Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Honey Iced Lemon Tea, Jelly Lolly; an Experiment gone awry but turned out yummy!

Last weekend was a hot day and I made some iced lemon tea for my family. I normally brew a pot of Jasmine Tea and use New Zealand Rewarewa honey as sweetener for my iced lemon tea. For extra flavour I added in the lemon rind and a few leaves of mint. Ahhh, it is very refreshing to drink this cool tangy iced lemon tea on a hot afternoon! Then, I suddenly got an idea to make jelly from the lemon tea. I have some leftover gelatine powder and this can help me turn the sweet lemon tea into jelly. So, I used 3 cups of lemon tea and added 3 tablespoons of sugar to it. Then I put in around 2 teaspoons of gelatine into the mixture before heating them up to melt the gelatine. I made a mistake of using too little gelatine and the mixture did not turn into jelly when it cooled down. To save the situation, I put them in the freezer for around 1 hour. The liquid turned into a jelly and ice lolly like texture. I can taste a little jelly and also a little of small pieces of ice in it. Actually, my iced honey lemon tea jelly lolly turned out quite nice and it also has a unique texture. LOL!

22 comments:

reanaclaire said...

i love jellies..esp the springy type, nice to bite ....

PranisKitchen said...

the jelly from lemon tea..good idea pete.
looks delicious the jelly and the tea

Angie's Recipes said...

Ice lolly sounds fantastic for a hot summer afternoon.

Gulmohar said...

Such a perfect recipe for a summer day :-)

Cheryl said...

The tea sounds so good!!

manglish said...

waaaaaaaaaaaa so kinky u hahahahaaahha........ohh i mean creative

♥LOVE2COOK♥ said...

Wow, that's so innovative! Hehehe...

Honey Lemon Tea Jelly yummm! :)

suituapui said...

Ya...so very hot here!!! What about over there? I wouldn't mind one of your lollies!!!

Mei Teng said...

I don't mind iced lolly and jelly combo! :) Mistakes can turn out to be a creative invention.

Christine said...

sounds great, love anything with ice in it. I love the way you can improvise, very creative and no waste!

Willie a.k.a Reptoz said...

Very creative bro. I am poor at creative cooking, baking or preparing drinks. Hahah

Somewhere in Singapore said...

It's one of my favourite drink...

mNhL said...

wow....'ai yue peng' with iced.

Ayie said...

at least everything turned out yummy like you said =)

Bananazക said...

Jolly good jelly lolly..tQ

Alice Law said...

Wah... Have you ever consider to open a restaurant?! I reckon it's definitely a waste of talents if you didn't do so!!! Seriously!!

Have a nice day!
p/s: Not necessary to get a taste of your drink, it's cooling even with a glance!

Pete said...

Claire : I like springy ones too!

Pranis : I was surprised that it turned out nice.

Angie : Agree

Gulmohar : Agree

Cheryl : Jasmine is my favourite

manglish : Ha ha, I don't wear stokings while cooking lah...ha ha ha!

Love2cook : Try it, really nice

STP : Here very hot too, but hot showers almost every evening.

Mei Teng : Agree with you

Christine : Ya, no waste...LOL!

Willie : this one quite simple.

Sharon : Good for health also

mhhl : LOL!

Ayie : Agree

Bananaz : New tongue twister

Alice Law : I wanted to to share my cooking with the public but takut the long hours in F&B business....LOL!

PFx said...

Hey, NZ honey is the best. I don't think you can fault yourself there. (ahahah truly biased of course)

Pete said...

PFX : Agree, I like to buy NZ honey!

smallkucing said...

two in on...not bad wor...love honey lemon tea. Hard to get "original" one from shop. Home make is the best

Ann said...

nice healthy sorbet you made.

My PRC, China friends tell me for medicinal value, you should only use warm water for honey. There are a lot of good culture in the honey. Too hot or too cold will kill them,

I drink a warm manuka honey with apple cider every morning.

Thank you for buying NZ

Pete said...

smallkucing : Agree, homemade is the best

Ann : I think it turned into Sorbet like dessert...LOL!

Thks for the tips about honey. I have some NZ manuka too. Good for health!

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