Green Tea and Honeydew Granita

recipe
Serve a refreshing, icy dessert at your next alfresco gathering. The light flavors are ideal for the high heat of summer.

Yield:

Makes 6 servings (serving size: a little less than 1 cup)

Recipe Time

Total: 3 Hours

Nutritional Information

Calories 181
Fat 0.0 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.0 g
Protein 1 g
Carbohydrate 40 g
Fiber 1 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.0 mg
Sodium 22 mg
Calcium 8 mg

Ingredients

5 green tea bags
2/3 cup sugar
4 cups cubed honeydew melon
6 tablespoons melon-flavored liqueur (such as Midori)
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Preparation

Boil 3/4 cup water in small saucepan. Remove from heat. Add 4 green tea bags. Rip open an additional tea bag, and add tea leaves to water. Let stand 6 minutes. Remove bags from the pan, squeezing any liquid into pan; discard bags. Return pan to medium-high heat. Add 2/3 cup sugar; stir until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat, and cool (about 15 to 20 minutes).

Combine tea mixture, 4 cups cubed honeydew melon, 6 tablespoons melon-flavored liqueur (such as Midori), and 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice in a food processor; process until smooth. Pour into 11- x 7-inch baking dish. Freeze 30 minutes or until edges are frozen and center is slushy. Stir granita with a fork, scraping frozen edges into the center; freeze 20 more minutes. Repeat this step every 20 minutes until completely frozen into light, icy crystals (about 2-2 1/2 hours). Scrape into 6 glasses to serve.

Note:

Karen Levin,

July 2007
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