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