This Cranberry Pineapple Tea is full of mulled spices like cinnamon and cloves along with fresh fruit. This festive tea is essential for holiday entertaining!
Some foods are meant to nourish your soul, not necessarily your body. Those foods are the ones who’s taste and smell can take you back in time or remind you of someone. Last weekend as I made this Cranberry Pineapple Spice Tea the smell of cinnamon, cranberries and cloves began to fill my house. It was raining outside and the dogs were sleeping and the fireplace was flickering. I was folding warm, fresh towels straight out of the dryer and I looked around my sleepy quiet house. It made me smile because this is the exact opposite from how my Parents house feels when my Mom makes this tea.
I am the oldest of four kids so there was always lots of noise in our house. Mom would be in the kitchen cooking, usually with music playing. Dad would be in and out of the house with all of the dogs following closely. The four of us kids would be talking, laughing or arguing, but definitely not being quiet. The TV would be on somewhere in the house and if it was Christmas you could bet A Wonderful Life was being watched.
That busy little house is all I could think about while sipping on this tea in my quiet home. My three siblings and I do not live together anymore. Actually, we all live in four different places, but as the Holidays creep closer and that void that they have left in my heart grows bigger. I find myself wanting something, anything to make them feel a little closer. This tea is the only cure I could think of this weekend.
It worked too. As I sipped cup after cup I couldn’t help but smile and think to myself, my house may be quiet but my heart is full.
What is in Cranberry Pineapple Spice Tea?
There are many variations of this type of tea, but this is my all time favorite. For this recipe you need just a few simple ingredients:
- Cranberry Juice
- Pineapple Juice
- Tea bags
- Cinnamon Sticks
- Orange Slices
- Fresh Cranberries (optional)
By combining the ingredients and allowing them to simmer this creates the most delicious mulled fruit flavor that compliments those holiday spices so well. This can easily be made ahead of time if you would like to take it to a holiday party. It also works really well in a slow cooker so you can allow your guest to dip out a warm mug full whenever they’d like.
- 1 46 ounce can pineapple juice
- 1 64 ounce bottle cranberry juice
- 2 family size tea bags
- 2 cinnamon sticks*
- 1 teaspoon cloves*
- 1 orange, sliced
- 1/3 cup fresh cranberries, optional
- Pour juices in a large pot and heat to medium heat. Add tea bags, cinnamon sticks, cloves, orange slices and cranberries.
- Bring mixture to a light simmer for 40 minutes.
- Reduce heat to low and remove the tea bags, fruit and spices.
- Serve warm.
- *I cut a small square of cheesecloth and place the spices in it and tie it closed. This makes removing the spices easier.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 144 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 13mg Carbohydrates: 35g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 29g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 1g
Other Easy Keto Recipes
While this recipe is not keto, I have many that are! If you are new to Keto try my favorite Sausage Egg and Cheese Bites, they contain less than one net carb per bite and they are perfect for meal prep! One of my favorite easy low carb dinners is this One Pan Cabbage Casserole. It is so easy, cheesy and delicious and it has less than 9 net carbs per serving. Some other favorites, Keto Chocolate Cookies, Pimento Cheese and Bacon Stuffed Peppers and Sausage and Cream Cheese Pinwheels!