Summer is for drinking – all kinds of drinks. There’s nothing like a cold glass of sweet goodness when it’s hot outside. I recently shared my recipe for Pomegranate Green Iced Tea and you guys were loving my reel. Well, this Sweetened Iced Tea recipe is just as easy but the taste is a little more sweet.
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!).
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. Grab the recipe below and make this homemade Sweetened Iced Tea recipe for your next barbecue.
Why use organic ingredients in this recipe? You all know I’m a huge organic advocate, and I bet you may be thinking sometimes, Why would I even bother to use organic ingredients in something that is so sweet and indulgent? But, that is the exact reason why you should use organic ingredients! Sweet things need to have flavor in order to be good, otherwise they are just sweet and they don’t taste like much else. Organic ingredients are more pure than conventional ones, therefore they actually have more flavor than the non organic options. Say it with me, organic means more flavor! And not just more flavor but a more true and pure flavor. And organic ingredients are much healthier for you to eat in general as they do not contain GMOs or anything artificial. Plus, you are being environmentally friendly when you choose organic ingredients!
So, I highly recommend that you buy the best organic ingredients for this recipe! You can also shop my Amazon Storefront for all my favorite organic ingredients here. Tip – hover over each ingredient to see the name. And if you want to learn more about organic foods and the difference, read my post here on Food Labels and What They Mean.
Homemade Sweetened Iced TeaDifficulty: Easy
The ultimate summer iced tea recipe! This simple Sweetened Iced Tea recipe is one you’ll want to make on repeat all summer long.
2 cups boiling water
6 cups water
170 grams (3/4 cup) organic cane sugar
- 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)!
- High Altitude — Follow the recipe as noted.
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