I may be from Los Angeles, but I’ve got Southern love, as y’all know. You can’t get a decent sweet tea out here, so you have to make it yourself.
You can use our sweet tea recipe for boring-old drinking, but seeing as we are experiencing a crazy fall heat wave in LA, I say make some pops and cool off. Winter will be here soon enough.
If you love pops as much as I do, also try these:
Peaches & Cream Pop Recipe
Jaime’s Famous Strawberry Basil Balsamic Pop Recipe
Mango Sriracha Popsicles
Cucumber Mint Pops
Get our Sweetest Sweet Tea Popsicle Recipe after the jump…
Sweetest Sweet Tea Popsicle Recipe
1 pinch baking soda
2 cups boiling water
6 tea bags (we love Teavana teas if you want to get extra flavorful but for this recipe, you can choose to go with any standard tea bags)
3/4 cup white sugar
6 cups cool water
juice of 1/2 lemon
Popsicle Molds – we have tried them all and we prefer the Norpro Ice Pop Maker
Food grade Popsicle Sticks
(hint: soak the popsicle sticks in water before placing into the pops to avoid having them sink to the bottom)
Add a pinch of baking soda to a large glass pitcher
Pour in 2 cups of boiling water
Add tea bags and cover
Steep the tea for 15 minutes then remove and toss the tea bags
Stir in 3/4 cup sugar, make sure it dissolves before adding water
Add six cups cold water
Squeeze juice of half a lemon into the tea and stir
Refrigerate the tea until cold – don’t skip this step or your pops will have too many ice crystals in them
If desired, place thin lemon slices in your popsicle molds before filling with tea. You may want to skip this step if you don’t want to bite into a frozen lemon slice, but they sure look pretty.
Freeze at least 6 hours, preferably overnight
Lick ’em up!
These are quite lovely.
I have the Norpro Pop Maker and it is fabulous. How many pops will this recipe make? Looks like a couple of trays. I regularly freeze Greek yogurt. Sometimes spiced canned fruit (no I don’t buy such things…food pantry).
What I find with water based home made pops is the formation of crystals.
I wonder if the sugar in these helps prevent the crystals? Which means no sugar substitutes!
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