When I took my first sip of London Fog at Le Marche St Georges a few years ago, I instantly fell in love with Earl Grey tea. Since then I’ve been drinking it on a regular basis and you’ll find my pantry fully stocked with Earl Grey tea at any time. A few weeks ago, my friend asked for a batch of Earl Grey ice cream, and I jumped at the opportunity to turn one of my favorite drinks into an ice cream. I asked why Earl Grey considering there are endless flavors but she thought it sounded lovely as an ice cream. Darn right!
I love playing with flavors and decided to combine Earl Gray and honey blossom to see what I could coax out of those ingredients. It was a hit when tested on some unsuspecting guests at a birthday party. I think people were surprised that a tea could make such a good ice cream flavor.
Bergamot-scented Earl Gray tea and honey blossom create a sophisticated and complex flavor that is subtly sweet with slight bitter undertone. This is my fourth batch and I can’t get enough of it!