Zingy Tea Granita

  • Active Time 15m
  • Total Time 2h 15m

8 servings, 1/2 cup each

Granita, a sweet Italian ice, is characterized by its grainy texture. Lemon Zinger tea, which gets its distinctive flavor from hibiscus flowers, gives this one an exquisite garnet hue and refreshing taste.

Make Ahead Tip: Store in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 2 days. Let soften in the refrigerator for 1/2 hour before serving. | Equipment: Ice cream maker or food processor


  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 4 Lemon Zinger tea bags
  • 3 cups boiling water
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice


Place the sugar and tea bags in a heatproof bowl. Pour in boiling water; stir until the sugar has dissolved. Let steep until cooled to room temperature, about 1 hour.

Remove the tea bags, squeezing out liquid. Stir in the lemon juice. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour or overnight.

Pour the tea mixture into an ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer's directions. (Alternatively, freeze the mixture in a shallow metal pan until solid, about 6 hours. Break into chunks and process in a food processor until smooth and creamy). Serve immediately or transfer to a storage container and let harden in the freezer for 1 - 1 1/2 hours. Serve in chilled dishes.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Publisher. All rights reserved.

RecID 9484

nutrition information per serving

65 calories; 0g total fat; 0g total saturated fat; 0mg cholesterol; 0mg sodium; 2g carbohydrates; 0g fiber; 0g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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