Sweet Southern Sorghum Iced Tea with Citrus


Sometimes, the best things in life are naturally dairy-free … like freshly made iced tea on a hot summer’s day. And since today is National Iced Tea Day, I thought it would be a great time to share some fabulous iced tea recipes, including a new twist on tradition, sorghum iced tea with citrus.

Sweet Southern Sorghum Iced Tea with Citrus + More Fun Iced Tea Recipes & Ideas (Cupcakes, Ice Cream & More - all vegan-friendly)

The recipe and photo for this sorghum iced tea were shared with us by United Sorghum Checkoff.

Iced Tea Inspired Deliciousness

All of the following recipes and ideas for National Iced Tea Day are dairy-free and vegan-friendly. Most are gluten-free, too (just not the cupcakes) and top food allergy-friendly.

Recipes & Ideas Using Iced Tea! All dairy-free, vegan, sweet delights.

Sweet Southern Sorghum Iced Tea with Citrus + More Fun Iced Tea Recipes & Ideas (Cupcakes, Ice Cream & More - all vegan-friendly)

Special Diet Notes: Sweet Southern Sorghum Iced Tea

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, optionally gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan / plant-based, and vegetarian. Just use caution when selecting your tea and bourbon, if using.

Sweet Southern Sorghum Iced Tea with Citrus
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Sorghum is a naturally gluten-free ancient cereal grain, and it has been used to produce popular sorghum syrup in the Southern United States for many years. It is often used like maple syrup, and can add a deeper, molasses-like influence to recipes like this citrus-kissed sorghum iced tea.
Serves: 4 servings
  • 6 cups water
  • 4 black tea bags
  • ¾ cup sorghum syrup
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup bourbon (optional)
  • Juice of 1 orange
  • 1 orange, washed and sliced
  • Mint to garnish
  1. Boil the water. Remove from the heat, add the tea bags and steep for 5 minutes.
  2. Remove the tea bags and stir in the sorghum syrup and sugar. Pour into a pitcher and refrigerate until cold.
  3. Stir in the bourbon, if using, and orange juice. Add sliced oranges to pitcher.
  4. Serve over ice with mint to garnish.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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