A few years ago at Half-Price Books, my sister Hope found this awesome American Girl book called "Kit's Friendship Fun". It's actually been hidden away in her room, and I ran into it while looking at her books! I love it!! It's such a neat American Girl book filled with great historical crafts, games, history info, and best of all...recipes!
As you know, my dolls LOVE to cook! Since Spring is just around the corner, I thought it would be fun to share this one recipe of Kit's, on how to make your own Iced Fruit Tea!
First you will need to collect the ingredients and equipment...
Make sure to get your parent's help too.
This will serve 6 to 8. Let's get started!
1) Have an adult help you cut Three 2 1/2-inch strips of orange rind. Then cut the oranges in half.
2) Squeeze the juice out of the orange halves by turning them back and forth on the juicer while pushing down. Pour the juice into the measuring cup. Keep going until you have 2 cups of juice. Pour the juice into the mixing bowl.
3) Cut the lemons in half. Squeeze the juice out of the lemons. Measure out 1/2 cup of fresh lemon juice. Add it to the bowl. (Don't worry about the seeds)
4) Pour the water into the teakettle. Place the kettle over high heat.
5) Put the tea bags (*Orange spice tea or fruity herb teas work well*) in the large teapot. When the water in the kettle boils, pour it over the tea bags.
6) Put the orange rind in the teapot with the tea. Add the sugar. Let the tea mixture steep, or sit, for about 7 minutes. Then stir the tea to make sure the sugar is dissolved.
7) Place the strainer over the pitcher. Pour the orange and lemon juice through the strainer into the pitcher.
8) Carefully pour the tea through the strainer into the pitcher. Chill the mixture.
9) When you are ready to serve the tea, add the ginger ale. Pour the mixture into tall glasses filled with ice cubes. Cut thin slices of orange, and float an orange slice in each glass.
Yay! You now have made your very own Iced Fruit Tea just like Kit would have done...
You can check out even more American Girl Historical recipes at my recipe page, by clicking HERE.
Have you ever tried any of the American Girl recipes? I would love to know! :)