lychee and coconut granita

  • 2 jasmine green tea bags
  • ¼ cup (55g) raw caster (superfine) sugar
  • 2 cups (500ml) boiling water
  • 20 fresh lychees (615g), peeled and pitted
  • 400ml can coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • freeze-dried raspberries and micro (baby) mint leaves, to serve
  1. Place the tea bags, sugar and boiling water in a medium heatproof bowl and stir to dissolve the sugar. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until cooled. Remove and discard the tea bags. 
  2. Place the tea in a blender. Add the lychees, coconut milk and lime juice and blend for 1 minute or until smooth. Pour into a 20cm x 30cm shallow metal tin and place in the freezer for 6 hours or overnight until frozen.
  3. Using a fork, rake the granita and return to the freezer until ready to serve. Divide the granita between glasses+ and top with the freeze-dried raspberries and mint to serve.  Serves 6–8.

+ We served our granita in fresh coconut halves.

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