Summer is quickly approaching. And as the heat rises, it is more likely you will be looking for ways to cool down or better yet beat it. There’s nothing as refreshing as sitting on your porch and drinking a glass of cold sweet tea. If you are tired of your usual sweet tea, then why not kick it up a notch with Pineapple Sweet Tea.
This also works well whenever you have a backyard barbecue party with your family and friends. After all, everyone one loves a good sweet tea, especially if it's hot outside. The thing that I love most about pineapple is that it gives the tea a whole to of flavor and sweetness that you don’t need to add extra sugar. It all depends on your taste. You can even use stevia like I do. In this way, you can enjoy your sweet tea without worrying about the sugar guilt.
Most people that I talk to are quite nervous about slicing a pineapple. But as long as you have a sharp knife, it’s quite easy. Fresh and ripe pineapple is actually quite delicious and fresh. I eat on a frequent basis. I use my sharp Priority Chef Knife to slice delectable slabs of ripe pineapples. And getting the pineapple juice is quite easy too. Just put everything in the blender and then strain to get rid of the pulps. You can set some aside if you want some fresh pulps in your juice.
Ingredients Fresh Pineapple Sweet Tea
2 family-sided tea bags or 8 regular tea bags
1/4 tsp baking soda
2 cups fresh pineapple juice
2-4 tablespoons of sugar of stevia, depending on your taste
Pineapple slices and fresh mint for garnish
Pineapple pulp (optional)
Add your 8 cups of water to a pot over medium heat and bring to a boil. Remove from the heat and add in the tea bags and cover. Let it sit and steep for about 15 to 20 minutes.
Remove the tea bags and pour the tea into a large pitcher. Add in the baking soda and sugar or stevia until everything is fully incorporated.
Add the pineapple juice and stir. You can add in fresh pineapple pulp if you prefer. Cover the tea and store in the fridge until fully chilled.
When you are ready to serve, pour the tea over ice and add fresh pineapple and mint.
You can now enjoy a cold sweet tasty beverage to beat the summer heat!