15 Refreshing Homemade Ice Tea Recipes

15 Refreshing Homemade Ice Tea Recipes

When entertaining outdoors in the warmer weather, one has to worry about keeping drinks cold, especially flavored Homemade  Ice Teas and Lemonade. I hate to keep the server inside because that means kids are going to track inside the house after running around outside. I also don’t like adding too much ice to a pitcher of drinks as it will dilute the taste.

What is a girl to do?? Such big problems in the scheme of things right. Really, if you have the right serving tools there is no worry at all. After seeing this Buddeez Unbreakable 3-1/2-Gallon Beverage Dispenser with Removable Ice-Cone filled with Mango Blueberry Iced Tea, my daughter asked if we can keep it filled all summer long. I guess I will take that as a compliment from a 14-year-old girl!!

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Blueberry Mango Iced Tea recipes

 

15 Refreshing Homemade Ice Tea Recipes

I received a free product to try as well as compensation for this post through my relationship with the Quality Blue Community. All opinions are my own.

 Iced Tea does not have to be boring and it can be served undiluted with a few steps and the right equipment. The dispenser is made from an impact and shatter-resistant material called Tritan from Eastman, which is just perfect for outdoor entertaining all summer! Be sure to go to the end of this post to find 19 other amazing flavored Iced Tea recipes. 

To make this Mango Blueberry Iced Tea you will have to start a few hours before serving to allow it to cool completely. You can also make the tea portion the night before and then add your fresh fruit right before serving. I made decaffeinated Green Tea for my base tea but you could use any unflavored tea you prefer.

Blueberry Mango Iced Tea recipes

How to Make Iced Tea

Steep the tea bags for up to 10 minutes. It will be strong but no worries you will be adding water, fruit puree and plenty of ice to the drink.

Blueberry Mango Iced Tea recipes

While my fruit defrosted, you can use fresh as well, I coated with 1/4 cup of sugar. I will not be sweetening this tea any more than the fresh fruit but you can add more if you desire sweet tea. You can even have a little sugar syrup at the side when serving. You don’t want granulated sugar as it does not always dissolve in iced tea.

Blueberry Mango flavored Iced Tea recipes

Puree about 1/2 of the fruit and put it throw a sieve to collect all the seeds etc. Then add it to the cooled tea with an additional pitcher of water. 

Blueberry Mango flavored Iced Tea recipes

Add the ice tea to your Buddeez Unbreakable 3-1/2-Gallon Beverage Dispenser and then add the ice cone. I love that you can choose to use this or not and it does not dilute your drink. I added a few whole pieces of mango and blueberry as well. But I prefer to add this to the serving glasses so it does not clog up the dispenser.

Blueberry Mango flavored Iced Tea recipes

Serve with iced filled glasses for a refreshing summer beverage. 

Blueberry Mango flavored Iced Tea recipes

 

What I liked about this Buddeez Unbreakable 3-1/2-Gallon Beverage Dispenser is that it is made from Tritan from Eastman, making it:

 

  • Impact and shatter resistant (great for outdoor entertaining!)
  • Clarity and looks like real glass until you touch it
  • Free from all bisphenols, including BPA
  • One of many items made from Tritan

 

Other features include:

  • Removable Ice-Cone
  • Non-Slip, Snap-On Base (The stand is packaged inside the Dispenser)
  • Made in USA

Blueberry Mango Iced Tea recipes

You might the wondering how are we going to store this big drink dispenser. No worries the entire thing basically stores inside itself. I love this feature. 

Blueberry Mango flavored Iced Tea recipes

Blueberry Mango Flavored Ice Tea Recipe

Blueberry Mango Iced Tea

Blueberry Mango Iced Tea

Yield: 12 1 Cup Glasses
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Blueberry Mango Iced Tea is a flavored green tea recipe 

Ingredients

  • 12 cups water
  • 5-6 Green Tea bags
  • 1 10 oz Bag chopped frozen mango, thawed
  • 5 oz frozen Blueberries
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • Water and Ice

