You’re not considered a real Southerner unless you take your tea extra sweet. We’re not talking three packets of sugar sweet. No, that’s for Northerners and amateurs. Authentic sweet tea is so sweet that it gives the Kool-Aid man a run for his money.
As a way to enjoy the dessert beverage (because let’s be honest, you’re essentially sipping on sugar water with a hint of tea), we’ve rounded up nine creative an unconventional ways to incorporate sweet tea into your cooking. From fried chicken to pie, there’s a recipe for every meal. Scroll down to check them out!
Sweet Tea and Vodka Slushee
Fried Sweet Tea Chicken
Sweet Tea Ice Cream
Think of this as iced tea with a little bit of cream. And by a little bit, we really mean a lot. Frankly, who’s complaining? This summertime treat is just what the
doctor lifeguard ordered. Get the recipe.
Sweet Tea Pork Jerky
Sweet Tea Berry Sangria
Frankly, if you mix white wine with anything, it’s still bound to taste good. Berries and sweet tea are obviously no exception. Consider this Paula Deen’s idea of a sangria. Get the recipe.
Sweet Tea Turkey
Moonshine and Sweet Tea Cupcakes
We’re not always a fan of liquor interfering with our dessert, but for these we’ll make an exception. Moonshine and sweet tea go together like a Georgia peaches and cream. Get the recipe.
Sweet Tea Pie
Some sweet tea pie for your sweetie pie is probably the most adorable thing you can make for your honey’s birthday. You’re welcome for the pun that will most certainly go in the Hallmark card. Get the recipe.
Sweet Tea Popsicles
If you’re tired of sipping, freeze your tea and opt for licking. It’s our favorite way to combat the dog days of summer. Get the recipe.