June 04, 2015

The hot and hazy days of summer are on their way. What better way to stay cool and refreshed than with some delicious home-made iced tea! This simple recipe makes 1 gallon of deliciousness and combines the sweetness of vanilla with a refreshing burst of mint. You can enjoy this drink with or without a sweetener.

What You'll Need:

  • 12 tea bags
  • 1 gallon water
  • 1 1/2 cups of sweetener if desired (could be palm sugar, xylitol, coconut sugar)
  • 2 cups loosely packed fresh mint leaves, crushed or chopped
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons vanilla extract

Boil 4 cups of water and pour over the 12 teabags which you've placed into a pitcher. Allow it to sit for half an hour (longer if you want a stronger tea flavour). The squeeze the liquid from bags into the pitcher and remove the bags. Add more water to the pitcher to fill it up. Add the crushed mint and the vanilla extract let sit for 20 minutes. Mint leaves may be removed or kept in the pitcher. Serve over ice and enjoy!