These red berry iced tea popsicles made with fresh berries are a quick and refreshing way to beat the heat.
Even though it will probably be a few more weeks until we really hit the high digit numbers, I’m stocking up my freezer ahead of time. And if there’s one thing you’ll always find in my freezer when summer hits - these iced tea popsicles.
Popsicles are pure summertime bliss; they’re cool and refreshing yet require little to no effort to make. Don’t get me wrong, I love a scoop of ice cream on a summer day just as much as anyone but let’s face it, popsicles are easier and lighter.
The idea for these particular popsicles came while I was making another batch of rose hips iced tea to sip on and I wondered how that would taste as a popsicle. Herbal tea is pretty much a staple in my house since caffeine and I don’t get along much and rose hips tea is one of my favorites.
How to make iced tea popsicles:
Rose hips have a slightly tart and fruity taste (and a good bit of Vitamin C) which goes well with berries, so I decided to pair it with some nice ripe strawberries and raspberries and a hint of raw honey for sweetness.
The tea is brewed with the berries to infuse it with flavor and give it a pretty red color, and then poured into popsicle molds along with a few sliced strawberries and raspberries for bursts of sweet/tart flavor throughout.
It doesn’t get much easier than: brew, pour, freeze, so there’s really no reason not get a batch in the freezer right now. Frankly, it is way too hot not to.
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These red berry iced tea popsicles made with herbal tea fresh berries are a quick and refreshing way to beat the heat.
- Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Turn off heat and add rose hips, tea bag and half the strawberries and raspberries. Cover and let steep 20 minutes.
- Strain through a fine mesh strainer pressing firmly on solids. Stir in honey. Pour tea half way up popsicle molds and add remaining sliced fruit to molds.
- Top off molds with the rest of the tea and add popsicle sticks. Freeze until solid
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 101Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 4mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 2gSugar: 25gProtein: 0g
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Sylvie Shirazi is the recipe developer and food photographer behind Gourmande in the Kitchen. For the last 10 years she's been making eating more healthfully easy and accessible with gluten-free, grain-free, paleo and vegan recipes that are free from processed ingredients.