Raspberry Iced Tea is a refreshing and easy way to dress up your iced tea. Fresh raspberries add the perfect amount of sweetness to each sip of this flavored tea recipe.
Raspberry Iced Tea
Get your rocking chair ready because it’s exactly where you will want to be sitting while sipping this delicious Raspberry Iced Tea. There is nothing better to cool down on a hot summer day.
I waited many years to finally have a great porch that is just perfect for enjoying a cool breeze, rocking in my rocking chair, and sipping on my iced tea. There is nothing like a cup of homemade raspberry iced tea.
This tea is super easy to make and you will be making it often. Keep a batch in the fridge at all times. You just never know when the breeze will be blowing and your rocking chair will be calling.
Can I Use Artificial Sweetener In Replace of Sugar
If you want to use an artificial sweetener to replace sugar, I would say that would be fine. I haven’t done it but what I would do is sweeten after you’re done cooking the tea and berries.
Once your raspberry tea is strained, then add sweetener to taste. Some sweeteners when cooked can alter the flavor and offer a bitter flavor. So add sweetener to taste to fit how sweet you want your tea to be.
Can I Use Frozen Raspberries For This Flavored Tea
You are more than welcome to reach for frozen raspberries in replace of fresh. Just toss them in frozen, no need to thaw first.
Most berries are frozen at their peak, so the raspberries will most likely have an amazing flavor to them. And since it is strained, you don’t have to worry that frozen berries are soggy compared to fresh.
So if you find a great deal on berries and want to freeze them yourself to keep on hand go right ahead for this sweetened tea later down the line.
Can I Double The Recipe
Want to make extra? No problem. Just reach for a pot large enough to hold all the liquid. You are more than welcome to make as much of this as you plan to serve.
It will keep for a bit in your fridge as well. I like to drink it within about 4 days of making it. Always just use your best judgement.
What Is The Best Tea to Use
Honestly, this is a personal preference. Everyone has a favorite tea or most do I should say. Feel free to buy any brand of tea you like. I tend to reach for a black tea but if you have a certain iced tea brand in mind, go for it.
Now, I haven’t tried this with green tea. I normally just use a darker tea as it pairs nicely with the sweet from sugar and the berries.
Don’t wait and try this summer drink recipe! Let me know what you think in the comments below. This is great for pool parties, summer cookouts, and even as a treat after a long day at work!
Perfect for a hot summer day, delicious & freshly brewed Raspberry Iced Tea
- 1 Cup Sugar
- 7 Cup Water
- 3 Oz Fresh Raspberries
- 3 Tea Bags
- Bring Sugar and 1 cup of water to a boil. Reduce heat to medium. Add in your raspberries. Crush your raspberries while in the pot, you can use the back of a large spoon for this. Turn off heat and let sit until cooled, aprx. 25-30 minutes.
- Boil 6 cups of water. Add tea bags in and let steep for about 5 minutes. Let cool.
- Strain raspberries from syrup. Mix syrup and tea into pitcher and continue to let chill in the fridge.
- Serve over ice with fresh raspberries.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 409Sodium: 45mgCarbohydrates: 105gFiber: 2gSugar: 101g