Iced Cherimoya Tea Latte

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Iced Cherimoya Tea Latte

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If you’re in love with cherimoya, this tasty beverage recipe will have you singing My Cheri-Amor-ya!  Once you’re lured in for a sip, you’ll be delighted with the taste of light and floral sweetness with a nutty crunch. That makes cherimoya wonderful to pair with other delicate flavors in your summer cocktails, baby shower mocktails and morning smoothies.

Sliced, cubed or melon balled cherimoya can be a striking garnish for cocktails or incorporated into them for beauty, texture and sweetness. Diced cherimoya can be used to flavor your water, spooned on top of ice in beverages for a delightfully sweet surprise, or frozen for future smoothies.

ICED CHERIMOYA TEA LATTE RECIPE

  • Prep time: 30 minutes
  • Servings: 4
  • Good for: kid friendly, gluten-free, vegan, non-alcoholic 
  • Difficulty: easy

This cool, creamy and refreshing cherimoya drink is lovely as a summer’s day. You’ll start by brewing black tea for iced tea. Then, you’ll whip up a versatile cherimoya simple syrup, which will contribute to the creamy “latte” portion of the recipe. In no time, you’ll be idling away the morning hours with this pretty little beverage. 

This is a cherimoya recipe that is easily adapted to suit your preferences. After all, this is tea we’re talking about, and everyone likes their tea (and their latte) just so. Here, we’re using a thicker simple syrup for a richer cherimoya consistency. You can make it thinner by doubling the water, or less sweet by halving the sugar. You may also combine the tea and cherimoya simple syrup directly into a pitcher filled with ice to serve a party!

Store leftover cherimoya simple syrup in the refrigerator for up to two days in a tightly sealed container. Enjoy it in cocktails or added to sparkling water!

INGREDIENTS
Cherimoya Simple Syrup

  • 1 cherimoya, peeled with seeds completely removed
  • ½ cup (dairy, 
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup water

Iced Tea

  • 4 bags of black or breakfast tea
  • 4 cups hot water
  • 1 cup cold water
  • Ice

EQUIPMENT

  • Blender
  • Small saucepan
  • Sharp knife
  • Cutting board
  • Heat-safe pitcher

RECIPE 

Prepare the cherimoya milk: 

  • Make a simple syrup by combining the sugar and water in a small saucepan on low heat. Stir and continue cooking until the sugar is completely dissolved, about two minutes. Let it cool for about 10 minutes.
  • Remove the peel and seeds from the cherimoya fruit and put the flesh into a blender. 
  • Add the milk and simple syrup to the blender with the cherimoya. Blend until smooth, about 10 seconds.

Prepare the iced tea: 

  • In a heat safe pitcher, brew the tea bags in the hot water. Depending on how strong you like your tea, let it brew for about three to six minutes. Remove the tea bags after brewing. Finally, add the cold water to the brewed tea and refrigerate.

Prepare the cherimoya tea latte: 

  • Fill a tall glass about halfway with ice. Pour in the iced tea until the glass is ¾ full, then fill the remainder of the glass with cherimoya simple syrup. Stir to combine.
  • Garnish the glass with a tiny sprig of mint and your favorite reusable straw!

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