I am undoubtedly a Southerner – I like my food fatty and my drinks sweet. I always like a batch of Southern Sweet Tea in my fridge in case guests come over **errrr for me to drink** 😉 I am actually drinking a glass while I write this post for inspiration!
These past couple of weeks have been extremely hot in Los Angeles… a rarity, but it actually happened. It is so refreshing to have a nice cold drink ready for you when you come home from work!
Get your ingredients ready… Lipton Tea, sugar and baking soda – it can’t get easier than this, I tell you. The beauty of making your own food is that you can control how much of an ingredient you put in… for example, you control how sweet you want it based on your families preference. I mean, let’s see what happens if you tell your fast food server to cut down the sugar in their sweet tea right?
Place water in a pot on the stove. Once your water is boiled, turn off the heat and place 6 tea bags in for about 10 minutes to seep. Put a pinch of baking soda in your glass jar *This is to make smooth tea and take out the bitterness taste*
Place the tea in your glass jar and mix in your sugar. Yummmmmm!
Add 6 glasses of cold water and place in fridge until really cold.
Enjoy it on it’s own or add lemonade to make an Arnold Palmer! SO refreshing on a hot day!
Sweet Southern Iced Tea
-2 cups boiling water
-6 cups cold water
-Pinch of baking soda
-6 Lipton Tea bags
-3/4 cup sugar
- Place 2 cups of water to boil. Once boiled, turn off the heat.
- Seep tea bags for 10 minutes
- Add a pinch of baking soda to glass jar
- Add the tea – infused water into the jar and add your sugar
- Mix in 6 cups of cold water and place in fridge
- Drink on a hot day when you need something refreshing to thirst your quench!