Creamy Hibiscus Iced Tea with Rose Water and Honey
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Ready for drinks on the porch? This exotic (and easy) iced tea recipe from Chef Megan Mitchell is the perfect creamy, honey-sweetened, cold summer drink. With Horizon Organic milk as the base, just layer in some out of the ordinary flavors for a floral, frothy drink that will transport you!
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 3 cups water
- 1/3 cup orange blossom honey
- 1/4 cup dried hibiscus flowers
- 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 3 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp. rose water
- Horizon Whole Milk
- Dried culinary rose petals (optional)
- To a medium sauce pot add the cinnamon stick, water, honey, hibiscus and ground cinnamon. Bring to a simmer over medium then remove from heat and let steep for 20 minutes.
- Strain through a fine mesh strainer into a large jar and add in the vanilla and rose water. Taste and add more honey if needed. Chill until needed.
- To make 1 drink fill a tall glass with chipped ice then pour in 1/2 cup chilled hibiscus concentrate. Top off with milk then stir to combine. Garnish with dried culinary rose petals if desired.