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Lemonade Iced Tea

I have always loved iced tea with lemon, and this irresistible thirst-quencher takes it one step further. The lemonade gives this refreshing drink a nice color, too. —Gail Buss, New Bern, North Carolina
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    12 servings (3 quarts)


  • 3 quarts water
  • 9 tea bags
  • 3/4 to 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 can (12 ounces) frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
  • Lemon slices, optional


  • In a Dutch oven, bring water to a boil. Remove from the heat; add tea bags. Cover and steep for 5 minutes. Discard tea bags. Stir in sugar and lemonade concentrate. Cover and refrigerate until chilled. Serve over ice. If desired, garnish with lemon slices.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 100 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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  • amsm
    Apr 29, 2019

    This drink is perfect! It is easy to make. It is pretty sweet, so if you don't like it sweet add less sugar. I added 1 cup and will add less next time.

  • buffetfan
    Sep 29, 2018

    My husband loves lemonade iced tea so I thought this would be great for him. While he liked the flavor, it was very acidic. He suggested the next time to either reduce the amount of lemonade concentrate or add more water. Otherwise it was very easy to make and would be a nice option for a summer party.

  • Ann
    Jul 15, 2018

    For my first batch I reduced the sugar. A little too sweet. Realized the sugar in the lemonade would probably be enough. Next batch I added no sugar at all. It was perfect! This recipe is a keeper. ??

  • Baking Diva
    May 5, 2018

    My family loves this lemonade. If I don't have some made, they are asking for it. I reduced the sugar as other people suggested and my family has proclaimed it perfect. Just made up another batch and it disappears quickly.

  • Angel182009
    Jun 10, 2017

    My husband loves lemonade in his ice tea. I on the other hand usually do not. This was the perfect amount of sweetness and tartness. Will definitely be making again.

  • oreo95
    Jul 31, 2016

    Such an improvement from the powdered mixes of ice tea! Like what little sweet/tart the lemonade gives it. Definitely leave out the sugar and those who like it sweeter just add their own. Very refreshing!

  • DeboraLZ
    Aug 8, 2015

    I used pink lemonade that was suggested by an earlier reviewer, but added one packet of sweet-n-low instead of the sugar and it is perfect.

  • ziggycranston
    Jul 27, 2015

    This is a great summer drink. I changed it up by using pink lemonade and wow what a difference!!!

  • stmpweez
    Jun 22, 2014

    Easy to make and it was a hit with my family, especially since I used decaf tea bags. I didn't add any sugar, and it was sweet enough for us. I'll be making this all summer!

  • TNbluffbaker
    Jan 7, 2014

    A refreshing version of iced tea.