It’s time for warm weather drinks like iced tea. So why not change up your iced tea habit and try something different – an iced tea sangria recipe?
Here in Georgia, people adore their sweet tea. They serve it so sweet that it makes your teeth ache just to drink it! Being a Northerner, I have to remember to order my iced tea unsweetened. Then I sweeten it with a no calorie sweetener like powdered stevia and monk fruit sweetener.
Since I’ve given up carbonated diet drinks, I now drink iced tea to stay cool. So, I wanted to come up with a festive party drink that didn’t involve alcohol.
I love fruity sangria and adore iced tea, so I combined the tea and fruit to come up with an iced tea sangria recipe that’s low in calories since the only calories are from fruit. Enjoy!
Iced tea sangria recipe tips
To make all my iced tea drink recipes, I use a Takeya Flash Chill Tea Maker. It’s the best iced tea maker in my opinion. The Takeya Flash Chill Tea Maker makes iced tea in about 10 minutes, including the time it takes to heat the water and steep the tea. If you drink a lot of iced tea and hate waiting around for it to cool down, I highly recommend checking the Takeya out!
You can make this iced tea sangria recipe with your favorite flavors of tea. Black, green or herbal teas would all work well.
For this ice tea fruit recipe, feel free to use any kind of pre-sliced frozen fruit you like. Not only does using pre-sliced fruit make this recipe super easy and time saving, but since the fruit is frozen, it helps the iced tea sangria stay cool longer.
Finally, you can add more or less sweetener to this iced tea sangria recipe depending on your preference and the kind of fruit you’re adding to the drink. Or you can leave the pitcher of iced tea unsweetened and let everyone add sweetener packets to their own glass according to their personal taste. Both powdered stevia or monk fruit sweetener dissolve well in cold drinks.
Serving suggestions for Iced Tea Sangria
Straws then can be used as “chopsticks” to pick out fruit when you’re done with your tea!
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Iced Tea Sangria
- Your favorite tea (loose or in bags)
- Hot water
- Ice cubes
- 2 pounds frozen fruit
- 3/4 cup natural no calorie sweetener like powdered monk fruit or stevia
- Prepare approximately 8 cups of iced tea according to instructions if using the Takeya Flash Chill Tea Maker. (Or make iced tea whatever way you like.)
- Place frozen fruit and sweetener in a tall pitcher. Pour iced tea over fruit and sweetener. Stir to combine.
- To serve, scoop out fruit into tall glasses using a long spoon, Then pour the iced tea over fruit and serve with a couple of drinking straws.
- Serving size: 1 cup plus fruit
Originally published on July 10, 2015. Updated with new pictures and information.