Blood Orange Granita
A refreshing summer palate cleanser2
- 8 c. hot water
- 3 tbsp. blood orange tea
- 2 c. sugar
- 1/2 c. fresh squeezed lemon and orange juice (1 each lemon and orange)
- grated peel from lemon and orange
Brew tea in hot water. Steep 5 min. Strain out leaves.
Add sugar to hot tea and stir until dissolved. Add the citrus juice and rind. Pour into 2 shallow pans. Put in freezer. Stir with a potato masher or a fork every 30-45 min. until entirely crystallized. It should have the texture of snow.
Put gently into containers in the freezer, quickly so it doesn't melt, and scoop out some on a hot summer's day and share with your friends.