Frozen Pink Tea Latte

A delicious pink drink made with fresh strawberries, dried rose petals, hibiscus, and green tea. A pretty and tasty frozen treat to cool off in the summer.

Frozen pink drink in cup

Frozen Pink Tea Latte

A combination of fruity and floral flavors make up this frozen pink drink. It’s a pink frappuccino!

The pink comes from a combination of strawberries, rose buds, and hibiscus. Add in a little milk or cream and the red drink becomes pink.

Why You’ll Love It

  • Made with fresh strawberries and green tea.
  • Cafe-quality drink made at home.
  • Perfectly sweet and ice cold.

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Questions You May Have

What is a frozen tea latte?
In basic terms, a tea latte is “milk tea.” Blend a tea latte with a ton of ice to make it a frozen tea latte.

Is there caffeine in this drink?
Yes. Green tea is in this pink drink which has caffeine. 

I don’t have a Vitamix, will my regular blender work?
Yes, but make sure your blender can handle ice.

Frozen Pink Tea Latte Tips

  • The drink can be made caffeine-free by taking out the green tea from the recipe.
  • Make sure the strawberry simple syrup with rose, hibiscus, and tea is chilled before blending it with the ice. Lukewarm syrup will melt the ice too quickly.
  • If you want to skip making the strawberry puree from scratch, you can buy it premade.

Frozen pink tea latte ingredients

What I Used to Make This Pink Frappuccino

Pink frozen drink in cup with straw

How to Make a Frozen Pink Tea Latte

There are two parts to this drink:

  • Lightly whipped cream
  • Frozen pink latte

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Whipped cream

Make Whipped Cream Topping

STEP 1: Lightly whisk heavy cream and sugar.

For two servings it’s 1/3 cup of heavy cream and 2 teaspoons of white sugar. Whip using a handheld milk frother using the frother attachment.

Froth until the cream starts to thicken and gets soft peaks.

Whipped cream can be made ahead of time (1-2 days even) and kept in the refrigerator. 

Set aside in the refrigerator while you prepare the strawberry drink.

Diced strawberries in water

Make Frozen Pink Latte

STEP 2: Puree diced strawberries and water.

Dice the strawberries and puree them in a mini blender with a cup of water.

I know, I know, I’m using two blenders in this recipe but it’s such a small quantity that I find the mini blender does a better job.

Strawberry puree

STEP 3: Heat strawberry puree with sugar and water.

Put the puree into a saucepan with a half cup of sugar and another half cup of water.

Bring the strawberry simple syrup to a boil then lower heat to a simmer.

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Frozen pink tea latte ingredients in a saucepan

STEP 4: Infuse rose buds, green tea, and hibiscus in simple syrup for 5 minutes.

Cut the rose buds in half before infusing them into the simple syrup.

Add the cut dried rose buds, green tea, and hibiscus tea bags into the strawberry simple syrup. 

Let it simmer for 5 minutes then turn off heat and let cool.

Staining strawberry simple syrup

STEP 5: Strain solids using a mesh strainer.

This part takes a while since you’ll need to dump out the solids once it fills up the strainer.

Discard the solids.

Cool the rose infused strawberry simple syrup a bit, then put in the refrigerator to chill. You want this to be COLD when you add it into the blender with ice.

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Frozen pink tea latte in blender

STEP 6: Blend strawberry simple syrup, ice, and heavy cream.

I use my trusty Vitamix blender (I’ve had it for over 10 years!) to blend the chilled rose and tea-infused strawberry simple syrup, ice, and 1/4 cup heavy cream.

You can use any kind of milk you prefer instead of heavy cream, but since I’m already using it for the whipped cream, I figured it would be easier to use what I already have on hand.

Make sure the lid is on tight! Start on low, move the variable speed up, then flip the switch to high. Use a tamper to move the ice around to ensure a smooth drink. It should take 10 seconds in the Vitamix.

Once it looks slushy, you’re done. 

Pouring frozen pink tea latte into a cup

STEP 7: Pour frozen pink drink into two cups.

Look at that pink! 

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Frozen pink drink

STEP 8: Top with whipped cream and garnish with rose petals.

I use a spoon and dollop on the whipped cream.

Frozen pink tea latte

Sprinkle on some of the edible dried rose bud petals and serve with a straw.

 
 
 
Frozen Pink Tea Latte

Frozen Pink Tea Latte

Yield: Makes 2 servings

A pretty pink frozen drink made with fresh strawberries, green tea, hibiscus, and edible rose buds.

Instructions

  1. Lightly whisk heavy cream and sugar.
    Whip together 1/3 cup heavy cream and 2 teaspoons sugar until soft peaks form. Set aside in the refrigerator.
    (I like using a handheld milk frother to whip.)
  2. Puree diced strawberries and water.
    Dice strawberries and puree in a mini blender with a cup of water.
  3. Heat strawberry puree with sugar and water.
    Pour puree, 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup sugar into a saucepan. Bring to a boil then lower heat to simmer.
  4. Infuse rose buds, green tea, and hibiscus in simple syrup for 5 minutes.
    Cut rose buds in half. Add cut rose buds, green tea, and hibiscus tea bags into the simple syrup. Let it simmer for 5 minutes then turn off heat and let cool.
  5. Strain solids using a mesh strainer.
    Strain out solids and discard. Cool down the simple syrup then place in refrigerator to chill.
  6. Blend strawberry simple syrup, ice, and heavy cream.
    In a blender, combine the infused strawberry simple syrup, ice, and heavy cream. Start the blender on low then move up to high until the drink becomes slushy.
  7. Pour frozen pink drink into two cups.
  8. Top with whipped cream and garnish with rose petals.
    Serve with a straw and drink immediately.

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2 Comments

  • Joanna
    2 weeks ago

    Thank you for sharing your creativity and expertise with us! I cannot wait to make this 🙂

    All I have on hand is loose hibiscus; may I use the loose hibiscus in this recipe instead? If so, how much would you recommend here?

    I’m off to try out my first “Matcha Ginger Beer” (!!!)

    • Oh, How Civilized
      2 weeks ago

      Hi Joanna, you can totally use loose hibiscus tea for this recipe. I would go with 1 tablespoon of loose hibiscus.

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