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Gluten Free Chai Ice Cream Recipe

Although I’m not a fan of chai tea on its own, I love Indian spices. I decided to create an ice cream that would give me all the fragrant sweetness of the tea – without drinking it!

I used a Breville Smart Scoop ice cream maker for these recipes, but they will work in any machine. Or, if you don’t have an ice cream maker, use my food processor method.

Food processor method (for a soft-serve style ice cream):
Once the ingredients are blended, rather than placing in an ice cream maker, divide the mixture evenly among 9-12 silicone muffin cups. Freeze until firm, then remove cups and store the disks in a plastic food storage bag until ready to serve. To make the ice cream, take 1-2 frozen disks per serving. Cut each disk in quarters and process until the mixture resembles crumbs. Scrape the sides and press the mixture down. Continue to process until it blends and becomes creamy. Serve immediately.

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Gluten Free Chai Ice Cream Recipe

Although I’m not a fan of chai tea on its own, I love Indian spices. I decided to create an ice cream that would give me all the fragrant sweetness of the tea – without drinking it!
Prep Time20 mins
Freezing Time3 hrs
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 187kcal
Author: Ricki Heller

Ingredients

  • 1 cup plain or vanilla rice milk
  • 2 chai tea bags I used herbal, but regular black chai would work, too
  • 2 medium pears cored (no need to peel)
  • ½ cup raw cashews
  • 1 cup full-fat canned coconut milk
  • ⅓ - ½ cup coconut sugar or xylitol to taste
  • Pinch of kosher or fine sea salt

Instructions

  • Set up your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s directions.
  • Pour the rice milk into a small pot and add the teabags. Bring to a boil over medium heat, then lower the heat to simmer. Cover and allow to cook for 5 minutes; turn off the heat. Let cool completely. Once cooled, press the teabags with the back of a spoon to bring out as much flavor as possible, then remove the teabags from the liquid.
  • Place the milky liquid and remaining ingredients in a blender and blend until perfectly smooth.
  • Pour into the ice cream maker and churn according to the manufacturer’s directions. For soft ice cream, serve immediately, or freeze until firm.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Chai Ice Cream Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 187 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Sodium 21mg1%
Potassium 222mg6%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 15IU0%
Vitamin C 2.9mg4%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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