Iced Tea Granita

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Author Notes: This granita is fragrant and refreshing, a perfect palate cleanser after a rib sticking winter stew but also at home as a quencher during the summer heat. I serve it in small glasses, as the amber crystals deserve to be shown off.Anna May

Food52 Review: What a lovely summer treat! This granita is so easy to make and has such a refreshing bite. I like that the recipe allows for creativity and personal preference in tea type and flavor. Liesbeth Lohman

Serves 2

  • 250 milliliters (roughly 1 cup) freshly brewed tea, cooled
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 ounces caster sugar
  1. Dissolve the sugar in the lemon juice over low heat and then mix with the tea. Strain into a plastic container with a lid.
  2. Freeze for 3 hours and then mix well, breaking up the crystals around the edge of the container and mixing them with the slushy centre. Freeze for an additional 2 hours and mix again.
  3. When ready to serve, scratch up the granita with a fork and serve in small glasses. If you have made it ahead and it has frozen solid, put it in the fridge for 30 minutes to soften a little before serving.

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28 days ago Jasmin Schweidler

Sounds delish, but what kind of tea should be used? I tend to black tea..

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28 days ago Anna May

Well I use English Breakfast tea but the beauty of this granita is you can use whatever tea you particularly like and customise it to your own taste.

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about 1 year ago Dimply Dots

Genius!! And delicious. I used this almond tea which makes the best iced tea ever and created the most amazing granita also. Thanks so much!

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about 2 years ago Phoenix Helix

Oooh. My mother always made lemonade tea in the summertime. This sounds even better!

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about 2 years ago Anna May

Thank you, I hope you enjoy it!

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about 2 years ago Hayleybonzo

I love granita and I especially love this one!Thank you Anna May.

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about 2 years ago Anna May

Thank you Hayleybonzo, very kind!