Strawberry Iced Tea

Frozen strawberries are a great alternative to fresh in this easy-to-make beverage. Be sure to use unsweetened berries.

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  • Makes: 8 servings
  • Serving Size: 8 ounce
  • Yields: 64 ounces
  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Cool: 2 hrs
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Strawberry Iced Tea
Ingredients
2
pounds fresh strawberries or two 16-ounce packages frozen unsweetened whole strawberries
1
cup packed brown sugar
1
cup water
2
lemons
3
tablespoons snipped fresh rosemary (optional)
 
Ice cubes
1
recipe Iced Tea (see Recipe Center) or one 1-liter bottle club soda, chilled
 
Fresh strawberries (optional)
Directions
  1. In a large saucepan combine fresh or frozen strawberries, brown sugar, and water. Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar dissolves.
  2. Using a vegetable peeler, remove strips of peel from lemons; juice the lemons (should have 1/2 cup). Add strips of lemon peel, lemon juice, and rosemary to mixture in saucepan. Bring mixture just to boiling, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Cover; cool to room temperature.
  3. Press mixture through a fine mesh sieve; discard solids (you should have about 1 quart syrup). To serve, fill glass with ice. To each glass add 1/2 cup Iced Tea and syrup to taste (about 1/2 cup). Garnish with fresh strawberries. Makes about eight (8-ounce) servings.
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Syrup may be prepared, covered, and refrigerated up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts (Strawberry Iced Tea)
    Per serving:
  • 151 kcal cal.,
  • 0 g fat
  • (0 g sat. fat,
  • 0 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 0 g monounsatured fat),
  • 0 mg chol.,
  • 14 mg sodium,
  • 39 g carb.,
  • 3 g fiber,
  • 36 g sugar,
  • 1 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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