This post is sponsored in conjunction with #BBQWeek. I received product samples from sponsors to use in creating #BBQWeek recipes. However, all opinions are mine alone.
Sweet tea is a Southern staple, and every family has their own tried and true recipe they swear by. Did you know you could infuse your tea with fruit to make it an out of this world experience? This Grilled Peach Infused Sweet Iced Tea is a truly refreshing experience.
As I mentioned above, if you live in the South- tea is a way of life.
It has a rich, vibrant history and culture all of it’s own dating back to at least 1879.
Traditionally, it’s made by brewing bags of black tea leaves and stirring in copious amounts of sugar while the mixture’s still piping hot.
Left to cool to room temperature, it’s served in a glass poured over ice so that it’s refreshingly cold.
Which is especially appreciated during Southern heat waves, or just about any day in the Summer when the Sun and the temperature is enough to sap the strength of anyone- old & young alike.
Have you heard of the recent trend of ‘infusing’ water? It’s basically where you add fresh cut fruits to water and chill until the water takes on slight fruity notes.
It’s become increasingly popular since it adds a bit of bright flavor to an otherwise ‘boring’ glass of water, without adding calories. Some even praise it’s health benefits when using certain fruits.
Most people have heard of tea infused with lemon, but here in the South we’re no strangers to infusing our sweet tea with all kinds of natural fruit flavors.
We love our family’s recipe for Sweet Southern Strawberry Iced Tea.
Like other’s we’ve even gotten creative and transformed the beloved, thirst-quenching drink into other treats, like these Sweet Tea Lemonade Pops.
But, if we’re keeping it basic, which sometimes is best- our favorite is a simple sweet tea infused with diced sweet Summer peaches.
You let it sit for a bit in the refrigerator and the flavors merry into a magical drink that’s perfect in any weather.
I’m gonna let you in on a little secret we discovered though. A hack if you will, to take your sweet peach-infused tea to the next (and best) level.
Grilled Peach Infused Sweet Iced Tea.
Did you know you could grill your fresh fruit? It causes the fruit to caramelize which releases all the sugars and gives it a sweet, syrupy taste.
Chopped up and then added to your favorite sweet tea, it blends seamlessly and makes an irresistible concoction without adding anything other than fresh fruit with it’s natural sweet flavor in the spotlight.
It’s quick, it’s easy, and it’s mind-blowingly flavorful. Each sip of this Grilled Peach Infused Sweet Iced Tea brings the best memories of Summer to your mind and palette.
Grilled Peach Infused Sweet Iced Tea
- 3 fresh, ripe yellow peaches
- 1 64 oz jug of your favorite sweet tea
- Cut the peaches in half and remove the pits.
- Grill the peaches over medium high heat for 6-8 minutes, until lightly charred and the sugars have released and caramelized. Remove the peaches from the grill, to a clean cutting board.
- Let the peaches rest, until cool enough to handle. Carefully peel the skins off and discard. Roughly chop the peaches, careful to not let any juice escape.
- Pour the sweet tea into a pitcher or carafe. Transfer the peaches and any juice to the sweet tea, stirring to combine.
- Refrigerate until chilled, and up to overnight, before serving. The longer you let the tea sit, the more flavor it will take on.
- Fill 4-6 halfway with ice, fill with tea. Scoop a spoonful of the tea soaked peaches into each glass, and serve.
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See what the bloggers served up Friday for #BBQWeek
Boozy Grilled Pineapples by Everyday Eileen
Brisket Baked Beans by Palatable Pastime
No-Bake Raspberry Jello Pie with Graham Cracker Crust by Jonesin’ For Taste
Grilled Greek Asparagus by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Grilled Lemon Parmesan Asparagus by Cookaholic Wife
Grilled Peach Tea by 4 Sons ‘R’ Us
Asparagus and Shrimp Kabobs with Bang Bang Sauce by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Grilled Summer Vegetable Pasta Salad by Soulfully Made
Honey Rum Grilled Banana Split by Jolene’s Recipe Journal
Smoky Chipotle Baked Beans by Simple and Savory
Spring Vegetable Pasta Salad with Creamy Lemon Dressing by Family Around the Table
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