A bracing shaved ice without the downside of artificial colors or sweeteners, great for post-BBQ meat fests. Add limoncello to turn a palate-cleansing dessert into a yummy cocktail.
Green Tea Sorbet
3 cupsfiltered water
3 bagsgreen tea
2 tablespoonsfresh lime juice
Sprigmint, optional garnish
1 ouncelimoncello, optional
Prep time:20 minutes
Total time:1 hour 30 minutes to allow freezing
Bring water to rapid boil over high heat in saucepan. Remove pan from heat. Add sugar. Stir until sugar dissolves completely, about 2 minutes. Add tea, zest and lime juice. Cover and steep about 5 minutes. Drain and remove teabags. Allow to cool about 20 minutes.
Pour contents into freezer-proof container. Whisk after 30 minutes and again after 60 minutes. Wait about 20 more minutes, or until almost frozen solid. Scoop and serve into bowls. Add limoncello if desired.