Make Fruit Iced Tea if you're bored with just making the same old iced tea.
Not only is it delicious, it's low calorie and refreshing.
Plus, it's so much better for you than those sugary iced teas from the store. And much more budget friendly!
Family friendly sweet fruit tea
I thought trying a fruit tea recipe would be a terrific way to get my family to stop drinking sodas and eat more wholesome fruit.
What type of sweetener?
This iced tea recipe is sweetened with a no calorie sweetened making it super low in calories, too.
What type of fruit?
The fun thing about fruit tea recipes is that you can add your favorite fruits, or whatever’s in season or on sale.
Try grapes, oranges, berries, peaches – the sky’s the limit.
Try frozen fruit, too, which is super convenient since it’s already cleaned and sliced.
Frozen fruit also keeps your iced tea nice and cold as it thaws.
How to make fruit infused iced tea
1. First, pour fresh water from the tap into your kettle. (I use an electric kettle, which is a MUST if you’re a tea drinker.)
2. Then pour boiling water over tea bags and let brew for 5 minutes.
3. Remove tea bag, squeeze, and let tea cool for 30 minutes.
To simplify the ice tea making process, I use a 2 Quart Takeya Iced Tea Maker. I keep the tea brewing in this and cool it down in the refrigerator.
4. Pour cooled tea into a pitcher.
5. Add your favorite no calorie sweetener and stir.
6. Add water, fruit, and serve in glasses filled with fruit and ice (if needed).
What kind of tea should I use?
If you’re a fan of Starbucks iced teas, save money and make your own at home!
- Tazo Iced Passion Herbal Tea
- Tazo Iced Lemon Grass Green
- TAZO Iced True Black Tea
- TAZO Iced Blushberry Black
Unlike the Lipton bags, the Tazo teas are quart sized bags. You can double up the bags if you’re using the 2 Quart Takeya Iced Tea Maker. Or just increase your brew time.
An ice tea recipe for cold & flu season
When I lived in the south, I learned that everyone drinks sweetened iced tea (sweet tea) year round.
But no matter where you live, it’s handy to have a refreshing ice tea recipe during cold and flu season when you need to stay hydrated.
Sometimes when I get winter colds, I switch it up between hot and iced tea. Iced tea makes my sore throat feel so much better and I feel iced tea was easier to drink.
Plus, a cold drink feels more refreshing when you have a fever.
So keep this iced tea recipe handy. Make it with a caffeine free ice tea like Tazo Iced Passion Herbal Tea.
More quick and easy tea recipes
Looking for more tea recipes?
Iced Tea Sangria, which is a fun mock sangria for parties.
This Easy Berry Quick Iced Tea Smoothie is a delicious and healthy way to jump start your morning.
- 4 cups boiling water
- 1 iced tea gallon-sized bags or 2 to 3 quart-sized tea bags
- 1/4 cup no-calorie sweetener
- 2 cups cold water
- 2 cups thinly sliced cantaloupe (skin off)
- 2 cups thinly sliced honeydew melon (skin off)
- Pour boiling water over tea bags. Brew 5 minutes. Remove tea bag and squeeze. Cool for 20 minutes.
- Pour cooled tea into a pitcher and add no-calorie sweetener. Stir.
- Add in remaining ingredients and chill until ready to serve. Serve in fruit-filled glasses. Add ice if needed.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 48Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 30mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 1gSugar: 10gProtein: 1g
Nutritional information is automatically calculated per the ingredients list. Serving size may not be accurate. Please double-check with your preferred nutritional app for the most accurate information.