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Raspberry Sweet Tea

 Raspberry Sweet Tea
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
15 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling

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

  • In a large saucepan, bring 2 qts. of water to a boil. Stir in sugar
  • substitute until dissolved. Remove from the heat.
  • Add tea bags; steep for 5-8 minutes. Discard tea bags.
  • 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.
  • Transfer to a large pitcher. Refrigerate until chilled. Yield: 15
  • servings.
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.