Berry Iced Tea is like having all your favorite berries in one cup! I love the flavor of juicy and sweet blackberries, but I can’t stand the crunch from its seeds, therefore when I buy blackberries a huge amount of it goes into making berry iced tea.
This tea has other amazing benefits besides the delicious taste. It helps to keep you looking young, I’m not joking! Berries are known for purifying and tightening the skin.
Berries help your digestive system get rid of toxins and is good for your brain too. As you can see this berry iced tea is a girl’s best friend.
If you don’t want to drink this berry iced tea, then turn it into popsicles! What a great way to have your kids consume fruit and enjoy it! You can also try my Virgin Mojito.
Sweet Berry Iced Tea
You might feel that the amount of sugar used in this berry iced tea is a lot, but the idea from having iced tea is to fill your glass with ice so the berry iced tea will get diluted a little and you won’t be consuming a lot of sugar. The berries you have might be all sweet, but some might be a little sour, depending on the amount of sweetness the berries have to play a rule in how much sugar you might want to use or omit.
How to Make Berry Iced Tea?
You can use fresh-frozen berries for this recipe, but don’t use canned berries. Instead of sugar, you can use honey or any sweetener you prefer. Instead of lemon juice, you can add lime juice.
This berry iced tea recipe is a forgiving recipe, even if you don’t have all the berries mentioned in the recipe, you can use what’s available in your kitchen and increase the amount of the berries you like.
Keep the iced tea in the fridge for at least one hour before serving; this will allow the flavor to get stronger and better.
Let’s make some refreshing berry iced tea!
Berry Iced Tea Recipe
- 1 cup strawberries cut in quarters
- ½ cup blueberries
- ½ cup blackberries
- ½ cup raspberries
- 2 tablespoon sugar to add on the berries when cooking
- 1 lemon juice
- 4 cups cold water
- ½ cup sugar
- Add the fruits to a saucepan. Add two tablespoon sugar and cook on medium heat.
- Stir the fruit until it comes to a boil.
- Use a potato masher and mash the fruits while in the saucepan.
- Let the whole mixture boil for one minute on medium heat.
- Strain the mixture through a sieve strainer. Discard the seeds and the skin of the berries and keep the juice.
- Pour the berry juice in a pitcher, add four cups of cold water and half a cup of sugar. Mix well.
- Add the lemon juice and mix well. When the berry tea is cool, place in the fridge.
- When serving the berry iced tea, make sure to fill your glass with ice cubes. Enjoy!