Easy to make and deliciously refreshing, this Apple Peppermint Iced Tea is the summer perfect beverage!
Apple Peppermint Iced Tea
This Apple Peppermint Iced Tea recipe is one that my kids request on a regular basis. That and my virgin Mojitos. My kids can’t get enough of either and so it’s a good thing we have two very large peppermint patches in our garden.
Another thing we make thorough use of is our homegrown apples. Every year we harvest them and I get to work preparing them every which way including making apple butter, fruit leather, dried apple rings, apple cakes and apple sauce. And of course freshly squeezed apple cider. (Read more about our apple cider press HERE.)
Pressing fresh cider is an annual family tradition and our kids have a blast. I can the cider so we can enjoy it all year until the next apple season. We especially enjoy it during the summer because I’ll make popsicles with it and this Apple Peppermint Iced Tea.
The combination of apple, peppermint and ice is a match that’s simply meant to be.
Whether you grow your own peppermint or buy it in the store, get a good packed cup’s worth of it (less if you’re using dried peppermint). If you prefer a stronger peppermint flavor, use more. If you rather have the peppermint flavor be far more subtle, use a little less. And if you prefer it a bit sweeter, stir in some honey.
Simply put the peppermint leaves in the boiling water, turn it off, cover, and let sit for 15 minutes or so. Drain and let the tea cool. Add the apple juice and chill, and then serve with ice.
If you’re in a hurry, use less water initially when making the peppermint tea to make it more concentrated, then add ice cubes to cool it off, add the apple juice and serve right away.
A simple and delightfully refreshing drink, this delicious Iced Apple Mint Tea will help keep you cooled off throughout the summer!
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Apple Peppermint Iced Tea
- 1 cup packed fresh mint leaves washed (use more or less depending on desired amount of peppermint flavor)
- 3 cups boiling water
- 3 cups 100% apple juice
- honey as needed
- Add the mint leaves to the boiling water, cover, and let sit for 15 minutes. Drain and discard the mint leaves. Let the peppermint tea cool completely. Add the apple juice and chill. If you prefer it sweeter, add a little honey. Serve with ice.
- *If you're in a hurry, use less water initially when making the peppermint tea to make it more concentrated, then add ice cubes to cool it off, add the apple juice and serve right away.
Originally published on The Daring Gourmet June 2016
hi, could i use fresh apples as i have loads of apples in garden,
The Book of Food says
Absolutely delicious and refreshing. I’m thinking of trying with other juices as well. Thank you.
Cori Landon says
Fabulous! I’ve made two batches already, my family loves it and keeps asking for more!
Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet says
Fantastic, Cori, thanks for the feedback!
Gea Vox says
In Britain we say “Great Minds Think Alike!”
I came up with exactly the same recipe, only I used good quality, organic dried peppermint tea, with “cloudy” apple juice, correcting with honey for sweetness.
Next I want to try it using sweet cider (fermented apple juice) and peppermint.
Your herb garden looks great! I have a similar patch where I grow more or less the same herbs as you do. On basil I gave up years ago, it just won’t grow here, it is too cold and wet and the few hot days in summer are not enough. So I have basil only on my windowsill, it likes it there. :) I pinned your peppermint tea, I have lots of mint growing, mint grows like weeds in my garden, I have to regularly remove the roots that start growing like 1 meter away from their original place.