Arnold Palmer-ish Green Tea

I drink water 99.9% of the time but every so often it just doesn’t cut it. I want something else. Something more. Something slightly sweet.

Today was one of those days.

I decided to make a refreshing drink based on the famous Arnold Palmer, half lemonade and half iced tea. There was only one problem, well two, I have no iced tea or lemonade.

The iced tea is easy to remedy. Boil some water, soak a teak and dump over ice. For the lemonade I used some jarred juice and a sweetener packet. Arnold Palmer-ish Green Tea

It worked like the charm! The result was a slightly sweet, refreshing beverage. Perfect for sipping while watching TV with the husband. :)

Here’s what I did…

  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 1 Splenda packet
  • 2 Green Tea Bags
  • 20 oz boiling water
  • About 30 ice cubes

Dissolve the Splenda in the lemon juice. Add the tea bags and boiling water. Let steep for a few minute the pour over or add the ice cubes.


I ended up with 32 oz when the ice melted. The whole batch only has 9 calories, 3g of carbs and 1 g of sugar . Not bad when you just don’t feel like drinking water!

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  1. nora

    Thanks for the recipe! I’ve enjoyed this several times these past couple of weeks and even made it for my son’s Shrek-themed birthday party last weekend and called it “Swamp Tea”… with gummi worms for garnish!

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