We are huge lovers of iced tea. But, have you ever read the ingredients in some of the store-bought flavored iced teas? If you cannot pronounce it- you probably shouldn’t consume it. Driscoll’s raspberries are so beautiful and plump. Honestly I had trouble not eating an entire container of them myself. So fresh and flavorful! I’ve always loved raspberry iced tea. If you’ve never made iced tea at home- let me tell you it’s super simple. You’ll probably hardly ever buy iced tea from the store again. This refreshing drink is perfect anytime of year and would be perfect for a party- served in a glass drink dispenser. Do you have one of these? I have a few (maybe a little collection) and LOVE them all! So for this one, we’ve pumped up the flavor and added some raspberry juices, creating a delicious raspberry iced tea.
Grab a glass of this amazing raspberry iced tea and enjoy it with my Grilled Chicken Avocado sandwiches (which by the way are AMAZING!) If you are looking for a delicious and simple dessert- my Mini-Berry swirl cheesecakes are absolutely to DIE for! (and any extra cheesecakes can easily be frozen for homemade dessert in a flash!) These also use Driscoll’s raspberries, along with blueberries to make one finger licking dessert! Hope everyone enjoys the weekend- it’s going to be pretty amazing, spring-like weather here in North Carolina.
Raspberry Iced Tea
- 8-10 Family-size tea bags
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 8 cups boiling water
- 2 cups ice-cold water
- 2 6-ounce containers Driscoll's Rasbperries
- 1/4 cup water
- Plenty of ice
In a gallon pouring pitcher, steep 8-10 family-size tea bags in boiling water. Stir in the sugar immediately, so it dissolves. Let the tea bags steep for about 20-25 minutes.
While the tea bags steep, soften the raspberries in a medium saucepan over medium heat with 1/4 cup of water. Press the berries through a fine mesh strainer into a large Pyrex measuring cup. Discard the pulp and seeds.
Remove the tea bags. Add the berry juices into the tea. Stir. Add plenty of ice to the pouring pitcher. Pour over ice and enjoy.