This Thai Tea Ice Cream tastes authentic, made from Thai tea mix and sweetened with condensed milk to replicate your favorite Thai tea drink.
What is in Thai Tea?
The tea can be easily identified by its orange color and it is usually sweetened with condensed milk and sugar. The drink is made from black tea leaves with other ingredients such as orange blossom water, star anise, crushed tamarind seed, and other spices. It also has a sweet vanilla aroma to it.
The brewed tea color is bright orange as it contains artificial red and yellow food coloring. After I read several websites, I discovered that the food coloring may apparently be the same food dye that was used in Kraft Macaroni and Cheese. If it is your first time brewing Thai tea, please be careful not to spill the tea as the color is so orange and it may stain your clothes and furniture.
The Thai tea can be combined with either evaporated milk, coconut milk, or whole milk. The milk is poured over the tea and ice before serving to add rich creaminess.
There are several brands of Thai tea mix and Number One brand is the easiest to find in my area. Nowadays, it is sold in a big supermarket and can be found in two flavor variants, which are Thai tea and green tea. The package is like the picture above.
Thai Tea Ice Cream vs Other Tea Flavors
I am a big fan of tea ice creams. I have tried infusing several tea flavors into ice cream, but mostly they turn out too mild for me. Surprisingly, the Thai tea flavor comes out much stronger than other types of tea.
For me, Thai Tea Ice Cream tastes just like a cup of Thai Iced Tea but in a frozen form. Try drizzling Thai Tea ice cream with condensed milk to replicate the real Thai tea drink flavor.