A few weeks ago, I blogged about a refreshing vanilla almond iced tea recipe that I discovered from Macaroni and Cheesecake. My husband, Matt, a HUGE fan of tea, loved it, but when I told him how much sugar it contained (that’s right, 1 cup) he nearly had a heart attack!
Well, my husband’s creative juices took hold…he was determined to make a lighter/healthier version of the tea, and it looks like we found a winner!
With only 5 calories, you can definitely enjoy this southern sweet tea recipe without feeling guilty. Plus, you can proudly boast that this recipe was created by a true Fightin’ Texas Aggie football player. WHOOP!!
So sit back, relax, and enjoy your homemade tea.
- PS….Does anyone know why this is called an Arnold Palmer? For those that don’t know, it is a beverage consisting of 1/2 lemonade and 1/2 tea. It’s named after the American golfer, can you guess… Arnold Palmer! People also refer to it as a half and half. (Source: Wikipedia)
Matt’s Arnold Palmer with an Almond Twist
8 cups water
2 tea bags
5 cups lemonade (made with 1 gallon of water and 1 packet of crystal lite lemonade)
2 Tbsp. almond extract
1. Bring 8 cups of water to a boil. Pour over tea bags and let steep 3-5 minutes. Remove tea bags.
2. Meanwhile make lemonade by mixing 1 gallon of water with one packet of crystal lite lemonade.
3. Combine lemonade and tea. Add 2 tablespoons almond extract.
4. Refrigerate until chilled or pour over ice.
Recipe from: my husband, Matt