Homemade Ginger Peach Iced Tea

Homemade Ginger Peach Iced Tea at The Happy HousewifeBy contributing writer Andrea Green

It just wouldn’t be summer without a refreshing glass of iced tea. Add some peach and ginger to your tea, and you’ve got a winning recipe for your next BBQ or family gathering.

This recipe for homemade ginger peach iced tea is a sweet tea. As any good southerner knows, sweet tea is made sweet with simple syrup.  The classic simple syrup recipe is 1 cup sugar to 1 cup water. The problem is, 1 cup of sugar adds a lot of empty calories!

That’s why I started using agave nectar in my recipes. Since agave nectar is five times sweeter than sugar, you can use significantly less and still get a sweet tea. With just 1/3 cup agave nectar, and the natural sweetness you get from the peaches, this recipe not only tastes great, it saves you calories as well!

While my family loves the zing from the ginger, if you have younger kids at home, you may want to leave the ginger out.

Homemade Ginger Peach Iced Tea
 
Ingredients
  • 7 bags black tea
  • 1 2-inch piece of ginger, peeled and sliced
  • 1 quart boiling water
  • 1 cup ice
  • 2 cups frozen peaches
  • ⅓ cup agave nectar (may substitute sugar to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
Instructions
  1. Place tea, ginger and boiling water in a heat proof container. Allow tea to steep for 5 to 7 minutes. Remove tea bags and strain out ginger slices.
  2. Pour half the tea into a pitcher.
  3. Add remaining tea, frozen peaches, agave nectar and lemon juice to a blender. Blend until smooth.
  4. Mix peaches into tea.
  5. Serve in glasses filled with ice.

I hope the next time you need a refreshing drink and an escape from the heat, you’ll whip up a pitcher of homemade ginger peach iced tea!

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Andrea Green of The Greenbacks Gal is an organic coupon expert. What if you could find affordable organic and eco-friendly products on a budget? Eco-friendly moms need affordable solutions. Andrea finds the best green deals, helping hundreds of families save on the frugal, green lifestyle. Nothing makes her happier than to help people realize being organic doesn't have to cost more.

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