Refreshing Blackberry Iced Tea

blackberry iced tea recipe

 

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Spring will soon arrive, which means Summer is coming soon!!  And because I am so desperate for Summer these days, I feel like anytime is the perfect time to get started on your sweet tea drinking.  If you want to add a new, fruity version of sweet tea to your repertoire, check out our favorite tea recipe!

Do you want to cool down with a refreshing, low calorie summertime drink?

We have an overabundance of blackberries on our property so I am always looking for ways to use them! Here is what I did to make this delicious and refreshing beverage:

  • 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.
  • 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! 

PRINTABLE RECIPE

When I made these, I used Tall Glass Beer Steins, but I have since switched to this awesome Mason Jar Set!  It is so cute for serving tea to guests! There is just something about Iced Tea in a mason jar that makes me smile and think about my time visiting family in the South. 🙂  We have this tea on hand often during the Summer months, but I ALWAYS serve it during our Summertime BBQs and it’s always a hit!  (If you need some tips on throwing an awesome BBQ, check out this post)

 

blackberryicetea

 

Even my husband loves this tea and he is not a tea drinker!

*45 calories per 8 ounce serving.

Yum

8 comments

  1. Diana says:

    Thanks for sharing. I can’t wait to try! Do you use the Lipton cold brew? That’s what I buy and use. There bigger bags. I think 5 bags would be good for a gallon,but it goes according to your own taste

    • Diana says:

      Opps. Accidentally hit send and wasn’t finished… According to taste. I like my tea just a little bit stronger then some

    • admin says:

      I did use the Lipton cold brew and it was perfect. If you like it stronger, you may want to add a tea bag or two. 🙂 I kept mine a little on the light side for the non-tea drinkers in my family.