Frozen lemonade ice cubes chill your iced tea and slowly melt to create this delicious summer beverage. The Slow Melt Arnold Palmer is a fabulous way to cool off on a hot summer day.
We are an Arnold Palmer lovin’ household. No, not the golfer. I’m sure he’s nice and all but I’m referring to the beverage.
In case you have not yet been enlightened, the Arnold Palmer is half iced tea and half lemonade and I believe it just may be the perfect combination. The lemonade gives just the right amount of sweetness to the tea while it is typically less sugary and lower in calories than most sweetened teas.
I saw the idea for the Slow Melt Arnold Palmer on Babble Food and knew immediately I had to try it out. Frozen cubes of lemonade melt slowly into the iced tea as you drink it. The idea is so simple but so genius and perfect for so many occasions from bridal or baby showers to Mother’s Day brunch, or a BBQ on a warm summer evening. To pretty things up a bit, I added a fresh raspberry to each lemonade ice cube.
And, here’s how it is done…
Black tea will work best here. I opted to brew my own with these Lipton Iced Tea Bags. Whatever route you go, you’ll need two quarts of brewed black iced tea, about 24 ounces of lemonade and a container of fresh raspberries.
Fill each square of two empty ice cube trays with a fresh raspberry.
Fill the trays to the top with lemonade.
Pop them in the freezer for a few hours till frozen solid. If possible, get this done the day before so they can sit in the freezer overnight.
Place three or four of the lemonade ice cubes in each glass.
Top them off with the iced tea. As you drink, the lemonade ice cubes will slowly melt into the tea.
Or you can just drop all of the ice cubes right into the pitcher and set it on the table to melt away.
I’m so ready for summer…can you tell?
Slow Melt Arnold Palmer
- 1 6 ounce package fresh raspberries
- 24 ounces lemonade or enough to fill two ice cube trays
- 2 quarts brewed black iced tea chilled
- Place one raspberry in each square of two ice cube trays. Fill to top with lemonade and place in freezer for several hours or till completely frozen.
- To serve, place 4 or more raspberry/lemonade ice cubes in each glass and then fill glasses to the top with iced tea.
- Adapted from Babble Food