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iced tea based popsicles

It’s summer and I’ve been so insanely busy that I’m really behind on this whole blog business. I really love the things I’ve been up to though and can’t wait to share more with you.

 

Like I said, it’s summer, so that means cool sweets all the way! I’m a big fan of popsicles and almost always buy the ones that are awful for you and full of crap. So, I started thinking about how I could make my own popsicles with something I really love. And something I probably consume almost as much as ice cream... tea and Arnold Palmers!. So why not take that liquid magic and make it into popsicles? I mean don’t get me wrong, when the ice cream man’s song comes down my street I ALWAYS want to run out there, but like $5 for a yellow mess of a popsicle…and I’m not actually sure what’s in those popsicles? “Our SpongeBob popsicle is made of yellow…” I'm pretty sure yellow is not a real ingredient. Also, the form is always always wrong! "THIS is supposed to be SpongeBob???" Sorry, I just don’t get abstract popsicle art, I guess.

 

So, here we are! Iced tea popsicles. For my two recipes I did a hibiscus iced tea and  an Arnold Palmer with a peach iced tea. If you decide to make some pops like these, be sure to post a pic to Instagram (or any social media) and tag #feedmewithamanda. Or if you don't love these recipes let me know your favorite popsicle treats below!

 

 

 

 

 The cute popsicle sticks below are from Sucre Shop! Her stuff is the cutest!

 

Ingredients:

 

Hibiscus Pops

  • 1 cup dried hibiscus flowers

  • 8 cups hot water

  • ¼ cup granulated sugar

  • ¼ cup water

  1. Heat your water in a pot on the stove (or in a kettle) until almost boiling.

  2. While water is boiling, in a small sauce pan place the sugar in the pan, cover with ¼ cup of water. Place on medium-high heat and heat until the sugar has dissolved. Stir occasionally. This will create a simple syrup.

  3. Once your 8 cups of hot water has heated add the hibiscus flowers into the water. Let the hibiscus steep for 8-12 minutes. The water should become a beautiful red/purple color.

  4. Sieve out the leaves and add the simple syrup and stir. Pour the iced tea into a pitcher or container with a pour lip.

  5. Equally pour your mix into your popsicle molds (or paper cups if you don’t have a mold) and place into the freezer. About 30 minutes into the freeze remove and add your popsicle sticks.

  6. Let freeze for 5 hours or overnight.

  7. Enjoy!

 

Arnold Palmer Pops:

  • ½ cup peach tea leaves

  • 4 cups hot water

  • 4 cups lemonade

  1. Heat your water on the stove until almost boiling. Once water has heated add the tea leaves. Let the tea steep according to package directions.

  2. Sieve out the leaves and pour the iced tea into a pitcher or container with a pour lip. Add the lemonade and stir.

  3. Equally pour your mix into your popsicle molds (or paper cups if you don’t have a mold) and place into the freezer. About 30 minutes into the freeze remove and add your popsicle sticks.

  4. Let freeze for 5 hours or overnight.

  5. Enjoy!

 

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