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Earl Grey Milk Jam Spread | Sift & Simmer

Earl Grey Milk Jam Spread

A rich and creamy delicious spread full of earl grey tea flavour, perfect for spreading on toast and pancakes.
Course Breakfast, Condiment
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 63kcal
Author Michelle


  • 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.


Depending on the intensity of your heat source, it may sometimes take longer than 20 minutes to reduce the milk jam to a thicker consistency. Be patient and keep whisking.
Can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.


Calories: 63kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 40mg | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 222IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg