Jolly’s Old Fashioned Tea’s Creams was created by and for the adventurous food lover.

Billed as the mashup between an ice cream truck and a tea parlor, Jolly’s most popular ice cream flavors include chocolate smoke, rose pistachio, lavender tea and ginger lemongrass turmeric. 

If you’re not familiar with this adorable mobile ice cream vendor, they’ve been popping up around the Bay Area and Off the Grid Markets for the better part of a year. Started and staffed by husband-and-wife team Jason and Vanessa, this truck is always experimenting and inventing new tea-infused flavors that result in endlessly creative and absolutely delicious ice creams. 

The couple had us over recently to tell us all about what it’s like running an ice cream truck, where they get inspiration for their creations and what happens when someone just wants plain chocolate. To see a recording of our hangout and get step-by-step instructions for making this recipe, head to our Instagram, where we saved a recording of the live hang.

If you’re ready to try your hand at infusing ice cream at home, we managed to snag the recipe for Jolly’s ginger lemongrass turmeric—a fan fave, as well as Vanessa’s top choice (and now ours, too!).

Jolly’s At-Home Ginger Lemongrass Turmeric Ice Cream


One Quart


2 cups milk
2 ounces ginger (about 4-5 inches or 56 grams)
1 teaspoon turmeric (half a finger or 8 grams)
3 inches lemongrass (about 8 grams)
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 ¼ cup heavy cream
⅔ cup sugar
1 tablespoon corn syrup


  1. In a small sauce pot, bring the milk to just below boiling. Meanwhile, peel and chop ginger and turmeric, and smash lemongrass.
  2. Steep the ginger, turmeric, and lemongrass in the hot milk for 10 minutes. Strain the milk and pour about 1/4 cup in cornstarch to make a slurry and set aside.
  3. Mix the milk, cream, sugar, and corn syrup into the pot and bring to a boil for four minutes. Cool slightly then slowly add cornstarch slurry while stirring.
  4. Return to boil, boil for 1 minute, and then completely cool. Chill overnight.
  5. Process mix in the ice cream maker until fully churned and serve!


You can find Jolly’s Old Fashioned Teas Creams at Off the Grid Serramonte on most Tuesdays. Check the schedule and times here