Earl Grey Ice Cream Recipe

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Tracy December 29, 2020

How To Make Earl Grey Ice Cream

If you love earl grey tea, then you’ll absolutely adore its cold version! Our earl grey ice cream offers a tasty cold treat that is easy to make at home.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Chill Time: 6 hours
Total: 6 hours 20 minutes



  • 1cupwhole milk
  • 2cupshalf and half,or 1 cup heavy cream and 1 cup half and half
  • ¾cupsugar
  • 6earl grey tea bags
  • 5egg yolks
  • 1tspvanilla extract


  1. In a small saucepan, warm the milk, half and half, and sugar over medium heat, stirring occasionally.

  2. Once the milk is steaming but not boiling, remove the pan from the heat.

  3. Place the tea bags into the pan, cover, and steep at room temperature for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  4. Remove the tea bags, then return the heat to medium heat.

  5. In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and vanilla until frothy.

  6. Once the milk mixture is re-warmed, add 2 tablespoons of the hot milk mixture to the eggs, then quickly whisk in until combined.

  7. Repeat for 2 to 3 more times with more of the milk mixture, then gradually pour in the remainder of the milk mixture into the egg yolks; whisking quickly until combined.

  8. Return the new milk and egg mixture to the saucepan, then cook over medium heat. Stir and scrape the bottom of the pan constantly until the mixture thickens to a custard and coats the back of a wooden spoon.

  9. Immediately strain the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer.

  10. Refrigerate for at least 6 to 8 hours, until completely cooled.

  11. Freeze with an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

  12. Serve cold, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

This recipe would also be fun to try with other kinds of teas, such as jasmine and cinnamon teas.


  • Calories: 317.53kcal
  • Fat: 16.29g
  • Saturated Fat: 9.13g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 5.19g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.07g
  • Carbohydrates: 37.10g
  • Sugar: 36.75g
  • Protein: 6.54g
  • Cholesterol: 186.81mg
  • Sodium: 67.62mg
  • Calcium: 174.55mg
  • Potassium: 208.11mg
  • Iron: 0.47mg
  • Vitamin A: 167.65µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.87mg
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