Refreshing Blackberry Iced Tea Latte (Dairy-Free)

May 21, 2024| By JOI team

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May 21, 2024| By JOI team

Refreshing Blackberry Iced Tea Latte (Dairy-Free)

At the JOI Team, we love finding creative ways to enjoy our plant milk, especially if it means a new tea or coffee combo. This refreshing recipe was inspired by International Tea Day. But it's one to savor whether blackberries are in season or frozen out of the freezer. Delicious and perfect for sipping anytime.

Why Make this Blackberry Iced Tea Latte?

There are so many reasons to love this caffeine-free blackberry iced tea latte. Not only is it bursting with fresh blackberry flavor, but it's also incredibly easy to make.

Plus, it's a healthier alternative to sugary iced tea drinks from coffee shops.  

Fresh blackberries are an excellent source of antioxidants like vitamin C, which can help boost immunity. Plus, the antioxidants in blackberries may help reduce inflammation. They're also high in fiber to support healthy digestion.

top view of blackberries on blackberry iced tea

Why Use JOI Cashew in this Blackberry Iced Tea Latte?  

We love to use JOI Cashew Milk Concentrate in this blackberry iced tea latte. It adds a rich, creamy texture without overwhelming the fresh berry flavor.

And JOI cashew milk concentrate is made from just one ingredient. That means you're making a clean label, plant-based milk.

Plus, cashews are packed with nutrients like copper, magnesium, and manganese that support bone health and energy levels. So this latte gives you a little nutritional boost!

Refreshing Iced Tea Latte Ingredients

This blackberry iced tea latte uses just a few simple ingredients:

- Fresh or frozen blackberries

- Black, green, or herbal tea (tea bags or loose leaf)

- JOI cashew milk concentrate 

- Water

- Ice

- Optional sweetener like maple syrup or honey

Having these basic ingredients on hand means you can whip up this refreshing drink anytime a craving strikes!

How to Make It

Making this latte is super easy:

1. Steep the tea with the blackberries in hot water.

2. Mash the blackberries to release their juices.

3. Pour the tea over ice and stir in the JOI concentrate.

4. Add sweetener to taste if desired.

That's it! The hardest part is waiting for it to chill before sipping.  Or you could just have it hot.

 

blackberry iced tea latte

Substitutions and Customizations  

One of the best things about this recipe is how easy it is to customize. Let your taste preferences or dietary needs be your guide. Here are some suggestions:

- Use frozen blackberries instead of fresh if you can't find good fresh berries or they're out of season.

- Swap the black tea for green, herbal, or your favorite caffeinated tea blend. We used loose tea, but tea bags work well too.

- Add a touch of sweetener like maple syrup or honey if you prefer a sweeter drink. (Make it vegan by skipping any honey or using a vegan sweetener.)

- Use hot water or cold water depending on whether you want your drink iced or hot.

- Swap out another berry, such as raspberry or strawberry, for a different take on this recipe.

- Use your favorite JOI milk concentrate - oat creamer, almond, hemp or oat!

Here's the Recipe

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Other Drink Ideas with JOI

This blackberry iced tea latte is just the start! You can use JOI Milk Concentrates to make all kinds of delicious and refreshing drinks:

- Spectacular smoothies (from Minty Melon to Dragonfruit to Pumpkin Fig and Carrot Cake and beyond!)

- Creamy golden milk  

- Iced coffees and matcha lattes

- Horchata and other frozen coffee drinks

Find these recipes and many more on the JOI recipe blog!

The possibilities are endless when you have a versatile plant milk base like JOI. Get creative and let us know what you come up with!

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