Peach Iced Tea Recipe

This will be our first summer in San Diego, CA and it’s getting hot! I knew I was going to enjoy living in Southern California, I didn’t expect to love it as much as I do right now! Our kids have overcome big challenges with all the moving around we do. They’ve had to change schools, make new friends around the world, adapt to new cultures, and through it all, they make the best of it all. It truly warms my heart seeing them make new friends and enjoy this crazy military lifestyle. It’s been 9 months since our last move from Japan and the kids have fully adjusted to the SoCal living style and so have I. We have a small backyard that needs work, to be honest, the yard wasn’t high on my list to work on. The weather here is great and the beach is literally right down the road so I feel like I need to take full advantage of it! Now I’m focused on getting the yard ready for some summer fun and I place where we can enjoy a refreshing cold glass of ice tea!

Today I’m sharing a delicious Peach Iced Tea recipe that I love! You will also find 23 refreshing summer recipes at the end of this post.


Peach Iced Tea



  • 2 peaches, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of water


  • 2 family size tea bags
  • fresh mint
  • peaches for garnish (optional)



  1. In a small saucepan, bring sugar, water, and peaches to a boil.
  2. Stir to dissolve sugar.
  3. Remove from heat and mash peaches with the back of a spoon to muddle.
  4. Cover and allow to sit for 20 minutes. When finished, strain through mesh to remove peach parts.
  5. Meanwhile, prepare tea according to package directions.
  6. To serve, add peach simple syrup to the tea to taste and garnish with fresh peaches and mint leaves!


How cute are these long wooden spoons I bought in Japan! These iced-beverage spoons are perfect for stirring sugar in cold beverages served in a tall glass and I just adore the darling starfish that simply screams summer!

A huge thanks to Krista of The Happy Housie for hosting this wonderful Seasonal Simplicity Summer Series! I hope you try some of the delicious recipes below!!

xo, Norma

Today I’m joined by some of my blogging friends who are also sharing their summer drink recipes with you!

Just click the links below the images to be taken to their post…

Sugar Free Raspberry Syrup Gin Soda Cocktail – The Happy Housie
Salty Dog Grapefruit Cocktail – Jenna Kate at Home
Blueberry Lemon Summer Cocktail – My 100 Year Old Home
Easy Summer Cocktail Recipe – Modern Glam
Simple Mojito Recipe – Inspiration for Moms

Summer Tropical Berry Slushie – Cassie Bustamante
How to Make Whipped Coffee – She Gave it a Go
Avocado Banana Smoothie – Dans le Lakehouse
Coconut Milkshake – Life is a Party
Lemonade Float Bar – Clean & Scentsible

Peach Ice Tea – Paint Me Pink
Peach Lemonade Spritzer – Nick and Alicia
Kitchen Bar & Free Margaritas – My Sweet Savannah
Strawberry Lemon Tea with a Hint of Mint – Amber Tysl
Summer Beer-Ritas – This is Our Bliss

Bourbon Mint Lemonade Cocktail – Satori Design for Living
Coconut Banana Keto Smoothie – Setting for Four
Summer Sangria Slush – A Pretty Life
Refreshing Paloma Cocktails – Finding Silver Pennies

Delicious Mint Lemonade – This is Simplicite
Best Skinny Margaritas – Rooms FOR Rent
Summer Rum Punch – The Handmade Home
Basil Vodka Gimlet – Maison de Cinq

  • Danielle
    June 12, 2020

    I’m so glad to hear you and your kids have adjusted to San Diego. We visited there last summer and thought it was so beautiful. Your ice tea looks so refreshing. Beautiful photos, too, wish I could grab one from my screen.

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    • paintmepink
      June 13, 2020

      Thank you so much, Danielle! It was a crazy and overwhelming move, I’m just happy that everyone settled in just fine. Let me know if you head this way again and maybe we can grab lunch!

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  • Cassie Bustamante
    June 12, 2020

    looks like such a refreshing combination of flavors!

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      Cassie Bustamante
      June 13, 2020

      It was so delicious, Cassies! Nothing beats a refreshing cold drink on a hot summer day!

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  • Jo-Anna
    June 12, 2020

    These look great Norma, iced tea is the best summer drink! Enjoy your California summer!

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    • paintmepink
      June 13, 2020

      Thank you so much Jo-Anna! Summer drinks are truly the best, especially on hot days! I can’t wait to explore more of California!

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  • Jenn
    June 12, 2020

    Can’t wait to try this. I love summer peaches! Hope you have a wonderful summer – please send some of that California sunshine north!

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    • paintmepink
      June 13, 2020

      You are going to love this recipe, Jenn! I totally agree with you, summer peaches are the best! I will send some California sunshine your way!!

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  • Sheila
    June 13, 2020

    This sounds absolutely delicious Norma! I love anything peach, and I love that this is all-natural and not using a mix or chemicals. Can’t wait to try it!

    And welcome to CA!!!


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    • paintmepink
      June 13, 2020

      Thank you, Sheila! We are so excited to explore CA and we’ve been eating so many peaches lately! I’m definitely looking forward to this summer.

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  • Shauna
    June 16, 2020

    Definitely going to give this a try. I LOVE peaches! And, how lucky are you to be able to enjoy the sunny California weather. We have beautiful summers here in Alberta, but our cold weather lasts way too long. ENJOY!

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    • paintmepink
      June 26, 2020

      Thank you so much, Shauna! I really want to visit Canada, there’s so much beauty there! It’s definitely on my travel bucket list. xo

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