Recipe courtesy of Justine Simmons

Mixed Berry Iced Tea

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 5 hr 30 min (includes freezing and chilling time)
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: 8 cups
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1 cup sugar

1 cup fresh blackberries 

1 cup fresh raspberries 

3 family-size ice tea bags, such as Lipton 

Pinch baking soda 

2 cups frozen strawberries, thawed 

Fresh mint sprigs, for garnish 


  1. Combine the sugar, blackberries, raspberries and 4 cups water in a large saucepan; bring to a boil, then lower to a simmer. Simmer, mashing the berries and stirring a bit, until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat and add tea bags and baking soda. Let steep for 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, mash the strawberries in a bowl. Divide the strawberries among the cups of an ice cube tray and freeze until completely frozen, about 4 hours.
  3. Remove the tea bags from the hot water. Add 4 cups cold water to a pitcher, then pour in the tea. Place in the fridge to chill.
  4. When ready to serve, add the strawberry ice cubes; the flavor will intensify as the ice cubes melt. Garnish with mint sprigs.

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