Are there certain foods (or drinks) you can’t stay away from? I can’t stay away from ice cream, white chocolate, Nutella, anything cookies & cream-flavored, anything coffee-flavored… well, anything with SUGAR! (I mean, if we’re being honest…) pasta, pizza, potatoes, CHEESE!, bread (Hmm…this list is more extensive than I realized), and this peach iced tea. It’s real good. Like I forget how many glasses I’ve had. I am guzzling it like there’s no tomorrow. Good thing I didn’t add liquor to it! I’d probably be under the table right now inarticulately crooning Les Miserables songs or adding obscure movies I will never watch to my Netflix queue (Did you know there’s a documentary on Feng Shui on there? Who knew?)
The best thing about this recipe, other than the peachy flavor, is how easy it is. You’re basically making the tea and then adding homemade peach simple syrup to it. The longer the peach and mint flavors have time to coalesce in the refrigerator, the more flavorful they’ll be. Drink up!
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 40 minutes
Serving size: 10
Peach Simple Syrup Ingredients:
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
2 ripe peaches, thinly sliced
2 cold brew iced tea bags
8 cups water
mint, whole leaves for serving
1 peach, sliced for serving
To make the peach simple syrup, bring sugar, water, and peaches to a boil in a small saucepan. Then lower the heat and stir and crush the peaches to infuse the flavor.
Once the sugar has dissolved, cover, remove from heat and let steep for 25-30 minutes.
In the meantime, add teabags to the 8 cups of water in a pitcher.
Once the simple syrup is finished, strain peaches, separating the simple syrup from the peach chunks. Note: The peach chunks can be used as an ice cream topping so don’t discard them. See Peach Awesomeness below!
Add simple syrup to the tea and stir. Serve tea over ice and fresh sliced peaches. I should note that the longer the simple syrup and mint have to infuse with the tea, the more flavorful the tea will be.
You get two for the price of one with this peach simple syrup recipe: tea AND a delicious ice cream topping. Win win!