Apple Peppermint Iced Tea

Easy to make and deliciously refreshing, this Apple Peppermint Iced Tea is the summer perfect beverage!

apple peppermint iced tea recipe healthy honey

Apple Peppermint Iced Tea

This Apple Peppermint Iced Tea recipe is one that my kids request on a regular basis.  That and my virgin Mojitos.  My kids can’t get enough of either and so it’s a good thing we have two very large peppermint patches in our garden.

Another thing we make thorough use of is our homegrown apples.  Every year we harvest them and I get to work preparing them every which way including making apple butter, fruit leather, dried apple rings, apple cakes and apple sauce.  And of course freshly squeezed apple cider. (Read more about our apple cider press HERE.)

Pressing fresh cider is an annual family tradition and our kids have a blast.  I can the cider so we can enjoy it all year until the next apple season.  We especially enjoy it during the summer because I’ll make popsicles with it and this Apple Peppermint Iced Tea.

The combination of apple, peppermint and ice is a match that’s simply meant to be.

Whether you grow your own peppermint or buy it in the store, get a good packed cup’s worth of it (less if you’re using dried peppermint).  If you prefer a stronger peppermint flavor, use more.  If you rather have the peppermint flavor be far more subtle, use a little less.  And if you prefer it a bit sweeter, stir in some honey.

Simply put the peppermint leaves in the boiling water, turn it off, cover, and let sit for 15 minutes or so.  Drain and let the tea cool.  Add the apple juice and chill, and then serve with ice.

If you’re in a hurry, use less water initially when making the peppermint tea to make it more concentrated, then add ice cubes to cool it off, add the apple juice and serve right away.

A simple and delightfully refreshing drink, this delicious Iced Apple Mint Tea will help keep you cooled off throughout the summer!

apple peppermint iced tea recipe healthy honey

apple peppermint iced tea recipe healthy honey

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Originally published on The Daring Gourmet June 2016

 

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