I have mentioned before how much my husband and I enjoy tea, and I am happy to tell you that today’s recipe revolves completely around tea!
Mother’s Day is approaching fast, and I am sure many are looking for quick and easy recipes that can accommodate their lifestyle. Recipes are not just about taste and ease anymore (though, they are very important,) but also about dietary concerns and health issues. My mom is quite picky, and my mother-in-law is gluten-free. Coming up with recipes that pleases both can be challenging, but when I received my Moroccan Tea from Alokozay, I knew immediately that I wanted to make a unique brunch recipe that fit into everyone’s lives. Roasted grapefruit with Moroccan Tea whipped cream not only fits into my family’s lifestyle, but anyone who is gluten-free or looking to eat healthier. While whipped cream isn’t the healthiest of choices, pairing it in small quantities never hurt anyone! Plus, this infused whipped cream using Alokozay Moroccan Tea contains a refreshing mix of green tea and peppermint. What does this mean? It means a little bit goes a long way!
Let’s start of with exactly where we can buy the Moroccan Tea needed to make this beautiful recipe. I ordered my shipment directly from Alokozay’s website, however, you can also find their products at Metro (in their international food section,) Food Basics, and the Bulk Barn. I am lucky to have a couple of these stores close to me so I can fulfill my tea cravings quickly, but trust me when I say this, my order was delivered in less than 24 hours after placing it online! And if that is not incentive enough, you can also save $1.00 off any Alokozay product with this coupon. Simple, quick, and delicious!
Okay, so this roasted grapefruit with Moroccan Tea whipped cream can be made in less than 20 minutes, if you remember to infuse your cream the night before. Do not let that detour you! I had my daughter help me with this step. Gently heat your heaving whipping cream on the stove and when it reaches very hot temperatures (but does not boil,) remove the pan from the heat and place in your teabags. Allow to steep for 30 minutes before removing the teabags and allowing the mixture to cool (I sit mine overnight in the refrigerator.) Infused whipped creams are super easy and taste much better than any store-bought creation. Plus, you can call the recipe your own!
Whether for breakfast, brunch, or just a snack, this roasted grapefruit with Moroccan Tea whipped cream is perfect for Mother’s Day and any day of the week (a healthy and quick meal!) There is something about warm grapefruit paired with delicious cream that has me going back for more.
15 minPrep Time
15 minCook Time
30 minTotal Time
- 4 Alokozay Moroccan Tea Bags
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- Pinch of salt
- 2 red grapefruits, halved
- 1-2 tbsp. brown sugar (optional)
- 1/4 - 1/2 cup sweetened coconut (optional)
- *You will want to infuse your whipping cream the night before making this dish. It does not take long, but whipping cream must be cold before whipping it into whipped cream.
- Pour heavy whipping cream and salt into a small saucepan and place over medium-low heat. Allow the mixture to get very hot, but do not let it boil. Place in tea bags and remove from heat. Cover, and allow to sit for about 30 minutes. Taste the cream, and if it is not strong enough to your liking, you can always infuse it again. Allow to come to room temperature and chill overnight in refrigerator.
- Preheat oven to 375F.
- I pre-cut my grapefruit so it is easier to eat. Take a paring knife and slice around the flesh and then into individual slices (see pictures for reference.)
- Place grapefruit halves on baking sheets or dishes. Add brown sugar and coconut if desired. Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until coconut is nicely toasted. Place grapefruit halves onto plates.
- Using a hand mixer, whip up the heavy whipping cream until firm peaks form. Serve over top of the grapefruit!
- **Note: If you want a sweeter whipped cream, add 1 tsp. of granulated sugar to the mixture when soft peaks form. Continue until stiff peaks form.
I truly enjoyed making these roasted grapefruit with Moroccan Tea whipped cream with my daughter. She enjoyed every step, and is getting quite good at using the hand mixer! It reminds me that a delicious recipe such as this one is not just for the mother’s in my life, but for the mother in me!
I could not ask for a better helper, and thoroughly enjoyed trying to keep my mug of Moroccan Tea from her (hey, I am allowed to be a bit greedy!) She must have been all over the peppermint flavour of the tea, which we both agreed was just right. She loves peppermint, and I like small amounts of mint, and yet this tea satisfied both our desires!
This is a sponsored post. I was fortunate enough to receive products from Alokozay Tea Canada. Though products were received, all opinions are my own and I would not recommend a product that I did not enjoy.