Trisha Yearwood’s Pineapple Iced Tea Will Be Your New Drink of Summer

06/02/2016 at 02:21 PM ET

Trisha Yearwood Iced Tea
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Iced Tea is arguably summer’s signature drink. (Don’t worry, lemonade, we still love you like Beyoncé!)

Whether you’re hosting a party or just mixing up a refreshing batch to serve at home, iced tea lends itself to fun, seasonal variations. Trisha Yearwood whipped up one of our favorites. The host of Trisha’s Southern Kitchen added a tropical twist on a classic recipe by infusing ice cubes with chunks of pineapple.

Seems simple right? It is, but oh-so-delicious. And if pineapple isn’t your speed, feel free to swap in your favorite fruit.

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Trisha Yearwood’s Pineapple Iced Tea
Makes: 11 cups

1 20-oz. can pineapple chunks
4 family-size tea bags (or 16 individual tea bags)
2 cups boiling water
½ cup sugar
9 cups cold water, divided

1. Drain the pineapple chunks, reserving the juice. Place 1 pineapple chunk in each compartment of 3 ice-cube trays, and fill the trays with water. Freeze until solid, at least 6 hours.

2. Place tea bags in a large heatproof measuring cup. Add 2 cups boiling water, and let the tea stand for 10 minutes.

3. Stir together reserved pineapple juice, sugar and 1 cup cold water in a large pitcher.

4. Discard tea bags. Pour hot tea into the pineapple juice mixture in pitcher; stir until the sugar is dissolved. Stir in remaining 8 cups cold water. Chill until ready to serve. Place pineapple ice cubes in glasses; fill with tea.

Active time: 15 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes, plus freezing

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–Michelle Ward Trainor

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MEG on

Sounds really good…… but ALL that sugar?
Wouldn’t the pineapple juice have enough sugar as it is??

Pea on

Canned pineapple? Yuck to all the sugar.

Anonymous on

Where’s the vodka!?!😉

Chris on

To the other posters… “All that sugar?” Yeah. It’s tea. She’s from the South, Tea = sugar. Deal with it.

Also, if you haven’t shopped canned pineapple lately, it’s available with just juice as the liquid. And for Anonymous… Pineapple Vodka!!!

Ha Pasho on

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Bel on

Here in the south we Love ❤️ our sweet tea and we Love the different ways to make it with the different fruits.

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