Lately, I’ve bene drinking chai lattes like it’s my job. I think its all the spices…it just smells and tastes like fall and the holidays. You know? And since it’s been a while since my last popsicle recipe, I thought it would be fun to turn my favorite fall drink into popsicles.
I tried a few different recipe options (coconut milk, cream, etc) and finally landed on the perfect combo. Chai and ice cream! Aside from the ice cream part though, I think a lot of the reason why it’s so good has something to do with the chai I used. And what chai might that be?
I partnered with Brooklyn company, Dona Chai, to make these bad boys and their chai tea concentrate is seriously the best I’ve ever had. Not to mention, they have amazing packaging. So, it looks like I’m hooked at this point and you might be too. If you don’t know about Dona Chai already it’s a (super) delicious chai tea concentrate, made with whole spices that are ground fresh and steeped in small batches to ensure consistency and quality. More info here.
And that’s the chai that went into these popsicles! Sounds pretty good right? Here’s the ingredients list…
Ingredients: (makes 10-12 popsicles)
– 16 oz Dona Chai chai tea concentrate
– 4 cups of vanilla or french vanilla ice cream
Measure 4 oz of Dona Chai and evenly distribute the concentrate into the bottom of each popsicle mold. *This step isn’t required, but it’s how I was able to achieve the ombre look you see in the photos, so I thought I would mention it.
Then, measure out your ice cream and allow it to soften at room temperature for 10-15 minutes. You want it to be soft / melty enough to go into the popsicle molds without any trouble. Then in a large bowl, mix the ice cream together with remaining 12 oz of Dona Chai.
Pour the ice cream chai mixture into individual popsicle molds and freeze for 45 minutes. Then, remove from the freezer and insert popsicle sticks. Put back in the freezer for 4-6 hours or until completely frozen.
Once the popsicles are ready to eat, you can easily pop them out of the popsicle molds by running them under warm water for 30-60 seconds to loosen them up.
You should totally try these for Thanksgiving (or even Christmas). Definitely a unique way to serve up some festive treats for the holidays.
P.S. In case you’re curious to try Dona Chai in another way, you can make a chai latte with equal parts Dona Chai and milk (serve hot or cold). Love this stuff! Can you tell that I’m obsessed?!
Photography by Rachel Brewer
Recipe and styling by Brittni Mehlhoff
Are you a chai tea drinker? Think you’ll give this popsicle recipe a try?
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