Herbal slush puppy

 

Sugarcane juice, yerba maté, lime, lemon verbena, lemon balm, vanilla bean

“Maté is an agent of pleasure for invigorating one’s powers and to increase the sense of well being. The use of maté is part of the socialcultural environment; it is the equivalent of the peace pipe. Maté is derived from the Guarani word mati, which originally referred to the drinking vessel; the term was applied to the drink, the drug and the plant.
— ILEX Josef Hölzl and Norbert Ohem

Ingredients and method

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1 cup of sugarcane juice
juice of 1 lime
Zest of a whole lime
1 tbsp of crystalised sugar
20 g Chimarrão (brazilian yerba maté)
10 leaves of fresh lemon verbena
10 leaves of fresh lemon balm
1/2 vanilla bean


Zest the lime. Add to the mortar with the sugar and crush with pestle. Add the herbs and keep crushing until you get a green aromatic paste. Add one tablespoon of boiling water and let infuse.
Meanwhile weigh 20g of maté and cover with 30ml of cold water. Mix to form a paste. Add 70ml of boiling water and let infuse for 10 minutes.

Filter maté brew over the aromatic paste and stir. Then filter this green liquid over the frozen sugar cane juice and stir. Add lime juice to taste.
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