Chai Spiced Ice Cream


Recently I wrote about our first-time-ever ice cream making experiences when we made our luscious Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream. This recipe soon followed. I wanted to try a flavor I couldn’t easily find in stores, something unique. Making homemade ice cream is like a license for creativity. You can do just about anything you want!

The chai was a fun flavor! The first time I might have made it a little too spicy, so I’ve toned it down a bit in the recipe below. The great thing is that you can taste test your mix as you go (it’s a burden, to be sure) just so you know you’ve got just the right amount of spice for you. I also wanted to try this recipe as an alternative to the typical heavy cream route. Can you tell a huge difference? What do you prefer?


Chai Spiced Ice Cream

Yield: 1 quart


  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup skim milk
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips or chopped chocolate
  • 4 tablespoons cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground all spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves



Mix all the ingredients in a blender for about 1 minute. Pour into a plastic container and freeze for 5 hours. Mix with a spoon, then put back in the freezer until it’s firm enough to scoop (about 5 more hours).

Adapted from Fat Girl Trapped in a Skinny Body.

And just look at this melty goodness!


  1. Javelin Warrior says:

    This looks fantastic and I’m drooling over the texture and color… I am featuring this post in today’s Friday Food Fetish roundup (with a link-back and attribution), but please let me know if you have any objections. It’s a pleasure to be following your creations…

  2. Afshan Cheeky Sylph says:

    This looks delicious!! 😀 I can almost taste it. I’ve been having a jam phase, perhaps I’ll move on to icecreams next. You’ve inspired me to try 🙂 Love your blog!

    • Kelli says:

      Thanks! If you do try it, let me know what awesome flavors you come up with! Next up for me: Blueberry Coconut. 🙂

    • Kelli says:

      Well, it’s sweet of course, but it also has a kind of spiciness to it, in a Chai sort of way. It tastes like fall, if ice cream is allowed to do that sort of thing. I really don’t know how to describe it, but if you like the flavor of those spices, you may like this. I’d start with less spice and add more, taste testing the mix as you go.

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