Spiced iced tea popsicles are the genius baby of something hot and something cold, perfect for the hot, lazy days of summer.
Maybe I’m a bit of a baby about this, but it bothers me that homemade popsicles are all the rage. They’re super trendy and even I’ve fallen into the trap, but with a decent amount of contempt about the situation. It all harkens back to my childhood, when my mom would make homemade popsicles all the time. They aren’t modern or trendy, popsicles are old school. She was making them way before they had adorable holders and kitschy flavors. Our popsicles had a little straw at the bottom, ideal for sucking out every single drop of golden popsicle juice. There weren’t fancy flavors, but they were refreshing and we loved them.
So it did sort of pain me a little bit to make such a trendy popsicle. However, when Palais des Thes sent me a sample of their spiced tea, I HAD to make popsicles with it. The idea of making a cold, frosty popsicle with spicy, warm tea seemed like madness. Or brilliance. Probably both. I used their spice garden mix, which has a healthy dose of cinnamon, ginger and cardamom. It’s like an even stronger, even better Chai tea. It was absolutely perfect for these popsicles. I’ve devoured them, every last one. Before I told anyone else I made them. I’m ok with my decision.
- 1 can Palais des Thes spice garden tea blend
- 4 cups water
- 1/4 cup sugar
- In a large sauce pan, combine tea, water and sugar. Heat until boiling then remove from the heat and allow to cool.
- Once cool, divide the tea into four popsicle molds. Place in the freezer until completely frozen through.
- To serve, you may need to run the mold under hot water for a moment or two to loosen the popsicles.