Milo’s Cherry Iced Tea


Prep Time
10 Minutes

Cook Time
10 Minutes


  • 1 g. Milo's Famous Unsweet Tea
  • 2 lbs. frozen dark sweet cherries
  • 2 c. granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp. cherry or strawberry extract, for added flavor (optional)
  • ½ c. honey
  • cherries, to garnish
  • pineapple chunks, to garnish
  • sliced strawberries, to garnish
  • cranberries, to garnish
  • ¼ c. fresh mint leaves, optional to add mint flavor
  • 4 c. ice cubes


  1. In a medium saucepan, heat frozen cherries, and water. Heat and stir occasionally; about 8 minutes.
  2. If you'd like a mint taste to your ice tea, add 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves; this is optional.
  3. Whisk in granulated sugar. Remove from heat and whisk until dissolved; about 2 minutes. Strain syrup over a fine mesh strainer. Discard fruit and keep liquid. Stir in 1 teaspoon cherry or strawberry extract for added flavor.
  4. Allow cherry simple syrup to cool.
  5. Pour 1 gallon Milo's Famous Unsweet Tea into a pitcher with 3-4 cups of ice. Stir in cherry simple syrup and honey. More unsweet tea can be added for less sweetness. More sugar can be added for more sweetness.
  6. Garnish with fresh pineapple, cherries, cranberries, and mint.
  7. Refrigerate until ready to serve.