Instructions

  1. Boil the 12 cups of water in a large saucepan or stock pot. Remove from the heat. Steep the green tea bags about 5-10 minutes, then discard tea bags. Transfer tea to a large mixing bowl. Allow the tea to sit until it cools to room temperature, about 45 minutes. Meanwhile, to a small mixing bowl, thawed mango and blueberries , and 1/4 cup sugar. Allow the fruit to macerate, or sit until it's softened and formed juices. Transfer 3/4 of the fruit with juices to a blender and puree. Sieve out the seeds and skins. Pour the cooled tea and fruit puree into the pitcher. And another 6-10 cups of water depending how strong you like your tea. Serve with Ice and more thawed fruit
Nutrition Information

Amount Per Serving Calories 46 Sodium 15mg Carbohydrates 11g Sugar 10g
All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on stayingclosetohome.com should only be used as a general guideline.
Blueberry Mango Iced Tea recipes

Label your dispenser with these Beverage Tags. 

20 flavored Iced Tea recipes to keep you refreshed all summer long

19 More Flavored Iced Tea Recipes 

  1. Healthy Cold Brewed Iced Tea
  2. Very Berry Iced Tea Recipe
  3. Spiked Apple Cider Iced Tea
  4. Blackberry and Basil Iced Green Tea
  5. Sweet Southern Sweet Strawberry Iced Tea
  6. Apple Iced Tea
  7. Lemon Ginger Sweet Tea
  8. Peach Green Iced Tea Recipe
  9. Citrus Green Iced Tea
  10. Strawberry Iced Tea
  11. Bourbon Slush Recipe
  12. Simple Flavored ICed Tea
  13. Raspberry Green Iced Tea
  14. Ginger Melon Greed Iced Tea
  15. Strawberry Nettle Iced Tea
  16. Mango Iced Tea
  17. Lemon Iced Tea
  18. Blueberry Rooibos Iced Tea
  19. Honey Sweetened Thai lemon Tea

25 Comments

  1. Cute drink dispenser … so perfect for summer! Thank you for including my recipe. 🙂 Pinned!

  2. I’m a huge fan of mango, so I definitely agree. And dilution sucks too!

  3. It is plastic so it looks fancy but very durable. Not badly priced either

  4. I wish I had one of these dispensers all the time in my house, I would feel so fancy!

  5. I need that dispenser! Oh and a glass of that yummy tea. Can’t wait to make me a glass.

  6. Love the design of that one. We’re actually in the market for one since our last one broke. Definitely keeping it in mind!

  7. Cute. I can use a cold drink now. Although it is cool, I can feel the heat rising.

  8. Perfect summer drink! It looks very refreshing.

  9. Your tea recipe sounds amazing. I am obsessed with blueberries right now, so this is definitely going on my “to make” list for summer parties. And that dispenser looks great. We have a similar one and it just makes life so easy.

  10. The recipe looks delicious and so refreshing. When I think of Iced Tea, I think of summer. We drink lots of iced tea in the summer, but I never think to add fruit to it.

  11. Your Mango Blueberry Iced Tea looks so refreshing! I love the idea of using the removable ice-cone as I do not like diluted iced tea much.

  12. My husband always loves Iced Tea for spring and summer time! This looks absolutely delicious!

  13. That blueberry mango combo sounds amazing! So refreshing for summer!

  14. Having the ice cone in there is positively brilliant! This is a summer time must have.

  15. What a great round up of teas! I really want to try that apple one, never heard of that combo and I am crazy about apples.

  16. These sound like amazing tea recipes!! My girlfriend is already talking about her summer time sun tea she makes every year.

  17. I have only tried a few of these, but I really like the mango blueberry ice tea

  18. Yum! I love Teas! This is a great round up of fabulous teas!!

  19. Hi Maria, thank you for these fantastic recipes – i’ve pinned them for later. Which is your favourite of them all and do you have a particular snack you enjoy alongside?

  20. Iced tea is one of my favorite drinks to enjoy during the summertime. I remember my grandmother having cold iced tea in the fridge whenever we went over to visit.

  21. Ooooh! I have been looking for a good pitcher for my hubby’s famous summer drinks! I’ll have to try a few of these recipes in it!

  22. I am a big fan of iced tea in the summer. It’s such a refreshing drink.

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