Inspired by the refreshing iced beverage from Thailand, this boldly colored ice cream is the pick-me-up you didn’t know you needed. Like the drink that inspired it, this ice cream recipe uses sweetened condensed milk in the base instead of sugar. In addition to replicating the flavor of the drink perfectly, sweetened condensed milk also gives the ice cream an ultra-creamy consistency.
The color and flavor of this ice cream come from a Thai tea mix, which is a blend of Ceylon black or green tea with added flavorings and coloring. I used Pantai brand, which can be found in many Asian markets or online. If you can’t find it, you can use strong black tea instead, but your ice cream won’t have the vibrant orange color or quite as distinct a flavor.