Vanilla Chai Ice Cream Recipe and #Giveaway

Enjoy your favorite afternoon tea flavor in a cold and creamy treat with this Vanilla Chai Ice Cream Recipe!

Vanilla Chai Ice Cream Recipe

Yep!  Yep!  More ice cream, I just can’t help myself!  I eat ice cream all throughout winter.

This Vanilla Chai Ice Cream Recipe is perfect for winter.  It has the cool, creamy texture and the slightly spicy chai flavor.  I used my favorite tea, Bigelow Vanilla Chai.  But feel free to use your preferred chai tea brand or flavor.

Vanilla Chai Ice Cream Recipe and a #Giveaway

Savora supplied me with an ice cream scoop to review, however all content and opinions are my own.

Do you see that super shiny, space-age looking, totally awesome ice cream scoop!?!  That is a Savora Ice Cream Scoop.  The lovely folks at Savora sent me one of their gorgeous scoops to try out and are also supplying a scoop for the giveaway below!

It is no secret that I LOVE Ice Cream!  I also love ice cream scoops . . . I own enough scoops to be considered a collector.  And, I am totally guilty of being attracted to shiny things!  So, I was super excited to try this new line of Savora Scoops.

The ice cream scoop works really well.  It is heavier than normal scoops.  You could totally use it as a weapon if someone breaks into your house while you are making an ice cream sundae . . . it could happen.  Gotta love kitchen tools with a dual purpose!

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Vanilla Chai Ice Cream Recipe and a #Giveaway

Anyways, back to this Vanilla Chai Ice Cream Recipe.  For this ice cream recipe I finally tried adding xanthan gum to create a softer more scoopable consistency.  It works great!  But if you do not have xanthan gum it can be easily omitted. 

You must make this immediately, especially if you love chai tea!

Vanilla Chai Ice Cream Recipe

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Vanilla Chai Ice Cream Recipe
Vanilla Chai Ice Cream
Author: WonkyWonderful
  • 1 Cup Heavy Cream
  • 2 Cups Whole Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Ultrafine Sugar
  • 4 Chai Tea Bags
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Paste or Extract
  • 1/4 tsp Xanthan Gum * optional
  1. In a medium saucepan over medium/low heat; whisk together the heavy cream, milk and sugar.
  2. Heat and whisk frequently until liquid begins to steam and is hot to the touch (but Not boiling).
  3. Remove from heat and add the tea bags and the vanilla to the liquid.
  4. Cover and allow to steep for about 1 hour.
  5. Gently squeeze the tea bags while removing, then discard.
  6. Sprinkle the xanthan gum into the liquid while whisking vigorously.
  7. Transfer liquid to a container and chill in the fridge until completely cold. (at least 4 hours)
  8. Place your desired ice cream container into the freezer.
  9. Churn the creamy chai mixture in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's instructions.
  10. Once the churning process is complete, transfer to the cold ice cream container.
  11. Cover and freeze for 2-3 hours before serving.
Recipe Notes
*Xanthan Gum makes the ice cream softer and easier to scoop straight out of the freezer.
Vanilla Chai Ice Cream Recipe

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  1. I was going to say plain vanilla but this chai vanilla sounds delicious!

  2. I would scoop out Moosetracks Ice Cream! It is my favorite!

  3. I love this recipe! I love ice cream and have recently fallen in love with chia so this recipe is perfect!

  4. Pam Gurganus says:

    I would scoop rainbow sherbet!

  5. Darlene Owen says:

    My favorite ice cream is Strawberry

  6. KaySue says:

    I would scoop vanilla ice cream.

  7. Yay another ice cream recipe! I know you’re always good for a couple a month! My fav is probably mint chocolate chip ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Nicole Harris says:

      lol, I had to take a mini-break from ice cream recipes because even an Ice Cream Enthusiast such as myself can only handle so much! My waistline needed a break from ice cream too ๐Ÿ˜€

  8. Anne Haun says:

    Plain old vanilla!

  9. I would say peppermint since the holidays are coming-thanks for the chance to win-I am not on facebook, and couldn’t tell if my entry when in or not

  10. What a great ice cream recipe, Nicole. I love the flavors! And that scoop is gorgeous!

  11. Valerie Garbo says:

    I would either scoop vanilla or cookies n cream. We love ice cream in our household.

  12. Susan Haebig says:

    Indigo…….. TY Wonderful Wonky ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Marissa says:

    My favorite ice cream is Haagen Dazs Rocky Road. It is sinful! But I cannot wait to try this recipe!!!

  14. Rocky Road!

  15. Margot C says:

    I have been making a vanilla, roasted pecan caramel swirl which is pretty fantastic; so I would scoop that.

  16. jeanette sheets says:


  17. I love the flavor of chai – I never would have thought to make ice cream

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Oh my goodness Heather, it is so good! The only problem is that I am very sensitive to caffeine and do most of my ice cream eating at night ๐Ÿ˜›

  18. Darlene Carbajal says:

    chocolate! ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Kathy Wilson says:

    Vanilla….then I can top it with anything!!!!

  20. Elizabeth G. says:


  21. Sarah Marshall says:

    My favorite ice cream flavor is cookies and cream!

  22. Robin Wilson says:

    I love vanilla ~ not French vanilla ~ pure vanilla bean Vanilla!

  23. Amy Honious says:

    This looks like an awesome scoop! The first icecream I would scoop is Extreme Moosetracks! Thanks for such a useful giveaway ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. I would scoop vanilla chai ice cream because that looks so good

  25. I don’t know why I have never thought to make vanilla chai ice cream before. I love Chai and know I would love in in a deliciously creamy ice cream. Thanks for sharing, Nicole!

  26. I love ice creamin any flavor.Right now we have Java Chip in the freezer, so that’s what I’d scoop. ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. Kymberly Pray says:

    Coffee Toffee Chocolate Chunk ice cream!

  28. Kiera M. says:

    Chocolate Mint chip

  29. Trisha B. says:

    I would scoop some chocolate peanut butter ice cream with this scoop

  30. Carly Friebel says:

    For this time of year? Egg nog!

  31. Carolsue says:

    I would scoop Chocolate Chip Mint
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  32. Lori O. says:

    Mint Chocolate Chip. It’s my favorite ๐Ÿ™‚

  33. Diana Mears says:

    Red velvet cake ice cream.

  34. I’m simple, I like Vanilla with chocolate candy chunks thrown in.

  35. chocolate of course!

  36. Danielle says:

    Mint chocolate chip or butter pecan are my faves. But really, any flavor will do!

  37. Janet Ingalls says:

    Anything chocolate!

  38. Heather Scroggins says:

    I’d scoop vanilla bean ice cream!!

  39. Good post. Using the tea bags to make chai ice cream seems like it would give it authentic flavors. Thanks for posting.

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