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How to Make Watermelon Iced Tea at Home

Homemade watermelon iced tea is the ultimate summer cooler drink! And the best part is that it requires only a few ingredients and is easy to make! Luckily, this refreshing thirst quencher is perfect for hot days! If you have a fresh watermelon and some tea bags, you are in for a treat! This satisfying watermelon sweet iced tea recipe will surely keep you energized, refreshed, and hydrated! Let's just say this is an excellent drink for the entire family.

Watermelon Sweet Iced Tea

Refreshing homemade watermelon iced tea is the ultimate thirst quencher you need! Surprisingly (well, not), this homemade watermelon sweet iced tea is far better than whatever brand you might buy from the store! It’s fresh, refreshing, and has no preservatives! 

On the positive side, this homemade watermelon iced tea needs only a few ingredients! Just as the name suggests, you will need fresh watermelon juice and freshly brewed and cooled sweet tea (here’s how I brew mine). Can we agree that this could be the best summertime cooler drinks! Equally, this healthy non-alcoholic drink is perfect for the entire family!

Homemade watermelon iced tea is the ultimate thirst quencher! It is both satisfying and refreshingly tasty, especially perfect for hot days! Luckily, it requires only a very few ingredients! Via @nkechiajaeroh Click To Tweet
Homemade watermelon iced tea is the ultimate summer cooler drink! And the best part is that it requires only a few ingredients and is easy to make! Luckily, this refreshing thirst quencher is perfect for hot days! If you have a fresh watermelon and some tea bags, you are in for a treat! This satisfying watermelon sweet iced tea recipe will surely keep you energized, refreshed, and hydrated! #watermelontea #watermelonicedtea #watermelonrecipes #summertimerecipes

Why you will love Watermelon Iced Tea:

  • It requires few ingredients.
  • This recipe is cheaper than their store-bought version
  • The ultimate thirst quencher.
  • It is cheap.
  • Ingredients are readily available!
  • It is easy to make.
  • Everyone likes this healthy non-alcoholic drink (crowd-pleaser)Perfect for the entire family (young & old)!

Watermelon – The Fruit of Summer!

First of all, let’s just take a moment to celebrate watermelon because it is the ultimate summer fruit! Second, summertime will never be the same without watermelon recipes. Third, most watermelon recipes are all easy to make! 

In case you missed the memo, make sure to check out my watermelon feta appetizer! Both my watermelon Lemonade and minty watermelon carrot drink will keep you cool and hydrated! Similarly, my blueberry watermelon salad (the ultimate summer salad) is the best no-cook summer salad! 

Homemade watermelon iced tea is the ultimate summer cooler drink! And the best part is that it requires only a few ingredients and is easy to make! Luckily, this refreshing thirst quencher is perfect for hot days! If you have a fresh watermelon and some tea bags, you are in for a treat! This satisfying watermelon sweet iced tea recipe will surely keep you energized, refreshed, and hydrated! #watermelontea #watermelonicedtea #watermelonrecipes #summertimerecipes

Ingredients for Making Watermelon Iced Tea:

  • 2 cups of Cooled/cold homemade sweet tea (use this recipe to make yours). Listen Iced tea is one of the easiest things to make. Just make sure it’s cool or cold before using.
  • 2 cups of fresh watermelon juice. You can use the juicer or blender to extract the watermelon juice.

How to Make Homemade Watermelon Sweet Iced Tea:

  1. Wash, peel, and cut a watermelon into cubes. Or into a size that would fit your juicer or blender. 
  2. Juice watermelon; discard the chaff. Alternatively, blend watermelon, and sieve for this recipe!
  3. Add cold sweet tea to a pitcher, and add the fresh watermelon juice to it. Stir and taste; adjust the taste to your preference by adding more/less watermelon juice. Make this according to your preferred taste!
  4. Only add ice when you are ready to serve.
  5. (Always) serve watermelon iced tea over ice (I mean, hello!). First, fill up your jar with ice. Second, top with watermelon sweet iced tea. Third, enjoy!
Homemade watermelon iced tea is the ultimate summer cooler drink! And the best part is that it requires only a few ingredients and is easy to make! Luckily, this refreshing thirst quencher is perfect for hot days! If you have a fresh watermelon and some tea bags, you are in for a treat! This satisfying watermelon sweet iced tea recipe will surely keep you energized, refreshed, and hydrated! #watermelontea #watermelonicedtea #watermelonrecipes #summertimerecipes

The Best Way to Serve Watermelon Sweet Iced Tea.

Aside from making this tea, equally important is how you serve it. I highly suggest serving watermelon iced tea over ice. I mean, it’s called “iced tea,” right? Typically, I will fill up the jar with ice (about a cup of ice), and then I will pour the tea. I hope you enjoy it as we did!

The best way to serve this drink is to fill up the jar with ice (about a cup of ice), and then pour the tea.
Not sure if you can see but these jars are filled with ice. Next I poured the tea for that tasty refreshing experience!

