Friday, June 7, 2013

Watermelon Mint Iced Tea

Is there anything that says summer more than watermelon? I wanted a simple and natural way to flavor my favorite summer time drink, my iced tea. Watermelon Mint Iced Tea is mildly flavored and perfect!





Chop watermelon into cubes about an 1 1/2 inch pieces, and fill your container about 1/3 of the way full with the watermelon cubes. Drop in a two or three tablespoons of crushed mint; more if you really like that mint flavor. A tiny bit of sugar if you like or my fav sweetener, a packet of Stevia. Add your favorite brew of ice tea, and fill to the top. 



Now stir with a large spoon crushing the watermelon against the sides of the pitcher along with the mint. The more you stir and crush, the more flavor you will have. Stop when it's just right and serve over ice.  (refrigerate for a couple of hours for the best flavor) This recipe is courtesy of my youngest son :)






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71 comments:

  1. Yay! Thanks Connie! I'm so glad you're linking up with us once more! This looks so good! I have 3 kinds of mint growing in my yard and can't wait to try this! Thanks so much for linking this to One Sharendipity Place this week!
    Sue @ the t2women.com

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  2. I have never heard of this before. I'm gonna have to try it.

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  3. YUM!!!! Watermelon and Iced Tea are what Summer is about :) I'll be making this ASAP!

    www.sarahowe.blogspot.com

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  4. Wow, yum, looks so refreshing! We would love it if you would link up at our linky party:
    Two Girls and a Party
    Live every Wednesday to Sunday. Hosted by:
    Dana @ This Silly Girl's Life
    Parrish @ Life with the Crust Cut Off
    We hope to see you there!

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  5. I really love watermelon, so this is something I will definitely be trying this summer! glad to have found your blog today through It's Overflowing link party! :-)
    Ingrid

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  6. YUM!! Newest follower, hopping over from Six Sisters.

    Lori
    Lori's Culinary Creations

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  7. This looks refreshingly good! I always have leftover watermelon, so thanks!! Stopping by from Lakeshore Drive, have a great week!!

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  8. Just got some mint to plant today. This looks delicious and refreshing!
    Linda
    mysewwhatblog.blogspot.com

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  9. Connie, I forgot to let you know that I mentioned you and your watermelon ice tea in my blog. Can't wait to try it!
    Linda
    mysewwhatblog.blogspot.com

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  10. This tea looks so refreshing !
    Great for summertime. ;)
    Visiting from "Sew Many Ways"
    Rose

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  11. This looks like something I do but mine is not for kids :)

    Thank you for linking to Raising Imperfection.
    Please come back Friday to see if you were featured. :)

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    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo
    www.raising-reagan.com

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  12. Sounds delicious - visiting from Serenity Saturday!

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  13. This sounds really good and refreshing!

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  14. Looks wonderfully refreshing! Just going to have to pin it! I am co-hosting with Diana on her Pin Me party this week! I'd love for you to link up at Party In Polka Dots!!

    http://www.piggyinpolkadots.com/2013/06/party-in-polka-dots-26-linky-and-sweet.html

    Shelley

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  15. Yum, watermelon is super cheap here right now and that's as healthy as it gets. We'll try it this week!

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  16. This sounds so delicious and refreshing!! Yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe :)
    Heidi @ handmadefrenzy.blogspot.com

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  17. the first watermelon we get from our CSA, THIS is what i'm doing with it. what a great idea! we're always looking for change-ups to our classic (sometimes boring) iced tea recipe.

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  18. Ooh yum, great summer drink! In case you didn't see it earlier, I featured this on my blog today! I'm stopping by to pin it, and to let you know you can grab a Featured button if you don't already have one! http://practicallyfunctional.net/2013/06/11-creative-ideas/

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  19. I love watermelon, never thought to try it in a tea though. It sounds very refreshing Roechelle @ http://hugatreewithme.com

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  20. It looks beautiful! I think I am the only person left who just likes plain iced tea -- no lemon, no sugar, no flavors. But we knew I was weird!

