Green Tea and Honeydew Granita

Green Tea and Honeydew Granita

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

Health JULY 2007

  • Yield: Makes 6 servings (serving size: a little less than 1 cup)
  • Total:3 Hours


  • 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


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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 181
  • Fat: 0.0g
  • Saturated fat: 0.0g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Carbohydrate: 40g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 0.0mg
  • Sodium: 22mg
  • Calcium: 8mg

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