Chill Out With Homemade Rooibos Tea recipes

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Originating from the rugged terrain of South Africa's Western Cape province, Rooibos tea emerges as a beloved gem in the world of herbal infusions. Derived from the leaves of the Aspalathus linearis plant, this caffeine-free beverage boasts a rich tapestry of flavor, color, and health benefits of Rooibos tea that have captivated tea enthusiasts around the globe.


Are you ready to tantalize your taste buds with a delightful array of Rooibos tea-infused treats? Get ready to embark on a flavor adventure as we explore the versatility of this South African gem in three mouthwatering recipes: Rooibos Latte, Rooibos Tea Ice Cream, and Rooibos Cookies. Let's dive in and discover the wonders of Rooibos in the kitchen!


Rooibos Latte

Rooibos orange latte


  • 2 cups water
  • 4 teaspoons Rooibos tea
  • 2 cups milk (dairy or plant-based)
  • Honey or sweetener of choice (optional)
  • Ground cinnamon or nutmeg for garnish (optional)


Step by Step Process:

  1. Bring water to a boil in a saucepan.
  2. Remove from heat and add 4 teaspoons of Rooibos tea. Let steep for 5-7 minutes.
  3. In a separate saucepan, heat milk until warm but not boiling.
  4. Strain the brewed Rooibos tea into two mugs.
  5. Froth the warm milk using a frother or whisk until foamy.
  6. Gently pour frothed milk over the brewed Rooibos tea.
  7. Sweeten with honey or your preferred sweetener if desired.
  8. Sprinkle with ground cinnamon or nutmeg for an extra touch of flavor.
  9. Serve hot and enjoy the comforting embrace of Rooibos Latte!


Rooibos Tea Ice Cream


rooibos  orange ice cream


  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 4 teaspoons Rooibos tea
  •  4 large egg yolks 


Step by Step Process:

  1. In a saucepan, combine heavy cream, whole milk, and sugar. Heat over medium-low heat until the mixture begins to simmer, stirring occasionally.
  2. Remove from heat and add 4 teaspoons of Rooibos tea. Let steep for 20-30 minutes to infuse the flavors.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk egg yolks until smooth.
  4. Slowly pour the infused cream mixture into the bowl with the egg yolks, whisking constantly to prevent curdling.
  5. Return the mixture to the saucepan and cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until it thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon (about 5-7 minutes).
  6. Strain the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve to remove the tea leaves and any clumps.
  7. Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature, then cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or until thoroughly chilled.
  8. Once chilled, transfer the mixture to an ice cream maker and churn according to the manufacturer's instructions.
  9. Transfer the churned ice cream to a freezer-safe container and freeze for an additional 2-4 hours to firm up.
  10. Scoop and serve the creamy indulgence of Rooibos Tea Ice Cream, perfect for cooling off on a hot day!


Rooibos Cookies

Rooibos orange cookies


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons Rooibos tea, finely ground
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Step by Step Process:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C) and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a mixing bowl, cream together softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in vanilla extract.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together all-purpose flour, ground Rooibos tea, baking powder, and salt.
  5. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until well combined.
  6. Drop spoonfuls of dough onto the prepared baking sheets, spacing them about 2 inches apart.
  7. Flatten each cookie slightly with the back of a spoon or your fingertips.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are lightly golden.
  9. Remove from the oven and let the cookies cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  10. Enjoy the aromatic blend of Rooibos Cookies with a cup of tea or as a delightful snack any time of the day!


The Bottom Line

From the comforting embrace of Rooibos Latte to the creamy indulgence of Rooibos Tea Ice Cream and the aromatic delight of Rooibos Cookies, these recipes showcase the versatility and flavor of Rooibos tea in culinary creations. Whether enjoyed on a cozy evening at home or shared with loved ones, let these Rooibos-infused treats elevate your tea experience to new heights of deliciousness. Cheers to the joy of cooking with Rooibos!



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