Kelsey Banfield of The
Naptime Chef knows all about straightforward, non-fussy recipes. After all,
her blog is geared toward that precious time when the kids are down for a nap
and you’ve got a moment alone in the kitchen: “I am a mom and a foodie. And I
don’t think these two things should ever be mutually exclusive,” she says. We
love Banfield’s Naptime
Menus—pre-planned, themed meal ideas for the busy parent. And in the dog
days of summer, of course we’re always sold on an iced tea recipe that’s a
little bit different but still simple and delicious. This version uses roasted peaches for flavor and not too much sugar. Perfect for the busy mom, sure, but
anyone will enjoy a cold glass of this on an otherwise hectic afternoon.
2. Place the
peaches skin side down in a baking dish and sprinkle the tops with the sugar.
Roast the peaches for about 25 minutes or until the tops of the peaches are
juicy and the skins able to be easily pinched off.
3. Remove the
peach skins and drop the roasted peaches into a blender. Pour in enough tea to
cover the peaches in the blender. Purée the peaches completely, until the
liquid is a little foamy and frothy.
4. Pour the
mixture into a pitcher and stir in the rest of the tea. Chill. Before drinking, pour the tea through a strainer to get rid of the pulp. However, if you want
the pulp in, simply stir the tea well before serving.