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Okay y'all. I may have been born and raised in Pennsylvania, but ever since we moved to the South years ago, sweet tea has been something that is a must have. Southerners love their tea and drink it by the gallon! We even like it in a Mason jar.

It reminds me of a quote from Dolly Parton. She played Truvy in the movie Steel Magnolias and aptly proclaimed it as the “house wine of the South.”   There was never a truer statement. Talk about the South and sooner or later sweet tea comes to mind.

Southerners love this sweet liquid and Southern girls are taught to make it by their Southern mamas.  Those of us who transplanted from the north found an older Southern lady to teach us the ropes. For the record, Southern girls know you can’t be considered a serious Southern belle unless you know how to make sweet tea. So, you can imagine my horror when I began my Keto Diet  of having to give up my beloved sweet tea.

Are you missing your sweet tea since going keto? Well this recipe will have you back to sipping your sweet tea on the front porch swing! http://www.slendersuzie.com/recipes/keto-sweet-tea/ Click To Tweet

Well, I did a Facebook Live and told everyone about my amazing new find of how to make sweet tea that is ketogenic friendly!  Yes folks, you heard that right!  Sweet tea that you CAN have while you are on the ketogenic diet that has zero sugar. Anyway, I realized I never added it to my website to share this miracle of all miracles with you! I know I know you are asking yourself, how can this be?

Well, here is how Keto Sweet Tea Happens!

Well, enter my best friend in the kitchen, erythritol! Because erythritol is a sugar alcohol with a glycemic index of 0 it will not spike your blood sugars. That also means you can subtract that from the total carbs for net carbs of ZERO!  I use powered erythritol because it dissolves much better in the tea but granular erythritol will work just fine too.

Some may ask why I use baking soda? The baking soda neutralizes the tannins in black tea, giving it a smoother taste. (This same trick works to take the bitterness out of other teas as well; you can add a teeny pinch to a mug of hot tea while steeping.) . It will work without the baking soda too though if you prefer to omit that.

All is now right in the world!

All I can think of when I now have my sweet tea back is another movie quote from the movie Sweet Home Alabama by Fred Ward who played Earl Smooter: "Praise the Lord, the South has risen again!"


AuthorSlenderSuzieCategoryDifficultyBeginner

Missing your sweet tea? This recipe will have you back to sipping your sweet tea on the front porch swing!

Yields8 Servings
Total Time15 mins

Ingredients:

 8 cups water, divided
 8 black tea bags
 1 ½ cups powdered erythritol
 1 tsp baking soda

Directions:

1

Bring 6 cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan.

2

Remove from heat and add tea bags and baking soda. Cover and let steep for 15 minutes, then remove tea bags.

3

Stir in erythritol and remaining water until well combined.

4

To serve, fill glasses with ice. Be sure to use plenty of ice and always stir before serving as the sweetener tends to settle out when it sits.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup

Servings 8


Amount Per Serving
Calories 0
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g
Net Carbohydrate 0g
Protein 0g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Ingredients

 8 cups water, divided
 8 black tea bags
 1 ½ cups powdered erythritol
 1 tsp baking soda

Directions

1

Bring 6 cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan.

2

Remove from heat and add tea bags and baking soda. Cover and let steep for 15 minutes, then remove tea bags.

3

Stir in erythritol and remaining water until well combined.

4

To serve, fill glasses with ice. Be sure to use plenty of ice and always stir before serving as the sweetener tends to settle out when it sits.

Keto Sweet Tea