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Citrus Iced Tea with Mint

 Citrus Iced Tea with Mint
"I think I have finally hit on a recipe for iced tea that doesn't have that artificial sweetener aftertaste," notes Dawn Lowenstein of Hatboro, Pennsylvania.
8 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 8 cups water, divided
  • 6 individual tea bags
  • 1 to 2 mint sprigs
  • 3-1/2 teaspoons Crystal Light lemonade drink mix
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • Ice cubes

Directions

  • In a Dutch oven, bring 1 qt. of water to a boil. Add tea bags and
  • mint. Cover and steep for 10 minutes. Strain; discard tea bags and
  • mint.
  • In a large container, combine lemonade mix and remaining water. Stir
  • in the tea and orange juice. Cool. Serve over ice. Yield: 8
  • servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with one 1/2-oz. tub of Crystal Light lemonade soft drink mix.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup equals 32 calories, trace fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1/2 fruit.