Chai Spiced Ginger Crunch Ice Cream
  • 1 1/2 cups low fat milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp. chai spice blend (or make your own blend)
  • 3 Tbls. cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup crushed ginger snaps (about 6-8 cookies)
  1. Reserve 1/2 cup of milk.
  2. Mix remaining milk, cream, sugar and salt in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook until mixture begins to steam.
  3. In a bowl, whisk cornstarch, chai spice, and remaining milk; there should be no lumps.
  4. Add cornstarch mixture to pot. Cook, stirring, until it starts to thicken and barely reaches a boil, about 5 minutes.
  5. Immediately reduce heat to very low and stir for 5 minutes or so until thick. Stir in vanilla extract.
  6. If mixture has lumps, strain it into a bowl.
  7. Chill until cool, a couple of hours (you can skip this step if you have a machine with a built-in freezer).
  8. When cool or if there are no lumps, pour into an ice cream machine and freeze according to the manufacturer’s instructions, adding ginger snaps at the end of the process.
Adapted from Mark Bittman's recipe for Cornstarch Ice Cream