This fresh-brewed Instant Pot iced tea is infused with blackberries and sweetened to perfection with a delicious blackberry honey syrup.
This sweet treat iced tea goes so well on a lazy summer day, but it’s not limited to the summer. Enjoy it anytime you are able to score some fresh blackberries.
It comes together quickly in the Instant Pot, so there’s no letting it sit for hours and hours before it’s ready.
This drink is perfect for just about any dietary needs. It’s gluten-free, low-carb, vegan, and contains no added sugar.
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I had a blackberry tree in my yard as a kid, and my sisters and I would always fight over who would get to pick them first. I can tell you that none of the blackberries ever made it into iced tea…we ate them as soon as they were picked!
How To Make Blackberry Iced Tea in the Instant Pot
I love fresh iced tea that has sat in the sun for 4 or 5 hours brewing. It’s delicious, but I have zero patience for that. Can you relate?
The Instant Pot has made it easy to make things you may have normally passed on due to the amount of time it takes. Now, instead of waiting around for the sun to do its thing, the Instant Pot will do it instead! This recipe is a perfect example of that.
6 black tea bags, tags removed
1½ cups fresh blackberries, divided
8½ cups water, divided
½ cup honey
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
Fresh basil or mint
In about 20 minutes, you can be enjoying an amazing iced tea infused with blackberries. To begin, make sure to take the paper tags off the tea bags. Then add the tea bags along with 8 cups of water and ½ cups of blackberries to the Instant Pot. Lock the lid in place, then set the vent to sealing, and set the manual setting to 5 minutes cook time.
As the tea is brewing, combine the remaining blueberries, honey, and the remaining ½ cup of water in a small saucepan over medium heat.
Gently press on the blackberries to release the juices while continuously stirring, for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat when honey is melted and mixture begins to thicken.
When the cooking time on Instant Pot expires, allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes. Then, do a quick release to get rid of any remaining pressure.
Strain the tea through a fine-mesh strainer. Pour the reserved liquid into a large, heat resistant pitcher and sweeten with the blackberry honey mix. Add in the fresh lemon juice and stir well.
Tip: To reduce the bitterness, add a pinch of baking soda prior to brewing and be sure to remove the tea bags as soon as the pressure has been fully released.
Serve over ice, garnished with fresh blackberries and a sprig of fresh basil or mint, if desired.
This fresh and fruity Blackberry Iced Tea tastes like it took all day to make, but is actually ready in no time using an Instant Pot. Sweetened with a touch of honey and garnished with herbs, this refreshing drink is a special treat on a warm day.
Did you give this iced tea a try? Let me know in the comments below.
Instant Pot Blackberry Iced Tea
- Pressure cooker
- Mesh strainer
- 6 black tea bags tags removed
- 1½ cups fresh blackberries divided
- 8½ cups water divided
- ½ cup honey
- 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- fresh blackberries
- fresh basil or mint
- To the pressure cooker, add the 8 cups of water, the tea bags, and ½ cup of blackberries; stir. Lock lid into place. Set vent to sealing, and set manual setting to 5 minutes cook time.
- As tea is brewing, combine remaining blueberries, honey and remaining water in a small saucepan over medium heat. Gently press on the blackberries to release juices while continually stirring, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat when honey is melted and mixture begins to thicken.
- When cook time on Instant Pot expires, allow pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes. Then, do a quick release to release any remaining pressure.
- Strain the tea through a fine-mesh strainer. Pour the reserved liquid into a large, heat resistant pitcher and sweeten with the blackberry honey mix. Add fresh lemon juice and stir to combine.
- Serve over ice, garnished with fresh blackberries and a sprig of fresh basil or mint, if desired.