Earl Grey Rooibos Ice Cream
Ice cream machine
Place the cashews in a large bowl along with 4 x Tick Tock Earl Grey teabags. Add enough room-temperature water to cover the cashews and teabags. Cover the bowl with a kitchen towel and soak overnight.
Place the bowl of an ice cream machine in the freezer overnight.
Add the cashews and soaking water to a blender. Blend, starting on low speed and increasing to high until smooth and frothy, about 40 seconds. Strain into a large bowl through a fine-mesh sieve or cheesecloth.
Reserve 240ml of cashew milk for the ice cream and store the rest in the refrigerator for up to a week for another use.
In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the water and Earl Grey Tea Infused Sugar and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture is clear, about 2 minutes. Whisk in the cocoa butter, coconut oil, and salt. Remove the pan from the heat and set aside.
In a blender, combine the cashew milk and coconut milk. Blend on low speed. With the blender running, pour in the sugar mixture to emulsify. Continue until well-blended, about 2 minutes.
Pour the mixture into a large metal bowl and mix in the vanilla extract. Scrape in the seeds from the vanilla bean and whisk to combine. Chill the mixture in the fridge for 1 hour.
Add the mixture base to the ice cream maker and churn for 1 hour, or as long as the machine requires, until thick and creamy.
Transfer the ice cream to a loaf pan and freeze overnight.
Scoop and serve immediately. Enjoy!
- 390g cashews if you’d like leftover cashew milk or 65g if just making enough for the ice cream
- 4 x Tick Tock Earl Grey Rooibos teabags
- 60ml water
- 250g Tea Infused Sugar (we used Earl Grey Rooibos)
- 4 tbsp cocoa butter
- 4 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tsp salt
- 240ml coconut milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 vanilla bean