August 22, 2013 By Leanne Vogel December 19, 2018
When it comes to summer treats, a bowl of homemade ice cream is the very best thing.
And the flavor possibilities are endless… even if you have a bunch of different food preferences, eating styles and allergies in your house.
If you’re in love with chai lattes, vanilla or tea, I’ve got news for you – the magic of chai plus the creamy consistency of ice cream combined together in (dairy-free) matrimony tastes like pure heaven.
Sadly, I cannot be credited for this wondrous creation.
It’s all on Kelly – the writer, super Mom, recipe developer and photographer behind the food blog, The Spunky Coconut.
Kelly and I had had a Skype date a couple of months ago and, when we got onto the topic of cookbooks, Kelly mentioned that she had written a Dairy-Free Ice Cream Cookbook.
Once we really got into chatting about the flavors, strategies and ingredient techniques behind the perfect bowl of dairy-free ice cream, it was easy to see that Kelly knew her stuff! And, lucky me(!), she offered to send me a copy of her Dairy-Free Ice Cream Cookbook. It traveled all the way from Montreal, along with us in the car, just to make sure it would arrive in Calgary safe and sound.
I could barely wait to crack this baby open and get to ice cream
Though there were a bunch of ridiculously cool recipes to choose from – like pumpkin, piña colada, and spiced apple tea, the chai ice cream spoke to me most.
With a little change here, and a minor ingredient update there, I was ready to take the recipe into the kitchen and get to blending and churning. And, I must say, this is quite the delicious treat!
To print, email or text this recipe, click here.
Transfer the blended mixture to a mason jar or glass container and refrigerating for at least 12 hours will allow the flavors to develop and the mixture to prepare for freezing. Don’t skip this step!
I know, it’s torturous, but I wouldn’t recommend it if I I didn’t think it was totally necessary.
Also, feel free to use any type of tea here. I used Celestial Seasonings Bengal Spice (because it’s so flippin’ good!) but any type of chai tea would work just fine.
I’ve found quite the sweet spot for shooting my recipes in my new studio/office… but it requires me to push aside my big bulky computer. While I was shooting yesterday, I may or may not have dripped ice cream into my keyboard. Heh.
This ice cream is well worth the sticky keyboards and messy desks.
Have you visited The Spunky Coconut before?
Do you have a copy of her Dairy-free Ice Cream Cookbook? Would you like one? Yes?
Let’s give a copy away, shall we?
Kelly is offering to send 1 lucky Healthful Pursuit reader a signed copy of their very own Dairy-free Ice Cream Cookbook!
To enter the giveaway:
A winner will be drawn on Wednesday August 28, 2013 at 11:59pm EST.
Thanks for entering, everyone. A random entry was selected and Christine from New York won!
Hi! I’m Leanne (RHN FBCS)
a Keto Nutritionist, host of The Keto Diet Podcast, and best-selling author of The Keto Diet & Keto for Women. I want to live in a world where every woman has access to knowledge to better her health.