7/16/08

Raspberry Iced Tea

It's in the 90's and the sun is shining. You want a cool drink but you want something 'different'. Not water. No, not Kool-Aid or juice. Not even lemonade. I've got it! Raspberry Iced Tea!

While digging through some of my old cooking magazines I came across this one from T*ste of H*me and my mouth just watered! It uses fresh raspberries... which I saw are on sale this week at my local grocery! Add it to your collection for sure.

Raspberry Iced Tea using Fresh Berries

8 1/4 c water
3 1/2 - 4 cups fresh raspberries
2/3 c sugar or Splenda
5 tea bags

In a large saucepan bring 4 cups of water to a boil. Stir in the sugar or Splenda until it dissolves. Remove from heat and add the tea bags. Steep for about 6 minutes and remove the tea bags. Add another 4 cups water to the mixture.

In another pan mix the raspberries with 1/4 c water and bring to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer, uncovered for about 2-3 minutes. Strain through a cheesecloth to discard the pulp and seeds. Add the raspberry juice to the tea mixture. Chill and serve over ice.

Doesn't this sound excellent!?
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