Lemon Ice Tea Mix Recipe
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Lemon Ice Tea Mix Recipe

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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:80 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 5 min.
MAKES: 80 servings


  • 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

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 75 calories, trace fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 2mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (18g sugars, trace fiber), trace protein


  1. 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).
  2. 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. Yield: about 16 (1-cup) servings per batch.
Originally published as Lemon Ice Tea Mix in Quick Cooking May/June 1998, p59

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Reviewed Jun. 20, 2014

"it was a taste of home and the country living. "

Reviewed 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. "

Reviewed 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!"

Reviewed Jun. 20, 2014

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

Reviewed May. 17, 2009

"unsweetened means no sweetner"

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