Peach Tea Berry Popsicles

by Heidi @ Food Doodles on July 15, 2011

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.


[print_this]Peach Tea Berry Popsicles

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.[/print_this]

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1 Rawkinmom July 18, 2011 at 21:48

LOL-I have been working on a similar post about the pops I make my kids…these look great!!


2 Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets July 18, 2011 at 14:23

These look fantastic! I love the whole berries in there =).


3 crustabakes July 18, 2011 at 09:11

This sounds so refreshingly delicious!! Definitely something very suitable for the weather here in indonesia, where its summer all year round!


4 Esi July 18, 2011 at 08:57

These sound great! I’ve pretty much been living on popsicles this summer.


5 kankana July 17, 2011 at 23:42

These pops looks so pretty with such burst of flavor 🙂


6 bakerbynature July 17, 2011 at 20:23

These look fantastic, I love popsicles even when the weather is a little crappy out; I hope the sun and balmy temperatures turn up soon for you!


7 Libby July 17, 2011 at 09:33

Great minds think alike, especially when the temperature’s over 90.! I love the tea idea, even though that’s an adult only beverage around here. (I don’t even want to think what my child would be like on caffeine.) Maybe I need to make adult only popsicles, sangria sounds good!


8 Heidi @ Food Doodles July 18, 2011 at 22:33

My kids would be crazy on caffeine too, I don’t even want to imagine! Haha. I used an herbal tea for these ones so they’re alright, but I made another kind of popsicle with chai tea just for myself. So yummy 🙂 Sangria sounds amazing! What a great idea!


9 Marla July 17, 2011 at 08:32

These pops sound amazing! You might want to enter them in my American Express giveaway 😉


10 Heidi @ Food Doodles July 17, 2011 at 08:37

Oh my! Thank you for the reminder, I had completely forgotten! Off to do that right now.


11 Spicie Foodie July 17, 2011 at 08:17

Heidi, these look so cute and delicious. What a great healthier alternative to standard popsicles. I’ve always loved fruity ones. Thanks for sharing and I hope the nice weather returns to you soon.


12 Marsha @ The Harried Cook July 17, 2011 at 03:34

These looks so yummy & refreshing! I so badly want one right now… Great post! Thanks for sharing… I should make the ice cube pops for my daughter! 🙂


13 Pure2raw Twins July 16, 2011 at 18:39

Love it. These popsicles look like the perfect hot summer day treat! And so pretty too!


14 Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather July 16, 2011 at 14:35

Yum! The perfect summer treat. Adding tea to treats is so much fun. Thanks for sharing 🙂


15 Joanna in the kitchen July 16, 2011 at 10:38

What a perfect and healthy way to chill during sunny days! 🙂


16 Miriam @ Sometimes I Veg July 16, 2011 at 07:21

I always wondered how people managed to fill their Popsicle with fruit. I always thought it had to do with the fruit floating around. Looks yummy and easy. I will have to try it!


17 Nami | Just One Cookbook July 16, 2011 at 00:30

Yummy! Not only my kids, I’d love to have one (or..maybe 3 ^_^)! You have a great tip on its size. My 3 year old will take forever to finish this size while 5 year old will finish it quickly. Great idea. I just bought a Popsicle maker and I bookmarked this recipe. Thank you!!


18 Maria @ Scandifoodie July 15, 2011 at 23:11

What a clever idea! These look so refreshing!


19 Maryanna July 15, 2011 at 18:33

These look like the perfect summer treat. I made pudding pops with the Dixie cup method, and I’m dying to try more popsicle recipes…. especially the ones with fresh fruit in them (like these). Beautiful!


20 Maris(In Good Taste) July 15, 2011 at 17:57

These look so refreshing and delicious, I hope your weather warms up soon so you can enjoy the benefits of this icy goodness!


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