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Watermelon Iced Tea

This watermelon iced tea recipe is a sweet, refreshing treat that's perfect for a pool-side party on a hot summer day!
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword summer recipe, Watermelon Iced Tea
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author I Heart Recipes

Ingredients

  • 1 small watermelon about 2 lbs
  • 5 black tea bags
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2-3 drops of red food coloring optional
  • mint leaves optional

Instructions

  • Bring the 4 cups of water to a boil, then remove from the heat.
  • Toss in tea bags, and let sit for 20 minutes.
  • Cut the top of the watermelon off, and save for later
  • Scoop out the red part.
  • Place the red part of the watermelon into a blender of food processor, and liquify.
  • Pour the watermelon juice into a pan, and sprinkle in the sugar.
  • Mix until well combined, then bring to a boil, and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Turn the heat off, then remove the pan from heat, and let sit for 5 minutes.
  • pour the watermelon juice into a pitcher, along with the now concentrated tea.
  • Add in a few drops of red food coloring ( optional)
  • Stir,then let it sit until it cools.
  • Cut the leftover watermelon into cubes, and clean the mint leaves.
  • Place the mint leaves,watermelon cubes, and ice into a pitcher.
  • Pour the watermelon tea over the ice.
  • Let sit for 5 minutes.
  • Serve and enjoy!

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Notes

You can add more or less sugar