Sweet Tea Slushies

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

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

Yield: 2 servings

Sweet Tea Slushies

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

Ingredients

  • 6 frozen Pure Leaf Sweet Tea ice cubes **see notes
  • 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.
  2. Pour into glasses and enjoy. Garnish with fresh berries and lemon if desired

Notes

Freeze sweet tea in an ice cube tray. This keeps your slushie for getting watered down.

Or, substitute regular ice cubes.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 311Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 37mgCarbohydrates: 161gFiber: 7gSugar: 142gProtein: 3g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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

About Aimee

Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Posted on July 26, 2014

Comments & Reviews

  1. 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!

  2. 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 😉

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

  4. 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!

    1. I have to admit, I feel so great not drinking pop anymore. Headaches are gone, energy level is still high 🙂

  5. 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!

    1. So true. We have friends in Florida who call everything a Coke. Quite confusing for this midwest girl.

  6. 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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