Tools for Making this Recipe:

  • Juicer; I used this juicer but can easily use a blender if that’s what you have. 
  • Blender; simply add the watermelon into the blender, and blend. Sieve it and use it in this recipe!
  • Sieve (likewise, you will need a sieve if you are using a blender)
  • Furthermore, you will need jars. I love serving mine watermelon iced tea in jars! My kids say jars make them taste better! πŸ˜‚πŸ€£

Tips/Notes for Making the Best Watermelon Iced Tea:

  1. Use fresh watermelon.
  2. Do not add hot tea to this recipe. Use cool or cold teas
  3. Make this watermelon tea to your preference.
  4. Only add ice when you are ready to serve.
  5. Add a squeeze of lemon or lime for a brisk taste!
  6. If keeping this watermelon tea for a couple of days, add a squeeze of lemon or lime juice!
Homemade watermelon iced tea is the ultimate summer cooler drink! And the best part is that it requires only a few ingredients and is easy to make! Luckily, this refreshing thirst quencher is perfect for hot days! If you have a fresh watermelon and some tea bags, you are in for a treat! This satisfying watermelon sweet iced tea recipe will surely keep you energized, refreshed, and hydrated! #watermelontea #watermelonicedtea #watermelonrecipes #summertimerecipes

How to Store Leftover Homemade Iced Tea

The best way to store leftover watermelon iced tea is to keep it without ice in the fridge. The trick is to only add ice to the drink you are going to consume. Refrain from adding ice to the entire tea. This way, you can easily store the leftover in the fridge. And it can last up to 48 hours!

In reality, it is important to think about storage before the fact and not afterward. There’s only so little you can do with a heavily diluted drink!πŸ€·πŸΎβ€β™€οΈ

Homemade watermelon iced tea is the ultimate summer cooler drink! And the best part is that it requires only a few ingredients and is easy to make! Luckily, this refreshing thirst quencher is perfect for hot days! If you have a fresh watermelon and some tea bags, you are in for a treat! This satisfying watermelon sweet iced tea recipe will surely keep you energized, refreshed, and hydrated! #watermelontea #watermelonicedtea #watermelonrecipes #summertimerecipes
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How to Make Watermelon Iced Tea at Home

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Homemade watermelon iced tea is the ultimate summer cooler drink! And the best part is that it requires only a few ingredients and is easy to make! Luckily, this refreshing thirst quencher is perfect for hot days! If you have a fresh watermelon and some tea bags, you are in for a treat! This satisfying watermelon sweet iced tea recipe will surely keep you energized, refreshed, and hydrated! Let's just say this is an excellent drink for the entire family.

How to Make Watermelon Iced Tea at Home


  • Author: Nkechi Ajaeroh, MPH
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 cups; serves 4 people 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Homemade watermelon iced tea is the ultimate summer cooler drink! And the best part is that it requires only a few ingredients and is easy to make! Luckily, this refreshing thirst quencher is perfect for hot days! If you have a fresh watermelon and some tea bags, you are in for a treat! This satisfying watermelon sweet iced tea recipe will surely keep you energized, refreshed, and hydrated! Let’s just say this is an excellent drink for the entire family.


Ingredients

Scale

2 cups of Cooled/cold homemade sweet tea (use this recipe to make yours)

2 cups of fresh watermelon juice


Instructions

  1. Wash, peel, and cut a watermelon into cubes. Or into a size that would fit your juicer or blender.Β 
  2. Juice watermelon; discard the chaff. Alternatively, blend watermelon, and sieve for this recipe!
  3. Add cold sweet iced tea to a pitcher, and add the fresh watermelon juice to it. Stir and taste; adjust the taste by adding more/less watermelon juice. Make this according to your preference. Stir again to combine.
  4. Only add ice when you are ready to serve.
  5. Serve watermelon iced tea over ice (I mean, hello!). First, fill up your jar with ice. Second, top with watermelon sweet iced tea. Third, enjoy!

Notes

Do not add hot tea to this recipe. Use cool or cold teas

Make this tea to your preference

Only add ice when you are ready to serve.

Add a squeeze of lemon or lime for a brisk taste!

If keeping this watermelon tea for a couple of days, add a squeeze of lemon or lime juice!

  • Category: Summer Drinks
  • Method: Juicer
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Watermelon, watermelon iced tea, watermelon sweetened iced tea, summertime recipes, summer drink, #watermelontea #watermelonicedtea #watermelonrecipes #summertimerecipes

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Homemade watermelon iced tea is the ultimate summer cooler drink! And the best part is that it requires only a few ingredients and is easy to make! Luckily, this refreshing thirst quencher is perfect for hot days! If you have a fresh watermelon and some tea bags, you are in for a treat! This satisfying watermelon sweet iced tea recipe will surely keep you energized, refreshed, and hydrated! Let's just say this is an excellent drink for the entire family. #watermelontea #watermelonicedtea #watermelonrecipes #summertimerecipes

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Nkechi Ajaeroh, MPH

Hi, I'm Nkechi "Kechi" Ajaeroh, a Public Health professional turned Inspirational author slash exceptional home cook. A 2x International Best Selling Author of Elevate Your Life with the Power of Positive Perception and Gratefully Growing. African, (specifically, Nigerian) Food Enthusiast, watermelon connoisseur, on my to finessing my fitness. This blog is all about loving food, living life, practicing gratitude, and inspiring you to use your wings. Join the journey.

10 Comments
  1. I just happen to have a ginormous watermelon sitting on my counter, so I guess I know what to do with it!

  2. This looks so refreshing and very tasty! My family and I are going to love this recipe! We absolutely love watermelon here and I can’t wait to make this very soon!

  3. This recipe is so timely – perfect for this time of the year. Very happy that I’ve stumbled upon it.

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