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Frozen Iced Tea

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Updated May 17, 2018
Frozen Iced Tea
6 Hr

Frozen Iced Tea is one of our favorite cooling treats for the warmer months. Serve it as is to the kids, or dress it up with lemon slices and mint for company.

What You'll Need

  • 6 tea bags
  • 6 cups boiling water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 6 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

What to Do

  1. Place tea bags in a 9- x 13-inch baking dish. Pour boiling water over tea bags; let steep 10 minutes. Remove and discard tea bags.
  2. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, bring sugar and water to a boil over medium-high heat. Remove from heat and add to tea along with lemon juice. Mix well and let cool to room temperature. Cover and freeze at least 6 hours, or until firm.
  3. Remove from freezer and scrape entire mixture with a fork until fluffy. Serve, or spoon into a freezer container and keep frozen until ready to serve.


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I have had bottled iced tea from the shops but I have never had a homemade one, is there a certain type of tea bag I should be using? Could you use a sweetener instead of all the sugar? If you used a sweetener would you still use the same amount as you would sugar?

In all my life I never thought about freezing tea as a refreshing summer treat. We always have a pitcher of tea in the fridge and now I can house it in the freezer as well. We reserve tea for sit down meals because of the sugar but I could think of worse things to give my kids.

Being raised in the south, you can not go wrong with this recipe. I have family set to come visit and this would be a nice beverage to serve on the hot summer days when they are scheduled to come. I plan to use my sweet husband as my taste tester first. He loves his job!

I'm going to really like this! With stevia. But how long does it take to scrape it with a fork? I want to make a lot for my Memorial Day picnic at my house. I'll have to try to make a little bit and see if I can do it fast enough and make enough for the whole picnic. I wonder if you did it before it was solidly frozen if it would work better and then put it in the freezer when it was still fluffy. People love that on a warm day and to bring that frozen ice tea slushy out and especially since it has lemon juice in it. Thanks for the great idea!

Could you substitute Stevia for regular sugar? Not sure if you can boil Stevia.

Yes, Stevia will work in place of the regular sugar in this recipe. :) Enjoy!

It's even better with fresh orange juice and bourbon, then garnish with stemmed cherries and serve in silver julep cups.

Nice refreshing drink


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