Do you like tea?
Do you like honey?
Do you like ice cream?
Are you on a diet?
Only kidding. I don't know any woman over the age of 25 who isn't on a diet, and men don't worry as we do.
Seriously, this ice cream is much lower calorie than that which I normally produce, and, therefore, "diet-ish". Just like the cake earlier this week, only more diet-ish. Really.
EARL GREY TEA ICE CREAM
2 tbsp tea leaves, Earl Grey or some other strong black tea
1 cup boiling water
1/2 cup honey
1 egg yolk
1 tsp cornstarch
3/4 cup cream
1-1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup orange juice
Pour the boiling water over the tea leaves and let it sit for 15 minutes. Strain. While the tea is still strong, whisk in the honey, egg yolk and cornstarch. Cook in the microwave for 2 to 5 minutes (depending on how fast yours goes), stirring every 30 seconds, until the mixture begins to puff up. OR, for Pam and other ice cream non-cookers, just whisk in the honey and skip the egg yolk and cornstarch, and don't cook it. It'll just be a different in texture, I promise. Whisk in the milk and cream, and then the orange juice, and chill for about 3 hours. Process according to your ice cream maker's directions.
If you don't have an ice cream maker, don't whisk in the cream. Chill the mixture in the freezer until it starts to turn slushy, beat the cream and whisk it into the base. Then freeze it until it's solid. It'll work fine, I promise.
See? Little cream, less milk. Diet-ish.
Word of warning: If you don't like a strong honey flavor, use 1/4 cup honey and 1/4 cup white sugar. Then just stir the sugar in with the boiling water and tea leaves so it dissolves. And there you go! A cup of tea along with your ice cream; what could be better?
Have a great weekend, everyone!