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  21. This is an amazing idea and I can't wait to try it!

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  22. What an easy drink to make, but I bet it tastes wonderful! I spent many years in the Southwest and I love watermelon water! I will give this a try!

    Thanks for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen link party! So glad you came by!

    Cynthia at http://FeedingBig.com

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  23. This looks so refreshing! I'm new to your site and found you on Time to Sparkle link party. These flavors sound so summery and I can't wait to buy my first good watermelon of the season! Thanks for sharing!

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  24. Visiting from In & Out of the Kitchen. I have a feeling once I try this, I'll crave it all summer long!

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  25. Yum. This looks so refreshing!

    Thank you for linking up to Raising Imperfection!
    Make sure to check back on Friday to see if you were featured.
    Leslie
    www.violetimperfection.com

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  26. Not sure about the mint, but watermelon & Iced tea sounds perfecto!! Here from the Grand social; BB2U.

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  27. Great idea! I will give your tea a try the next time my Stampin' Up! customers come to a class. TFS

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  28. What a great way to get some flavor into iced tea! YUM

    Thanks for coming to Super Sunday - hope you bring us some more super stuff next week! http://whoneedsacape.com/2013/06/super-sunday-party-1/

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  29. Looks wonderfully refreshing! Mint is one of my favorites but I've never tried it with watermelon. Visiting here from Titus 2 Tuesday.

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  30. Hi this drink looks like a winner. I saw it on tasty tuesdays.
    Julie from julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

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  31. going to try this over the weekend for my Father's Day soiree

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  32. Sounds great Connie, thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

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  33. um...can I say yum? And it looks so pretty! I'd love for you to share this over at my Ginger Jamboree Link Party

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  34. This sounds super-refreshing! Thanks to your son for sharing - I never would have thought of it. I'd love for you to bring this to Tuesday's Table - http://zentmrs.blogspot.com/2013/06/tuesdays-table-for-june-11-2013-and.html

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  35. Sounds so tasty, and it doesn't really sound too difficult either. On my list of things to make this week.


    Heidi’s Wanderings

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  36. Thank you so much for sharing your recipe with Saturday Spotlight, it looks delicious. Enjoy the rest of your week, and hope to see you at the party again soon.

    April

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  37. Sounds refreshing for the 90+degree day we're expecting! I shared it on my FB pg today also! http://goo.gl/7B21n Thanks for joining the Rock 'N Share party! Have a great day. D@TheShadyPorch

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  38. My children LOVE watermelon and ice tea! We'll have to try this! Found you at the Oh What a Happy Day party! Following via twitter!
    Krista@ Far From Normal

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  39. This sounds so refreshing. I'm always drawn to anything that has mint in it. Thanks for coming by and partying with us at Fluster Buster's Creative Muster.

    Robin @ Fluster Buster

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  40. This tea sounds wonderful! We drink a lot of tea around here, so I think I am going to make some. I have a new weekly link party which is live now and I would love if you stop by and link up this wonderful post! Hope to see you there! http://mariaelenasdecor.blogspot.com/ Hugs, Maria

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  41. This tea looks so refreshing Connie! Just pinned and shared on G+. Thanks so much for linking up to Mom On Timeout!

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  42. This just looks and sounds amazing! I am putting it on the list of things to try this summer! Thanks for the recipe and for linking up with Pin It Tuesday!

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  43. Stopping in via Ducks n a row.
    This just sounded yummy from the title, I just had to check it out. Will be trying soon.

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  44. Stopping in from The Weekly Creative! This sounds so refreshing and different - we will have to give it a try!

    We would love for you to link this up with us at Living Well Spending Less! You can link up any of your thrifty projects each Thursday - we would love to have you join us! http://www.livingwellspendingless.com/category/thrifty-thursday/

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  45. This sounds so refreshing and delicious! What a great recipe. Thank you for sharing on the BBQ Block Party.

