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Green Tea Citrus Sorbet Recipe

Who says tea is only meant for sipping? Green tea cleverly stars in this sorbet from our Test Kitchen.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Process: 20 min. + freezing YIELD:8 servings


  • 4 cups water, divided
  • 8 individual green tea bags
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice


  • 1. In a small saucepan, bring 2 cups water to a boil. Remove from the heat; add tea bags. Cover and steep for 5 minutes. Discard tea bags.
  • 2. In a large saucepan, bring sugar and remaining water to a boil. Cook and stir until sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat; stir in the juices and green tea.
  • 3. Fill cylinder of ice cream freezer; freeze according to manufacturer's directions. Transfer sorbet to a freezer container; cover and freeze for 4 hours or until firm. Yield: 1-1/2 quarts.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2/3 cup) equals 147 calories, trace fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, trace sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.