Minted Citrus Granita

Soymilk, green tea and citrus peel create a refreshing freezer dessert for ten.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 40 min
  • Servings 10

3
cups soymilk
1/3
cup sugar
8
bags mint-flavored green tea
1
teaspoon grated orange peel
1
teaspoon grated lemon peel
Fresh mint leaves, if desired

  • 1 Place 8- or 9-inch square glass baking dish in freezer to chill. Meanwhile, in 1-quart saucepan, heat 1 cup of the soymilk and the sugar just to boiling over medium-high heat, stirring frequently. Add tea bags and push into soymilk mixture; let stand 5 minutes. Discard tea bags.
  • 2 Stir in remaining 2 cups soymilk, the orange peel and lemon peel until well blended. Pour into chilled dish; freeze 30 minutes. When ice crystals begin to form at edges of dish, stir mixture with fork. Freeze about 3 hours longer, stirring every 30 minutes, until completely frozen.
  • 3 To serve, scoop into individual dessert bowls. Garnish with mint leaves.

Expert Tips

If you can’t find mint-flavored green tea bags, use regular green tea bags plus 1 teaspoon dried mint leaves to infuse a subtle mint flavor.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
50
(
Calories from Fat
10),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
1g
1%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
55mg
55%;
Total Carbohydrate
9g
9%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
9g
9%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.