Green Tea and Ginger Granita

Total Time:
3 hr 20 min
15 min
3 hr
5 min

4 servings

  • 3 cups water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 (1-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and sliced
  • 4 green tea bags
  • 2 oranges
  • Bring a tea kettle, with 3 cups of water, to a boil over medium heat.

  • In a heatproof bowl add the sugar, ginger and tea bags. Pour in 3 cups of boiling water. Stir to dissolve the sugar and let the tea bags steep until the liquid is cool. Strain and pour into an 8 by 8-inch metal cake pan and put it into the freezer. Check it after 45 minutes to 1 hour (depending on your freezer). Stir with a fork breaking up any ice crystals that have formed. Put the pan back into the freezer and continue checking and forking every 45 minutes to 1 hour until you have a container of ice shards.

  • To make orange cups, slice the oranges in half and carefully remove the flesh with a spoon, making sure to keep the rinds intact. In a small bowl, muddle the orange flesh to get out the juice, then strain and reserve it for the "Rising Sun" cocktail recipe. Slice a bit of the bottom of each orange half so that it can stand upright. Put the orange rinds into the freezer.

  • Once the granita is completely frozen, divide it evenly among the 4 orange halves and serve immediately.

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