Rooibos and Ginger Granita

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 7 hr 30 min (includes freezing time)
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
Share This Recipe


1 liter (4 1/4 cups) freshly-brewed rooibos tea

3 to 4 tablespoons honey

Zest of 1 clementine or orange 

Juice of 4 clementines or oranges 

Zest and juice of 1 lime 

Thumb-size piece fresh ginger, roughly chopped

Small handful fresh mint leaves, plus for garnish


  1. Add the rooibos, honey, clementine zest and juice, lime zest and juice, ginger and mint to a large glass jug or pot. Allow to steep for at least 10 minutes, preferably longer.
  2. Strain the liquid through a sieve into a shallow container with a lid. Cover and freeze for 2 to 3 hours. Remove from the freezer and break up any ice crystals that have formed, using a fork. Return to the freezer and repeat one or two more times at 1 1/2- to 2 hour-intervals, depending on the preferred size of your ice crystals (larger or finer).
  3. Serve the granita in small glasses, garnished mint leaves. Eat immediately.

Fudge Factor

Chocolate Desserts

Indulge in our decadent chocolate desserts, from cookies and cakes to puddings, souffles and truffles.

Over-the-Top-Delicious Treats to Satisfy Your Food Obsession

Are you infatuated with ice cream? Do you lust over lobster? Swoon at the sight of chocolate? Here's the best recipe for each food …

Review: Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert's Chocolate Bar Nov 16, 2012

Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert have teamed up with master chocolatier Christopher Curtin to create the "Good & Evil" chocolate b …

How-To: Chocolate Cream Puffs

Make this classic and elegant French dessert using our step-by-step guide.

How to Chop and Melt Chocolate

Lots of recipes call for melted chocolate. Follow these step-by-step instructions to do it properly.

Essentials: Chocolate Basics Sep 1, 2016

Satisfy that chocolate craving in your very own kitchen. All you need is baking chocolate and a little know-how. It also helps to …

How to Make Truffles

Learn how to make a chocolate lover's favorite treat: the classic truffle made from smooth chocolate ganache.

Easy Gift Idea: Chocolate-Covered Toffee Feb 7, 2013

Looking for an easy gift idea? Cooking Channel's recipe for Chocolate-Covered Toffee is just the ticket. A touch of coffee in the …

The Craziest Chocolate Creations for American Chocolate Week Mar 17, 2013

It’s officially American Chocolate Week. Check out photos of mind-blowing chocolate creations.