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, is 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.
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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