Keep yourself hydrated with this Sugar Free Strawberry Pineapple Cooler. Watch the video to see how easy it is to make this at home. Bottoms Up!
With the hot summer weather we are currently having, all I can think of is to drink and drink and drink. I just want something refreshing to drink, something light and non-carbonated too. Summer is the time of the year when coffee shops big or small starts promoting more and more cold ice tea drinks or different flavors and variations. I favor this kind of drink over pop or carbonated drinks because I find cold fruity tea drinks more refreshing and light.
Sadly, I always end up getting disappointed when I ordered it at Cafe. It is almost like colored water with no flavor at all and if it does have a flavor, it taste artificial to me. I thought instead of complaining about it, might as well just make my own at home and so I came up with this, and I had been drinking this like crazy almost everyday. After all, it’s a tea and decaf too.
This drink uses a fruit flavoured loose leaf tea. I choose a combination of Berry Tea so that it match well with my fresh strawberry and pineapple. You can other tea flavor but you might want to choose the right fruit that will work with it. There’s no right or wrong in making this tea, it’s homemade anyway so make it your own version and creation. I used honey to sweeten the drink, you can use other sweeter but you may have to adjust the measurement. 1/3 cup of honey is not the same as 1/3 cup of granulated sugar in terms of sweetness, you may need about 1/2 cup of sugar instead. Add gradually and play around with it. Let me show you how I made this. I hope you’ll give it a try. Let’s get started!
- 4 cups water
- 3 Tea Bags – Berry Flavored (Strawberry,Blueberry, Raspberry etc.)
- 1/3 cup honey (You can increase it to 1/2 cup for sweeter taste)
- 1 whole lemon (divide: 1/2 sliced and 1/2 squeeze out the juice)
- 1/3 cup berries ((Strawberry,Blueberry, Raspberry etc.) – fresh or frozen
- 1/3 cup pineapple – fresh or frozen
- ice cubes
Boil water and add lemon juice from 1/2 of the lemon. Scoop about 1/2 cup of water and pour into the honey. Stir until honey is melted. Pour back into the pan then submerge the tea bags and boil for another 5 minutes. Stop the heat and leave the tea bags to further steep. Cool and transfer in a jar and store in the refrigerator with the tea bags and remaining of the lemon (sliced). Add fruits and ice when ready to serve.
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