Strawberry Iced Tea
Fabulous southern sweet tea infused with strawberry!This Southern Strawberry Sweet Iced Tea is a quick and delicious variation of my southern sweet iced tea that is a nice refreshing change from the usual. You can certainly use your own usual tea recipe, or even make adjustments to mine in the strength of the tea, the sweetness, the tartness of the lemon and the level of strawberries to suit your own taste. Make it your own, but I hope that you enjoy it as much as I do.
Strawberries are pretty cheap for us down here right now ($1.50 a pound) that I've sure been enjoying them, and even bought some to put up in the freezer. In case ya missed them... I featured a super delicious Homemade Buttermilk Strawberry Sherbet, showed how to make those pretty Strawberry Fans for a garnish, and I gave a shout out to my Fresh Strawberry Pie, Strawberry Lemonade, and Miss Lucy's Strawberry Angel Cake too.
I promise I do have some other non-strawberry recipes in the pipeline, it's just that I've been busy outside, enjoying this absolutely gorgeous weather, and getting my veggie gardens cleaned up, refreshed, and planted. And I don't mind saying that by the time evening rolls around, I'm pretty darned tired. I just haven't had the time or energy to upload and watermark photos or type up the posts! Well, it is spring afterall, and trust me - the heat of summer will be here quick and then, well, it's pretty difficult to do much of anything in the garden. The strawberry sweet tea is certainly refreshing after spending the day digging in the garden. Happy gardening! Here's how to make this strawberry infused tea.
|Prep time: 10 min |||Yield: About 4 to 6 servings|
- One recipe of my Southern Sweet Iced Tea, using 5 tea bags, steeped in 4 cups of hot water for 5 minutes)
- 1 cup of granulated sugar or sugar substitute, or to taste
- 2 cups of fresh whole strawberries, cleaned
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (about 1-1/2 lemons)
- Ice cubes
- Extra strawberries, for garnish
Prepare the iced tea according to the recipe (I use 5 tea bags in 4 cups of hot water, steeped for 5 minutes and sweetened with 1 cup of sugar or sugar substitute). While the tea is steeping, puree the strawberries in a food processor or blender, then pass the puree through a strainer. Squeeze the lemon juice and set aside.
Once the tea is finished steeping, strain and remove the tea bags and stir in the sugar. Fill a pitcher halfway with ice, pour the strawberry puree on the ice, add the lemon juice, and pour in the tea. Stir well and refrigerate. Fill individual glasses with ice, pour over and garnish with a whole strawberry, if desired.
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