Finish Off a Summer Night With a Chilled Iced Tea

Sunrise Senior Living  |  August 17, 2012

In these hot August months, iced tea can be a refreshing choice if you're looking to quench your thirst.

While there are plenty of store brands that offer their own versions, these can often come with a lot of calories. No one wants to add on the extra pounds as they strip down their layers to deal with the summer heat.

Making iced tea at home is not only a healthier option, but it's simple as well. All you need are some tea bags, sugar and water! breaks it down, supplying enough iced tea in one recipe to quench your thirst, and everyone else's.

Louise's Ice Tea

6 cups boiling water
3 tea bags
1 cup sugar (feel free to substitute for sweeteners)

Let tea kettle come to a boil. Pour 6 cups of boiling water into a pitcher and add 3 teabags. Cover with a lid and let stand for 5 minutes.

Pour tea into a 64 ounce glass container. Add one cup of sugar and stir with a long wooden spoon.

Lastly, fill the remainder of the glass container up with lukewarm water from tap. Let cool and then refrigerate. Makes 2 quarts.