Aromatic Chai Tea Latte Gelato Popsicles are a real cool, creamy treat! Enjoy them all summer long to help beat the heat.
Popsicles made with gelato are the best, they’re like a gourmet popsicle that we can all get behind. Gelato is a rich, thick, custard-type ice cream that is made with heavy cream, sugar, and egg yolks. Custard may seem like it takes time to prepare, but it is actually quite quick. It’s the setting up that takes time, making these gelato popsicles labor of love.
The basic ingredients in this gelato are cooked over low heat until the mixture begins to thicken. After draining your liquid to extract any solids the custard is placed in popsicles molds. Once you allow the popsicles to freeze, you are ready to eat this frozen gelato! Doesn’t that sound incredibly easy?
Gelato on a Stick
To make this gelato pops, I added International Delight’s Vanilla Chai Tea Latte to my gelato. The latte added silkiness to my custard along with a full-bodied chai taste that transformed my plain gelato into something quite exotic. I added fresh orange zest to my custard too. The citrus pops in your mouth and depends on the flavor of the chai flavored gelato. The taste of these popsicles is positively luxurious.
This gelato popsicle recipe is too good to share so make sure that you always keep plenty of gelato popsicles on hand so that you have enough to last you through the hot summer months!
Ingredients you’ll need for these Chai Tea Latte Gelato Popsicle:
- Heavy cream
- International Delight Chai Tea Latte
- Granulated sugar
- Egg yolks
- Vanilla extract
- Orange zest
For the exact amounts needed, please see the recipe card below.
How to Make Chai Tea Latte Gelato Popsicle
- Heat your heavy cream and chai tea latte in a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat.
- Heat the mixture until bubbles begin to form around the edges.
- In a bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and sugar until they are thick and pale yellow in color.
- Slowly pour the hot milk mixture into the eggs while whisking constantly.
- Carefully pour the mixture back into the pan and continue to whisk constantly.
- Reduce the heat and cook until the mixture is thick and coats the back of a spoon. Remove from heat and strain through a mesh.
- Stir in the orange zest.
- Pour your custard into 8 popsicle molds. Place the popsicles into the freezer.
- After an hour, place a wooden popsicle stick into the center of each mold. Continue freezing until the popsicles have set.
- You can remove the popsicles easily from the mold by running hot water on the outside of each mold.
If desired, you can use almond milk instead, but please note that the texture of the recipe will turn out differently.
You can swap out the cold latte drink for other brands and flavors of cold brew coffee for more variety in taste.
How long are gelato popsicles good for?
These popsicles can last up to several weeks in the freezer and maybe even several months depending on how well you keep them wrapped and contained. Improper storage can lead to freezer burnt popsicles which mean that they will lose flavor and texture qualities as they age. Keep your frozen pops well wrapped in plastic wrap and in an airtight container to prevent them from getting freezer burnt and they should be able to easily last up to 3 months.
Why do we strain the ice cream custard?
We need to strain or sieve the mixture to help remove any chunks and inconsistencies in the ice cream/gelato. When running the thickened pudding-like mixture through the sieve you want to gently encourage the mixture to go through the nets, but do not force any lumps through. You want those to be removed so that your popsicles get a wonderful flavor.
Why should you wait to add a popsicle stick to your homemade popsicles?
Waiting about an hour or so before adding the stick will help the mixture to freeze enough to hold the stick in place without much issue. When applying the stick to the runny wet mix too early, the stick will want to tilt or lean, but waiting an hour before adding it in will help to give the mixture time to thicken so that it can hold the stick in place properly so that it looks more uniform and nice.
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- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1 cup International Delight Chai Tea Latte
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 5 egg yolks
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 orange, zested
- In a medium sauce pan, heat heavy cream, Chai Tea Latte over medium heat. Heat mixture until bubbles begin form around the edges.
- Whisk together egg yolks and sugar until thick and pale yellow. Slowly pour hot milk mixture into the eggs, whisking constantly. Carefully pour mixture back into the saucepan, whisking continuously.
- Reduce heat and continue to cook until mixture is thick and coats the back of a spoon. Remove from heat and strain mixture. Stir in orange zest.
- Pour custard into 8 popsicle molds. Place popsicles in the freezer. After an hour, place a wooden popsicle sticks in the center of each mold. Continue freeze popsciles until set.
- To remove popsicles, run hot water on the outside of each mold.
Amount Per Serving Calories 325Total Fat 25gSaturated Fat 15gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 184mgSodium 94mgCarbohydrates 24gFiber 0gSugar 23gProtein 4g