Sweet Tea Slushies

by aimee @ shugarysweets on July 26, 2014

Serve up this summer slushie for your family and friends. Or make  Sweet Tea Slushies to enjoy by yourself!

**today’s post is sponsored by Pure Leaf Iced Tea, all opinions are 100% my own**

Sweet Tea Slushies: a refreshing slushie made with sweet tea, lemon sherbet and fresh fruit! #loveofleaves

This week celebrates a special anniversary. Not a wedding. Not anything family related.

It’s a personal one. A small victory for me. One year ago I gave up drinking pop (I’m sorry, do you say soda? Coke?).

Okay, so for you this may seem trivial, but for me it was a huge deal. It would be like saying I gave up COFFEE.

Haha, okay, maybe not THAT huge, but close. Very very close. As much as I love my coffee, I also LOVED pop. Diet pop. Before we went on our big 3 week roadtrip last August, I made the decision to give up pop. Forever. As in no more.

And it turned out okay. I turned out okay. I survived. And in the process I found a new love.

Pure Leaf Iced Tea #loveofleaves

Pure Leaf Iced Tea. See, one day (I believe it was actually DAY 1 of our road trip) we stopped at a gas station. Which is usually when I would crave a diet pop, fountain drinks have that lure. So I opened up the refrigerated case and saw a bottle of Pure Leaf Unsweetened Iced Tea. I was hooked.

Naturally, when Pure Leaf approached me about creating some recipes, I had a hard time containing my excitement. Because of all the iced tea I drink, Pure Leaf Iced Tea is my favorite. It’s never bitter and it’s made with natural ingredients.

You guys, Pure Leaf kinda saved me. (dramatic much??). My love for iced tea and the refreshing taste helped me lose my craving for pop! And, Pure Leaf Iced Tea is made with freshly brewed tea and no preservatives; I love knowing exactly what is going into my body!

Sweet Tea Slushies: a refreshing slushie made with sweet tea, lemon sherbet and fresh fruit! #loveofleaves

For today’s recipe, I wanted to show you that Iced Tea can replace pop in even your milkshakes and slushies! Have you ever had an iced tea float? I made one the other day using Vanilla Bean Ice Cream and Pure Leaf Sweet Tea. DELISH.

But today, it’s about the slushie. Cause summer is just better when slushies are involved. You may remember this watermelon slushie from last summer. Today’s recipe is easy too.

First though, do you ever freeze juice and tea in your ice cube trays? If not, you totally should. This keeps your summer drink from getting watery! Pour your iced tea over some frozen ice tea ice cubes and voila! Delish anti-watery drink.

Or, use those frozen iced tea cubes in today’s slushie recipe. And add some Lemon sherbet and fresh strawberries. Off course, add more Pure Leaf Sweet Tea to get the right slushie consistency. That’s all you need for one of these frozen drinks!

Sweet Tea Slushies: a refreshing slushie made with sweet tea, lemon sherbet and fresh fruit! #loveofleaves

Help Pure Leaf Share the Love of Leaves! The real brewed iced tea brand has made a $100,000 donation to Wholesome Wave, a nonprofit that focuses on making fresh, healthy, locally grown food affordable and accessible to all, and now you can get involved and make a difference in your community by helping to bring Pure Leaf’s total donation to $150,000.

For every social engagement from fans on Pure Leaf’s Facebook or Tumblr, and use of the #loveofleaves hashtag on Instagram and Twitter, Pure Leaf will donate an additional $1, up to $50,000, for a grand total donation of $150,000. This will help provide 100,000 pounds of locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables for communities nationwide. C’mon Shugary Sweets readers, let’s raise those numbers and max out the donation!! Will YOU help?

Also, visit TheLoveOfLeaves.com for recipes, household tips, DIY projects and daily inspiration, all while keeping an eye on how the campaign donations add up.

