Strawberry Mint Iced Tea
Easy 5 minutes refreshing Strawberry Mint Iced Tea for those great hot summer days. Loaded with only the good things - strawberries and mint and the perfectly balanced sweet and sour flavors will make everyone at the party requesting more.
- 4 cups strawberries stems removed, quartered
- 4-4 1/2 cups peppermint tea
- 5-6 tbsp muscovado sugar or to taste
- 3 tbsp lime juice freshly squeezed
- Ice cubes strawberries, lime wedges, and fresh mint for serving
- Makes about 4 small glasses when served over ice
Prepare about 4 cups of peppermint tea and add muscovado sugar and lime juice. Set aside to cool.
Meanwhile, in a food processor or using an immersion blender, process 4 cups of the strawberries with on-and-off motions until smooth. Add to cooled or chilled peppermint tea, fill the jug with ice and serve with fresh strawberries, lime wedges, and mint leaves.
- If you prefer, you can also strain the strawberry puree when adding to the tea, but I like when there are fresh strawberry seeds in the mix too.
- Add alcohol - add your favorite booze (my fave is white or dark rum) and make a cocktail!
- Make a Spritzer - it also tastes incredible when adding soda or sparkling water to the finished drink or individual serving glasses.
- This iced tea recipe can be made with other berries like raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, or berry mix too. Simply adjust to your liking and keep the same ingredient quantities.
- Sugar - for best results add the sugar while the peppermint tea is hot, but if using muscovado sugar it should dissolve in lukewarm water too.
- Save strawberry tops - don’t throw away strawberry tops and make strawberry infused water. Don’t have a plan to use those tops right now? Place them in an airtight container and keep them in the fridge for up to a few days, or in the freezer for a few months, then pull them out when you’re ready to use them.
Another great way to use them is to infuse your favorite spirit with them (I usually keep them in my rum for few days) or add to smoothies to get a little pink hue and hint of strawberries.