Southern Sweet Tea Granita

A long steep draws out the deeper flavors of the tea; take care not to squeeze the tea bags to avoid making the granita bitter. Garnish the granita with lemon or mint sprigs, if desired.

Yield: Serves 8 (serving size: 1/2 cup)
Recipe from Oxmoor House

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 66
  • Calories from fat: 0.0%
  • Fat: 0.0g
  • Saturated fat: 0.0g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Protein: 0.0g
  • Carbohydrate: 17.3g
  • Fiber: 0.0g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 0.0mg
  • Sodium: 0.0mg
  • Calcium: 1mg

Ingredients

  • 3 cups water
  • 3 English breakfast or other black tea bags
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (about 2 lemons)
  • 2 tablespoons honey

Preparation

  1. 1. Bring 3 cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan; remove from heat. Add tea bags; cover and steep 10 minutes.
  2. 2. Remove and discard tea bags. Add sugar, stirring until dissolved. Add lemon juice and honey, stirring until honey dissolves. Place pan in a large ice-filled bowl for 5 minutes or until cool, stirring occasionally.
  3. 3. Pour tea mixture into an 11 x 7-inch glass or ceramic baking dish. Cover and freeze until partially frozen (about 1 hour). Scrape with a fork, crushing any lumps. Freeze, scraping with a fork every 30 minutes, 1 hour or until completely frozen.
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