There really is nothing more satisfying than sipping on a cold glass of sweet tea after a long afternoon of playing on a hot summer day.
As a child, when I heard the screen door slam and the melodic chimes of ice cubes chinking against crystal, I knew my mama’s sweet southern syrup was on its way.
One swallow of this strawberry sweet tea brought me straight back to the 90's where my days were spent crabbing off the docks, swimming in the pool, and soaking up the scorching New Orleans sun.
If you are looking for a simple and quick, absolutely unforgettable recipe to make this weekend, just go ahead and make a pitcher of this strawberry sweet tea. I promise it will be such a hit that your guests will audibly swoon, your grandmother will stop asking if you’re planning on wearing a cover up, and your kids will promise to let you go to the bathroom in peace.
- 4 cups fresh or frozen strawberries
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1 1/2 cups pure cane or coconut sugar (or sweetener of choice)
- 3 Luzianne family size tea bags
- 3 cups water
- Strawberry Simple Syrup
- Add strawberries, sugar, and water to a saucepan and bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes. Let cool slightly then pour the syrup through a fine mesh sieve into a gallon pitcher. Discard the cooked fruit.
- Bring water to a boil, remove from heat, drop in tea bags, and steep for 10-15 minutes.
- Pour tea into the pitcher w/ the syrup and stir.
- Fill the rest of the pitcher w/ cold water.
- Chill completely then serve over ice &/or freshly frozen strawberries.