Thick and creamy earl grey honey milkshakes! An awesomely frozen spin on the classic English tea with milk and honey.
Oooooooh. TEA TIME! Guys, I love tea. LOVE. IT.
I am a total tea addict. When the cold starts to come around, I usually drink a cup of coffee in the morning, then I drink, like, a pot of tea in the afternooon. THEN I usually drink some sort of tea or toddy at night. Because, all liquids in the Fall and Winter should be warm right? Right?
I actually prefer to drink my Earl Grey tea (favorite!) without any milk or sweetener. Just straight up high quality freshly brewed black tea is where it’s at. But every once in a while, there really is something about a great cup of Earl Grey tea with milk and honey.
This shake is my Summertime take on that comforting cup of tea!
Okay. So, I haven’t made many milkshakes in my life. I’ve always been more of a smoothie gal. So, how do you get creamy thick milkshakes without using churned ice cream? I tried using whipped cream, and that tasted really delicious, but was just sort of……. weird. The ice cream really takes the consistency of the shake to that next level. That thick and creamy “shake” like consistency.
How do you make that happen without ice cream? Is it possible?
- 4 Tbsp loose leaf Earl Grey tea
- 1½ cups boiling water
- 1 cup vanilla ice cream
- ¾ cup half and half
- 2 Tbsp honey
- 12 ice cubes
- Let water cool down from boiling for about 30 seconds. Steep tea in the almost boiling water for 4 minutes.* Strain and let cool about 20 minutes.
- Blend the ice cream with the half and half in a blender until slightly thick, about 1 minute. Add Earl Grey concentrated tea and honey and blend until combined. Add the ice cubes and blend until frothy.
DO NOT EXCEED 4 MINUTES! Your tea will become bitter.
Now, who’s ready for hot toddy season? (My hand is raised!)
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