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Close up scoop of earl grey ice cream with spoon.

Earl Grey Ice Cream

Author: Sarah Brooks
Like a lovely cup of freshly brewed tea this Earl Grey ice cream is deliciously fragrant and aromatic. Perfect for your next tea party, or just because!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Chilling and freezing time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 15 mins
Course afternoon tea, Dessert, morning tea, Snack
Cuisine British
Servings 6 serves (⅔ cup each), approx.
Calories 390 kcal


  • ice cream churner


  • 2 teaspoons (5gms) tapioca starch
  • 1 & ½ cups (375mls) full fat milk
  • 9 Earl grey tea bags
  • 2 cups (500mls) thickened cream
  • ½ cup (110gms) white sugar
  • ½ tablespoon (15gms) glycose syrup


  • Measure the milk and put into a small saucepan. Add the tapioca starch to a small bowl. Take two tablespoons of milk from the saucepan and add it to the tapioca starch. Mix to form a slurry.
  • Gently heat the milk until just starting to simmer/bubble around the edges. Turn off the heat and add the tea bags. Steep for five minutes, stirring gently occasionally to help the bags steep.
  • Remove the teabags from the milk. Add to a small strainer and gently press down over the pot to squeeze out the brewed tea.
  • Add the cream, sugar and glucose syrup. Return milk tea to a gentle simmer, stirring to dissolve the syrup and sugar.
  • Add the tapioca starch slurry and mix well. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Strain into a heatproof container to help remove any stray tea leaves. Cover and chill in the fridge for at least four hours, preferably overnight.
  • Put your storage container in the freezer to chill. If using a self refrigerating ice cream churner switch on about ten minutes before churning, otherwise take the churning bowl out of the freezer right before churning.
  • Churn the ice cream. It will be the consistency of soft serve when done.
  • Transfer to pre chilled container. Cover and freeze for about four hours until firm, or over night.
  • To serve remove from freezer, scoop and enjoy!


Calories: 390kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 4gFat: 30gSaturated Fat: 19gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 96mgSodium: 46mgPotassium: 165mgSugar: 25gVitamin A: 1255IUVitamin C: 0.5mgCalcium: 125mgIron: 0.1mg

Nutritional Disclaimer

Nutritional information is an estimate based on an online database. The nutritional content of ingredients may vary by brand. If you require accurate nutritional information, you should calculate this based on the specific brands and products you are using.

Keywords: ice cream machine, tea
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