Arnold Palmer Ice with Blueberries and Raspberries

Walk Up to a bartender and order lemonade and iced tea, and you will be presented with what is known as an Arnold Palmer. Beverage companies sell a refreshing bottled drink of lemonade and iced tea called Half and Half. Churn this mixture in an ice cream machine and serve it frozen and it is even better. On a sticky, blistering day, this slightly tart ice cools you from the inside out. If the base is a little too puckery for you, add another tablespoon or two of sugar before freezing.


Arnold Palmer Ice

  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon English Breakfast or other black tea leaves
  • 7 tablespoons sugar
  • ½ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Large pinch of kosher salt
  • ½ pint fresh blueberries
  • ½ pint fresh raspberries


To Make the Ice

In a medium saucepan, bring cups of the water to a boil. Turn off the heat, add the tea, cover, and let steep for 5 minutes. Strain the tea, discarding the tea leaves, into a bowl. Stir in the sugar and let cool to room temperature. Stir in the lemon juice, the remaining cups water, and the salt. Refrigerate until cold, about 2 hours or up to overnight. Churn in an ice cream machine according to the manufacturer’s instructions. For a smoother texture, freeze until scoopable, about 2 hours. For an icier texture, freeze until hard, 6 hours to overnight, and break it up with the end of a spoon or the tines of a fork. In either case, serve in bowls with the berries.

In Advance

The ice can be made 2 days in advance.