Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Southern Strawberry Sweet Iced Tea

Fabulous southern sweet tea infused with strawberry!

Southern Strawberry Sweet Iced Tea

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.

Recipe: Southern Strawberry Sweet Iced Tea

©From the Kitchen of Deep South Dish
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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  1. YUMMM! What a great combo, I wish it was warmer here right now b/c I would make this tonight!

  2. For someone who hates iced tea, sweet or otherwise (I know, how can I be Southern?), this actually looks good.

  3. Oh my gosh this looks so good. I am going to have to make this, SOON! Yum.

  4. Wow!! I love fruit teas. I don't think I've ever had strawberry.

  5. Oh Mary this sounds so refreshing. I know your sweet teas is awesome and the addition of strawberries, well that just makes you tea berryliciuos!

  6. My beau & I had some of this at The Florida Strawberry Fest a few weeks back it is like drinking the sweetness of the South. Cheers!

  7. Omg! This sounds so refreshing and delicious!!!

  8. This sounds great! I could make this for the playgroup moms.
    Stopping from SITS!

  9. Thus looks so refreshing, thank you so much!

  10. Making some right no with my freshly picked strawberries!!! YUMMM

  11. Making some right now with my freshly picked strawberries! YUMM!!

  12. Wow, strawberries are only $1.50/lb...I really ought to move there then, huh? This tea variation sounds divine! I've got some great red pears around lately and I just may try a tea with that.

  13. I just made this for my husband. It's not too bad, considering I'm not a tea drinker! :) He likes it.

  14. I made this today it is awesome I will make this often thank you!!!!

  15. Just made this today also!! It was great and everyone loves it!

    1. Oh good, thanks for letting me know y'all enjoyed it!

  16. This is just the recipe I was looking for! I wanted something that didn't cook the strawberries down in sugar. It really allows the strawberries to keep their delicious flavor. Thank you for the recipe! I look forward to following you and trying your recipes.

    1. Thank you Sarah & welcome to the Deep South Dish family!


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