If you’re trying to avoid sugar this is a great choice. In this recipe I usually use apple juice concentrate, but have tried other flavors. I like white grape juice and raspberry juice concentrate, although they each cost twice as much as the lowest priced apple juice concentrate. Apple juice blends very nicely with iced tea, flavor wise. If you’re looking for an affordable, all natural beverage, this one is at the top of the list.
All Natural Instant Fruit Tea
- 1/3 cup instant tea
- 12 ounce can frozen apple juice concentrate
- Water to make 1-gallon
Fill a gallon-sized pitcher with water. Add the tea, apple juice concentrate and enough water to make a gallon of liquid. Mix well. Serve over ice. This is very refreshing and makes a nice change from plain tea. It’s always very popular at potlucks and picnics. Apple juice concentrate is the least expensive, but other flavors are tasty too.
Makes 1-gallon or 8-servings: 2-cups each.
Per Serving : 71 Calories; trace Fat (2.0% calories from fat); trace Protein; 17g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 11mg Sodium.
Exchanges: 1 Fruit.
Note: To prepare this with brewed tea, simply combine 2-quarts of strong home-brewed tea with 1-1/2 quarts of prepared apple juice (from a 12-ounce can of concentrate). You can add enough extra water to make a gallon (2-cups) , or not, as you see fit. This is a bit more work that instant, but it still works well and tastes very good.