While summer is coming to a close, I feel myself grasping at all our favorite family pastimes. Staying up past bedtime watching movies, backyard bonfires, final camping trips...and making tea popsicles! I wanted to share this summertime favorite around my house with all of you before the season is up.Of course you can enjoy these all year long, but if you are having a final party over Labor Day weekend this is a sure fire hit with kids...(and grown ups too!) They are cool, delicious, and free of a lot of the junk you find in your local grocer's freezer aisle.
Step 1: CHOOSE A TEA. While any flavored tea will taste ahhhh-mazing as a popsicle, fruit teas are the easiest to use because you can brew them for as long as you like! The longer the brew, the deeper the flavor. I used Melon Burst for our Popsicle's. 2 level teaspoons per 4 ounces of boiling water. For 4 popsicles I used 8 level teaspoons in 16 ounces of water.
NOTE: Fruit teas are actually NOT tea, they are just dried fruits, nuts, and herbs. We prepare it the same way as tea so we still call it a tea!
Step 2: BREW THE TEA. Typically you would steep this hot, but since it is a fruit tea and it can brew for as long as wanted, I let it steep in the fridge until it cooled. About an hour.
Step 3: STRAIN THE TEA. Pour the tea into the popsicle molds through the strainer. Put the popsicle sticks (or feet!) in.
Step 4: FREEZE THE POPS. The directions call for 6 hours, but I found that ours were ready in 4.
Step 5: ENJOY! Enjoy the final dog days of summer with the ones you love...AND TEA!
We hope you love these as much as we do!
Meg, Max, and Phin