Instant Pot Blackberry Iced Tea

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One thing the kids love most about summer is the fresh fruit!  You can’t beat the taste of hand-picked fruit on a hot summer day.  Beat the heat this summer with this quick and easy refreshing blackberry iced tea recipe.

This blackberry iced tea recipe is it is great with or without alcohol making it a family-friendly beverage like the ginger-peach iced tea, lemon herb spritzer, and watermelon mint lemonade.

The best part? This quick and easy Instant Pot version is ready to enjoy in under 30 minutes!

Instant Pot Blackberry Iced Tea Recipe

instant pot blackberry iced tea recipe

Blackberry Iced Tea Ingredients:

  • 8 c. water
  • 6 organic black tea bags, paper tags removed
  • 1½ c. fresh blackberries, divided
  • 2 T. fresh basil, chopped
  • ½ c. honey, preferably local
  • ½ c. water
  • 2 T. fresh lemon juice
  • Fresh blackberries, optional garnish
  • Fresh basil sprigs, optional garnish

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  • Obviously an Instant Pot, the instructions are for the IP-Duo series, other models may offer different features or buttons.

blackberry iced tea

Blackberry Iced Tea Directions:

  1. Add water, tea bags, and a half cup blackberries to Instant Pot and stir to combine. Add lid and lock into place. Switch the vent to “Sealing” and set the “Manual” setting to 5 minutes.
  2. While the tea is brewing, add remaining blackberries, basil, honey, and water to saucepan set over medium heat. Cook, gently pressing on the blackberries to release their juices while continually stirring the mixture to combine, for 4-5 minutes. Once the honey is completely melted and the mixture starts to thicken, remove from heat and set aside.
  3. When cook time on Instant Pot is complete, allow pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes, then do a quick release to release any remaining pressure.
  4. Carefully strain hot tea mixture with a fine mesh strainer. Pour the reserved liquid into a large, heat-resistant pitcher and sweeten with the blackberry honey simple syrup, to taste. Add fresh lemon juice and stir to combine.
  5. Serve immediately over ice with fresh blackberries and a sprig of fresh basil for garnish. Enjoy!

Tip: To reduce bitterness, add a pinch of baking soda prior to brewing and remove tea bags as soon as the pressure has been fully released.

I like to make a double batch and freeze half as ice cubes for serving, that way you won’t water down the flavor!  I hope you enjoy this Instant Pot blackberry iced tea recipe as much as we do.

quick easy instant pot blackberry iced tea

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Instant Pot Blackberry Iced Tea
 
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Ingredients
  • 8 c. water
  • 6 organic black tea bags, paper tags removed
  • 1½ c. fresh blackberries, divided
  • 2 T. fresh basil, chopped
  • ½ c. honey, preferably local
  • ½ c. water
  • 2 T. fresh lemon juice
  • Fresh blackberries, optional garnish
  • Fresh basil sprigs, optional garnish
Instructions
  1. Add water, tea bags, and a half cup blackberries to Instant Pot and stir to combine. Add lid and lock into place. Switch the vent to “Sealing” and set the “Manual” setting to 5 minutes.
  2. While the tea is brewing, add remaining blackberries, basil, honey, and water to saucepan set over medium heat. Cook, gently pressing on the blackberries to release their juices while continually stirring the mixture to combine, for 4-5 minutes. Once the honey is completely melted and the mixture starts to thicken, remove from heat and set aside.
  3. When cook time on Instant Pot is complete, allow pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes, then do a quick release to release any remaining pressure.
  4. Carefully strain hot tea mixture with a fine mesh strainer. Pour the reserved liquid into a large, heat-resistant pitcher and sweeten with the blackberry honey simple syrup, to taste. Add fresh lemon juice and stir to combine.
  5. Serve immediately over ice with fresh blackberries and a sprig of fresh basil for garnish. Enjoy!
 

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