Friday, May 21, 2010

Lemonade Iced Tea

Lemonade Iced Tea

The other day I was at the Grand Avenue Mall on Wisconsin Avenue in Milwaukee and purchased what they called a “Creek Cooler” on their sign. I don’t remember the name of the place but when I do I will post it, wait now I do, it was Stone Creek Coffeee, the drink was very good. It was half iced tea and half lemonade. Now I live a ways from the mall so decided to see for myself how to make one of these. I already had a large box of Great Value Iced Tea Brew all natural tea bags from Wal*Mart. And the other day I while at Menards I saw a 29 OZ plastic canister of Country Time Lemonade on their food shelf, so thinking of the “Creek Cooler” I had and how much I liked it I bought the lemonade power mix.

I took a large pint sized cup and filled it with water purified via our undersink Aquasana filter system and put it in the microwave for 2 to 3 minutes. I carefully took that out and added a Great Value tea bag, and let it steep for enough time to turn the water a concentrated dark color, maybe 3 to 5 minutes. Then I poured that in the picture you see here and added water via the Aquasana tap on our sink to make half the picture. Figuring there was a quart of space left in the picture I followed the directions with how much lemonade power mix to use to make a quart of lemonade (there was a gauge on the lid), and poured it in the pitcher. Then I added purified water to fill the pitcher to an inch or so under the rim.

It was very good, and I and my family liked it and drank it all day. Usually both the tea and the lemonade powder mix go to waste. But the Lemonade mix said on the label to have 40% less sugar than soda, so that means my solution actually had 20% less sugar than soda. And I consider that a healthier option and look forward to enjoying it more, even might try other tea styles and flavors.

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Thomas Paul Murphy

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