DIY Starbucks Iced Peach Green Tea Lemonade Recipe

Relax and refresh with the best-ever Starbucks iced peach green tea lemonade recipe – made with REAL peaches for maximum flavor! Perfectly fruity, satisfyingly sweet, and with a gentle, earthy green tea pick-me-up. Learn how to make peach green tea lemonade in just minutes, with the sugar content and choice of sweetener that suit your lifestyle.

DIY Starbucks Iced Peach Green Tea Lemonade Recipe

Personally, I love enjoying a Starbucks peach green tea lemonade on a hot summer day. But, although they’ve lowered the sugar content in recent years, a grande (16oz) drink still contains 18 grams of sugars. Plus, rather than buying a drink every day, it’s so much more affordable for me to whip up a pitcher at home that I can enjoy all week long!

In this DIY Starbucks recipe, using homemade lemonade puts you in control of the sugar content. Try my cane sugar simple syrup for a similar full sugar option, or cut down on added sugars with my low sugar / sugar free keto simple syrup recipes!

What’s in an Iced Peach Green Tea Lemonade from Starbucks vs. Homemade?

The Starbucks peach green tea lemonade is pretty much what it sounds like: refreshing iced green tea plus sweet-and-tangy lemonade, infused with the fruity flavor of peaches. That’s two refreshing summer classics packed into one irresistible beverage! In the past, the drink was made with a sugary peach syrup. Nowadays, Starbucks uses a “peach flavored juice,” consisting of white grape juice concentrate and natural flavors.

The difference in this homemade recipe is it’s made with REAL peaches—rather than a syrup, juice, or peach-infused tea. That means even more sweet, fruity flavor and a naturally pink, peachy color! Plus, because it’s homemade, you have the option to make an even lower sugar version or a sugar free version just as easily.

How to Make Peach Green Tea Lemonade with Real Peaches
Iced Peach Green Tea Lemonade Recipe

Does the drink have caffeine?

Yes, because the Starbucks iced peach green tea lemonade is made with real green tea, it contains some—but not much—caffeine. In a grande (16oz) drink, there are 25mg of caffeine. Similarly, when you make the drink at home, you’ll be steeping green tea bags which may contain anywhere from 25-50mg of caffeine each.

How much sugar is in an Iced Peach Green Tea Lemonade?

The grande (16oz) Starbucks peach green tea lemonade contains 18g of sugars, while the venti (24oz) contains 27g. Most of this is added sugar from the Starbucks lemonade, as well as some natural sugars from the peach flavored juice.

In this homemade recipe, the peaches and lemon juice provide minimal natural sugars. Mostly, the sugar content will depend on the type of lemonade that you use—either store-bought or homemade. And, if you make my homemade lemonade recipe, you can adjust the sugar content based on the type of simple syrup that you use to make it.

Per 16oz peach green tea lemonade made with:

How to Make Iced Peach Green Tea Lemonade
Bring sliced peaches and water to a boil. Mash the peaches a bit, turn down heat, and simmer 5 minutes.
Add green tea bags to steep peach green tea
Remove pot from heat, add green tea bags, and steep 5 minutes.
Strain liquid to separate from peaches and allow tea to cool.
Strain peach green tea and allow to cool. Serve over ice with equal parts lemonade and enjoy!

How to Make Iced Peach Green Tea Lemonade with Simple Syrup

  • Prepare fresh squeezed lemonade with simple syrup and chill in the fridge (or use your favorite store-bought lemonade).
  • Bring sliced peaches and water to a boil. Mash the peaches a bit to soften, then turn heat down simmer for about 5 minutes.
  • Remove pot from the heat and add green tea bags to steep for 5 minutes.
  • Using a fine mesh strainer, strain the liquid. (Feel free to save mashed peaches for smoothies, oats, or snacking.)
  • Allow peach green tea to cool before transferring to a pitcher and chilling in the fridge.
  • Feel free to enjoy peach tea on its own served over ice, or combine with chilled lemonade!

To see how this recipe is made, watch my Homemade Lemonade + Summer Drinks video!

DIY Starbucks Iced Peach Green Tea Lemonade Recipe

Iced Peach Green Tea Lemonade

The best-ever Starbucks iced peach green tea lemonade recipe made with a homemade lemonade, simple syrup, and REAL peaches! How to make peach green tea lemonade for a 2-in-1 summer refreshment.
4.95 stars (20 ratings)

Ingredients

  • 3 cups sliced peaches, (fresh or canned)
  • 3 cups water
  • 4 green tea bags
  • 3 cups homemade lemonade, (or store-bought)
  • ice, to serve

Instructions 

  • Prepare fresh squeezed lemonade and chill in the fridge, or acquire your favorite store-bought lemonade.
  • Add sliced peaches to a pot and cover with water. Cover pot and bring to a boil.
  • Once boiling, use a masher or a wooden spoon to mash the peaches, then turn heat down to low and simmer for about 5 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat, add green tea bags, and steep for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Strain the liquid, and feel free to keep the mashed peaches for smoothies or oats!
  • Allow peach green tea mixture to cool before transferring to a pitcher and refrigerating. Chill for about an hour. (If desired, enjoy tea alone serve over ice.)
  • For peach green tea lemonade, combine equal parts chilled peach green tea with lemonade, then serve over ice!
  • Yields 6 cups (48oz).

Notes

*Nutrition accounts for only 1 fresh peach, because most peach in the recipe is not actually consumed.

Nutrition for drink made with homemade lemonade & cane sugar simple syrup:

Per 1 cup (8oz):
42 calories | 0g fat | 12g carbs | 0g fiber | 10g sugar | 0g protein

Nutrition for drink made with homemade lemonade & sugar free simple syrup:

Per 1 cup (8oz):
12 calories | 0g fat | 12g carbs | 0g fiber | 3g sugar | 0g protein
Nutrition for drink made with homemade lemonade & low sugar simple syrup:
Per 1 cup (8oz):
27 calories | 0g fat | 12g carbs | 0g fiber | 6g sugar | 0g protein
Serving: 1cup, Calories: 19kcal, Carbohydrates: 12g, Sugar: 6g
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How to Make this Drink with Granulated Sweetner

I first crafted this DIY Starbucks recipe many years ago, and the method was a bit different. In that recipe, I focused on creating a peach green tea recipe, which I sweetened with granulated stevia. If you wanted to turn that into a lemonade, you’d just mix equal parts peach tea with lemonade. Recently, I decided to update the years-old recipe and came up with the new version shared above! But, for those who prefer the old version, it’s available below.

Iced Peach Green Tea

A DIY Starbucks recipe for iced peach green tea made with granulated stevia (or sugar) and real peaches! Combine with lemonade for a sweet-and-tangy delight.
4.96 stars (24 ratings)

Ingredients

  • 3 peaches, sliced (fresh or canned)
  • ½ cup sweetener of choice
  • 6 green tea bags
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • ice, to serve

Instructions 

  • Add sliced peaches to a pot with water. Bring to a boil and use a wooden spoon to mash the peaches.
  • Add sweetener and allow to dissolve. Simmer for about 5 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat, and steep green tea bags for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Strain the liquid, and feel free to keep the mashed peaches for smoothies or oats!
  • Stir in lemon juice and allow to cool before refrigerating.
  • Once chilled, serve over ice, or for a shaken iced peach tea lemonade, add half lemonade!
  • *Nutrition calculated using stevia as a sweetener & accounts for only 1 fresh peach, as most peach in the recipe is not actually consumed.
Serving: 112-oz glass, Calories: 71kcal, Carbohydrates: 28g, Sugar: 3g
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