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Lipton Brisk Iced Tea Recipe
Lipton Brisk Iced Tea
By Todd Wilbur

Recipe Type: Drink
Calories: 70
Cook Time: 1 hour
Recipe Rating: 5.0 (14 reviews)

I found a great secret ingredient to duplicate the lemony tang in a can of Brisk Iced Tea. Kool-Aid unsweetened lemonade drink mix has the perfect mixture of citric acid and lemon juice solids to help you effortlessly clone this one over and over again by the pitcher, as your thirst demands.

3 Lipton tea bags (regular size) 
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon Kool-Aid lemonade unsweetened drink mix

1. Bring 2 quarts of water to a boil in a large saucepan. Add the tea bags and remove the pan from the heat. Let the tea steep for at least 1 hour.

2. Pour the granulated sugar and Kool-Aid drink mix into a 2-quart pitcher. Add the tea and stir until the sugar dissolves. Add additional water if necessary to bring the tea to the 2-quart mark on the pitcher. Chill well before serving.

Makes 2 quarts

lori kinne  
Submitted on: 05/05/11
I found this recipe three years ago and you can't tell the difference. I took it to work, had my boss try it and he thought is was the real thing! My kids love it and with summer coming i'll be making it again thank you so much!
Submitted on: 12/04/07
Very good tea. The only problem is it does not last very long. This tea is also good with other flavors of kool aid.
Submitted on: 02/23/07
I love this recipe because when I made it, it's just like having the store bought. I make it by the gallon and so it's 6 teabags, 1cup + 3/4cup + 1/8cup of sugar, and 1 packet of koolaid. Also for the store look, I have empty lipton 20oz bottles that I wash and re-use so I don't have 1 pitcher in the fridge but 8 or more portable bottles. Good for travel.
Submitted on: 11/26/06
I'm diabetic so use 20 packets of Sweet-N-Low instead of sugar and about 1 tsp of lemonaide mix. My family loves this tea.
Maria Jackson  
Submitted on: 09/17/06
My kids love this.. I won't tell them what the secret recipe is!
Submitted on: 08/04/06
I made this recipe using only 3/4 cup of sugar and about 3/4 teaspoon of lemonade kool aid. It came out so close to the original, I make it all the time now!! Even my mother-in-law liked it..WOW!!
Submitted on: 06/08/06
We love both the can/dry mixed Lipton so had to give this a try at least once..instantly hooked the family..used 1/2 the sugar version...had to make a mad dash out for some more Koolaid as it's not a normal thing I keep..thanks so much for saving us a bundle!
Submitted on: 01/07/06
WE'RE HOOKED! I also reduce the sugar a bit, and use the Lipton decaffinated tea bags. YUMMY! What a money saver for our family. We make at least 4 quarts a week. (Hint) Stick with the Kool-Aid brand Lemonade concentrate...I tried a knockoff and it was terrible. Happy Brewing!
Submitted on: 12/19/05
I LOVE this recipe. I cut the sugar about half and I love it even more!! It's simple to make, cheap, and incredibly delicious.
Submitted on: 11/07/05
Me likey! It's also tasty if you add 1 or 2 jasmmine tea bags when its seeping.
Submitted on: 11/03/05
I make this every other day since it goes so fast! I've experimented with throwing in some lemons while steeping or even some flavoured tea bags. Thanks for the great recipe!
Submitted on: 09/09/05
I have to double even sometimes triple this recipe because it goes so fast in my house. My husband and I love this recipe and think it tastes much better than the powder stuff in a can. Thanks so much Todd! Keep up the good work.
Submitted on: 09/07/05
Really good. I put the suger in while its seeping so it disovlves and I don't have grains on the bottom. Lemonade is a nice touch. Cost pennies to make too. Thanks for the recipe!!
Submitted on: 07/18/05
I was amazed at how simple this recipe was. Funny how a little bit of unsweetened Kool-Aid gives it that bite!