Sweet Tea Slushies

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 2 servings

Sweet Tea Slushies: a refreshing slushie made with sweet tea, lemon sherbet and fresh fruit!

Ingredients

  • 6 frozen Pure Leaf Sweet Tea ice cubes**
  • 2 cup frozen lemon sherbet
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup Pure Leaf Sweet Tea

Instructions

  1. In a blender, combine all the ingredients above, and blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and enjoy. Garnish with fresh berries and lemon if desired

Notes

**Make sweet tea ice cubes ahead of time by pouring your Pure Leaf Sweet Tea into ice cube trays. Freeze overnight. You can use regular ice cubes if desired.

http://www.shugarysweets.com/2014/07/sweet-tea-slushies

Pure Leaf Iced Tea #loveofleaves

 

**Today’s recipe is sponsored by Pure Leaf Iced Tea. While I was compensated for recipe development, all opinions about the product are 100% my own!**

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Averie @ Averie Cooks July 26, 2014 at 8:07 am

This looks so wonderfully refreshing! I love the color, too! pinned :)

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aimee @ shugarysweets July 28, 2014 at 12:29 pm

Thanks for pinning Averie! And it seriously is so refreshing on a hot summer afternoon!
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Librarian Lavender July 26, 2014 at 8:28 am

What a great cause! And the drink looks amazing, very nice recipe!
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aimee @ shugarysweets July 28, 2014 at 12:30 pm

I love when a good cause and great recipe combine. It’s a win-win :)
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Baby June July 26, 2014 at 8:58 am

Those look fabulous! Love the sweet tea flavors. :)
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Robin @ Simply Southern Baking July 27, 2014 at 9:00 am

This looks so refreshing. Love the flavor combination. :)
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Mary Frances July 27, 2014 at 9:18 pm

I am so glad I didn’t get around to making slushies today. This one is blowing my mind! The tea twist is genius – why isn’t this everywhere?! :) Pinning! Thank you so much for sharing!
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aimee @ shugarysweets July 28, 2014 at 12:30 pm

You’re too sweet! Thanks for pinning. May be the next “thing”?!?!
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Beth @ The First Year July 28, 2014 at 8:13 am

Aimee, this looks incredibly refreshing! And I say pop – isn’t that funny how you can tell where someone is from by what they call that beverage!
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aimee @ shugarysweets July 28, 2014 at 12:31 pm

So true. We have friends in Florida who call everything a Coke. Quite confusing for this midwest girl.
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Michele Feuerborn July 28, 2014 at 8:27 am

What a creative slushie! I love that you used tea to make it. You are now my inspiration. I am a diet soda (yes, soda not pop! ;-) addict. This may be a good alternative. I’m going to go check it out now. Thanks for sharing!
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aimee @ shugarysweets July 28, 2014 at 12:31 pm

I have to admit, I feel so great not drinking pop anymore. Headaches are gone, energy level is still high :)
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TidyMom July 28, 2014 at 8:31 am

I’m a huge tea drinker, but I’ve never tried a slushy! Can’t wait to try one! Thanks for the recipe Aimee!

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Christie Daruwalla July 28, 2014 at 9:21 am

What a fun way to drink tea.
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Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction July 28, 2014 at 10:15 am

I’ve never thought of making a tea slushie! This looks great!
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julia July 28, 2014 at 3:53 pm

Love sweet tea and I love that you made these into slushies!

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Des @ Life's Ambrosia July 28, 2014 at 5:45 pm

This looks so refreshing! I gave up pop too, about 6 or 7 years ago. I drink it every now and then but not like I used to. I just prefer to eat my calories ;-)
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Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) July 28, 2014 at 6:36 pm

You are a much stronger person than I am. I’ve been so easily swayed by Coke’s new Share a Coke campaign, buying one if I see my name. But I really should give it up. And switch to sweet tea slushies!
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Julianne @ Beyond Frosting July 28, 2014 at 11:54 pm

Oh this looks just fantastic! I love a good sweet tea!!
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