Creamy Hibiscus Iced Tea with Rose Water and Honey

The (in)credible science

When you choose organic, you’re supporting healthier bees and other important biodiversity. Honey bee health is affected by a myriad of factors including the diversity and quality of food available to them, exposure to pesticides, and attacks by parasites and diseases. A recent study found that genetics of organically managed honey bees indicate less environmental stress and higher immunity than bees from conventional hives.

The Recipe

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!

Ingredients

  • 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
  • Ice
  • Horizon Whole Milk
  • Dried culinary rose petals (optional)

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Recipe Courtesy of Megan Mitchell with generous sponsorship support from Horizon Organic.  

Categories:
Gluten free, Other