1/2 vanilla bean, chopped or 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 grapefruit, peel and white pith cut away and discarded, then cut into large chunks
1 cup chopped pineapple
2 cups purple grapes, chopped if skins are thick
Place fruit (or vegetables and herbs of your choice) in a mesh steamer basket. Set inside the pressure cooker pot. Add water to barely cover the produce, about 4-5 cups. Secure the lid and turn pressure release knob to a sealed position. Cook at high pressure for 5 minutes.
When cooking is complete, use a quick release.
Remove the steamer basket and discard cooked produce. Let the flavored water cool slightly than pour into a mason jar, top with a pourable lid and place in the refrigerator to chill.
Straight from the jar, the water is quite potent. I like to add 2-3 tablespoons per 8 ounces of water for just a hint of flavor; sweeten if desired
Another option: Freeze the infused water in an ice cube tray and pop them into your bottled water.
The colored frozen cubes would look amazing in a big punch bowl for a party!
If you don’t have a mesh steamer basket, this could be made directly in the pot and then poured through a strainer to filter out the produce after it’s cooked.
Nutritional values based on Wassail drink
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