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Lemon Ice Tea Mix

A friend who has a large family and does a lot of entertaining created this mix. It's inexpensive and makes a tasty, refreshing batch of tea. —Linda Fox, Soldotna, Alaska
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 5 min.
  • Makes
    about 16 (1-cup) servings per batch


  • 7-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups unsweetened instant tea
  • 5 envelopes (.23 ounce each) unsweetened lemonade soft drink mix
  • 1 cup warm water
  • Cold water


  • In a large bowl, combine the sugar, tea and drink mix. Divide into five equal batches; store in airtight containers in a cool, dry place for up to 6 months. Yield: 5 batches (8-1/2 cups total).
  • To prepare tea: Dissolve about 1-2/3 cups tea mix in 1 cup warm water. Place in a gallon container. Add cold water to measure 1 gallon. Cover and refrigerate.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 75 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 2mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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  • doylescott
    Jun 20, 2014

    it was a taste of home and the country living. 

  • igwestb
    Jun 20, 2014

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  • pkokes2
    Jun 20, 2014

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  • Bombiggity
    Jun 20, 2014

    I think this recipe was delicious. Especially considering that iced tea is normally consumed on hot and humid summer days when your sugar and hydration levels need to be maintained, I don't really see too much of a problem with the sweetness. As afore mentioned, use a sugar substitute if the amount used is a concern. 

  • docjackson
    Jun 20, 2014

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  • Mrs_Cat
    Jun 20, 2014

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    Jun 20, 2014

    If you notice it's 7.5 cups of sugar but it makes 5 batches which equals 1.5 cups per serving like everyone is suggesting. Sounds good to me!

  • Weems Grnadma
    Jun 20, 2014

    Personally prefer unsweetened real iced tea and a squeeze of an actual lemon. Just look at the chemicals I avoid!

  • jcteacher
    May 17, 2009

    unsweetened means no sweetner

  • didi60
    May 15, 2009

    Re: Lemon Ice Tea Boil 9 reg. teabags in a qt. of water. Strain and pour into a 1 gal. pitcher. Add 1 1/2 cups of sugar and 1/2 tub of Crystal Lite Pink Lemonade mix. Add enough cold water to fill the pitcher and stir. This recipe is easy and a lot cheaper to make. When serving, pour over ice cubes in your glass. Sometimes I add some chopped fresh ginger to the boiling water.?