Iced Southern Sweet Tea

Cuisinart original

A staple in any Southern household, Cuisinart's Sweet Tea is a perfect companion on a hot summer day.


Makes one 8-ounce serving


3 bags black tea (or three servings loose tea) Water 1 cup ice cubes ¼ cup simple syrup*

Nutritional information

Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 92 (­­­0% from fat) • carb. 25g • pro. 0g • fat 0g
sat. fat 0g • chol. 0mg • sod. 0mg • calc. 1mg • fiber 0g


1. Put tea in a small bowl. Put at least 10 ounces of water into your kettle and select the Black setting. Pour 8 ounces of the hot water over tea and let steep 3 to 5 minutes. Strain. 2. Refrigerate tea until chilled.
2. Put the ice in a tall glass. Pour the chilled, steeped tea over the ice and stir in the simple syrup. Adjust sweetness to taste. *While you can purchase simple syrup at gourmet shops, it is easy to make at home (and less expensive). To prepare, add equal parts granulated sugar and water to a small saucepan set over medium-low heat. Let mixture heat until all of the sugar has dissolved. Cool mixture to room temperature.