Ah, summer. I have such a love-hate relationship with this season. The long days and cool nights are so dreamy, but the humidity is something I can live without. No wonder I have become obsessed with summer iced tea recipes. It is the perfect way to stay hydrated with a little (or a lot) of flavor.
You might be wondering: Who needs a recipe to make iced tea? It is far too easy to plop a tea bag in cold water, add ice, and call it a day. I mean, I do it all the time. Yet, it is just as easy to take things up a notch. All you need is a few extra ingredients to completely transform a drink. Trust me.
If you are hosting a summer barbecue, these recipes double as awesome party drinks. Just add a splash of booze for instant alcoholic iced teas. Have some time to kill? Pour the iced tea into ice pop molds.You can even blend the tea with crushed ice to make slushies. The possibilities are endless, people.
Personally, I am all about muddling fruit into my homemade summer drinks. Think strawberries, mangoes, and watermelon. You also cannot go wrong with fresh herbs like mint and basil.
Ready to get sipping? Cool off with these 15 iced tea recipes.
1Iced Moroccan Mint Tea
In Morocco, mint tea is a staple. And while it's usually served warm, Half Baked Harvest gave it a refreshing spin. Feeling boozy? Add a splash of vodka.
2Chai Iced Tea
Chai tea is a must during the cooler months. But why stop there? Thanks to A Cozy Kitchen, you can make a cooling iced version.
3Thai Iced Tea
Thai iced tea sounds exotic, but don't worry. The Kitchn has got your back. With some black tea and sweetened condensed milk, you can make this rich drink at home.
4Hibiscus, Lemongrass, Basil, & Honey Sweet Iced Tea
An iced tea made with hibiscus, lemongrass, and basil? Oh, you fancy. Learn how to make it at Half Baked Harvest.
5Iced Green Tea With Mint & Ginger
If you're all about spicy flavors, add fresh ginger to your mint green tea. Your taste buds will sing. Visit The Kitchn for a full breakdown.
6Apple Ginger Mint Iced Tea
For even more flavor, add apple cider and fresh apples. It'll taste like fall with a cool twist. Check out Steamy Kitchen to learn how.
7Easy Lemon Iced Tea
Despite all these fancy drinks, you can't go wrong with the basics. Visit The Kitchen Alchemist to make an easy lemon iced tea.
8Fizzed Strawberry Mint Green Tea
If you love bubbly drinks, you'll adore Fashion Edible's fizzed strawberry mint green tea. All it takes is a dose of clear soda. Brilliant.
9Cold Brew Hibiscus Iced Tea
Instead of daydreaming about the beach, make cold brew hibiscus iced tea with The Kitchen Alchemist. It's the next best thing.
10Iced Sencha Tea With Peaches & Lime
In this super cool recipe, Apron and Sneakers combines Sencha green tea, black tea, peaches, and lime. Hello, flavor.
11Raspberry Iced Tea
Black tea and fresh raspberries come together in this recipe by A Farmgirl's Dabbles. Don't forget the fresh mint, too.
12Sweet Tea Slushies
The only thing better than iced tea is iced tea slushies. Heck yeah. Visit Big Girls Small Kitchen to make this sweet tea version.
13Hibiscus Ginger Iced Tea
Take the tropical vibes even further with ginger. When paired with hibiscus, you've got yourself an addicting drink. A Spicy Perspective has the lowdown.
14Blueberry Iced Green Tea
Nothing says summer like blueberries. In this recipe by Closet Cooking, you'll learn how to infuse green tea with this tasty fruit.
15Iced Herbal And Green Tea
Herbs are having a serious moment right now, and it's easy to see why. They can transform a simple green tea as shown by Food Doodles. Lavender or turmeric would be amazing.