Refreshing Strawberry Iced Tea

Strawberry Iced Tea

 

I love strawberries, they are hands down my favorite berry and have been since I was a small child. They are what I like to think of as nature’s candy.  I also love iced tea (in case you hadn’t seen my Blackberry Tea recipe, I basically live on iced tea during the summertime) so I am always looking for ways to use them! Here is what I did to make this delicious and refreshing beverage:

  • First, combine the 2 cups of fresh strawberries and 3/4 cup Sugar.  Stir together and either mash or puree in a food processor.  My family prefers to taste the fruit pieces in our drink so I typically just mash ours with our fruit masher.
  • Mix with 1 gallon of unsweetened Ice Tea (I used Lipton Tea this time, but I also really like it with the Lipton Green Tea)
  • Serve over ice, garnish if desired and enjoy!

strawberry iced tea

 

I don’t live in the south, of course, but I love me some good southern style iced tea.  Although I am not big on super sweet beverages though, so you may want to add more sugar to your tea than I have here in my recipe.  I also think that all good teas deserve to be served in a mason jar because, well, they just taste better that way!  I bought this case of Kerr Mason Jars a while back specifically for our iced tea drinks.

With summertime fast approaching, I am very excited for our family summertime BBQs.  During our BBQs we always serve either this tea or the Blackberry Iced Tea (depending on how late into the Summer it is) and they are both always a hit.  Oh, and if you could use some tips on throwing the most awesome BBQ, check out this post.

 

 

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Refreshing Strawberry Iced Tea
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Blackberry Iced Tea (Printable Recipe)


Refreshing Blackberry Iced Tea
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Refreshing Blackberry Iced Tea
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  1. First combine 2 cups of fresh blackberries and 3/4 cup Sugar. Combine together and either mash or puree in a food processor. We prefer to taste the fruit pieces in our drink so I simply mash ours with our fruit masher.
  2. Mix with 1 gallon of unsweetened Ice Tea (I used Lipton Tea this time, but I also really like it with the Lipton Green Tea) Serve over ice, garnish if desired and enjoy!
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Fireside Christmas Coffee ~ Enjoy Tonight or Give as Gifts

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Want a warm, soothing and delicious drink that goes perfectly with your holiday preparation? Our family makes this every year and then we jar it up (in pretty jars) for gifts to give to friends and family. We have actually been asked for more by several of them!

Fireside Christmas Coffee
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A warm delicious coffee drink you can enjoy all year long.
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Fireside Christmas Coffee
Print Recipe
A warm delicious coffee drink you can enjoy all year long.
Servings Prep Time
20 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
0 minutes 0 hour
Servings Prep Time
20 10 minutes
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Servings:
Instructions
  1. Mix ingredients together in a large bowl and store in a sealed container.
  2. Mix 2 tbsp in a cup of steaming water and enjoy
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Christmas Coffee

 

This is a cozy drink to sip while enjoying the lights on your tree or the falling snow outside.

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