What’s better than playing outside and then sitting in the sun enjoying a popsicle? The last few days have been cool and not at all popsicle weather here, but I’m hoping it gets hot again soon. It’s been kind of a disappointing summer so far weather wise but I have to admit it is nice to have cooler weather too. Especially nice for getting things done in the kitchen 🙂
Next time I would make a smaller version of these popsicles, because my daughter has a hard time eating these before they melt all over her. But they’re alright for my son who’s almost four, so use your judgement on what size to make. Next time I would try making some of these in an ice cube tray with wooden popsicle sticks for my daughter.
For anyone with kids, these are perfect even for smaller children if you make a smaller size as the berries(especially the raspberries and blackberries) don’t usually come out whole so they don’t pose a choking hazard. If you are worried about it with the blueberries though, feel free to chop them in half.
Also, I know I say double strong tea, but that doesn’t mean you need to steep it any longer as with most teas that will lead to a bitter tasting tea. Steep for the recommended amount of time with double the amount of tea bags or loose tea mix.
Makes approximately 12-18 medium sized popsicles
- 6 C double strong peach tea(or any other fruity herbal tea)
- 1 C each, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries or another combination of your favorite berries, frozen or fresh
- Sugar, honey or stevia to taste
Brew your tea using twice as many tea bags or loose tea as you would use for 6 C of tea. I used about 3 cups of boiling water, let the tea steep for the recommended amount of time and then filled it up to 6 cups with cold water. Stir in your favorite sweetener, making the tea slightly sweeter than if you would be drinking it. Place in the fridge until cold.
To save on freezing time for your popsicles, start by freezing your berries while waiting for your tea to cool or using previously frozen berries but you can also use fresh too. You may need more or less berries depending on the size of your mold. If you find you have too many berries and tea or if you have a smaller popsicle mold, feel free to keep the berries in the freezer and tea in the fridge until the first batch is solid, then remove those and store them in the plastic bag in the freezer while you make more with wooden popsicle sticks, or feel free to drink the rest of the tea as is or slightly watered down 🙂
Once ready to assemble the popsicles, put as many berries as you can into each individual popsicle then fill to the top with tea. Place the sticks in their place and place in the freezer for at least 4 hours before removing and enjoying.