Thai Tea Oreo® Ice Cream
It may sound like a shocker, but these two flavors meld together to make a sweet, yet subtle, frozen version of the well-known treat!
- Serves: 6 persons
- 1cup heavy whipping cream
- 2cups half-and-half, divided
- 1cup milk
- ¼cup powdered Thai tea mix, or to taste
- 1egg, beaten
- 1(14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
- ⅛teaspoon vanilla extract
- 12chocolate sandwich cookies (such as Oreo®), crushed
Step 1Heat heavy cream, 1 cup half-and-half, and milk in a saucepan over medium heat until it begins to simmer, about 10 minutes; stir in Thai tea mix and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer 5 minutes, or up to 10 minutes for more tea flavor.
Step 2Whisk about 1/4 cup cream mixture, a teaspoon at a time, into beaten egg; whisk beaten egg mixture into cream mixture in saucepan and cook until slightly thickened, about 1 minute. Strain cream mixture through a cheesecloth-lined sieve; discard tea leaves.
Step 3Beat remaining 1 cup half-and-half, sweetened condensed milk, and vanilla extract into cream mixture until well blended; cover and chill for at least 6 hours or overnight.
Step 4Freeze cream mixture in ice cream maker according to manufacturer's instructions. When ice cream is semi-solid, churn in 3/4 of the crushed chocolate sandwich cookies; continue to churn until ice cream is desired consistency, then fold in remaining cookies. Serve immediately or freeze for several hours for a harder ice cream.