Recipe: Lemonade Iced Tea

Lemonade Iced Tea is one of my very favorite summertime drinks.  I know a glass of lemonade iced tea will set you back about $3.00 at Starbucks so I found a super easy recipe that you can make at home in literally minutes.

Now in California, it can be hard to find Luzianne tea.  That is my first choice for tea bags if you find it, Lipton has a little bit of a bite to my taste.

Just grab whatever is convenient for you though because you can always adjust the sugar and it will still be delicious.


Recipe: Lemonade Iced Tea
Recipe type: Beverage
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
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Serves: 12
  • 3 qts water
  • 9 tea bags (preferably Luzianne)
  • fresh lemon
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 can frozen lemonade
  1. Bring 3 quarts of water to a boil in a dutch oven.
  2. Remove from heat and add 9 tea bags.
  3. Cover and let steep for 5 minutes.
  4. Remove tea bags and add 1 can frozen lemonade concentrate.
  5. Add approximately 1 cup sugar (this can be adjusted according to taste.)
  6. Let cool.
  7. Add to a pitcher and refrigerate.


And now you have a great big pitcher of lemonade iced tea to have all week long for just about the cost of one drink at Starbucks.

Now you can take all that money saved and get a pedicure.

(If it has been one of those days you can always add a splash of vodka too and I won’t say a word to anyone.)


Recipe Source: Taste of Home Magazine 

**If you are looking for a caffeine fix, check out my Iced Coffee Recipe!


  1. denise says

    I live in Southern California and I have found Luzianne tea at Wal Mart. I think that it is a southern thing.

  2. Charlene says

    Denise, I have seen it to it is just not at very many stores. I have to make a point to go to one specific Target to get it. I think you are right about Walmart too.

  3. Charlene says


    Thank you I am aware of that. Arnold Palmer is actually a trademarked name so anyone other then the company that owns the name can not use it. I could get sued ;).

  4. hally says

    ingredients calls for Fresh Lemon,
    but instruction didn’t say to add Fresh Lemon.
    is it only for decoration but not used for the juice?

  5. Charlene says

    Oh yes Betsey no water. I have been craving a pitcher of this all day so I hope you like it as much as I do :)

  6. Abby says

    Charlene, do you think there’s a way to do this with lemon juice instead of the concentrate? I only have the juice on hand and I’m craving this badly!

  7. Charlene says

    Well Abby you could always make the tea and pour one glass worth into a cup and add the lemon juice and either a simple sugar or sugar. If it is nasty just save that tea for when you do get the lemon concentrate :). I haven’t tried it with lemon juice- I am thinking it might be a little too tart.

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