Test Kitchen Tips:
•Butterfly Pea Flowers are native to Thailand and other parts of Southeast Asia. The dried flowers are used to infuse vivid blue color and earthy, green tea-like flavor into teas, drinks and dishes like rice desserts. When the pH of a pea flower infusion is changed (often by adding lemon juice), the vibrant blue color transforms to violet or magenta. Butterfly pea flowers can be found at many online retailers, as well as in some natural food markets.
•If you don’t have ice cube trays, freeze pea-flower tinted water in multiple resealable plastic bags. Break ice into manageable chunks when ready to shave in food processor.
•To shave ice cubes, place about 2 cups ice cubes in food processor. Pulse until desired texture, usually about 10 to 20 seconds. Remove any remaining large chunks of ice. Use immediately. 2 cups of ice cubes should yield about 2 1/2 cups of shaved ice.
•Don’t shave ice until you are ready to serve. Shaved ice will melt quickly, and you will lose the color-changing effect when the Kombucha meets the ice!