July 30, 2012
I've got a deliciously refreshing drink to share with you today. Yep, another beverage recipe.
My oven and I are taking a break right now.
Along with my new house came a gas oven, and while I was super excited to finally have a gas range, I think the honeymoon phase is beginning to wear off...at least for now.
The scorching temps may have something to do with it.
I'm still getting used to the extra heat a gas oven puts off, and I decided I didn't really want to spend my Monday morning dripping in sweat. My taste buds are thanking me, as I sit here sipping this chilly Iced Strawberry Green Tea, made with home brewed green tea and fresh strawberry syrup.
I have to admit, I almost drank the syrup straight up, but I was a good girl. (Shh, the 4-5 spoonfuls I slurped up don't count, right?)
Iced Strawberry Green Tea
Serves: 6 Printable Recipe
1 pint strawberries, hulled
1 cup sugar
5-6 cups water
5-6 green tea bags
Place hulled strawberries in a blender and pulse until smooth. Pour strawberry puree into a medium sized pan, along with sugar, and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and set aside. In another pan, bring the water and tea bags to a low simmer. Remove from heat and allow to brew for about 5 minutes.
Combine the strawberry puree and brewed tea in a pitcher and mix well. Place in refrigerator and allow to chill. Serve cold over ice.
Recipe Note: You can adjust the sugar and water amount to suit your own taste if necessary.