Strawberry Lemon Iced Tea

by Dorothy Reinhold on September 4, 2016

Print This Post Print This Post Tangy, sweet, fruity homemade Strawberry Lemon Iced Tea takes the place of pricey purchased drinks from that coffee house. You control the ingredients.

Tangy, sweet, fruity homemade Strawberry Lemon Iced Tea takes the place of pricey purchased drinks.

School is in full swing for us, and in Southern California, that means hot afternoons and early evenings.

To keep my son from begging to go to Starbucks to slake his thirst, I have taken to making him special beverages and teas. If he sees something in the refrigerator with his name plastered on it, he is more likely to pour a glass when he gets off the bus, and not try to negotiate a trip to the money pit that is known as Starbucks.

Homemade Strawberry Lemon Iced Tea on ShockinglyDelicious.comThis Strawberry Lemon Iced Tea is my latest lure.

See if you like it, too, and it serves the same purpose for you.

Strawberry Lemon Iced Tea

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 2 servings

Strawberry Lemon Iced Tea

Tangy, sweet, fruity homemade Strawberry Lemon Iced Tea takes the place of pricy purchased drinks.


  • 3 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon tea leaves (or use a tea bag)
  • Sugar, to taste
  • Several strawberries, mashed into a puree
  • 1 lemon (or lime)
  • Sprigs of mint, to garnish
  • Ice cubes


  1. Bring the water to a boil. Tip in the tea leaves and let it simmer for about 30-60 seconds. If you like a stronger tea flavor let it simmer longer.
  2. Strain the tea to get rid of the tea leaves. Add sugar to taste. (You can substitute with a sweetener of your choice.) Let the tea cool.
  3. Add the juice of a lemon (or a lime). (Taste and see how much citrus you'd like.) Add some strawberry puree to this and stir well. (The fruit you see at the bottom of the glass is the strawberries.)
  4. Pour into glasses with ice. Garnish with a sprig of mint or a wedge of lime.
  5. Serves 2.


Recipe source: Slightly adapted from Strawberry Ice Tea on My Hobbie Lobbie blog.

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{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

cathy | Lemon Tree Dwelling September 7, 2016 at 8:42 pm

LOVE the strawberry puree in this!


Laura | Petite Allergy Treats September 7, 2016 at 6:50 pm

This would be perfect on a hot day! And I’m all about saving some $$ and making my own.


Meg @ With Salt and Wit September 7, 2016 at 10:23 am

Yum! This looks so yummy and refreshing!

Reply September 10, 2016 at 10:05 am

Great. That looks fantastic.


Amanda | The Chunky Chef September 7, 2016 at 5:26 am

That looks so refreshing and great to cool you down on the hot days!


Sheila @ Life, Love, and Good Food September 6, 2016 at 5:03 pm

This sounds so refreshing! A perfect use for those strawberries in my fridge right now!


Jessica | The Novice Chef September 6, 2016 at 5:01 pm

I am a HUGE iced tea fan, so this is right up my alley! Little confession – I love Starbucks. I know I shouldn’t but I can’t help it!


Dorothy Reinhold September 6, 2016 at 5:36 pm

No judgment!


Brandy | Nutmeg Nanny September 6, 2016 at 2:41 pm

This looks soo refreshing! And you are so right! Starbucks is getting crazy expensive!


Krista September 6, 2016 at 10:46 am

I want one of these! This would make me very happy to sip on!


carrie @ frugal foodie mama September 6, 2016 at 9:04 am

This sounds so refreshing! 🙂 Love the flavor combo.


katerina @ September 6, 2016 at 2:52 am

I absolutely love this drink!!! So GOOD!!


Anna@ Crunchy Creamy Sweet September 5, 2016 at 7:57 pm

I wish I was sipping on this right now! Love strawberry tea!


Anna September 5, 2016 at 6:06 pm

It makes no sense to spend lots of money at Starbucks when you can make something this good at home! I am going to have to make some of this ASAP.


Renee - Kudos Kitchen September 5, 2016 at 3:15 pm

I’d gladly sip on this instead of making a trip to the money pit knows as Starbucks!


roadstokitchen September 5, 2016 at 2:43 pm

Oh, this looks so refreshing and super tasty. That strawberry puree on the bottom is the bomb!


Stephanie September 5, 2016 at 12:32 pm

This drink looks absolutely delicious. I know I’ll have to check out the hobby lobby for the crochet and crafting patterns. Wonderful SRC post!


Sid @ Sid's Sea Palm Cooking September 5, 2016 at 9:57 am

That iced tea would go over a treat here in FL. Especially during our summer months. Great choice.


Erin September 5, 2016 at 7:56 am

This looks wonderful. I’m hooked on their Peach Greet Tea Lemonade so I’m totally going to make this and see if I can save some money =o) Thanks!


Emily @ Life on Food September 5, 2016 at 4:29 am

Pretty drinks always make me happy. The cost of most of them is a buzz kill though. Love this homemade version. Happy Reveal day!


SallyBR September 5, 2016 at 4:09 am

Look at the color of that drink! Summer in liquid form!

Happy Reveal Day, and of course, Happy Labor Day too, hope you are having a fun day


Karen September 4, 2016 at 9:52 pm

Yes, it’s definitely a money pit. Way to head off that lure. =)


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