buttery texture and its delicate and floral flavor. You can serve it on waffle cones or with any warm dessert of your preference.
The ice cream itself is not overly sweet so topping it off with some honey is perfect for some additional sweetness and a pretty presentation.
You know this site is all about unique tea recipes so we thought we should share this one with you too!
Salted Honey & Chamomile Ice Cream
Ingredients (for a quart)
- 2 cups whole milk
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 7 chamomile tea bags
- 4 teaspoons cornstarch
- 3 tablespoons cream cheese, softened
- 2/3 cup honey
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- Combine 1/4 cup of the milk and the cornstarch until smooth and set aside.
- In a large saucepan, whisk together the remaining milk and the cream along with the honey and salt.
- Place the saucepan over medium-high heat and cook for 4 minutes. Remove from heat, add tea bags, cover, and let it steep for 2 hours.
- Strain the mixture and remove tea bags (squeeze them to remove as much milk as possible).
- Put your milk mixture over heat again and bring to a boil, add the cornstarch slurry and cook until thickened (about 2 minutes) while stirring.
- Pour 1/4 cup of the hot milk mixture into a bowl with the cream cheese and whisk until completely smooth, then whisk this into the rest of the milk mixture. Cover and place in the refrigerator to chill.
- When your mixture is completely chilled, churn ice cream according to manufacturer instructions.
- Transfer to a container and freeze for a couple hours.
What do you think about this one?