Christmas Eve Granita
Thought we would go a little light on the dessert last night so I came up with something I had wanted to make for a while--Granita. It was sweet but refreshing. Would be nice during hot summer months too.
Spearmint Tea (2 cups brewed with 4 teaspoons of tea)
Sugar (1/2 cup)
Lemoncillo (1 tablespoon)
Boil 2 cups water and add the sugar. Stir until sugar dissolves and add tea.
Brew for about 5 minutes. Strain tea into a 9 inch metal cake pan and stir in the Lemoncillo. Place pan in freezer. Check about every 30 minutes until ice begins to form. When mixture begins to freeze scrape with the tines of a fork and replace in freezer. Repeat this process until everything is frozen and about the consistency of snow cone ice. Serve in scoops on a plate or a nice glass.