Iced Melon Moroccan Mint Tea
I grow mint on my balcony, and this refreshing beverage is a wonderful way to use it. It combines two of my favorite drinks—Moroccan Mint Tea and Honeydew Agua Fresca. For extra flair, add some ginger ale. —Sarah Batt Throne, El Cerrito, California
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 20 min.
- 2 cups water
- 12 fresh mint leaves
- 4 individual green tea bags
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 2-1/2 cups diced honeydew melon
- 1-1/2 cups ice cubes
- Additional ice cubes
- In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil. Remove from the heat; add mint and tea bags. Cover and steep for 3-5 minutes. Discard mint and tea bags. Stir in the sugar.
- In a blender, process honeydew until blended. Add 1-1/2 cups ice and tea; process until blended. Serve over additional ice.
Nutrition Facts1 cup: 81 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 9mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 1g fiber), 0 protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch.
Originally published as Iced Melon Moroccan Mint Tea in Healthy Cooking Annual Recipes 2012