Right now I’m considering how fortunate I am to have had this post waiting for me, ready to go with only a little bit of writing required. It’s really hot here. I thought I was handling the heat better than I usually do every time this year, but I guess not(although trying to bake doesn’t help!). It’s hot! And I think it feels even hotter when you want to go inside at 1 in the afternoon and the kids just want to go down the slide one more time.
Really, these popsicles are all I want to eat all day.
Just as a small note, my son loves the taste of these, but I would think twice about letting him have one if they were caffeinated. I never made a big deal about caffeine before because I’ve never consumed a whole lot of it and when I did, it’s never bothered me up until recently. So if it bothers you or if your going to share with your kids and they aren’t used to it, make them decaf.
Another small note, you may have to keep an eye on these and freeze them fairly quickly. I had a hard time poking the stick all the way in because it had already frozen almost solid. Using full fat coconut milk will help with that because it will still be fairly soft but try to keep the time between layers fairly short, and pour the next layer while the first layer is still soft, but frozen just enough to stop the layers from mixing. Or you can use a wooden popsicle stick which will make things much easier
Coconut Chai Popsicles
Makes 12 medium sized popsicles
- 6 C double strong chai tea
- 1/4-1/3 C honey or other liquid sweetener
- 1 can full fat coconut milk, cream mixed in
In a pot or pitcher, brew 6 cups of chai tea using double the amount of tea bags you would normally use for that much water. I usually use one tea bag for about 2 cups of water so I used 6 tea bags total for this. I like to use the tea bags in the 3 cups of boiling water for the recommended time on the package then remove the tea bags, stir in the honey and add the remaining 3 cups of cold water to cool it down before placing it in the fridge to cool completely. Only steep your tea for as long as the package recommends, any longer will produce bitter tea, don’t leave the tea bags in for stronger tea.
Once the tea is cold, pour 3 cups of the tea into a separate container and mix the full can of coconut milk in with the remaining tea. Pour a layer of whichever flavor you’d like to start with in the bottom of your popsicle mold and freeze until firm enough to hold another layer without mixing. Pour the next layer and freeze just until firm enough, trying not to freeze it too long before pouring the next layer. Repeat until all the layers are done, pushing the popsicle stick in when you’ve poured the last layer on top. Or you can also use a wooden popsicle stick and push it in as soon as possible(this will probably be after the second layer is firm enough to hold the stick upright) and keep pouring around it.