Challenge 7 of 12: Oolong Tea Ice Cream

by Yolanda

If you’ve ever had Oolong tea before, you’ll know that it has strong bitterness with a sweet after taste. Oolong tea is a traditional Chinese tea and is between black and green in oxidation. I came up with this idea after making the Jasmine tea ice cream. Lo and behold this oolong tea ice cream has the best texture of all the ice creams I have made so far. It was just so creamy, sweet, and delightful, that I will definitely be making it again in the near future!

3 tbs Oolong tea leaves
2 cups half and half
2 cups heavy cream
1 cup sugar


  1. Heat half and half in sauce pan over medium heat until small bubbles form around the edge. Do not boil
  2. Remove half and half from heat
  3. Add Oolong tea leaves in the half and half. Stir and let it steap for 15 minutes.
  4. Strain out the loose tea.
  5. Add heavy cream and sugar to the mixture.
  6. Heat mixture over medium heat until small bubbles form around the edge again. Do not boil.
  7. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.
  8. Process in ice cream maker

August 2010

One Response to “Challenge 7 of 12: Oolong Tea Ice Cream”

  1. Myrtonos says:

    Have you heard of oolong matcha? That would surely be a better alterantive to straining the tea in the milk.