Thai Tea Ice Cream - Dairy free!

I ♥ Thai Iced Tea.....big time. I mean, first off, there's the gorgeous color. It's like an unbelievable dessert sunset in a glass. A deep, rich burnt orange with a layer of creamy, ivory goodness...condensed milk. Oh my, condensed milk and I go back a long way. Like many, many key lime pies ago! We are off to a good start.
Then there's the elusive flavor of the tea, sweet, herby, milky. Delish. 
My husband, Jay, has been bugging me make a Thai Tea ice cream for a while now. I finally caved. I made a dairy-free one (mainly because I'll find any excuse to put coconut milk in something!) 
p.s. - I had the Thai Tea bags already, you might need to search for those at specialty store or market.

Thai Tea Ice Cream - Dairy free!

2 cans unsweetened coconut milk (full fat)
heaping 1/2 cup of cane sugar
big pinch of salt
4 single bags of Thai tea (about 1/3 cup loose tea)

Shake up coconut milk in cans, then open cans and empty into a medium sauce pan. Whisk well to blend. Add sugar, salt and loose Thai tea. 
Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Turn off heat and allow mixture to cool. Pour mixture into a bowl, cover with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator overnight.
The next day, strain the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer and spin in an ice cream maker (I love my bright orange one from Cuisinart!)
Place in a container and freeze until ready to serve.


  1. Shannon,
    This sounds wonderful. I adore tea and love the idea of making a tea ice cream. Someday I hope to get one of those cool Cuisinart ones...someday.

    Love your photos btw. The heart in tea is so cute.

  2. You definitely need to put that Cuisinart on your wish list. So many cool colors and it works so well. Thanks for the photo love....coming from you that's a huge compliment!

  3. Yum!! And that first photo is adorable! (I need an ice cream maker too :P )


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