Iced Tea Suitable for Diabetics

Total Time
10 mins
15 mins

I love iced tea with sugar and lemon, but because I am a diabetic I had to limit my intake of this refreshing beverage. By experimenting several times, I came up with this recipe which is "legal" for me. I find it just as tasty and refreshing as the "real stuff".

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  1. In a one gallon container,reconstitute lemonade mix in 2 quarts of cold water, stir well to mix and set aside.
  2. Put tea bags into clear cold water in an enamaled-lined sauce pan.
  3. Bring to boiling point and remove from heat.
  4. Add tea to lemonade mixture.
  5. Add more water to same teabags in saucepan and bring to boiling point once again.
  6. Remove immediately from heat and add to first mixture.
  7. Finish filling the gallon jug with cool clear water.
  8. Keep refrigerated.
  9. Serve over plenty of ice.
  10. The tea will remain fresh-tasting for several days if kept in the refrigerator.
  11. NOTE: Tea that is refrigerated sometimes becomes cloudy.
  12. If this occurs, you can"clear it up" by adding a small amount of boiling water.