Anyone feel like enjoying some sweet 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. Plus, they are low carb!! Did you know this?! I know that many people associate low carb diets with no fruit at all, but berries are on the list of treats that you can indulge in on occasion!
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 these ingredients 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!
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.
What is your favorite time to enjoy tea? With summertime fast approaching, I am very excited for our family summertime BBQs, because 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.