Mint Tea Slush for #SundaySupper Picnic

This week our Sunday Supper Team is throwing a Summer Picnic fit for a July 4th celebration or get-together no matter what the season is in your area.

When I think picnic I think outdoors. When I think picnic outdoors I think food, drinks, games, drinks, good conversation, drinks, music, drinks and drinks.
I always have water on hand. We like ice cold beer. Kids can have real fruit punch, water or iced tea. Oh yeah I almost forgot. Something new this year. Mint Tea Slush!
mint tea slush glass



Thanks Jennie from the The Messy Baker for putting this picnic together! Here’s my contribution. MINT TEA SLUSHES
This is a really simple recipe. You can adjust it to your tastes. I like a lot of mint and on the sweeter side.
I start off with the tea. 4 cups of water to 1 cup of mint leaves plus 1/4 cup sugar. Bring to a boil and stir to dissolve sugar. Turn off heat to steep tea. When it reaches the desired strength. Strain into a cup or vessel to pour.

mint tea slush leaves
Fill ice trays –this should fill two trays– with tea. Freeze.
mint tea slush pour
Put frozen tea cubes in the blender. Pulse it to crush. Add a little water if needed to work the cubes.
mint tea slush cubes
Pour into frozen glasses. Serve with a straw and long handled tea spoon.
mint tea slush close up

Enjoy some more picnic favorites from the Sunday Supper Team!


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52 Responses to Mint Tea Slush for #SundaySupper Picnic

  1. Mmm this mint tea does sound like a stellar drink to refresh, cool and forget about soaring temps. Thank you for sharing this recipe, Cindy =)

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  5. Renee says:

    A really refreshing slush for a hot summer day. Would be perfect to sip on while standing next to a hot grill too. Great for BBQ’s.
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  6. Great idea! I love mint and I bet this is so refreshing on a hot day, like today!!
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  14. Sounds terribly refreshing Cindy! I always throw away mint leaves after a few days, I just never seem to be able to use the whole thing. Now this is the perfect recipe to remedy that!
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  15. That has got to be a ridiculously refreshing drink!
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  16. So clever! Refreshing. It’s going to be in the 90s here today, so I need this.
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  18. Tara says:

    Cool and refreshing, that would be great on a hot summer day!!

  19. These look and sound so refreshing!
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  20. Liz says:

    Oh, how yummy, cold and refreshing! Perfect summer drink!
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  21. Such a great idea! I bet this is super refreshing on a hot day. Yum!
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  22. Soni says:

    Ooh mint is just the herb you need in the summer :)So flavorful and your mint tea slush sounds absolutely wonderful :)
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  24. I love making mint tea, but I’ve never thought to turn it into a slush. Great idea!

  25. Katy says:

    I’ve never made my own mint tea, but I am definitely trying this! Great idea!

  26. This sounds so refreshing. And I think I’d probably spike it with some bourbon or something :)
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  27. Such a good idea and so refreshing! Love mint in the summer time. This would be perfect to sip on during a BBQ.

  28. I am ridiculously pumped for this! Mint tea is my favorite summer drink, but I’ve never made it into slush before. That would be the ULTIMATE!

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  30. Diana @EatMoveShine says:

    What a creative and refreshing drink! I need more mint in my life!!! ;-)

  31. Katie says:

    Definitely sounds like a refreshing beverage to enjoy this summer!!!
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