Chai Affogato Recipe

Chai tea over honey-sweetened ice cream is a tasty dessert. Egg-free, creamy coconut milk ice cream is homemade. Simply serve strong, freshly brewed chai tea over quality vanilla ice cream.

Honey-Sweetened Coconut Milk Ice Cream (yields 8 small scoops of ice cream) – 2 cans (14 ounces each) full fat coconut milk – ⅔ cup honey – ⅔ cup water – 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract – ½ teaspoon cinnamon – Dash fine grain sea salt – 1 ½ teaspoons arrowroot starch (see notes) Strong chai tea (use 4 tea bags per 1 cup water, which yields enough tea for 4 small servings) – 8 spiced chai tea bag – 2 cups water


Step 1


Mix coconut milk, honey, water, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt in a Dutch oven or large pot. Whisk often as you gently simmer over medium heat.

Step 2

While the mixture warms, whisk the arrowroot starch with a couple tablespoons of coconut milk in a small bowl until evenly combined and lump-free.

Step 3

Once the coconut milk mixture is simmering gently, add the arrowroot mixture and whisk constantly for one minute.

Step 4

Place the bowl in the refrigerator until the mixture is completely chilled after removing from heat and cooling to room temperature.

Step 5

Before making ice cream, chill your container in the freezer. Scoop and discard the thickened ice cream layer with a spoon. In case the honey separates, whisk the chilled mixture.

Step 6

 Put the mixture in your ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer's instructions, then transfer to a chilled container. Several hours of freezing.

Step 7

When ready for dessert, boil 2 cups water and pour it over 8 chai tea bags. After 4 minutes, remove the bags and squeeze out some of the water. Scoop ice cream into small bowls and add hot tea. Serve now!

See Also

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