I would have never thought to brew tea in a pressure cooker! But, really…why not! I think I might have to try some chai next! This Instant Pot Blackberry Iced Tea is such a great Spring or Summer beverage to sit outside and sip on!
What I really love about this recipe is that you can substitute any berry for Blackberries in this recipe. Blueberries, strawberries, raspberries! I also think that switching out the berries for something like peaches would be AMAZING also!
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I use my pressure cooker an almost a daily basis. I love the versatility of it, whether dinner or dessert, I can always find a great recipe that the family will love. Looking for some more accessories for your pressure cooker, look no further…
Optional (but highly recommended) Accessories
- The Instant Pot is also available in 3-quart, 6-quart, and 8-quart to fit just about any size family.
- Mini Angel Food Cake Pans – These are great for making little angel food cakes in your pressure cooker or other baked goods – (monkey bread, bundt cake, etc).
- Steamer Basket – Available in 3, 6, and 8-quart sizes, can be used for any brand or pressure cooker. There is also a 3-piece divided basket where you can steam multiple types of veggies at once, which is also available in a 3, 6, or 8-quart.
- 9-Inch Glass Lid – This is for the 6-quart Instant Pot only. Make sure before you purchase, you check if your pressure cooker lid can be completely removed, otherwise, this accessory will not work for it.
- Silicone Lid – Now you don’t even have to worry about putting your leftovers in an extra bowl. Now you can keep everything fresh inside the inner pot and pop it back in the pressure cooker to warm it back up.
- Stainless Steel Trivet – This is essential for cooking things like ground chuck or making baked potatoes.
- Spring Form Pans – These are great for making things like cheesecake or other baked goods in your pressure cooker.
- Silicon Sealing Rings – The silicone sealing rings can wear over time, it’s always good to have a few extra on hand.
- Bread Proofing Basket – Want to try your hand at artisan bread making? Make sure you pick up one of these babies!
- Dutch Oven – Dutch ovens are great for making artisan bread! It provides that beautiful crusty outside.
Looking for an accessory kit, here is a good one that includes a steamer basket, springform pan, egg steamer tack, steamer trivet, tongs, mini silicon mitts, a cooking time guide, an egg bites mold, and a dish clip (for canning).
You can even turn this into a cocktail by adding some brandy (mmm…blackberry brandy!), vodka, or rum!
Instant Pot Blackberry Iced Tea
An easy to make and refreshing drink for summer or spring. Easy make it a cocktail by adding some brandy or other hard liquor.
- 8 c. water
- 6 organic black tea bags, removed from bags
- 1 1/2 c. fresh blackberries, divided
- 2 T. fresh basil, chopped
- 1/2 c. honey, local if possible
- 1/2 c. water
- 2 T. fresh lemon juice
- Optional garnish:
- fresh blackberries
- Fresh basil prings
- Add water, tea bags, and half of the blackberries to the pressure cooker and stir to combine. Add lid and lock into place. Switch the vent to "sealing" and set the "manual" setting to 5 minutes.
- While the tea is brewing, add the remaining blackberries, basil, honey, and water to a 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 the heat and set aside.
- When cooking time on the pressure cooker is complete, allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes, then do a quick release to release any remaining pressure.
- 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.
- Serve immediately over ice with fresh blackberries and a sprig of fresh basil for garnish. Enjoy!
You could make this tea with any kind of fruit really, strawberries, raspberries, peaches, or even mango! Mix and match and try something new. I really like to use black tea for any tea recipes that I am making. It lends a bold flavor without being overpowering.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 157Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 23mgCarbohydrates: 41gFiber: 3gSugar: 38gProtein: 1g
All nutritional information is an estimation.