Ginger Peach Tea Ice

The perfect dessert for a sweltering summer afternoon when you crave a tall glass of sweet tea. Cold green tea and fresh ginger pair wonderfully with the peaches and honey in this refreshing dessert.

PREPARATION: 10 minutes PROCESSING: 1 minute 45 seconds YIELD: 4½ cups (1 liter)

1 pound (454 g) frozen unsweetened peach slices

1 cup (240 ml) brewed green tea, cold

1 teaspoon honey ¾ teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger root

2 to 2½ cups (480 to 600 ml) ice cubes

  1. Let the peaches sit at room temperature for 10 minutes to soften slightly.

2. Place the tea, honey, vanilla, ginger, peaches, and ice cubes into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure the lid. Select Variable 1. Turn the machine on and slowly increase the speed to Variable 10, then to High, using the tamper to press the ingredients into the blades. In about 1 minute 45 seconds, the sound of the motor will change and 4 mounds should form in the mixture. Stop the machine. Do not over mix or melting will occur. Serve immediately.

AMOUNT PER ½ CUP (120 ML) SERVING: calories 20, total fat 0g, saturated fat 0g, cholesterol 0mg, sodium 0mg, total carbohydrate 6g, dietary fiber 1g, sugars 5g, protein 0g

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