Raspberry Ice Tea Recipe
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Raspberry Ice Tea Recipe

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"I treasure this recipe because of the make-ahead convenience it offers," says Lois McGrady. A few common ingredients are all she needs to serve this refreshing beverage at her Hillsville, Virginia home.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES:16 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 4 quarts water
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 package (12 ounces) frozen unsweetened raspberries
  • 10 individual tea bags
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 83 calories, trace fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, trace protein.


  1. In a Dutch oven, bring water and sugar to a boil. Remove from the heat; stir until sugar is dissolved. Add the raspberries, tea bags and lemon juice. Cover and steep for 3 minutes. Strain; discard berries and tea bags.
  2. Transfer tea to a large container or pitcher. Refrigerate until chilled. Serve over ice. Yield: 16 servings (4 quarts).
Originally published as Raspberry Ice Tea in Quick Cooking July/August 2002, p20

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Reviewed Jan. 3, 2014

"This has a great flavor. I cut the recipe in half as I did not need 4 quarts of tea and it came out perfect! This is extremely refreshing!"

Reviewed Dec. 3, 2013

"My first ever attempt at home made iced tea and it was absolutely perfect. This recipe is a keeper!"

Reviewed Jul. 19, 2013

"One of my family's favorites!"

Reviewed Oct. 28, 2012

"I have been searching for a the perfect Raspberry Ice Tea and my sister turned me on to this one. This is it!!!! It does need to sit a bit to become extremely cold and when it does- perfection. Thank you very, very much Lois McGrady!!!!!!"

Reviewed Jun. 18, 2012

"This is really good. I used raspberry tea bags as well. Great flavor."

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