Good Morning America Recipes

Marcus Samuelsson's Iced Tea with Watermelon Iced Cubes

Make a Splash This Summer

The Red Rooster Harlem chef and author of "Yes, Chef" grills up something special.
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

For more recipes from Marcus Samuelsson check out


  • 2 cups cubed watermelon
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 12 Ambessa "Earl of Harlem" tea sachets
  • 6 cups water
  • 4 mint leaves, chiffonade
  • 6 watermelon rinds
  • Cooking Directions

    Blend with watermelon, lemon juice and honey then place in ice cube trays and freeze

    Boil water then steep tea sachets for five minutes and remove. Transfer tea to pitcher and let sit in fridge overnight.

    To Serve: Divide cubes amongst six high ball glasses and pour iced tea over top. Sprinkle with mint leaves and garnish with watermelon rinds. You can add sugar, if desired.

    This recipe was styled by chef Karen Pickus for Good Morning America.

    Recipe courtesy Marcus Sameulsson.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: tea, mint, honey, watermelon

    Course: Drinks

    More Info: Kids Friendly

    Other Recipes That You Might Like
    Marcus Samuelsson's Dill Cream Cheese
    An Easy Way to Flavor Cream Cheese
    Marcus Samuelsson's Flank Steak With Pesto
    An Everyday Steak With a Twist
    Marcus Samuelsson's Grilled Corn Orzo
    Dig Into This Delicious Side Dish
    Marcus Samuelsson's Red Berry Cobbler
    Finish Your Dinner With This Sweet Treat
    Marcus Samuelsson's Ribeye Steak
    Time to Pull Out the Grill
    Marcus Samuelsson's Turkey Meatloaf with Tomato Spinach Sauce
    Low on Carbs, Full on Flavor: Turkey Loaf
    Marcus Samuelsson's Ambessa Mint Iced Tea
    Perfect Afternoon Refreshment
    Alton Brown's Thai Iced Tea Pops
    A Refreshing Sweet Treat for Summer
    'GMA' Lunch Break: Honey Calamansi Iced Tea
    As Seen on the 'GMA' Lunch Break
    'GMA' Lunch Break: Michael Psilakis’ Spiced Hibiscus Iced Tea Recipe
    As Seen on the 'GMA' Lunch Break Live Stream
    Apricot Iced Tea
    A Cool Summer Tea From Lifestyle Expert Katie Brown.
    Latest Recipes on 'GMA'
    VIDEO: The Ramen Burger
    VIDEO: Rays & Stark Bar in LA employs an expert to help you choose from 20 brands of water.
    VIDEO: Haylee Nelson reveals all the delicious flavors that make up the new "Sunrise Sundae."
    VIDEO: Ladies and Gentlemen... The Crookie
    VIDEO: World, meet The Cronut
    Food Tips: How To...
    Karen's Kitchen
    Check out "GMA's" chef/food stylist's blog here.
    Karen's Cordon Bleu
    Check out "GMA's" chef/food stylist's delicious and celebratory chicken dish.
    PHOTO: Karen Pickus cherry galette is shown here.
    Karen's Cherry Galette Check out "GMA's" chef/food stylist's recipe for a tasty dessert.
    Connect with GMA
    Social Tools Facebook Twitter Twitter Connect with GMA YouTube RSS