Sunday, October 2, 2011
Chamomile Lemon Iced Tea with Maple Ice Cubes- Vegan Mofo Day 2
I kind of felt bad for making such an easy dessert for the potluck so I also made this drink which was suprisingly enjoyed by the toddlers, who knew that toddlers loved lemony things so much?
Chamomile Lemon Iced Tea I doubled and adapted this recipe from whole family fare:
1/2 cup dried chamomile flowers (or 3-4 tea bags) (I used the teabags)
juice of 1 lemon plus a few extra lemon slices
4 cups water
Boil water. Remove from heat and add the chamomile flowers and lemon juice. Let sit for 10-20 minutes. Remove tea bags or strain flowers and refrigerate until it cools.
Maple Ice Cubes
100 ml water
100 ml maple syrup
Mix water into maple syrup and then pour into a ice cube tray and freeze.
The ice cubes were so easy to make and I can't resist different ice cube ideas, remember the mint ones? But it might be easier taste wise to just add maple syrup to the tea so you can adjust according to preference and then add regular ice cubes, but where would be the fun in that?
Add ice cubes to tea right before serving.
It was quite refreshing and not overly sweet. I personally think it could do with a bit more maple syrup or agave but then I have a major sweet teeth, so adjust accordingly.
Also to celebrate vegan mofo I spend this week working on a recipe index, which was such a long irritating process. Go check it out at the top of my page. Thanks to Carla and Johanna for pointing me in the right direction with the anchors!