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One of my fondest memories of summertime involves popsicles. That first day of summer, when school was FINALLY out, I would walk down to the corner store near our house (with my mom, of course) and dig through their ice cream freezer. I would always get a popsicle or a Flinstone’s push pop. Do you remember those? That was one of my favorite afternoon treats.
At home, my mom would stock up all kinds of popsicles too. They are truly the perfect summer treat! It gets hot in Texas every summer. The kind of heat where you only want to drink ice cold drinks, eat cold foods, and wear as little clothing as possible because it is HOT! Even with the ac on.
So, I am constantly coming up with frozen treats that we can enjoy all summer long.
This popsicle recipe was inspired because of a really neat tea I bought last summer. This strawberry black tea had such a unique flavor, I thought it would make a great frozen treat for this time of year. I was thinking of a unique way to use up the rest of the tea bags and I thought, why not a popsicle?
The thing is, I buy way too many different teas each season. I guess you could call it an addiction! Every summer, I like to go through any teas I didn’t use up and create something fun with them
This creamy strawberry popsicle recipe is infused with strawberry tea complete with a little creamy frozen yogurt. The result is delicious!!
If you don’t have a dairy allergy, feel free to replace the coconut yogurt with your favorite frozen yogurt! And if you don’t like tea, you can use an herbal tea or even juice. Just make sure to equally replace the liquid and it will work great!
The popsicle molds I used are the small ones, BPA free (always get this). I bought these years ago, you can find them here. The thing I like most about this mold is the lids fit securely in the freezer! I have used many that just pop right off, so I love using this one!
p.s – come back tomorrow for a really fun summer kitchen item list!
Let’s talk about tea for a second. I am definitely a coffee addict through and through, which is why I made these cold brew popsicles last year, but I also really love tea. There are numerous chemicals in tea that are so good for you. Aside from herbal teas, any tea that comes from the leaf of a tea plant is going to contain these chemicals.
The chemical compounds in tea are actually incredibly complex which I could talk about for hours….but I will save that for another post 🙂 The main chemicals in black tea, green tea, and even white tea are polyphenols, amino acids, and a variety of minerals. You definitely can’t go wrong with the benefits of tea from a chemical standpoint.
You probably see me on snapchat (alexisroch) or instagram, whipping up my afternoon green tea full of anti-inflammatory benefits, but it really makes you feel great! I will share more details on my tea concoction soon!
In the meantime, try my favorite vintage summer green tea!