Spiced Tropical Tea Cooler

Cool off with a combination of tangy fruit juices mixed with brewed citrus-spice tea.

Ingredients

  • 6 cups water, divided
  • 6 tea bags flavored with orange and spice
  • 1 large fresh mint sprig
  • 1 can (12 ounces) frozen orange-peach-mango juice concentrate
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • Ice cubes
  • Orange and additional fresh mint (optional)

Directions

  1. Bring 4 cups of the water to a boil. Place tea bags and mint in Classic Batter Bowl; carefully add boiling water. Let steep 5 minutes. Remove tea bags and mint.

  2. Place remaining 2 cups water, juice concentrate and sugar in Quick-Stir® Pitcher. Add hot tea; plunge until well mixed. Refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight.

  3. To serve, pour tea mixture into ice-filled glasses. Score orange using Zester/Scorer; cut into thin slices using Utility Knife. Garnish iced tea with orange slices and mint, if desired.

Yield:

  • 6  servings of 1 1/4 cups

Nutrients per serving:

Calories 140, total Fat 0 g, Saturated Fat 0 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Carbohydrate 34 g, Protein 1 g, Sodium 40 mg, Fiber 0 g

U.S. Diabetic exchanges per serving:

1/2 starch, 1 1/2 fruit (2 carb)

Cook's Tips:

To make Spiced Berry Tea Cooler, substitute 1 can (11.5 ounces) frozen cranberry-raspberry juice concentrate for the orange-peach-mango juice concentrate. Proceed as recipe directs.

Regular tea bags, whole cinnamon and cloves can be substituted for the flavored tea bags, if desired. Place 1 cinnamon stick (3 inches), 6 whole cloves and regular tea bags in batter bowl. After steeping, remove cinnamon and cloves along with tea bags and mint. Proceed as recipe directs.

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