Watermelon and Basil Iced-Tea Punch

Watermelon and Basil Iced-Tea Punch

Whether you’re preparing for a day on the lake, a barbecue party or a simple meal in the backyard, iced tea is a refreshing summer classic. Try a new twist on an old favorite with a recipe that adds the natural sweetness of real fruit.

When making this recipe, use an iced tea made with real tea leaves and natural flavours, like Nestlé Good Host Iced Tea. Try adding watermelon, strawberries and basil to create a drink the whole family will love.

Watermelon and Basil Iced-Tea Punch

Prep time: 10 minutes

Chill time: 6 hours

Serves: 8


  • ½ cup (125 mL) GoodHost iced-tea powder
  • 5 cups (1.25 L) cold water
  • 2 cups (500 mL) cubed watermelon
  • 1 cup (250 mL) sliced strawberries
  • 12 fresh basil leaves, torn
  • Ice cubes


  1. Stir water with iced tea powder until dissolved.
  2. Stir together iced tea, watermelon, strawberries and basil. Transfer to punch bowl; top with ice for serving.
  3. Serve the punch in a hollowed-out watermelon.
  4. Freeze small basil leaves and sliced strawberries in ice cubes and add to punch for a pretty presentation.


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