Kirbie's Cravings

Thai Tea Ice Cream

close-up photo of a bowl of Thai Tea Ice Cream

I’ve been determined to make good use of my ice cream maker, so I’ve been trying out various recipes and just sort of inventing my own. On one visit to Niederfrank’s Ice Cream, they had a Thai tea ice cream that I really enjoyed. I decided to try to make my own.

I didn’t want to experiment with custard-based ice creams yet, so I just stuck with using mainly heavy cream for my base. The ice cream came out pretty good. I was afraid the color would be too light. I had bought Thai tea bags, but then I got lazy and decided to use a can of Thai tea I had laying around. The can was already premixed with sugar and milk, but the color wasn’t bright orange. However, the brown-orange did seem to come out alright even after adding heavy cream, diluting the color even more.

This is a quick, basic recipe. I’m sure there are ways to make it even richer, creamier. But I like how this one tastes.

On another note, there’s still time to enter my panda cookies giveaway
which you can read about here.

photo of a bowl of Thai Tea Ice Cream

Thai Tea Ice Cream

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Thai
This ice cream flavored with Thai tea is so easy to make!


  • 1 cup Thai tea either canned that already has sugar and milk, or you can make your own by using thai tea bags/leaves and condensed milk
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream


  • Mix all ingredients into a bowl. Whisk for about one minute with a hand whisk
  • Pour ingredients into your ice cream maker and follow manufacturer's instructions.
  • You can serve immediately, or freeze a few hours for a harder ice cream.

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

Did you make this recipe?I'd love to see it! Mention @KirbieCravings and tag #kirbiecravings!

Thai Tea Ice Cream

Subscribe to receive new post updates via email

don’t miss a thing!

Get new post updates via email:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating

13 comments on “Thai Tea Ice Cream”

  1. Great recipe!! I think it requires a bigger bowl. YUMMMY!!!

  2. Thanks for all the tips. I’m going to try this again really soon and I’ll definitely write about how it turns out!

  3. I heated the milk and then steeped the chai and spices . . . strained it out before mixing in the condensed milk. Let us know how your next batch turns out!!!

  4. I think next time I’ll use tea leaves and condensed milk, and see the difference. I’m thinking it will taste and look even better.

  5. I recently made chai ice cream — it’s like eating a chai latte in a bowl! Yummy! Like most of us, I have a basic ice cream recipe that I go back to and I used that. I heated the ingredients and added the chai spices (including the pepper corns) and let it steep — however I use condensed milk (Trader Joe’s is a great place to get this at a good price) instead of sugar . . . whether I use milk or half and half, the condensed milk seems to give the finished ice cream a richer taste (no matter the flavor). I would think it would be particularly good with Thai tea, too!

  6. I thought the leaves might produce a better color. Next time I’ll try doing that. I already bought the leaves.

  7. Try using the actual Thai tea leaves which you can get at Ranch 99. They have deeper color and easy to steep, and you can use a lot to concentrated the flavor and color.

  8. You should definitely try making thai tea ice cream once you have an ice cream maker =)

  9. I love ice creams with simple ingredients. A lot easier to make.

  10. I have the Cuisine Art ICE-20. I got mine off of amazon. It’s easy to use because you don’t need to buy any salt or ice for it.

  11. I love thai tea…so I can imagine this must’ve been so delicious!
    Wish I have an icecream maker too…def high on my to-buy list!

  12. Wow! Only a few ingredients. This looks lovely.

  13. What ice cream maker do you have ? We made a lot of icecreams in Gremany but our ice cream maker doesn’t work in the US (different voltage) and we are thinking about buying oen with an active cooling system instead of the old passive system.