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  46. Ohhh, this is a good one, perfect for this time of year!

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  47. I think your son is on to something! Tell him that I just bought a watermelon and I am going to try this, and my choice would be stevia also. It looks great thanks for sharing it on our BBQ Block Party.

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  48. Well what a great sounding refreshment...Watermelon mint iced tea would be wonderful this summer. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!


    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  49. This looks so refreshing!! I have never made watermelon iced tea before, so I can't wait to try this:)

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  50. WOW! sounds delicious. I have to give it a try.

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  51. Hi! Thanks for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays at Nap-Time Creations... I'm doing a fabulous summer round up tomorrow and YOU will be featured!!! The post will go live Friday night and I hope you will come check it out and grab a featured button! Pinned! http://www.nap-timecreations.com/2013/06/nothing-says-summer-like.html
    Emily @ Nap-Time Creations

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  52. Wow this sounds delish and so easy!

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  53. Sounds so good! Thank you for sharing at Give Me The Goods!

    Dimples & Pig Tales

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  54. Yum...I love anything that includes watermelon. Thanks for the inspiration! :) Have a wonderful weekend!

    ~Kim

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  55. Connie!!!! Seriously!!!! My mouth just watered by just LOOKING at this! I can't wait to try it! I am pinning it on the Monday Funday Pinterest Board! Thanks so much for linking up with us! xoxo - Cheryl

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  56. We do watermelon salad with mint from the garden and do watermelon and mint infused water but I have never thought to mix it with tea, what a great idea!

    Visiting from the Dream to Reality Link Up!

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  57. YUM!!! I do Basil and Lemon but I'll have to try your watermelon Mint.

    Thank so much for sharing at The Creative HomeAcre Hop. Looking forward to seeing what you share this week.
    http://back2basichealth.blogspot.com/2013/06/welcome-to-another-creative-homeacre-hop.html

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  58. This sounds AWESOME!! Featuring you and all of your watermelon goodness today! Thanks for partying with me!

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  59. You had me at watermelon and iced tea! Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday at Organized 31.

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  60. Looks really refreshing! Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

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  61. This sounds wonderful Connie! Thank you so much for sharing at the Pretty Things party, stop by later today to see it featured :)

    xo, Tanya
    http://twelveoeight.blogspot.com/

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  62. This drink just screams summer!! I bet it is so refreshing on these hot Arizona days :) Thanks so much for sharing at All my Bloggy Friends, Connie - I can't wait to see what you share this week!

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  63. How refreshing does this tea sound?! :) Looks wonderful too! Thank you so much for linking up with me this week at Tasty Tuesdays! I’ve pinned this & shared it with my followers!

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  64. I bet this is just fabulous!! Pinning right now to try this summer. :) Thank you for sharing at Tasty Tuesdays - hope to see you again this week!

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  65. Thanks for linking up to Gingerly Made's Show & Tell. You've been featured!!

    http://www.gingerlymade.com/2013/06/show-tell-features_18.html

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  66. YOU have been featured at Tuesdays with a Twist!!! (again!)

    I still haven't had time to make this recipe but I'm off to visit family tomorrow so we'll MAKE time!
    Looking forward to seeing what you share this week!

    http://back2basichealth.blogspot.com/2013/06/tuesdays-with-twist-11-with-guests.html

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  67. This looks YUMMY!! I'm growing mint and am going to try this! Would love for you to join a Summer Bucket List Link Party I'm hosting with three other Bloggers! We'll be partying through June! Hope to see you there!
    xoxo
    http://www.lifeafteremptynest.com/2013/06/summer-bucket-list-link-party.html

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  68. This looks seriously good. Yum!

    I've featured you today: http://www.52mantels.com/2013/06/summer-ideas-recipes.html

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  69. I absolutely LOVE watermelon, so I'll have to give this a try. Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!!

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