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Sweet Tea Granita

This granita recipe freezes sweet tea to a frozen, slushy consistency for a refreshing Southern summertime treat Who says you can't have your sweet tea and eat it too?
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings 6 people
Author Lisa B.

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 black tea bags
  • Two lemons zested then juiced
  • Good quality bourbon optional

Instructions

  • Bring water and sugar to a boil over medium high heat in a medium saucepan.
  • Once water begins to boil and sugar is dissolved, remove pan from heat and add teabags.
  • Allow teabags to steep for five minutes. Remove teabags and discard. Allow tea to cool to room temperature.
  • Stir in lemon juice and zest. Pour mixture into a 8 x 8 x 2 inch glass casserole dish, cover with plastic wrap and place dish in the freezer.
  • After an hour, remove dish from freezer and scrap the mixture with a fork until it is fluffy. Place dish back in the freezer. Repeat this process every 15-20 minutes for two or three more times.
  • Alternately, pour cooled mixture into the bowl of an ice cream maker and process according to manufacturer's directions.
  • Scoop mixture into individual serving bowls. If desired, pour one shot of bourbon over the top of each dish.