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Sugarfree Lemon Iced Tea | How to make Lemon Iced Tea | Summer Coolers

Come Summer, and we hanker for Sugarfree Coolers / Mocktails / Smoothies for a mid-morning snack or at breakfast time. This year, thanks to the lockdown, we have all members of the family working / studying / playing at home 24x 7, so naturally the demand for these simple homemade coolers are increasing.

If you like coolers like these, why not check out Amrud ka Panna | Guava Punch or this Pistachio + Rose Iced Tea


We are not fans of milkshakes (milk / ice cream with fruits) but rather prefer the naturally ripened fruits as a whole. Lemons are a cool favourite during the summers like this Lemon Frescaand my elder one is a fan of Iced Tea like this Orange Iced Tea or the Pistachio Rose Iced Tea . So, rather than use store bought (and calorie / sugar laden pre mix), we made the Iced Tea at home. 

This is naturally sweetened with honey and tasted delicious (I am not a tea drinker,so didn’t have it). You could sub the honey with maple syrup to make this completely vegan too. 


The husband and the elder one enjoyed this in the place of their afternoon masala Chai ritual. Tea drinking as a ritual and lemon added to it made for a welcome change.

Other Sugar Free beverages / Smoothies that might interest you this summer 🙂

Sugar free Java Plum Chia Seed Smoothie



Sugarf ree Papaya Apple Ginger Smoothie


Sugar free Cucumber and Muskmelon Cooler


Sugar free Gajar Adrak smoothie


Dry Fruit Ginger Lassi


Kiwi Basil Smoothie


Sugar free Peach and Cucumber Smoothie


Takes under 10 mins to make. Do let me know how you liked it.



Prep time – 5 mins, Cook time – zero. Serves – 2

What you need:

  • Water – 200 ml
  • Assam Black Tea (used to make Masala Chai) – 2 tsp (OR use 2 tea bags)
  • Honey – to taste
  • Lemon juice – 1 TBSP

How to:

  1. Bring the water to rolling boil. Add the tea leaves and let the leaves steep for a good 5 mins. Switch off flame. After 5 mins, strain out the tea liquid. 
  2. If using sugar, you can also add at this stage, and refrigerate this for further use (if not making tea immediately) 
  3. In chilled glasses, add 1 tsp of honey to the bottom layer. Mix well. 
  4. Add few cubes of ice, top up with the tea decoction, add lemon juice and stir well. 
  5. Top with more crushed ice, a sprig of mint and enjoy immediately. 



  1. Poonam Bachhav

    Lemon flavored iced tea is refreshing Summer coolant and just perfect for the ongoing harsh heat wave that has hit the North India presently.

  2. Priya Iyer

    Monsoon is setting in Bangalore, and it is hot and humid when it is not raining. This Lemon Iced Tea would be just perfect for those moments!

    It looks so very refreshing and inviting, Kalyani. 🙂

  3. Mayuri Patel

    Pretty soon my green teas and normal teas will come out to make iced teas as the weather will become hot. Love lemon iced tea as its the most refreshing and like you I try and avoid using refined sugar. Honey adds an awesome flavour to it.

  4. Send some across Kalyani. I love it any kind of tea, coffee is most welcome. I must make some too as the humidity is draining. I love to add honey as maple syrup is reserved for akanksha and her pancakes.

  5. preethi'scuisine

    This sugar free iced lemon tea is so refreshing and perfect to beat the heat.Loved the use of honey.

  6. Sujata Roy

    I also don't like drinks with milk. And love lemon tea. Your looks so refreshing and full of flavour of lemon and mint. Loved the use of honey. Perfect drink for this weather.

  7. Vasusvegkitchen

    Very refreshing cool tea, perfect for this hot sunny season. Very easy yet tasty recipe, very inviting presentation Kalyani.Loved the use of honey in tea

  8. cookwithrenu

    All I want in this hot summer is this glass of sugarfree lemon ice tea. Looks easy to make and tempting too.

  9. Cookingisfunn

    Woow sugar free lemon iced tea looks so refreshing:) lovely treat

  10. So refreshing and healthy sugarfree lemon iced tea. lovely and tempting clicks

  11. it is the need of hour kalyani ! i simply love it during summer hot days 🙂 so refreshing cold beverage, use of honey is a lovely idea !

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