Jasmine Tea Sorbet

 

Around the world, jasmine is known as an aphrodisiac.  There are over 200 species of Jasmine mainly coming from Asia, Africa, and Europe. Some of the uses for jasmine are headaches, anxiety, depression, weight loss, libido, and so much more. The rich and sweet scent of Jasmine is why people love to have it in their tea.

Besides sipping, you can use jasmine tea to make so many other delectable things such as sorbet or granita (an early form of Sicilian ice cream with a crunchy texture). This jasmine tea sorbet is perfect to whip up for spring and summer.

Jasmine Tea Sorbet

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/3 cup organic sugar

  • 3 cups water

  • Zest of 2 organic lemons

  • 3 tbs loose jasmine green tea leaves

  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (from 4 to 5 lemons)

Directions:

Combine  organic sugar, water and lemon zest in a medium sauce pan. Heat gently while stirring to dissolve sugar. Bring to a boil and boil for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in jasmine tea leaves. Let sit for 4-5 minutes, and then strain into a large bowl. Stir in the lemon juice. Place in the fridge to cool completely before freezing.

Now you can either make a sorbet, popsicles, or Granita. I vote Granita thought popsicles would be a nice treat for a party or while watching Netflix.

Sorbet: Pour into an ice cream maker and freeze according to the directions for your machine.

Jasmine Tea Popsicles: Pour into your favorite popsicle mold and freeze. After frozen, pop out and enjoy.

Jasmine Tea Granita: Pour into a large container and freeze for four hours, stirring with a fork every 30 minutes to make sure the ice crystals have a uniform texture. It’s a sno-cone meets sorbet.

 

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