Fancy a nice refreshing drink to cool off? Then this watermelon iced tea is definitely for you. With fresh watermelon and zesty lemon.
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Bring 1 litre of water to a boil and pour over 2 teabags in a large bowl or measuring jug. Let the tea steep, mix in a tablespoon of honey and let it cool to room temperature.
Meanwhile, cut 500 grams of watermelon into pieces and add them to a blender. Purée until as smooth as possible (you can also use a stick blender).
Cut 1 lemon and 1 lime in half. Cut 2 slices of lime and set aside. Squeeze the rest of the juice from the fruits using a lemon juicer.
Wash the fresh mint leaves using cold running water.
Pour the puréed watermelon pulp through the sieve into the serving jug; if necessary use a spoon to press the watermelon through the sieve. You do not use the leftover purée, nor any seeds, so you can discard these.
Add the lime slices and fresh mint leaves. Mix everything well and put it in the fridge to cool.
Serve with ice cubes if desired. Enjoy this delicious, refreshing watermelon iced tea!
What kind of tea should I use?
You can use different types of tea, such as green tea, chamomile tea or even rooibos tea. You can completely adjust this delicious drink to your own taste.
What can I do with the leftover watermelon?
Enjoy the watermelon as a flavoursome, fresh snack or purée the entire watermelon. Freeze the juice and keep it in the freezer for up to a year.
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