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sweet strawberry iced tea served with sliced lemon and fresh strawberry for garnish
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Sweet Southern Strawberry Iced Tea

A simple thirst quencher, our sweet Southern strawberry ice tea is an easy to whip up refreshing way to beat the heat. Your favorite home brewed tea is combined with a simple puree from ripe berries, sugar, and some lemon juice that create a delicious drink the whole family will love.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Beverage, Brunch, Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 151kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups strawberries washed
  • 5 tea bags of your favorite tea.
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice

Instructions

  • Start by making the tea. Bring four cups of water to a boil and then let the tea steep , for about 5 minutes, while you prepare the other ingredients. In a food processor, or in a blender, frappe’ the strawberries.
  • You will need about 2 lemons to get 1/3 cup of lemon juice, or the stuff from the bottle works just fine.
  • After the tea has steeped for 5 minutes remove the tea bags.
  • Add the sugar to the hot tea and stir until it's completely dissolved.
  • Fill a pitcher or carafe up 1/2 to 3/4 of the way with ice cubes.
  • Pour the strawberry frapp into a mesh strainer placed over a bowl. Using a wooden spoon rub the strawberry juice through, while leaving behind as many of the seeds as possible. Pour the strained strawberry juice and the lemon juice into the pitcher.
  • Pour the tea in the pitcher and stir to combine everything.
  • Refrigerate until served.

Nutrition

Calories: 151kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 106mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin C: 41mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg