This recipe for Earl Grey Milk Jam Spread is a luscious, smooth velvety spread made with Earl Grey tea, milk, cream and sugar. Pair it with toast, pancakes, or waffles!
When you think of Earl Grey, you automatically think of tea.
And with tea, there must be milk and sugar around... unless you're a tea purist. But I digress...
So when you mix together tea, milk and sugar, what do you get?
Earl Grey Milk Jam Spread.
Inspired by my ever-popular Matcha Milk Jam/Green Tea Milk Spread recipe, I thought to change up the flavours and play with my favourite Earl Grey tea and transform it into a milk jam.
Why you'll love this recipe
Just think of milk tea, but in a super concentrated creamy form, like a tea-flavoured condensed milk.
This flavour is definitely for Earl Grey tea enthusiasts -- luscious, strong and potent; a little bit goes a long way.
It's a rich, smooth velvety spread that only uses a few ingredients.
Only 5 ingredients
- whole milk: I find that whole milk produces a much more creamier texture than a non-dairy alternative; if you do use non-dairy, you may need to stir the mixture for longer
- Earl Grey tea: you can use loose leaf or tea bags; I find tea bags convenient
- dry milk powder: adds thickening power, as well as additional milk flavour; if you don't have milk powder, you can use cornstarch
- whipping cream: with at least 36% MF (milkfat) for the most creamiest texture
- granulated sugar: or any sweetener that you like
How to use the milk jam
It's great on toast, and here I paired it with my Peanut Butter Chickpea waffles.
So decadent and delicious.
How to store
Store the Earl Grey Milk Jam in an clean container in the fridge for up to 1 week.
Do not store the milk jam at room temperature.
FAQ's & troubleshooting
My milk jam won't thicken!
Be patient and continue to whisk over heat. The milk and cream will evaporate and thicken.
You can add a little cornstarch to help with the thickening.
It will also continue to thicken while chilling in the fridge.
Can I use a different tea flavour?
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Earl Grey Milk Jam Spread
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- 125 ml whole milk
- 2 bags Earl Grey tea
- 8 g dry milk powder
- 125 ml heavy whipping cream at least 36% MF (milkfat) or higher
- 25 g granulated sugar
- In a heat-safe mug or jar, heat up whole milk in a microwave for about 40 seconds (depending on how powerful your microwave is) until it's really warm and place 2 bags of Earl Grey tea into the milk to steep.
- Add 1 tablespoon of dry milk powder to the tea and stir until there are no lumps and has completely dissolved. Set aside for 10 minutes, then remove the tea bags.
- Heat heavy cream and sugar in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat and while whisking, gradually pour the steeped Earl Grey tea milk over a sieve into the saucepan. If there are any lumps remaining in the sieve, add some of the milk from the saucepan over top of the sieve and push through with the back of a spoon.
- Whisk periodically until mixture has thickened and reduced by half, about 20 minutes over low-medium heat. It should be smooth and creamy. A way to tell if it’s ready is when you scrape the mixture in the pot with a spoon or whisk, there should be a line that is visible, meaning it has thickened enough. If you scrape the pot and can’t see a line, continue whisking over heat.
- Once it has thickened enough, remove from heat. Let cool.
- Pour into a clean glass jar and refrigerate. The spread will thicken a little more once it has cooled.
- Spread on toast, waffles, and pancakes for a delicious hit of tea flavour.
The nutritional information provided should be considered as approximate and is not guaranteed. Please use your best judgment to ensure food is safely prepared and/or a good fit for your diet.