peppermint tea granita
Refreshing and delicious, granitas are a guaranteed crowd-pleaser! You can make them with any liquid, from alcohol to juices.
2 peppermint tea bags
2 cups boiling water
2 tbsp raw sugar (optional)
dash of lemon juice (optional)
Steep the tea bags in the water for 5 minutes, then remove them and add the sugar. If the sugar does not completely dissolve, heat the tea up on the stove top.
Wait for the tea to cool to room temperature. Then, pour it into a shallow metal container or freezer-proof dish and place in the freezer.
Check on it every half hour. Once ice starts to form, use a fork to break it up. Keep doing this every half hour or so until it reaches the consistency you’re looking for. The granita should be in dry crystals with no liquid pooled at the bottom of the dish.
To serve, spoon the granita into a cup or a dessert glass. Garnish with fruit or even a bit of honey on top, then enjoy!