There was always a container of this in my mother-in-law’s refrigerator. It is cheaper than soda, and is made with sugar, not high fructose corn syrup. Plus, you can control the amount of sweetness.
Iced Tea for a Crowd
Make a quantity of this and always have a cold sweet/tart drink handy.
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1 hr 30 min
1 hr 30 min
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 13g
Dietary Fiber 0g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
- 2 quarts water
- 3 tea bags
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1/2 cup sugar
- Put water in a large pot and bring to a rolling boil.
- Remove from burner and place three tea bags in water, allowing strings to hang over the side.
- Steep at least 30 minutes. Remove tea bags.
- Pour into pitcher.
- Using funnel, add sugar, then lemon juice. (Sugar is first because juice would get funnel wet and sugar would stick.)
- Stir well, put cap/lid on container and place in refrigerater.
- Chill well.
- My daughter-in-law substitutes thawed frozen lemonade for the juice, resulting in a very fresh, natural-tasting beverage with pulp. Since lemonade is sweetened, use less sugar.
- You could double the recipe, using the entire contents of a gallon of bottled spring water. Then pour the tea back into the gallon jug to refrigerate.
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