Black Tea-Lychee Granite

Total Time:
8 hr 10 min
Prep:
10 min
Inactive:
8 hr

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • 2 cups fresh lychees or canned (drained), peeled, and de-pitted
  • 3 cups strongly brewed black lychee tea
  • 8 limes juiced, with 8 halves reserved to be hollowed out and used to present the granite
  • 2 limes, zested, reserve 1 teaspoon for garnish
Directions
  • Place the lychees in a food processor and puree until very smooth. Add the brewed black tea, lime juice and lime zest and pulse a few times to incorporate well. Transfer the mixture to a 10 by 10-inch pan. Freeze overnight.

  • Using the bottom of a fork, scrape the granite into the hollowed out limes. Scrape a small amount of the granite onto the centers of the plates and top with the filled limes (2 halves per plate).

  • Garnish with the reserved lime zest and serve.

  • Beverage suggestion: Chinese Tea


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