June 13, 2019
How to Make Peach Iced Tea

How to Make Peach Iced Tea! This peach iced tea recipe is the perfect drink for a hot summer day! 

how to make peach iced tea

I’m baaack! Wow, what a whirlwind past few weeks. As wonderful as any holiday is, this type A personality is ready to be back to a routine. I have missed being in my own bed, working out most days, eating my own cooking and having what I would consider to be a normal day-to-day.

If you are looking for a refreshing summer drink recipe, this is it! I’m a huge iced tea fan and drink it almost daily in the summer. I love that it has just a little caffeine boost to keep me energized throughout the day and isn’t cloying sweet like other beverages can be.

Have I mentioned before that I grew up in Richmond? Land of sweet tea that is so sickeningly sweet, I can’t drink more than a sip or two at a time. I’ve always been a savory taste kinda person; I prefer my desserts under-sweet but my french fries very salty. It’s no wonder then that I prefer an unsweetened tea to any that I was served growing up.

However, this peach iced tea recipe is the perfect compromise. It’s mostly unsweetened with just a hint of sugar from the peach puree. It’s light, refreshing and a must anytime temperatures hover over 90 degrees.

how to make peach iced tea

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How to Make Peach Iced Tea!

To start, you’ll make a peach puree using ripe peaches, a little sugar and water. Cook that until the peaches are very soft then puree into a juice.

I’ve added basil to this peach iced tea recipe because I love the savory balance of peaches and basil but I suppose that’s optional.

Stir the peach puree into the tea and basil mixture and ta-da! You’ve got homemade peach iced tea. Fill your biggest drinking glasses with lots and lots of ice, pour over and enjoy.

how to make peach iced tea

If you try this recipe, let me know! Leave a comment, rate it, and tag your Instagram photos with #delishknowledge . I absolutely love seeing your creations. Happy cooking! 

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how to make peach iced tea

Peach Basil Iced Tea

  • Author: Alex Caspero
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 cups 1x
  • Category: Beverage
  • Method: stove top
  • Cuisine: American

Description

How to Make Peach Iced Tea! The perfect drink for a hot summer day! Peach Basil Iced Tea- make it unsweetened or sweetened!


  • Author: Alex Caspero
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 cups 1x
  • Category: Beverage
  • Method: stove top
  • Cuisine: American
  • Author: Alex Caspero
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 cups 1x
  • Category: Beverage
  • Method: stove top
  • Cuisine: American
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Ingredients

  • 2 ripe peaches, sliced
  • 8 cups water, divided
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar (this was for an unsweetened version, if you’d like it more sweet, add more.)
  • 2 large tea bags
  • 1 cup torn basil leaves

Instructions

  1. Make the peach puree: Combine the sliced peaches, 1 cup water and sugar into a sauce pan. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and let cook for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool. Once cool, puree using an immersion blender or high-powered blender.
  2. Bring the remaining 7 cups of water to a boil.
  3. Place the tea bags and basil leaves into a large pitcher and pour the boiling water over. Steep for 5 minutes.
  4. Remove tea bags and basil leaves.
  5. Stir in the peach puree and serve over ice.

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If you like this peach recipe, then you’ll want to try out my other peach recipes: peach pie bars, vegan peach cobbler, kale and peach slaw, peach, cherry and halloumi salad, peach, cherry and halloumi salad

 

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Meet Alex Caspero

Alex Caspero is a Registered Dietitian, Plant-Based Chef and Yoga Instructor. She aims to cut through the nutrition noise by providing real-life, nourishing tips for body and mind. Learn more about Alex.

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