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Strawberry Iced Tea Recipe

This sweet tea with strawberry is the perfect beverage to whip up when you want something refreshing, sweet, and completely guilt-free! This Splenda sweet tea recipe is one of my favorite drinks to make during the summer months when strawberries are in season.

Also, if you’re looking for some other strawberry recipes try this incredible strawberry pavlova recipepanna cotta with strawberry sauce, or strawberry sauce topping.

Strawberry sweet tea recipe made in a glass cup, topped with mint and strawberries.

I created this post as part of a sponsored series with Socialstars and SPLENDA® Brand; all opinions are still my own.

Iced Tea Recipe

Strawberry season is in full swing here in the Pacific North West and I am delighted to use the sweet juicy strawberries in every possible way. I make an iced tea recipe of some kind for myself pretty much daily, but adding strawberries is kind of new to me. This iced tea recipe tastes like strawberry lemonade mixed with tea. Perfect combination, if you ask me!

Top view of strawberry ice tea recipe with mint and strawberries.

Adding strawberries is a great way to add natural sweetness to this iced tea recipe, but sometimes it’s still not enough to get it to that perfect amount of sweetness. By using SPLENDA ZERO™ Liquid Sweetener you can add just enough, without adding sugar or calories.

I like the liquid version—it’s very easy to dissolve into whatever you are drinking (or baking!). The packets will work fine for this recipe too, however. By the way, did you know that the yellow packets often seen in the restaurants are not always SPLENDA® Brand? Make sure to ask for it by name.

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How to Make Iced Tea: Tips and Ideas

If you have never made iced tea from scratch before, you’ll be amazed at how simple it is to do. Plus, making homemade iced tea tastes a million times better than anything you can buy in a jug or bottle. Honestly, the difference is night and day!

Here are some tips for learning how to make iced tea:

  • Choose any berry you’d like. Obviously I went with strawberry, but raspberries would also work nicely.
  • Make sure the water is boiling. The tea will not steep properly if the water isn’t boiling.
  • The longer you steep the teabags, the stronger the tea. When you are learning how to make iced tea, one of the most important components is figuring out the proper strength of the tea. About five minutes seems right to me, but it will depend on how hot your water is, and your personal taste.

Containers of strawberries to use when learning how to make iced tea.

How to Make Sweet Tea

*For detailed recipe instructions see the recipe card bottom of the post. 


Yield:
6-8 servings

Ingredients:

  • boiling water
  • cold water
  • ice
  • teabags (Earl Gray or Black tea)
  • sliced strawberries
  • lime or lemon
  • SPLENDA ZERO™ Liquid Sweetener or regular granulated sugar, to taste.

How to Make Sweet Tea with Strawberries

  • Steep tea bags in 2 cups of boiling water.

Tea bags in two cups of boiling water as base for sweet tea.

  • Add sliced strawberries, juice of 1 lime or lemon, about 4 squirts of SPLENDA ZERO™ Liquid Sweetener (or sugar) and using a masher press the strawberries to release some of the juice.

visual step my step directions for making sweet tea with strawberries, lime, and splenda.

  • Pour the steeped tea and strawberries into a pitcher, then add ice water. Stir until well combined. Taste and add more sweetener if needed.

How to make sweet tea by placing tea bags in two cups of boiling water.

Pour into a glass and enjoy!

Scroll down to the bottom for the full recipe and precise ingredient amounts.

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Strawberry Iced Tea Recipe

Strawberry Iced Tea Recipe | Let the Baking Begin
5 from 2 votes

Home brewed sweet tea recipe made with fresh strawberries, lemon, and Splenda.

Author: Marina | Let the Baking Begin!
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: ice tea, iced tea, iced tea recipe
Calories: 20 kcal
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups of boiling water
  • 2 Cups of cold water
  • 2 Cups ice
  • 4 teabags Earl Gray or Black tea
  • 2 1/2 Cups sliced strawberries
  • 1 lime or lemon
  • SPLENDA ZERO™ Liquid Sweetener or regular granulated sugar to taste

Instructions

  1. Steep 4 teabags in 2 cups of boiling water.

  2. Add cups sliced strawberries, juice of 1 lime or lemon, about 4 squirts of SPLENDA ZERO™ Liquid Sweetener (or sugar) and using a masher press the strawberries to release some of the juice.

  3. Pour the steeped tea and strawberries into a pitcher, then add 2 cups iced water. Stir until well combined. Taste and add more sugar if needed.

  4. Pour into a glass and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Iced Tea Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 20 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 9mg0%
Potassium 92mg3%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin C 37mg45%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Welcome to Let the Baking Begin! I'm Marina and my love and passion for eating only the most delicious foods drive me to share that love here on Let the Baking Begin (since 2009). With over 20 years of experience in the kitchen, you know the recipes are tested and retested until perfect. I'm so happy to have you here. Enjoy! Read more...

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