This Granita Recipe Combines Sweet Tea and Sorbet into a Chilly Dessert

By: Misel Saban - Jun 29, 2014
References: food52 & makezine
Granita is a famous cold Italian dessert that combines crushed ice with the flavorful taste of tea. The result is a refreshingly cool take on a traditionally warm drink.

To make this granita treat, begin by steeping one cup of aromatic tea. You can experiment with different types of tea flavors to find one that you like best. If you like lighter teas opt for a green or white tea. If you prefer stronger and more robust tea flavors, go with a black tea like orange pekoe or earl gray. Then dissolve caster sugar into two tablespoons of lemon juice over medium heat and add the mixture into the tea. Freeze the tea for roughly three hours and every hour or so, break up the tea into a slushie-like consistency. When you're happy with the results, serve the crushed ice tea in a bowl and eat with a spoon.