Homemade Sweetened Iced Tea


Drinks Eggless Gluten Free High Altitude No Seed Oils Spring Summer Vegan | Published August 20, 2022 by Mimi Council

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Lightly sweetened, perfectly cold, there is nothing like Homemade Sweetened Iced Tea with fresh lemon for a refreshing drink in the summertime!

If you love drinks as much as I do, check out my Homemade Lemonade, Homemade Orangeade, or my Healthy Orange Julius.

homemade iced tea

Why You'll Love This Recipe

Cool Drink: Summer is for drinking – all kinds of drinks. There's nothing like a cold glass of sweet goodness when it's hot outside. And this Homemade Sweetened Iced Tea is incredibly nostalgic if you grew up drinking iced tea.

Easy AF: I use FGO Traditional Organic Iced Tea Pitcher Bags for this recipe. These are great to buy as they come with extra large tea bags specifically for brewing iced tea, so it makes it really easy! I use just a couple simple ingredients in this homemade Sweetened Iced Tea recipe – organic tea, organic cane sugar, water, and just a splash of organic cream (if you want!).

Make Ahead: This is a great drink recipe to make ahead of a backyard barbecue or party.

Serve with Cream: You can serve this tea plan over ice, or you can also add in a splash of cream. We've been loving the new Organic Valley Creamer and it is so good in this homemade Sweetened Iced Tea recipe! This addition makes for a creamy sweetened iced tea that is delicious.

homemade iced tea

Ingredients

FGO Traditional Organic Iced Tea Pitcher Bags

Wholesome Organic Cane Sugar

Water

Tools Needed

Digital Food Scale

Small Pot

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homemade iced tea

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Add the tea bag and 2 cups boiling water into a pitcher, and allow tea bag to steep for 5 to 10 minutes. Remove tea bag.

Step 2

Add 1 cup water and the cane sugar into a medium saucepan, and heat until the sugar has dissolved completely. Add the water to the pitcher.

Step 3

Add the remaining 5 cups water to the pitcher. Place in the fridge to until chilled.

homemade iced tea

FAQ's

Can I use another kind of tea?

Yes, while I use a specific iced tea bag, you can also use traditional tea bags as well. If you are using traditional tea bags, you will need to use more as they are single serve compared to the iced tea bag that I used here. Use 8 regular sized tea bags to replace the one that I use in this recipe. You can use any kind you like, black tea, green tea… whatever you choose will be the flavor of the tea.

Can I make this unsweetened?

Yes, if you want to skip the sugar completely you can do that for an unsweetened tea.

Can I use less sugar?

Yes, if you want to use less sugar, you can half the amount of sugar in this recipe or use however much you like. I have not tested this with less sugar, but the recipe will work, it just won't be as sweet.

What can I serve this Homemade Sweetened Iced Tea with?

This recipe is great to serve for a brunch or afternoon snack. I love enjoying this Iced Tea with my Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookies or Traditional Butter Pound Cake for an afternoon snack!

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Homemade Sweetened Iced Tea

Mimi Council
The ultimate summer iced tea recipe! This simple Sweetened Iced Tea recipe is one you'll want to make on repeat all summer long.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Course Drink
Cuisine American
Makes 8 servings
Calories 82 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Instructions
 

  • Add the tea bag and 2 cups boiling water into a pitcher, and allow tea bag to steep for 5 to 10 minutes. Remove tea bag.
  • Add 1 cup water and the cane sugar into a medium saucepan, and heat until the sugar has dissolved completely. Add the water to the pitcher.
  • Add the remaining 5 cups water to the pitcher. Place in the fridge to until chilled.
  • Add in lemon slices (optional) and save over ice. Add a splash of cream (optional)!

Notes

High Altitude — Follow the recipe as noted.

Nutrition

Calories: 82kcalCarbohydrates: 21gFat: 0.1gSodium: 9mgPotassium: 0.4mgSugar: 21gCalcium: 6mgIron: 0.01mg
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