Watermelon Iced Tea

It would be repetitive for me to mention that it is hot, so let’s just say that a refreshing glass of iced tea sounds good right now.  Even better with some watermelon ice cubes floating around like little, rosy icebergs.

I am a tea freak, so I don’t need an excuse to drink a nice glass of iced tea, but this really amps up the flavor and gives a light sweetness as the cubes melt.  At the risk of offending a lot of people, I really despise sweet tea, so if you like your tea with a syrupy edge you will want to toss some sugar into this recipe.  The sweetness of the melting fruit cubes is more than enough for my palate, but I realize this is a personal preference.  To make this I blended about four cups of cubed, seedless watermelon with the juice of a fresh lime (about three tablespoons of juice in a large lime), then poured the mixture into two ice cube trays and let it freeze overnight.  Brew up some tea of your choice (I used green tea), let it cool down, then pour it over a large glass full of the watermelon  ice cubes.  It will all melt into a delicious fruit-and-tea slushy at the end.  If you want a more refined ice cube, strain the watermelon puree though a fine seize before freezing.  I skipped this step and enjoyed the slushy part.

I hope you are all staying cool out there,


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11 Responses to Watermelon Iced Tea

  1. Kathleen July 25, 2011 at 12:00 am #

    I love how refreshing this sounds!

  2. Angela FRS July 25, 2011 at 12:43 am #

    It really is great in this heat!

  3. Mitinita July 25, 2011 at 7:57 am #

    What a great idea!

  4. Shelby July 25, 2011 at 9:17 am #

    Sounds refreshing….and I am not a sweet tea person either 🙂

  5. Angela FRS July 25, 2011 at 3:19 pm #

    Glad I am not the only one–I hate to order iced tea in a restaurant and get sweet tea!

  6. 5 Star Foodie July 25, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Oh, very refreshing for sure, so nice in this heat!

  7. Emily July 27, 2011 at 4:10 am #

    Oooh sounds so refreshing!

    I'm with you! I don't like my tea sweet. I think that's pretty rare. It just makes me thirstier!

  8. Erin @ Peasant's Feast July 27, 2011 at 9:57 am #

    That looks so good! Now I'm craving watermelon. That is a great idea!

  9. Yenta Mary July 27, 2011 at 11:28 am #

    What perfect simplicity! I would vote for the slushiness, too … 🙂


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