Today I’ve got a delicious and refreshing guest post!
Hi y’all! I’m Cynthia from It All Changes. Using words like “y’all,” I don’t sound like a New Englander, but I’m a die-hard Red Sox and Patriots fan.
Right now it’s Hot Hot Hot and I don’t mean this guy…
No it’s just hot and we want to chill in front of the Air Conditioner doing nothing. Sadly that is not possible.
Instead, I need new ways to cool down. Or maybe old ways. We ate our fair share of frozen ice pops but my momma had old school Tupperware Popsicle makers when we were kids. We’d fill them with berries and juice or ice tea and then wait
patiently stare at the freezer until they were finished.
Now I’m a grown up…and need grown up ice pops.
Green Tea Blueberry Mint Popsicles
3 cups water
4 green tea bags
3 mint leaves, torn
1/2 cup blueberries
1 tsp. agave or honey – I used honey
Heat water in sauce pan over medium heat. Add tea bags after removing the tag.
Trust me on this one…Only you can prevent kitchen fires by removing tea tags.
Meanwhile, place blueberries and honey in medium container. After tea finishes steeping (approximately 5 minutes) pour a few tablespoons into bowl and set aside tea to cool. Smush blueberries, honey and tea mixture leaving a few berries solid.
Freeze for at least 1 hour…2 if you are patient enough.
To loosen let sit for a minute or run under warm water.
Without Popsicle containers, don’t fret, or use any taller thin cup (i.e. dixie or plastic cup) and spoons or Popsicles sticks, if you have them. Fill cups leaving 1/4 in room at top. For stick, either freeze half-way and then insert sticks or place a sheet of aluminum foil on top of cups and insert sticks through foil so they remain upright.
Enjoy your grown up treat…and chill out!