Recipe: Strawberry and chai spiced tea sorbet

Recipe: Strawberry and chai spiced tea sorbet

Enjoy this refreshing treat all summer long. Author: Maya Visnyei


Recipe: Strawberry and chai spiced tea sorbet

Fresh strawberries and chai spiced tea make for a surprisingly delicious and refreshing sorbet combination.



1 Steep the chai tea in the boiling water for 15 minutes. Remove the tea bag and discard.

2 Place the sugar and the steeped tea in a small saucepan over medium heat and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Boil for 1 minute, remove the pan from the heat and let cool to room temperature.

3 Hull and quarter the strawberries and place in a blender or food processor along with the steeped tea syrup; purée until the mixture is completely combined.

4 Chill the mixture in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

5 Transfer the mixture to an ice cream maker and churn according to the manufacturer’s instructions, or, if you don’t have an ice cream maker, pour the mixture into a large freezer bag and freeze until solid, about 4 hours.

6 Break up the sorbet into smaller pieces and transfer to a food processor. Pulse the mixture, stopping the machine occasionally and pressing the mixture toward the blades.

7 Continue to process until the sorbet spins smoothly with a light, fluffy texture. Serve straight away or freeze in a covered container for another couple of hours until firm.

Prep & cook time: 6 hours.
Serves 4 to 6.

Note: Try making the sorbet with other fruit and tea combinations like peach and Earl Grey, blueberry and mint or watermelon and lemon ginger.



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Recipe: Strawberry and chai spiced tea sorbet