Print Recipe
5 from 2 votes

Instant Pot Iced Lemongrass Tea with Ginger

Brew homemade lemongrass tea with ginger, and enjoy a cold, refreshing drink for the summer. Making iced tea in your Instant Pot or pressure cooker has never been easier, or more delicious.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Time To pressure and NPR20 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: Desserts, Drinks
Cuisine: American, Indian
Keyword: iced tea, Instant Pot Tea Recipes, lemongrass tea recipe
Servings: 6
Calories: 24kcal
Author: Urvashi Pitre

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 6 cups water
  • 2-3 cups lemongrass leaves loosely packed, cut into 3-4 inch pieces
  • 4-5 coins Fresh Ginger
  • 4 teaspoons Truvia or 6 teaspoons sugar, add to taste
  • 2 tablespoons Lemon juice

Instructions

  • Put water, lemongrass leaves, ginger, and Truvia into your electric pressure cooker or Instant Pot.
  • Set the Instant pot on High Pressure for 2 minutes.
  • Allow the pot to release pressure naturally for 15 minutes and then release any remaining pressure.
  • Chill the tea. Once the tea is cold, add lemon juice and stir.
  • Fill an 8 oz glass with ice. Pour in the chilled tea and serve.

Notes

  • Don't be afraid to use approximations for the amount of lemongrass, the amount of ginger, and the sweetener. Taste, taste, taste and adjust as needed.
  • Allow the tea to cool before adding lemon juice so as to not "cook" the lemon juice.
  • You can drink this tea hot as well. In this case, of course, you will add the lemon juice to hot tea.
  • Do NOT add fresh lemons or oranges into the pot to brew. I've tried that and it is sooo bitter you will end up wasting an entire pot of good tea.
  • You can use honey to sweeten this tea for a different flavor.
  • Try throwing in a bag or two of green tea into the pot for a change.
  • I do not know how this will work with lemongrass stalks. If you try that, be sure to come into my Twosleevers Facebook group and let us know how it worked for you!
  • When you're ready to serve the tea, fill an 8 oz glass with ice. Pour the chilled tea over it and serve.
  • I don't trust the nutritional value for this recipe, as all the carbs are in the lemongrass, which you will not be consuming. 

Nutrition

Calories: 24kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 168mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 3.2mg