This coconut hibiscus drink is a delicious way to rejuvenate your afternoons.
I love having something to sip on to energize my afternoons and often don’t need the caffeine hit of coffee that late in the day. This coconut hibiscus tea refresher is thinner than the consistency of a smoothie, made with coconut milk and a bit of raspberry jam. Shaking a drink in a cocktail shaker helps to blend the ingredients together and aerate the drink, which results in a smoother and more flavorful pick me up. My mom had told me about a drink she had at a place in North Las Vegas called Coffee Class and I just had to try it myself! They use strawberry rather than raspberry but I I think the raspberry has a bit more flavor.
Hibiscus tea – I like getting the Tazo Passion tea made with hibiscus since it’s typically available at most grocery stores. While the main ingredient is hibiscus, it’s also flavored with notes of orange, rose hips and passion fruit.
Coconut milk – Chilling the can of coconut milk overnight gives the drink a thicker texture, but if you don’t have the foresight, don’t worry it will still be delicious.
Raspberry jam – Raspberry jam helps to add sweetness to the drink and contributes additional fruit flavor. I prefer using a seedless raspberry jam rather than fruit preserves because it blends well without chunks of the fruit. Strawberry jam also works well, but I feel the raspberry adds more flavor.
How to Make a Coconut Hibiscus Refresher
Step 1: Steep tea.
Place the tea bags in a large container or glass and add boiling water. Let steep for 15 minutes, then remove tea bags and set aside. Let the tea cool completely.
Step 2: Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker.
In a cocktail shaker add ice, 1 cup of the tea, the coconut milk and jam. Close the shaker and shake vigorously.
Step 3: Serve.
Divide between two ice filled glasses and serve immediately.
Tips and Tricks for This Recipe
How to Prep this Recipe in Advance
I like to double the amount of tea (using two tea bags). Cover the container and let it steep, then refrigerate overnight. The tea can be made and refrigerated up to 3 days in advance. Proceed with making the drink as directed below.
Swaps and substitutions
Try swapping the raspberry jam for another fruit jam like strawberry or even blueberry. Just be sure it’s seedless.
Try blending the recipe with ice and fresh raspberries for a delicious smoothie.
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