Up in the air and chai tea ice cream

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It was my hubby’s birthday on Tuesday. I like birthdays a lot. And I really like planning months in advance what gift I should get him. I am obsessive like that. 🙂 This year I decided to give him an experience, one I can share with him. Since he has only been on an airplane (a Boeing) once, 21 years ago, I was opting for an adventure involving leather jackets, Ray Ban sunglasses and little black boxes.

It was decided: an introductory course with a short flight and some technical airplane stuff I have no clue about. Brilliant!

So before long we were in the sky in a Cessna 172; a four-seat airplane – smaller than you’d expect – with Kenny Loggins singing Danger Zone in the background.  My hubby was Maverick and I was Goose.  For about ten minutes or so my hubby actually flew the plane himself; never had I a prouder moment.

It was awesome, and a bit scary! But it is definitely something we’ll remember forever.

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Another thing I’ll remember forever is this chai tea ice cream. I tasted chai tea for the first time about six years ago and I loved it. With notes of cinnamon, cardamom and star anise it is exciting yet comforting at the same time.  I’m quite certain this would make a great milkshake too.

Ingredients:

250 ml full cream milk

500 ml cream

4 tablespoons sugar

4 tablespoons honey

Pinch of salt

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

4 chai teabags

4 egg yolks

Method:

  1. Warm milk, sugar, honey, half the cream, salt and vanilla essence in a saucepan.
  2. Insert the teabags and let it cool for 30 minutes to room temperature.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg yolks.
  4. Take out the teabags and slowly pour the milk mixture into the eggs while whisking continuously.
  5. Pour back into the saucepan and heat. Stir with a spatula and scrape the bottom of the pan to form a custard. When the spatula is covered when removing it from the mix, the sauce is ready.
  6. Pour the mixture through a strainer and add the rest of the cream.
  7. Chill for 12 hours.
  8. Churn your ice cream according to your machine’s specifications.

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3 thoughts on “Up in the air and chai tea ice cream

  1. I can see that you had an awesome day by looking at the smile on your faces! and the ICE CREAM …. Yummy!!

  2. Now that is an awesome experience gift! So cool!! And of course finishing up the celebration with ice cream is necessary. Love this flavor!

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