What is Thai Tea Ice Cream?
Thai tea ice cream is a frozen dessert with a light brown color and a texture that is smooth, hard, melts easily and is soft enough to scoop with a spoon. The ice cream is sweet and tastes similar to Thai iced tea which has a smooth, almost bitter and milky flavor.
What does Thai Tea Ice Cream Taste Like?
...Sweet is one of the five main tastes. It has smooth and round notes in its flavor profile. Sweet is a naturally occurring flavor in many foods, including fruits, berries, winter squashes, sugarcane, and honey. The sweet taste in these foods is due to a higher sugar content. Sweetness is characteristic of desserts and is used as an accent in savory foods.
...Bitter is one of the five main tastes. It has a sharp and pungent profile. Bitter is a naturally occurring flavor in many foods, including coffee, chocolate, bitter melon, and chicory. Bitter is used sparingly to accentuate the flavors around it and can be mellowed by other tastes in both savory and sweet dishes.
...Cream is the fat derived from milk. Other milking animals can produce cream, but it is most commonly obtained from cows. The cream can vary from an off white to a pale golden color. The texture is smooth and can be thick, like a high fat yogurt, or thin, as is often seen in store bought cartons of whipping cream. The flavor is delicate, milky and buttery. Cream is used in a huge variety of food items and dishes, from baked goods, to curries, as glaze for scones, or a flavoring for tea and coffee.
...Skimmed milk, also called skim milk is when all of the cream has been removed from the milk. The cream contains the fat from which butter is made and which gives milk an extra rich flavor. Skim milk can have no more than 0.2% fat. The milk is white and a little thinner than whole milk. The flavor is mild, creamy and a bit blander than milks that contain more fat.
...Sugar comes from sugar cane and sugar beets. The sugar is extracted from the juice of both plants and refined into the granulated substance known as sugar. Sucrose, the sweet substance of sugar is a combination of glucose and fructose. White sugar is composed of tiny white, dry granules. The flavor is sweet and neutral. Brown sugar is brown and has more moisture, with a richer flavor that hints at molasses. Sugar is used in both sweet and savory foods.
...Egg yolks are the small round and bright golden colored center of the egg. Some yolks may be a paler yellow, while others are almost orange, this has to to do with the diet of the hen who laid the egg. The egg yolk is surrounded by the egg white and holds its shape until punctured. The yolk is viscous and runny with a shiny quality. Once cooked the sheen disappears. Egg yolks taste somewhat sulfurous and mild.
...Tea can be made from herbs, roots and leaves and even fruits. Caffeinated tea like black, green and white tea all come from one plant. Tea is a beverage made by infusing the tea leaves in hot water and steeping. The result is a beverage with various colors and flavors, which all depend on what kind of tea was made. Black tea will be dark brown with a savory sweetness and bitter edge. Green tea is more vegetal in flavor, while herb teas vary from floral, to fruity and earthy. When not sold loose, tea is sold and served in small square bags made of thin paper in which the tea sits. Some bags are made of nylon and are shaped like a pyramid. All can without stand boiling hot water.