Thursday, June 29, 2017
Tea Flavored Ice Cream!
We welcomed Mike and Deb Raab of Tea-for-All to the tea room yesterday for a class about making tea-infused ice cream. This dynamic duo demonstrated the four step process for making a French style ice cream which includes preparing the tea-infusion, custard preparation, freezing, and enjoying!
We sampled four types of delicious and flavorful ice cream. The soft tan color let you know there was something unique about this ice cream. There was a Lemon Souffle which is actually a base of rooibos and honeybush tisanes. This was the all around favorite flavor. In addition we sampled Chai Masala, a smooth spicy ice cream and Cordially Yours, a chocolate cherry flavored tea ice cream to which Mike added miniature chocolate chips. Once the ice cream maker finished its work, we sampled Lavender Earl Grey with blueberries. Yum!
In addition, assorted toppings were offered that included toasted coconut, toasted sliced almonds, and a crunchy almond brickle. They were fun additions to an already tasty and unique variation on ice cream.
Deb and Mike, Specialty Tea Institute mentors will be back in the tea room in August to present the Foundations of Tea, Level 1 and Level 2 classes offered by STI. If you are looking to advance your knowledge of tea, these classes are highly recommended.