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Raspberry Sweet Tea Recipe

Raspberry Sweet Tea Recipe

You only need a handful of ingredients to stir together this refreshing, spring sipper. Its brilliant color and smile-fetching flavor will make a popular thirst quencher as the weather turns warm. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling YIELD:15 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 quarts water, divided
  • Sugar substitute equivalent to 1 cup sugar
  • 10 individual tea bags
  • 1 package (12 ounces) frozen unsweetened raspberries, thawed and undrained
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice

Directions

  • 1. In a large saucepan, bring 2 qts. of water to a boil. Stir in sugar substitute until dissolved. Remove from the heat.
  • 2. Add tea bags; steep for 5-8 minutes. Discard tea bags.
  • 3. In another saucepan, bring raspberries and remaining water to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 3 minutes. Strain and discard pulp. Add raspberry juice and lime juice to the tea.
  • 4. Transfer to a large pitcher. Refrigerate until chilled. Yield: 15 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Splenda no-calorie sweetener.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 17 calories, trace fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, trace sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, trace protein. Diabetic Exchange: Free food.