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Tea and Lemon Sorbet

This is sooooo refreshing. Between the tart lemon, the sweet tea and the cold, cold temperature, you’ll turn down the heat in any room when you serve this summery dessert.

Tea and Lemon Sorbet
Tea and Lemon Sorbet

8 servings
68 calories per serving

2 c boiling water
4 Earl Grey tea bags
1/2 cup sugar
¾ c fresh lemon juice
1 c ice water

Boil 2 c of water and then steep the tea bags for 6-8 minutes. Remove bags and stir in sugar. Add lemon and 1 c ice water then chill 2 hours. Pour into an ice cream maker and freeze. When done, place in a container and freeze one hour before serving. If you do not have an ice cream maker, you can make this mixture into ice pops using molds or into a granita by following these instructions:
Place a metal bowl in the freezer to chill. Combine ingredients and pour into the bowl and place in the freezer for 30 – 60 minutes. When ice crystals form on the edges, stir with a fork being sure to pull away all the frozen pieces around the edges and freeze another 2-3 hours stirring every ½ hour. Best to serve right after the initial freeze time, but if you let it sit overnight, be sure to defrost for 15 minutes or so before serving.

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Ginger Tea

Refreshingly sweet with a spicy ginger flavor – this is a great drink !

Ginger Tea
Ginger Tea

8 servings
73 calories per serving

8 c water, divided
1/4 c minced ginger
1/4 c honey
1/4 c molasses
3/4 c lemon juice
1/4 c cider vinegar
4 c seltzer
Lemon slices for garnish

Mix 3 c water and ginger and boil 2 minutes. Then remove from heat and let sit 20 minutes. Strain the mix through a fine strainer into a large pitcher. Add honey, molasses, lemon juice and vinegar and mix until all dissolved. Add 6 c water then chill overnight. As you serve, mix tea with ½ c seltzer and garnish each glass with a lemon slice.

Tea and Honey Oranges

The addition of the tea actually makes this less sweet and you’ll find it’s a great snack or even a great side dish to a fish or chicken dinner.

Tea and Honey Oranges
Tea and Honey Oranges

4 servings
63 calories per serving

2 c mandarin orange pieces (if using canned, make sure to rinse the oranges off and drain)
1/2 c hot black tea
2 T honey
Pinch of ground cardamom

Mix all together and serve at room temperature or chilled.

Sweet Chai Tea

I find chai tea so soothing and relaxing. This is a way to prepare it with just simple ingredients you have at home rather than using a special chai mix.

Sweet Chai Tea
Sweet Chai Tea

1 serving
53 calories per serving

½ c hot brewed sweet orange tea (I used orange blossom white tea, so the cup of tea is very light in color)
½ c very warm skim milk
1 T Equal spoonful
¼ t vanilla
1/8 t ground cloves

Combine all in a coffee mug and stir well. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.

Torani Tea

When you’re in the mood for a great refreshing summer drink, why not make a flavored iced tea? Adding flavor definitely takes the ho-hum out of a glass of iced tea ! Torani makes some GREAT flavored syrups that you can use.

Torani Tea
Torani Tea

I use their syrups making lo fat lattes and all sort of coffee drinks. And they have a whole bunch of fruit flavored syrups that are perfect in a glass of iced tea. Some are sugar free and ZERO calories. Others have sugar and are 80 calories or so per ounce.

What I love is that their flavors don’t taste like fake flavoring – the blood orange tastes like you squeezed a blood orange into the tea ! Watermelon syrup makes you think you just bit into a slice of watermelon. And the coffee ones are the same – pumpkin, gingerbread, vanilla – – all GREAT flavors that don’t have any nasty aftertaste and make a real treat out of your everyday coffee and tea drinks.

1 serving
5-85 calories per serving

6 oz. hot black tea
Glass of ice
1 oz. Torani syrup – today I am using BLOOD ORANGE

Mix all together and enjoy 🙂 Can’t you just taste it from there ????

Strawberry Tea

Cool, fruity and refreshing – this is a nice mix of fruit and tea. And when you add a little rum, then it is just heaven !

Strawberry Tea
Strawberry Tea

8 servings
62 calories per serving

1 c orange juice
¼ c Splenda (skip this if you use pre-sweetened tea)
1/3 c iced tea mix
10 oz. frozen strawberries, thawed
4 c water
2 c crushed ice

Blend orange juice, Splenda, tea and berries until smooth. Pour into a pitcher and add water and ice.

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