I don’t think anyone is happier than I am that summer is just around the corner. The kids are finally outside all afternoon on the playground, my hammock is gearing up for afternoons spent flipping through magazines, and the BBQ is finally working its magic a few days a week.
Better than all of that though, is being about to sit outside, in heat that is verging on uncomfortable, with something in your hand so refreshing and full of “summer” that you don’t even notice. This granita is it. Peach tea simmered in a simple syrup, kicked up with a few squeezes of fresh lemon juice, a hit of mint, then frozen and fluffed into a grown-up slushie that you won’t be able to get enough of.
This is a 5 ingredient dessert, and none of them complicated. Water, sugar, lemons, mint leaves, and Alokozay peach tea. Simple ingredients that make something incredible when you use the best you can get. Alokozay peach tea is made from the finest Ceylon Black Tea, that’s then naturally flavoured with peach pieces. The flavour and aroma are so soft and slightly sweet, it was the perfect choice for a refreshing summer treat.
I ordered the tea online, even though it’s available locally in stores (Metro, Food Basics, Adonis, and the Bulk Barn if you’re in Canada). Their online ordering system was just so easy, and the teas all arrived so quickly, I couldn’t justify running out.
When I said this was an easy recipe, I meant it. You just simmer all the ingredients together for 5 minutes, strain it into a large glass dish, and then put it in the freezer. After two hours you give it a mix with a fork, then do that three or four more times, roughly every 30 minutes. If you miss one, it’s not a big deal. Let it sit overnight, then the next day scrap the entire dish until it’s light and fluffy, then serve.
This granita is a showstopper in the looks and taste department, and people will never believe how easy it was to make. There are a few step-by-step photos after the recipe so you can see.
Everything into one pot to simmer for five minutes. Couldn’t be easier.
Strained straight from the pot to a heat-proof, freezer proof dish.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post in partnership with Alokozay Tea Canada. The opinions, views, and recipes on this blog are my own.