Shaved Sweet Tea Ice
Shaved Sweet Tea Ice
A treat perfect to help with the summer heat by Trisha Yearwood from Trisha's Southern Kitchen
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Technique Freezing
  • Preparation Time 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time 5 minutes
  • Yield 4 to 6 servings
Ingredients
  • Tea Syrup:
  • 1 cup water 
  • 1 cup sugar  
  • 6 black tea bags  
  • Shaved Ice:
  • 8 cups ice 
  • 1½ cups water  
  • 3 lemons, 2 juiced and 1 cut into wheels  
  • 1 or 2 shots (3 ounces) limoncello, optional  
  • Mint sprigs, for garnish
Method
  1. For the tea syrup: Bring the water and sugar to a boil in a small saucepot. Remove from the heat and add the tea bags. Steep for 10 minutes. Remove the tea bags and let the tea syrup cool completely.
  2. For the shaved ice: In a blender, combine the ice, water, lemon juice, limoncello if using, and all of the tea syrup. Puree until smooth.
  3. Pour the tea ice into tumblers, and garnish with a lemon wheel and a mint sprig.

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