Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Pumpkin Spice Iced Tea

This recipe is supposed to have come from the tasting notes section of Blackberry Farms' blog. I don't know maybe it's me, but the recipe seems to have some parts missing. For example, why do you mix it in a plastic pitcher and then cook it on the stove. Why not just mix it in the pan? The end product is really very good, and so good for you. But it's also a lot of work. There is no way you can strain three cups of pumpkin puree mixed with two cups of water through anything. I added all the water and still felt like I needed to put it in a pillowcase and squeeze the liquid out. Luckily I was doing something else at the time and could pour some in the strainer, come back later and empty out the solids and put some more in. It took a good hour or more to strain it. I saved the solids to add to oatmeal in the morning. My tea looks a lot like their picture, so I think the results are comparable, but there has to be an easier way to do it. I need to find it because I drink a lot of iced tea and really like this.

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Pumpkin Spice Iced Tea

3 cups pumpkin puree
One cinnamon stick
Five whole cloves
1½ cups of sugar
2 cups of hot water
6 cups of cold water

In plastic pitcher combine sugar, hot water, cinnamon, cloves and the pumpkin. Cook on top of a stove top for 30 minutes. Then pour all ingredients through a strainer.  Add cold water. Serve over ice and garnish with a cinnamon stick.

1 comment:

  1. Love it! Seriously, I don't think you could find a more "you" recipe!


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