Peach, Lemon and Iced Tea Agua Fresca
Make this colorful agua fresca any time of the day for a refreshing way to enjoy peaches, lemon and iced tea all in one sip.
It’s been so hot lately that letting fruit ripen on the kitchen counter can be risky business because it can turn overripe so quickly.
But the good news is that overripe fruit can be “repurposed” when using it to make an agua fresca.
It’s refreshing, super easy to make and looks so colorful and pretty.
It’s generally made by blending fruit, water, sugar and lime, and then strained through a mesh strainer so the water is “infused” with the fruit flavor.
But this recipe has a slight twist to it.
Instead of water, this agua fresca is made with cold brewed tea, and because the pureed peaches taste delicious as is, it’s not strained.
After originally posting this recipe with tea brewed in the sun, I updated it to be cold brewed in the refrigerator.
I did this after learning that when tea is brewed in the sun there may be risk of bacteria growing because the heat from the sun isn’t hot enough to kill bacteria that may be in the container, water or tea leaves.
So now my go-to brewing method is a cold brew in the refrigerator.
Cold brewed tea needs to be made the day before serving it because it needs to brew overnight for at least 6 hours in the refrigerator.
Directions on how to make cold brewed tea are included below.
Or, instead of using cold brewed tea, feel free to substitute it with prepared ice tea of your choice.
So let’s check out the ingredients.
Cold brewed tea (or prepared iced tea of your choice), ripe peaches, fresh lemon, and sugar or honey. Also, ice cubes for serving.
A printable recipe with the measurements and instructions is located at the bottom of this post.
Here’s how to make it.
For the Cold Brewed Tea:
To make the cold brewed tea for this recipe which is 2 servings, use a thoroughly cleaned medium-size glass container with a lid and fill it with 2 cups of cold water, add 3 regular size black tea bags (with the strings hanging over the top edge of the container), cover it with a lid and put it in the refrigerator overnight for at least 6 hours.
After its brewed, remove and discard the tea bags from the container and store the tea covered with a lid in the refrigerator for not more than a day for the best flavor and freshness.
Here’s an example of how to make cold brewed tea only this one is made with 3 different types of tea bags, fresh lemon and mint; “Lemon, Mint and Orange Tea”
For the Agua Fresca:
With a paring knife, cut the skin off of the peaches.
If the peaches are really ripe, it may be easier to peel the skin off with your fingers rather than using a knife.
…cut the peach in half and remove the pit.
Cut the peaches in medium size chunks.
to a blender…
…add the peaches,
add cold tea,
and honey (or sugar).
blend on the smoothie or juice setting until smooth.
Do a taste test and add more honey (or sugar) if needed.
When making an agua fresca with fruit that has a lot of pulp, for a thinner consistency the mixture can be poured thru a mesh strainer.
But for this recipe, the consistency was just right so no need to strain it.
Serve over a lot of ice…
…garnish with a couple of peach slices…
…and enjoy each and every sip.
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For the Cold Brewed Tea (Can Substitute with Prepared Ice Tea of Your Choice):
- 2 cups cold water
- 3 black tea bags
For the Agua Fresca:
- 2 cups Cold brewed tea
- 3 fresh peaches skin and pit removed and discarded
- 1 whole lemon juiced
- 1 tablespoon honey (or to taste) (if preferred, use sugar to taste)
- 4 peach slices for garnish
- Ice cubes for serving
For the Cold Brewed Tea:
- To make the cold brewed tea for this recipe which is 2 servings, use a thoroughly cleaned medium-size glass container with a lid and fill it with 2 cups of cold water, add 3 regular size black tea bags (with the strings hanging over the top edge of the container), cover it with a lid and put it in the refrigerator overnight for at least 6 hours.
- After its brewed, remove and discard the tea bags from the container and store the tea covered with a lid in the refrigerator for not more than a day for the best flavor and freshness.
For the Aqua Fresca:
- Cut the peach flesh into medium size chunks.
- In a blender, add the cold brewed tea, peaches, lemon juice and honey.
- Blend on the smoothie or juice setting until smooth.
- Do a taste test and add more honey (or sugar) if needed.
- Serve right away over a lot of ice.
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