Monday, July 11, 2011

almond vanilla iced tea

i'm loving this lately. in fact, this award-winning tea recipe made my #1000gifts list twice! oh, did i say award-winning? yes i did! my almond vanilla tea recipe was voted "Breathtaking Beverage" at the HPC MOPS Finale Meeting. it's delicious and perfect on a hot summer day!

almond vanilla iced tea
1 gallon black tea (Lipton) brewed in the sun
immediately after brewing, add 1/2 c sugar, 1 teaspoon almond extract, 
and 4-6 pumps Vanilla flavored Starbucks Syrup*
stir with a wooden spoon. pour over ice. 
add a few leaves of fresh mint. 
sip and savor! cheers! 

*for Jenni in Portugal or anyone else that doesn't have Vanilla Starbucks Syrup: you can use Pure Vanilla Extract instead, adding a little bit at a time and tasting til it's perfect. it might be about 1-2 teaspoons. hope this helps! enjoy!