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Bigelow Tea Celebrates National Ice Cream Month With Tasty Recipes

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Who doesn’t love ice cream? It’s as American as apple pie and with July being National Ice Cream Month, what better way to celebrate than to make your own ice cream at home or add a special sauce to jazz it up. Bigelow Tea, a third generation family owned American business, has created several recipes to add delightfully unexpected flavor to one of this country’s favorite desserts.

If you have an ice cream machine, Bigelow Tea has the perfect recipe for homemade peach ice cream, which gets a peach flavor boost from steeping Bigelow Green Tea with Peach bags in the heavy cream.

And the perfect topping for any flavor of ice cream? Chocolate sauce, of course. Why not try Bigelow Tea’s recipe for a delicious chocolate sauce with just a hint of cinnamon, which comes from steeping Sweetheart Cinnamon Herbal Tea bags in evaporated milk before adding semi-sweet and milk chocolate chips. You can also use Bigelow Tea’s Earl GreyEarl Grey Green TeaMint MedleyGinger Snappish or Cinnamon Stick Tea to add subtle, yet tantalizing flavor to classic chocolate sauce.

Make up an iced pitcher of your favorite Bigelow Tea to serve with ice cream and chocolate sauce, and you have the perfect ending to any summer meal. Enjoy!

Bigelow Tea’s Green Tea with Peach Ice Cream

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  • 2 cups (500mL) heavy cream
  • 1 cup (250mL) half-and-half
  • ¾ cup (180mL) sugar
  • Dash of salt
  • ½ teaspoon (2.5mL) vanilla extract
  • 20Bigelow® Green Tea with Peach Tea Bags
  • 1 cup (250mL) diced fresh or canned peaches, drained


Combine heavy cream and half-and-half in a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat, being careful not to boil. Turn off the heat; add sugar and salt, stirring to dissolve. Add the vanilla and the tea bags and let the mixture cool to room temperature, occasionally stirring and gently pressing the tea bags to infuse cream with the tea flavor. When cool, cover tightly and place in the refrigerator overnight. Before freezing, pour the mixture through a sieve set over a large bowl. Press the tea bags to release flavor. Add the diced peaches and freeze in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s directions.

Bigelow Tea’s Sweetheart Cinnamon Milk Chocolate Sauce

bigelow tea chocolate cinnamon recipe


  • 1 (12-ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 10 bags Sweetheart Cinnamon Herbal Tea*
  • 2 cups (12-ounces) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup (6-ounces) milk chocolate chips
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


In 2-quart saucepan, over medium heat, bring evaporated milk to a simmer. Add 10 tea bags; steep 5 minutes. Remove bags from evaporated milk and squeeze to remove liquid; discard bags. Add remaining sauce ingredients to tea milk mixture. Stir until chocolate chips melt (2 to 3 minutes). If necessary, heat over low heat to help melt chocolate chips. To serve: place a scoop of ice cream in bowl. Top with Sweetheart Cinnamon chocolate sauce. Refrigerate remaining chocolate sauce. Re-heat refrigerated Sweetheart Cinnamon sauce over low heat until softened to desired consistency.

Bigelow Tea Celebrates National Ice Cream Month with Frozen Delights!

July is National Ice Cream Month – what’s not to like? You don’t have to tell us twice, just grab the scoop and a cone! Eating ice cream is always fun, but why not try making some ice cream or other frozen delights using your favorite tea flavors! Bigelow Tea has several dessert recipes for ice cream, sorbet and other frozen treats – with peaches, vanilla, and caramel for perfect summer fun. So, step back in ice cream history, crank up the ice cream machine, and try these two ice cream recipes for starters!


Vanilla Caramel Tea Ice Cream


Green Tea with Peach Ice Cream

According to ice cream experts, balancing the sugar and temperature can be tricky with peach ice cream. It’s a delicate balance between sugar and freezing the ice cream, while not freezing the peaches. Of course, the final outcome is worth the effort. If you are looking for lighter or more portable frozen treats – on a stick perhaps – Bigelow Tea has you covered with fruity frozen tea delights.


Pomegranate Pizzazz Popsicles


Double Raspberry Tea-sicles

Not only will these Bigelow Tea treats please your palate, they also will be a fun family activity, made with all natural ingredients added by you. Once your freezer is full, it’s time to open wide and say YUM!

Celebrate National Ice Cream Month the Bigelow Way


Nothing screams ice cream like July. Why? Because in 1984, then President, Ronald Regan designated that perfect summer month as the right time to support the Dairy Industry.  He recognized ice cream as a fun and nutritious food that is enjoyed by a full 90% of the nation’s population.  So come on…celebrate National Ice Cream Month and make your delicious summer days just a little sweeter with the following recipe.

Green Tea Lemon Ice Cream


2 eggs 
2/3 cups granulated sugar
1 3/4 cups milk
2 cups heavy cream
Bigelow Green Tea with Lemon Tea Bags 
Yield: 1 1/2 quarts
In a small saucepan, combine the 6 tea bags and 1/2 cup of the milk until bubbles are visible, immediately take off heat and steep for 5 minutes. Strain tea bags, squeezing out all of the remaining liquid. Beat eggs in a medium size bowl. Temper the warm tea/milk mixture with the eggs (meaning add a quarter of the warm tea/milk to the beaten eggs and keep whisking until completely combined). Add sugar and heavy cream. Whisk vigorously, until well combined. Follow directions on a commercial ice cream maker. As the ice cream machine is going slowly add the mixture. Time for 30 minutes. After this time ice cream will be ready to consume or remove and place in an airtight plastic container and freeze.
For more taste treats to tickle your taste buds, don’t miss out on the fresh flavor of Green Tea and Peach Ice Cream or the creamy decadence of Vanilla Caramel Tea Ice Cream