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I decided to create a Raspberry Tea Sorbet as a refreshing summer treat. My sorbet uses Snapple® Straight Up Tea™ Unsweetened as the base, with frozen raspberries, giving it a beautiful color and flavor. The vanilla rounds out this sorbet and the all natural sugar free sweetener gives it the perfect sweetness to balance the other flavors.
Snapple® Straight Up Tea™ is a great choice for the summer. I love the Unsweetened variety because it is sugar free, delicious straight from the bottle, and its true tea taste lends itself well to recipes. My four kids loved the new Sorta Sweet Honey Green Tea & Sorta Sweet Rooibos varieties. As a mom I like that these have less added sugar than soda or fruit drinks and that they use real sugar and not high fructose corn syrup. They are made with all natural ingredients and don’t have anything artificial. When we are headed out for the day to the beach, pool, or park it is convenient to bring a ready made tea to drink. Snapple® Straight Up Tea™ is a good choice with “True Tea Taste in Every Sip!”
When I went to my local Stop & Shop to purchase these I was pleased that they were easy to find. They were in the iced tea aisle and also in a large Snapple® display in the seasonal aisle. I like the sleek new bottle that the Snapple ® Straight Up Tea™ comes in. I also love that the bottle is plastic since glass is prohibited at our pool and at most parks we frequent.
Snapple® has always been my favorite iced tea. As a kid we would stop at the local bagel shop on weekend mornings and I would get a bagel with cream cheese and a Raspberry Snapple®. The bagel flavor changed depending on my mood (everything and cinnamon raisin were a couple of my favorites) but the Snapple® always stayed the same.
Makes 1 generous quart of Raspberry Tea Sorbet.
1 (18.5 oz) bottle of Snapple® Straight Up Tea™ Unsweetened
12 oz frozen raspberries
1/3 cup sugar free sweetener (my blend of xylitol, erythritol, and stevia or sweetener of your choice to taste)
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 tbsp glycerin
Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into an ice cream machine and churn according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Note: The glycerin helps the sorbet to stay scoopable in the freezer. If you are planning on consuming the whole batch right out of the ice cream machine (hopefully with a couple friends) you can omit the glycerin.
What are some other creative ways you can use Snapple® Straight Up Tea™ in recipes? Or where do you like to drink Snapple® Straight Up Tea™?
Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
Pour into an ice cream machine and freeze according to the manufacturer's instructions.