McDonald’s Copycat Sweet Tea

The fact that this recipe is so easy to make and makes a good amount of sweet tea, is a win-win! You can make it now and refrigerate it for guests coming over.

Just a few simple ingredients will make this McDonald’s copycat sweet tea recipe!


– 16 cups filtered water, divided – 3 family-sized tea bag – 1 ½ cups sugar – Pinch baking soda

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Place 4 cups of water in a large saucepan over high heat. Bring to a boil.

Step 1

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Remove the saucepan from heat and add the tea bags. Cover and allow the tea to steep for 5 to 6 minutes.

Step 2

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Meanwhile, add an additional 12 cups of water and a pinch of baking soda to a gallon-sized pitcher.

Step 3


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