Prep 30 mins
Cook 10 mins
A refreshing alternative to regular ice tea.
- 1 1⁄2 cups slightly defrosted frozen raspberries
- 6 tablespoons sugar
- 1⁄4 cup lime juice
- 4 cups ice-brewed black tea or 4 cups ice-brewed green tea
- Place all ingredients except tea in a food processor and process until very smooth.
- Strain through a fine sieve or cheesecloth.
- Whisk into tea.
- Some people prefer more sugar Serve over ice.
Really yummy! I omitted the sugar so that guests can sweeten to their own taste. I ended up with more of the raspberry puree than I needed, so I froze the leftovers in ice cube trays. Now I just add a cube to a glass of regular iced tea and I have instant Raspberry-Lime Iced Tea. Brilliant! P.S. It helps to zap the cube for about 10 seconds in the microwave before adding to the glass.
DH and I thought this was a gorgeous red drink, but it didn't quite pack the flavor we expected. It tasted like watered-down tea with pureed raspberries. We couldn't taste the lime juice at all. Also, I found it difficult to strain the pureed raspberries when they were still a little frozen, so I would recommend completely defrosting or using fresh berries. Because I couldn't strain the raspberries, I ended up adding them to the pitcher seeds and all. The texture was nice--a little like a smoothie. Even though it was not what we expected, it was still yummy and refreshing on a hot summer day. Thanks for a lovely idea. (Made for Summer Comfort Cafe 2009)
We really enjoyed this and it is a great recipe that makes a smaller amount perfect for two. I used green tea. Definite keeper. Made for summer Comfort Cafe