Friday, July 07, 2006

Tea Shakes

Have you ever had the tea shakes? You'll get them after you try this recipe, which I deemed appropriate for this blog. I found it in my newspaper, and will credit the originator if s/he contacts me to claim credit. This sounds divine for a summer's day.
1 quart boiling water
6 Lipton Brisk Cup Size teabags
2 C. (1 pint) sherbet/ice cream [n.b., I think sorbet would work, too], slightly softened
Scald a teapot, then add teabags and boiling water. Cover and steep three to five minutes. Remove teabags. Chill fifteen minutes. [NB., you could chill for fifteen minutes, too, if you cool two of those used teabags and plonked one on each eye - - they're said to be soothing.] Remove teabags from eyes; save used leaves to sprinkle on bare floors to make sweeping easier [again, a note from MoonRani]. Combine 2-1/2 C. tea with sherbet in a blender. Process on high until well blended. Serve immediately [I'd chill some glasses beforehand to add to the delicious coolness of this recipe].


teabird17 said...

Peach sorbet....

Moon Rani said...

Oooooooooo, delightful!

Marji said...

I don't know if I dare admit this, but at first I read this to mean shake as in caffiene shakes, not as in a creamy thick cold drink.
now that I "get it", they sound yummy.
feeling quite 'duhhhh'