Earl Grey Ice Cream with Bittersweet Chocolate Flakes (aka London Fog Ice Cream)

While browsing around one day on Instagram, I came across a delightful looking ice cream picture from @foodandwine. Normally I just “heart” the photo and move on, but something about this picture made me go on line and find the recipe! It is light in flavour with a nice crisp-crunch from the chocolate. It actually reminds me of a London Fog latte!

Earl Grey Ice Cream with Chocolate Flakes

I would highly recommend to use a brand of tea that you love, as it will make the ice cream better! I usually drink Twinnings Earl Grey, but I used some from my Harrods tea box that is also pretty tasty. You will need 3 bags for this recipe.

Earl Grey Ice Cream with Chocolate Flakes

This recipe was created by a New York DJ named DJ Justine D. She has been a DJ for about 15 years and has her own stellar music-food blog called In the Kitchen at Parties. And isn’t that the truth! That’s where you can always find me at any party…

Earl Grey Ice Cream with Chocolate Flakes

This recipe does have some time consuming steps, but it is well worth it as it will create one smooth and flavourful ice cream!

Earl Grey Ice Cream with Chocolate Flakes

Earl Grey Ice Cream with Chocolate Flakes

DJ Justine D originally calls for coarsely chopped chocolate, however we had to use finely chopped, almost flaked chocolate, as we had ourselves a picky-chocolate-in-the-ice-cream-fella we had to accommodate 🙂 and it turned out well! We also omitted the salt, as I had run out of Maldon sea salt and couldn’t get to the store in time.

Earl Grey Ice Cream with Chocolate Flakes

This part was the worst. Watching the custard mixture just chill out. You get these urges to just dump it into the ice cream machine and deal with it later… but you can’t. You should really bring down the temperature to at least “room” temp before pouring into the mixture. Otherwise it could take forever, and depending on the ice cream maker, it may hinder it’s ability to produce an ice cream from the heat.

Earl Grey Ice Cream with Chocolate Flakes

Earl Grey Ice Cream with Chocolate Flakes

Earl Grey Ice Cream with Chocolate Flakes

When it’s done churning, it’s like a soft serve ice cream. We could have eaten it all right then and there, but we had company coming for a celebration, so we had to save some to freeze.

Earl Grey Ice Cream with Chocolate Flakes

Earl Grey Ice Cream with Chocolate Flakes

Annnnnd voila! Perfect, delicious ice cream! Perfect for any summer time tea party!

Earl Grey Ice Cream with Chocolate Flakes

Earl Grey Ice Cream with Chocolate Flakes

Prep time: 10 minutes     Cook time: 40 minutes     Cool time: 4+ hours

Makes one quart

Ingredients:

473 ml whole milk

3 Earl Grey tea bags

200 grams granulated sugar

8 large egg yolks

473 ml heavy cream

75 grams bittersweet chocolate chips, chopped

Directions:

In a saucepan, bring the milk and tea bags to a boil with half of the sugar. Remove from the heat and let steep for 20 minutes. Reheat the milk mixture over medium heat and remove the tea bags.

Meanwhile, in a bowl, whisk the egg yolks with the remaining half of the sugar until the mixture is pale in color.

Add ⅓ of the hot milk to the egg mixture to temper it. Add the egg mixture to the saucepan of milk and cook on low, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon until the mixture holds a line on the back of the spoon.

Immediately pour the mixture through a fine sieve into a bowl set over an ice bath. When cooled, add the heavy cream, and then process in your ice cream machine.

When the processing is done, fold the chopped chocolate into the ice cream by hand. Store in the freezer for at least 4 hours.

Enjoy!

{Recipe adapted from FWx}

Earl Grey Ice Cream with Chocolate Flakes

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8 thoughts on “Earl Grey Ice Cream with Bittersweet Chocolate Flakes (aka London Fog Ice Cream)

    • My pleasure! As I read your message I’m enjoying a London Fog at a cafe, and it really does taste like the ice cream! 🙂 it would be lovely if you carry earl grey 🙂

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