With June’s temperatures rising, I am finding myself needing to stop what I am doing, relax and refresh with a glass of something cold. This summer has been filled with a lot of yard work and landscaping as we try to restore our new home… and in these temps? It has been brutal!
Nothing quenches my thirst more than a glass of cold iced tea. Pure Leaf Sweet Tea being my absolute favorite choice. Growing up I always loved iced tea in the summer months, though back then what we had was some scary powdery substance that just required adding water. Now as an adult I can’t stand the taste of that fake tea flavor. What I love most about Pure Leaf, is that it is pure! Made from the finest ingredients, with no added preservatives - it is REAL brewed tea.
They offer a variety of flavors that are all equally amazing. Though for this particular ice cream recipe, I chose to use my personal favorite, Pure Leaf Sweet Tea. Because of the sweetness of the tea, I did not have to add too much extra sugar. I chose to go with brown sugar to add a level of richness to the recipe as well as lend some darker color to the mix. I was a little unsure how the tea and bourbon (if you choose to add it) would play into an ice cream recipe, but was pleasantly surprised by how the flavors really shine through. If you add the bourbon, you can really tell you are eating spiked sweet tea!
Sweet Tea Frozen Custard:
2 cups heavy cream
3/4 cup Pure Leaf’s Sweet Tea
¼ cup packed brown sugar
¼ tsp salt
Booze optional: 2 tbs bourbon
In a saucepan whisk together cream, tea, bourbon, brown sugar, eggs and salt constantly until it comes to a low boil and has thickened enough to coat the back of a spoon. Set custard mixture aside and allow to cool to room temperature.
Once the custard has cooled, pour into your ice cream maker and prepare according to manufacturer's directions. Once it has thickened to a soft serve consistency place in the freezer (in a sealed container) overnight and then enjoy!
Help “Share the Love of Leaves”
Through Pure Leaf’s “Share the Love of Leaves” program, the brand has made a $100,000 donation to Wholesome Wave, a nonprofit that focuses on making fresh, healthy, locally grown food affordable and accessible to all. And now you can get involved and make a difference in your community by helping to bring Pure Leaf’s total donation to $150,000.
For every social engagement from fans on Pure Leaf’s Facebook or Tumblr, and use of the #loveofleaves hashtag on Instagram and Twitter, Pure Leaf will donate an additional $1, up to $50,000, for a grand total donation of $150,000. This will help provide 100,000 pounds of locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables for communities nationwide.
Be sure to check out Pure Leaf’s social media pages and website for more info on its “Share the Love of Leaves” program, as well as some fun recipe ideas!
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(Disclaimer: I received monetary compensation to write this blog post on behalf of Pure Leaf. As always all opinions are 100% my own.)