On Monday I shined the light on some coffee and tea themed recipes shared at TFT last week. Today it’s my turn to share my refreshing summer beverage recipe and with a sweet bonus too. I made a big pitcher of Katie’s Peach Ice Tea over the weekend and well, its gone now. I know many of you probably buy some of the wonderful flavored herbal teas available. But, steer clear of those powdered drink mixes and use the fresh ingredients in season. Your tastebuds will thank you for it. Katie’s peach ice tea is both decaffinated and low in sugar. This allows for those of us on a restricted diet to use sugar substitutes, I use Splenda. But you can use agave, other preferred sugar substitutes or refined sugar, they all add sweetness to this refreshing summertime beverage. The easy recipe is below and I always have substitutions for those not on a restricted diet. Our grandchildren like peach slices in theirs, the grown ups prefer a splash of brandy.
Did you see my photo on instagram? Did you guess?
For the Peachiness
3 Peaches (peeled and pit removed) more if you want to add slices to the glass or use as garnish
- 1/2 Cup brown sugar substitute (I use Splenda brown)
- ½ cup sugar substitute (I use Splenda)
- ½ tsp. Cinnamon
- 11/2 Cup water
- 8 Cups water
- 4-6 Black tea bags (depends how strong you like your tea, I use 4 Lipton naturally decaffeinated tea bags)