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Southern Sweet Tea Slushy

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Southern Sweet Tea is great no matter what time of the year, but did you know you can take that same sweet tea recipe and turn it into a delightful, thirst quenching slushie?  Your new favorite drink to serve at a summer party starts and ready for you to sip starts below:

Sweet Tea Recipe

The birth place of sweet tea goes back pretty far to the 1800s. Easily identifiable as a southern drink, everyone I know has their own special recipe for what works best for them. 2 parts sugar to one part tea or the total opposite, its so easy to make your drink peach, pink, strawberry, or in this case, a slushy.

Chances are you haven’t had it this way yet but the south has been enjoying since the dawn of time. And you will be surprised how easy it is to take this technique and use for any of your favorite drink options.

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Southern Sweet Tea Slushy

Yields: 4 servings

Sweet Tea Slushy INGREDIENTS

  • 6 cups sweet tea (homemade or store bought), divided
  • Juice of 1 lemon (about 2 Tablespoons)
  • Lemon wheels or slices, to garnish
  • Fresh strawberries, to garnish

TIP: If you do not know how to make sweet tea, you can usually find some pre-made in the cold aisle. I personally like Milo’s if you can find it. Its a flawless blend of tea.

Sweet Tea Slushie Recipe

Fill 2 ice cube trays with sweet tea and freeze overnight or for at least 4 hours.

If you do not know what an ice cube tray is or actually own one, you can pick one up here.

Southern Sweet Tea

 

Fill a blender entirely up with the frozen sweet tea ice cubes.

Add  lemon juice and the remaining sweet tea (about 2 cups) and blend for 30 seconds or until all of the ice is crushed.

Sweet Tea Slushy

how to make a slushie

 

How to make a Slushie

Now here is the fun part!

Place the sweet tea mixture in the freezer for 10-15 minutes to get a real slushy consistency.

Stir and pour into your favorite mason jar glasses.

Garnish with lemon wheels,  strawberries and your favorite straw.

(Psst, no one will tell if you throw in a shot of whiskey either)

ENJOY by the pool, the beach, or on your front porch gossiping* about the neighbors. (*kidding)

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Southern Sweet Tea Slushy Recipe


Prep Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Southern Sweet Tea Slushy Recipe is a perfect way to sip away the summer, this non-alcoholic sweet tea recipe is even better in slushie form

Ingredients
 

  • 6 cups sweet tea homemade or store bought, divided
  • Juice of 1 lemon about 2 Tablespoons
  • Lemon wheels or slices to garnish
  • Fresh strawberries to garnish

Instructions

  • Fill 2 ice cube trays with sweet tea and freeze overnight or for at least 4 hours.
  • Fill a blender with the frozen sweet tea ice cubes.
  • Add the lemon juice and remaining sweet tea (about 2 cups) and blend for 30 seconds or until all of the ice is crushed.
  • Place the sweet tea mixture in the freezer for 10-15 minutes to get a real slushy consistency.
  • Stir and pour into your favorite serving glasses. Garnish with lemon wheels and a strawberry.
  • ENJOY!

Nutrition

Serving: 1glasses | Calories: 138kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 35mg | Sugar: 34g | Calcium: 11mg

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4 Comments

  1. You recommended Milo tea in your lost but clearly used Gold Peak with no recognition in you post except a sideways picture of the bottle. I feel like your picture should have been of Milo’s or your recommendation should have been for gold peak. But good recipe to follow and came out quite well.
    4/5 on article for above reason
    5/5 on easy to follow recipe.

    1. HI Adam! Thanks for the comment! First, I am so glad you enjoyed the southern Sweet Tea Slushy. You are right, at the time of the recipe I had Gold Peak on hand, but when I wrote the recipe I wanted to include Milos, because it IS my personal tea preference. My husband drinks Gold Peak and my son and I drink Milo’s. I do think that people have a tea preference, especially when you live in the South, but at the end of the day, I am just happy that you liked the recipe and hope you had a tea on hand YOU enjoyed- that is the most important!

  2. Jennifer Cameron says:

    Milos and gold peak are straight garbage and taste manufactured. Red Diamond sweet tea is the best.

    1. Actually, Milos is literally just tea, water, and cane sugar- it has zero additives, which is one of the reasons I like it. They do taste very different but Red Diamond is too sweet for me.

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