peach iced tea with a piece of peach floating in the glass and a peach next to it on the table
A cool and refreshing summer beverage made with a homemade peach syrup to sweeten to your liking. Made with fresh peaches or frozen peaches.
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  1. Peach Iced Tea Recipe
  2. Ingredients
  3. Ingredient Substitutions
  4. How to Make Sweet Peach Iced Tea
  5. How to Make Sweet Peach Syrup: 
  6. How to Make Peach Tea:
  7. More Great Summer Recipes
  8. Peach Iced Tea Recipe

Our Peach Iced Tea, is a cool and refreshing summer beverage made with a homemade peach syrup to sweeten to your liking. The delicious sweet tea is made with fresh peaches or frozen peaches and is the perfect way to cool off on a hot summer day.

3 glasses of peach iced tea with a pitcher of iced team behind it and peaches surrounding the glasses

Peach Iced Tea Recipe

Imagine you’re planning out your next meal. You think about what you’ll have as a main course, pick out the perfect sides to go with it, and of course, you have to decide on a scrumptious dessert. Then, when it comes time to serve it up, you realize you totally forgot to think about a drink and end up going with something simple like water or milk. Sound familiar?

Trust me when I say, I have been here a hundred times before. I always forget about making a fun new drink to go alongside a delicious meal. So, I’ve been spending a bit of time bulking up my beverage recipes, and let me tell you, this sweet peach iced tea has become one of my absolute favorites!

I am a sucker for flavored ice teas in general, but this peach tea is so refreshing. It has the perfect amount of sweetness combined with the fresh taste of juicy peaches. It’s perfect on a hot summer night with a meal from the grill. Not to mention, it’s easy to make on those nights you forgot to plan for a delicious drink.

Pitcher of iced tea

Ingredients

  • 5 cups water, divided
  • 1 family size tea bag – each bag makes approximately a 1-quart pitcher of iced tea.
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup honey
  • 2 cups frozen peaches, thawed and pureed (or 2 cups fresh peaches, sliced and peeled)
  • 2 cups frozen peaches, for serving (Do not thaw! If using fresh peaches, slice the peaches, lay on a parchment paper-lined pan, and freeze until ready to serve.)

Ingredient Substitutions

Tea: Typically, I tend to use unflavored black tea in this recipe. You can use caffeinated or decaffeinated tea. If you’re looking to add something a little extra into your tea you could use a flavored tea bag. For example, if you used raspberry flavored tea, you could have raspberry peach iced tea! It can be fun to get creative with this.

Peaches: I used frozen peaches in creating this recipe and it turned out so delicious! You could also use fresh juicy peaches as well and it would be just as good. Just be sure to freeze some of the fresh peaches to use when serving your tea.

You could also use a different type of fruit in place of peaches if you prefer. Raspberry, blueberry, orange, or strawberry flavored ice teas tend to be some of the most popular. You will want to follow the directions above using fresh or frozen fruit to make your flavored tea!

How to Make Sweet Peach Iced Tea

How to Make the Tea:

  1. Bring 4 cups of water to a boil.
  2. Remove water from heat, add tea bag, and steep for 5 minutes.
  3. Pour the tea into a 2-quart pitcher. Set aside.
brewing iced tea in a glass bowl

How to Make Sweet Peach Syrup: 

Step 1: In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, honey, and 1 cup of water. Bring to a boil and stir until the sugar is completely dissolved.

Step 2: Add pureed peaches and return to a low boil. Remove from heat. Let cool.

Step 3: Pour syrup through a mesh sieve held over a small bowl. Press on the peaches to “squeeze” out as much of the juice as possible. Discard the peach pulp. Yields about 2 cups of syrup.

pictorial on how to make peach syrup

How to Make Peach Tea:

Step 1: Add the syrup to the peach tea, taste testing as you go until it reaches desired sweetness. Adding 1 to 2 cups of syrup to the 4 cups, or 1 quart, of tea yields a pleasantly sweet range, depending on your taste. Should you wish to add the syrup to a single serving of 8 ounces of tea, add ¼ to ½ cup of the syrup.

Step 2: To serve, divide the frozen peaches between 4 glasses, add ice, and pour tea over the peaches and ice.

How to Store Sweet Peach Iced Tea

If you have leftover tea, be sure to store it in a pitcher in the refrigerator. I don’t recommend leaving the frozen peaches in the pitcher, they won’t store well in the fridge.

They will thaw and melt, making the tea a bit watery. Instead, try adding the frozen peaches directly to each glass before pouring the tea in. Think of them as the ice cubes! That way, the actual pitcher won’t have leftover peaches in it.

Store any unused peach syrup in the refrigerator. You could use the leftover syrup to make another batch of tea later. Another fun option would be to use it as a flavored syrup over your pancakes or waffles at breakfast!

glass of peach ice tea with a peach next to it

More Great Summer Recipes

Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Chips | Strawberry Mint Moscow Mule | No-Bake Berry Icebox Cake |S’mores Brownie with Oreos! | Orange Creamsicle Milkshake | White Claw Slushies| Strawberry Sweet Tea

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peach iced tea with a piece of peach floating in the glass and a peach next to it on the table

Peach Iced Tea

Serves — 4
A cool and refreshing summer beverage made with a homemade peach syrup to sweeten to your liking. Made with fresh peaches or frozen peaches.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 5 cups water ​divided
  • 1 family size tea bag
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup honey
  • 2 cups frozen peaches thawed and pureed (or 2 cups fresh peaches, peeled and sliced)
  • 2 cups frozen peaches ​for serving​ (Do not thaw. If using fresh peaches, slice thepeaches, lay on a parchment lined pan, and freeze until ready to serve.)

Instructions
 

Tea

  • Bring 4 cups of water to a boil.
  • Remove water from heat, add tea bag, and steep for 5 minutes.
  • Pour tea into a 2 quart pitcher. Set aside.

Peach Syrup (yields approximately 2 cups of syrup)

  • In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, honey, and 1 cup of water. Bring to a boil and stir until the sugar is completely dissolved.
  • Add pureed peaches and return to a low boil. Remove from heat. Let cool.
  • Pour syrup through a mesh sieve held over a small bowl. Press on the peaches to “squeeze” out as much of the juice as possible. Discard the peach pulp.

Peach Tea

  • Add syrup to the peach tea, taste testing as you go until it reaches desired sweetness. Adding 1 to 2 cups of syrup to the 4 cups, or 1 quart, of tea yields a pleasantly sweet range, depending upon your taste. Should you wish to add the syrup to a single serving of 8 ounces of tea, add 1⁄4 to 1⁄2 cup of the syrup.
  • To serve, divide the frozen peaches between 4 glasses, add ice, and pour tea over the peaches and ice.
  • Store any unused peach syrup in the refrigerator.

Jenn’s Notes

I used frozen peaches in creating this recipe and it turned out delicious, so this tea can be enjoyed even if you cannot locate some fresh juicy peaches

Nutrition Info

Calories: 398kcal | Carbohydrates: 105g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 18mg | Potassium: 326mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 103g | Vitamin A: 502IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg

You’re going to love the refreshing, juicy flavor of this sweet peach iced tea. It’s the ultimate summer drink. Whether you’re serving it with a BBQ meal or sipping it on your porch on a hot afternoon.

It’s easy to make and has the perfect combination of sweetness and fresh fruity flavors.

Jennifer Fishkind

About Jenn

Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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  1. This tea is da bomb!!!! Love it love it. Love it. Friends have fried it and they all love it too.

  2. How would I go about making this ahead of time? Can the syrup and tea sit overnight and then add the frozen peaches at serving time?