I can’t believe how quickly the summer is slipping by. This past weekend I drove down for a short trip to Portland, Oregon only to find that I had packed all the wrong clothes. Apparently I should have checked the weather report before packing only sandals, teeshirts, capris, and a really light sweatshirt. My feet were so cold in the mornings that I had to do that horrible Pacific Northwest trend of wearing socks with sandals. Oh it was bad.
I’m not ready for summer to end. I’m not ready for the sunshine to go away and the clouds of fall to roll in. Not just yet anyways. After all, we still have popsicles to make.
Let me just start by saying… oh my gosh… I never knew frozen fruit could be sooo good.
I’ve been playing around with tea a lot this summer and decided it was time to transform tea from a beverage into a frozen treat… could it be done? Yes. And with the addition of fresh summer fruit, we don’t even need to add sugar. These iced tea fruit pops are the perfect way to enjoy the last few weeks of summer – sandals, socks, and all.
And, because I’ve been having so much fun with tea lately I’m excited that the nice folks at Numi Tea are letting me share a special giveaway with you! Scroll down for more details…
These pops are easy to make. And if you have kids, this is the perfect way to get them involved in making a healthy snack together.
Start by brewing two cups of your favorite tea (I used Numi honeybush tea because it has a naturally sweet flavor that goes well with summer fruit). Then slice up your summer stone fruit and grab some berries. After allowing your tea to cool a bit, simply add your fruit and tea to your popsicle molds and freeze! Easy peasy.
Since popsicle molds differ greatly and the amount of fruit and tea needed really depends on how much fruit you add in each mold I did my best to write a general recipe below, but please know that you might not use all of the fruit listed below. I based this amount on my popsicle mold set, which makes 6 popsicles. I also mentioned this in my last popsicle recipe, but if you are purchasing a popsicle mold set, try to find one that uses BPA-free plastic (like mine). There are a lot of cute ones out there nowadays so you’ll have plenty of options.
- 16 ounces filtered water
- 2 Numi honeybush tea bags (or tea of your choice)
- 1 cup blueberries
- ½ cup raspberries
- 1 peach or nectarine, sliced
- Bring water to a boil. Brew tea 3 - 5 minutes, remove tea bags, and let cool in fridge.
- Add fruit to popsicle molds.
- Add tea and popsicle stick.
- Freeze 3 - 5 hours, until solid.
And onto the giveaway! 3 lucky readers will receive an iced tea kit from Numi Tea that includes one ball mason jar, 4 tea bags (2 blends), instructions for making iced tea, and a coupon. And because I’m shipping the goods to you, I’m even throwing in a packet of chia seeds so you can make my Green Tea and Chia Seed Energy Drink in your cute new mason jar.
I’m sorry to say that because of shipping, this giveaway is only available to US residents (so sorry to my international readers!) and you must be 18 or over to enter.
Please use the rafflecopter below to enter the giveaway and you can get a BONUS entry by pinning this recipe/giveaway on Pinterest! (just be sure to leave a comment and let me know you did so!)