Sweet and refreshing Vanilla Peach Tea is the perfect Summer drink! Serve with fresh peach and lemon slices for simple Summer entertaining!
What is your favorite part about Summer?
Is it the longer days, the sunshine, or the vacation time? Maybe you live for the lake? Or maybe you just love the smell of fresh cut grass, the flowers, and a little pool time? There is so much to love about Summer but for me, it is all about the food.
I live for Farmers Markets and fresh, local produce during this time of year. There is just something about waking up early, throwing on a sundress, flip flops and a wide brim hat and buying your tomatoes, zucchini, squash, and watermelons out of the back of someone’s pick up truck.
It is summer, and the South, at it’s very best. In honor of Summer I am sharing one of my absolute favorites, Vanilla Peach Tea! This sweet tea is the perfect refreshing Summer drink. It is sweet and fruity with rich vanilla undertones. It is the perfect poolside sipper!
Ingredients for Peach Tea
As always, this is a quick overview of the ingredients you will need for this recipe. For the complete measurements and instructions just keep scrolling.
- Freshly brewed tea: your favorite variety brewed to the strength you prefer.
- Peaches: fresh, ripe peaches
- Vanilla bean: this recipe calls for one, but you can use the rest of them to make this drink!
- Sweetener: you can use cane sugar, coconut sugar, or a low carb sweetener if you wish.
How do you make Peach Tea?
To make this tea we start by making a Vanilla Peach simple syrup. Our simple syrup uses four simple ingredients, water, sweetener a split vanilla bean and fresh peaches.
I love to start with a simple syrup because you can use it for so many other drinks like cocktails or lemonades but it also allows you to control the sweetness level of your drink. If you’re looking for an ultra sweet drink just add more syrup! Need it a little lighter? Just add less!
How do you make Peach Simple Syrup?
To make the Vanilla Peach Simple Syrup we combine our ingredients (except tea) in a small sauce pan and bring it to a simmer until it has reduced by half. This creates a rich syrup with a nice rosy hue.
Strain the vanilla bean and peaches from the syrup and voila! You will have a vanilla and peach infused syrup perfect for Summer!
Pour your syrup into a gallon of freshly brewed tea and add fresh peach and lemon slices. Alternatively, if you are entertaining you can put your syrup in a cute jar and serve with unsweetened tea so your guests can create a custom Summer drink just how they like it!
Can sweet tea be made low carb?
You bet! All you have to do is replace sugar with a low-carb sugar substitute. When replacing sugar with monk fruit sweetener, this drink is only 3 calories and 0.8 net carbs per 8 ounce cup!
Can I make this tea ahead of time?
I find that this tea is best served immediately. However, you can easily make the vanilla peach simple syrup up to 1-2 weeks ahead of time! Simply make your simple syrup and store in an air-tight jar in the fridge.
The day of serving, brew your favorite tea, then pour simple syrup in and stir!
More Low-Carb Party Foods:
Who doesn’t love a good party spread?! Being keto doesn’t mean you have to skip the food, though.
Fun party sides like these Keto Jalapeno Poppers or Marinated Mozzarella Balls are easy to share without overindulging too much. These Keto Pretzel Bites with Cheese Sauce disappear quickly, so you might want a double or triple batch!
For dessert, you can’t go wrong with individual-sized treats like these Keto Chocolate Cheesecakes topped with Chocolate Covered Strawberries! These are the BEST Keto Lemon Bars, and they look beautiful beside some Low Carb Blueberry Bars!
For more keto recipes perfect for a summer party, check out these Low Carb Cookout Recipes!
More Summer Drinks:
- Spiked Blueberry Lemonade
- Strawberry Lemonade
- Fruit Sorbet & Sparkling Wine Floats
- Sparkling Watermelon Cucumber Coolers
- Want more? Here are 16+ Refreshing Summer Drinks!
- 1 gallon of fresh brewed tea
For the Vanilla Peach Simple Syrup
- 2 cups Tate+Lyle® Organic Pure Cane Sugar
- 2 cups water
- 1 vanilla bean, split
- 4-5 fresh peaches, peeled and sliced
- To make the Vanilla Peach Simple Syrup combine the ingredients in a small sauce pan and bring it to a simmer. Allow it to simmer until it has reduced by half.
- Strain the vanilla bean and peaches from the syrup.
- Pour syrup into a jar and add to one gallon of freshly brewed tea until you reach the desired sweetness.
If you replace sugar with monk fruit sweetener, the vanilla peach tea comes to 3 calories, 8.3 mg sodium, 0.8 net carbs per 8 oz cup.
Nutrition value below reflects using sugar.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 100Total Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 8.5mgCarbohydrates: 25.7gFiber: 0gSugar: 25gProtein: 0g