You are going to love this no-churn creamy Earl Grey ice cream. It is officially my favorite no cook homemade ice cream flavor!
Our family recently visited a new ice cream place in the Pruneyard called Tin Pot Creamery. It is a small local ice cream shop that makes interesting small batch ice cream flavors. (This post is NOT sponsored, I just love their creativity with ice cream flavors!!). One taste of their Earl Grey ice cream and I was hooked. It had hints of Earl Grey and was lightly sweet.
Earl Grey tea is a black tea with a unique flavor. This flavor comes from bergamot oil, which has a slight citrus flavor. Earl Grey is believed to have lots of health benefits, as well as a nice boost of caffeine. I like Earl Grey tea because it has less caffeine than a cup of coffee, so it is a nice afternoon pick me up.
Keep in mind there are a lot of Earl Grey teas out there. Quality is important. You want a reputable tea compan and not a cheap tea. I say this after watching a tea episode of Alton Brown. When tea is being processed for sale, tea manufacturers sift the tea into many grades, depending on the size of the leaf. The cheapest teas are mostly tiny pieces of leaves and a lot of tea “dust”. More expensive teas have big pieces of tea leaves in the bags. I used Numi Earl Grey tea to make my ice cream. Another favorite is Mighty Leaf.”
I am convinced that Earl Grey is the best tea to make no-churn ice cream. It has cinnamon and other fun flavors that just blend in perfectly with the creaminess of the whipping cream and condensed milk.
One thing I love about this ice cream recipe is that you don’t have to add extra sugar. There is enough sweetness from the condensed milk to make this ice cream perfect. Condensed milk is available with dairy, or without. I used a condensed coconut milk for this recipe. If you can’t find it, that is fine. Use the regular variety. I love the way the slight coconut flavor works with the Earl Grey tea, so that is why I used this.
Condensed milk is available with dairy, or without. I used a condensed coconut milk for this no-churn recipe. If you can’t find it, that is fine. Use the regular variety, it will still taste delicious. I love the way the slight coconut flavor works with the Earl Grey tea, so that is why I used this.
You will love this easy no cook homemade ice cream. You don’t need a fancy kids ice cream maker or ice cream maker machine to make this no-churn ice cream recipe! My kids make this recipe with our Vitamix. (You can also use a blender.)
Steep three Earl Grey tea bags in a cup of hot water.
Add all ingredients in the Vitamix or blender and whip until thick.
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Things You Need To Make This Recipe:
- A blender or Vitamix. You can easily make this recipe with a mixer, but it will take a little longer to whip up the cream.
- Your favorite variety of Earl Grey tea.
How to make no-churn ice cream:
This no cook thick and creamy Earl Grey infused ice cream is easy to make.
- 14 ounces condensed milk
- 1 cup Earl Grey tea
- 2 pints whipping cream
Heat a cup of water and add three bags of Earl Grey tea. Allow to steep 5 minutes.
Allow the tea to cool down for 10 minutes.
Add all ingredients to a Vitamix or blender. Mix until the cream is thick.
Pour into a bread pan or other freezer safe container and freeze for 3 hours.