This is a great way to use in-season strawberries. To reduce the calories, no-calorie sweeteners such as Splenda® or Nectresse™ can be used in place of some, or all of the sugar. Strawberries are a great source of Vitamin C!
1 pound fresh strawberries
¼ cup of sugar
¼ cup of water
Zest of lemon
4 cups iced green tea
Wash, trim, and quarter strawberries to start.
Combine the strawberries, sugar, water and lemon zest in a small, heavy saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and cook for about 25 minutes. Strain pushing down on the strawberries to extract all the juices. Place in a covered container and cool completely. Add about 3 tablespoons of strawberry syrup to a cup of green tea. Stir. For a sweeter tea, add more syrup to each cup. Serve over ice.