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Whip up this sugar-free iced tea for a thirst-quenching ice tea to sip on this spring and summer. If you want a diet sweet tea, you will truly enjoy the simplicity and flavor of this tea. This sweet tea is also a Trim Healthy Mama FP!
The beauty of making tea at home is you are in control of the sweetness. Add more sweetener if you love a sweeter tea, or add less.
Sugar Free Iced Tea
This sugar-free iced tea recipe is a family favorite. Squeeze in a little lemon juice, and sip away!
- Made with 3 ingredients
- Quick to make
- You just need a pan and ingredients to make
- Great for serving up at party and events
- Affordable to make
Ingredients For Sugar-Free Iced Tea
Water - I recommend using filtered water. Now, you can use tap water if you have good tap water where you live. I know for some areas there are issues with the water offering a flavor.
Tea - Reach for your favorite iced tea bags to brew. I used 4 family-size iced tea bags for this recipe.
Sweetener - I use Super Sweet but you can also do a sweet tea with stevia, Gentle Sweet, etc.
How to Make Iced Tea At Home
Full measurements and directions are in the printable recipe card below.
Step 1: Start by adding your water into a pot and heat up the water on the stovetop. You want to bring your water to a boil.
Step 2: Remove the saucepan from the heat and add in your tea bags to steep. Place a lid on your pot and allow it to sit 5-6 minutes.
Step 3: Add another 8 cups of water into a pitcher, and then add your sweetener to the tea and stir well. Once the sweetener is dissolved, discard the tea bags and pour in the pitcher with the water.
Step 4: Taste and flavor your tea to your liking. If it is too sweet, add more water. Want it sweeter mix in more sweetener.
Store your tea in the fridge in a pitcher until ready to serve.
How Long Does Iced Tea Last In Fridge
Sweet tea is best to be used within a few days of storing it.
If you like to sweeten one cup at a time, you can make a pitcher of plain tea, and then store it for up to 5 days. Then add sweetener to each cup once you pour it.
Health Benefits of Tea
Tea has been said to be a great drink to sip on warm or cold. There are some great benefits to drinking tea on a regular basis.
- Different varieties are great for immune boosting
- Helps to hydrate your body
- A great alternative to a sugary soda
- Vitamins and minerals
- Helps keep hunger pains away so you don't eat extra
- Source of manganese
Why Is My Iced Tea Bitter
You will find sometimes when you take a bit sip of tea you find that unwanted bitter flavor that follows. This is due to the tannin in the tea.
But, adding just a pinch of baking soda into the water when you drop in the tea bags is a great way to help eliminate unwanted bitterness.
Does Iced Tea Need To Be Refrigerated
Iced tea does need to be refrigerated once it is made. If you leave it out on the counter you will find the flavor of the tea begins to alter and go bad.
So, always keep it stored in an airtight container in the fridge.
Want More Drinks To Try
- Keto Iced Matcha - Green tea never tasted so good in this iced matcha drink. Make it at home for a fraction of the price as your favorite coffee shop.
- Homemade Coffee Creamer - Did you know you can make homemade coffee creamer at home in no time? This is a sugar-free creamer that sweetens your morning coffee perfectly.
- Sugar-Free Raspberry Soda - Sweet, refreshing, and oh so good. Whip up this homemade raspberry soda today!
Let me know how you and your family enjoy this easy sugar free iced tea recipe!
Sugar-Free Sweet Tea
- 16 Cups Water, divided
- 4 family-sized Tea Bags
- 3 Tablespoons Super Sweet
- Place 8 cups of water in a large saucepan over high heat. Bring to a boil.
- Remove the saucepan from heat and add the tea bags. Cover and allow the tea to steep for 5 to 6 minutes. (Steep longer for stronger tea.)
- Meanwhile, add an additional 8 cups of water to a gallon-sized pitcher.
- Remove tea bags from saucepot, gently squeezing to remove the excess tea. Discard the tea bags.
- To the saucepan, add the sweetener and stir until completely blended.
- Pour the tea into the gallon-sized pitcher with the water. Stir to combine.
- Cover the pitcher and refrigerate. Best if refrigerated overnight.
What is super sweet
Super Sweet is a blend of erythritol and stevia.
Sue in Dallas
I have discovered that adding my sweetener to the boiling water, before the tea bags, means that it dissolves 100%, with no granules at the bottom of the pitcher. (Same concept as using sugar to create a simple syrup to make classic sweet tea.)
That's a great idea!