citrus tea punch

Last weekend I wanted to make punch. I didn’t have anything special to celebrate. No parties to attend. No guests coming over. But dang it, I wanted punch. Can’t a girl just make a giant bowl of punch for no good reason? Yes. Yes, she can. This girl did. And I drank it out of a mason jar while I cleaned cat food off of the kitchen floor. Classy.

I met my husband at the door when he came home from his weekly street hockey game and shoved a glass in his face. “Punch! Look! Drink it! PUNCH!” I think I scared him a little bit, but the important thing is, he liked the punch. You will, too. There’s fruit involved and you can put ice cream on top. Or you could pour the punch inside a container of ice cream, stir it up and eat it right out of the container! I’m kind of sad I didn’t think of that earlier…

Citrus Tea Punch
Recipe adapted from Taste of Home
Printable Recipe

4 green tea bags
2 cups water
3 medium oranges
2 lemons
2 cups orange juice
1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
3 tablespoons agave nectar
1 liter ginger ale, chilled
1 pint vanilla dairy-free ice cream

Place the two cups of water in small pot and bring to a boil. Remove from heat, place the tea bags in the water and allow to steep for 3 minutes.

Peel and slice two oranges and one lemon. The size of the slices isn’t all that important, just make sure they’re large enough to easily remove from the punch later on.

Pour the tea, orange juice, lemon juice and agave nectar into a punch bowl, add in the fruit slices and stir.

Place in the refrigerator for 6 hours or longer, until you’re ready to serve it.

While the tea mixture is chilling, slice the remaining orange and lemon

and place in the freezer.

Side note: that ice tray is full of almond milk, not water.

Once chilled, remove the tea from the fridge and scoop out and discard the fruit slices.

Stir in the ginger ale

drop in the frozen orange and lemon slices and top the punch with scoops of ice cream.

Serve immediately.

5 thoughts on “citrus tea punch

  1. This looks SO refreshing! Coincidentally, I have every. single. ingredient needed.. but I’m not so sure my boyfriend’s going to let me use his precious liter of ginger ale we just got today. Unless, of course, I make it tomorrow morning before he wakes up, in which case he won’t have the chance to tell me no.

  2. your freezer is shockingly tidy!!! I am very jealous. We have a drawer type freezer which means things just get thrown in.

    As for the punch, no wonder you shoved it in your husbands face, it looks delicious!!! I love the citrus and ginger blend.

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