Mango Tea

I will blame my new love (and obsession) with Mango Tea on my sister.  During our recent sister trip to Branson, MO, I had this lovely brew several times when we ate out.  You see fruit tea on the menu in lots of restaurants these days from fast food to upscale places.  I knew it couldn’t be terribly complicated to make at home and it is not.

You can buy fresh or frozen mango for this recipe.  I happen to keep bags of frozen mango in the freezer that I buy from Trader Joe’s.  I think it is cheapest there, but nearly every grocery store carries it.  Everyone has different tastes when it comes to what kind of sweetener they like in their tea and how sweet they want it to be.  I am giving the basic simple mango syrup to use and then you can go as wild as you want with the sugar or sweetener.

I made a double batch of this mango syrup.  I used part for the tea and the other part I froze into ice cubes.  It’s perfect to use in the tea so that as it melts, you don’t end up with watery tea, but rather just more yummy mango.  After the tea was gone, I still had some of my mango ice cubes.  I used some of the ice cubes in my Diet Mt. Dew.  Wow!  Mt. Dew never tasted SO good!  Mmmm!

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Ingredients:

  • 2 cups sugar (I used Splenda)
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups pureed mango

Directions:

Use food processor to puree the mango.

Combine all ingredients in a sauce pan and bring to a boil.

Reduce heat, and let simmer for 3-4 minutes until all the sugar is dissolved and it starts to thicken.

Make ice tea however you normally would for 1/2 gallon.

Add 2-3 cups of the mango syrup into the tea.

Sweeten as desired.

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