These iced tea popsicles are slightly sweet, infused with lemon, and unthinkably easy to make. In fact, we’ve taken to making the year-round.
These iced tea popsicles are cold-brewed iced tea as you’ve never quite experienced it before. Dare we suggest an Arnold Palmer variation? This recipe has been updated. Originally published July 24, 2013.–Renee Schettler Rossi
How To Choose The Right Popsicle Molds
Lots and lots of various molds for popsicles turning up lately. Lots. The flat kind. The cylindrical kind. The rocket-shaped kind. The skinny light sabers kind. We dare say, it doesn’t matter what shape you use. These iced tea popsicles are going to taste phenomenally cooling any which way. (We gotta admit, we just pour the liquid into a paper cup, insert a stick after an hour or so, and call it a day. Is that so wrong? Will our children need therapy?!)
Special Equipment: Popsicle molds & sticks
Iced Tea Popsicles Recipe
- Quick Glance
- 10 M
- 10 M
- Makes 8
- 1/2 ounce loose-leaf tea (yes, you’re allowed to tear tea bags open)
- 2 cups cold water
- Juice of 1/2 lemon, or to taste
- 3 tablespoons (1 1/2 ounces) granulated sugar, or to taste
- 1. Place the tea and cold water in a bowl and let steep overnight.
- 2. The next day, strain the tea, discarding the solids. Stir in the lemon juice and sugar until dissolved. Taste and adjust with a bit more of either or both lemon and sugar to suit your tastes, bearing in mind that both flavors will be less apparent when frozen. Pour the tea into your popsicle molds and freeze for 1 hour.
- 3. After 1 hour, push the sticks into the molds. The popsicles should be just frozen enough to support the sticks so they are half in and half out of the molds. Pop the popsicle molds back in the freezer until frozen solid, at least overnight.
- 4. To release the popsicles from the molds, run the molds under warm water for just the briefest of moments.
Arnold Palmer Popsicles
- Reader Sherry Watkins suggested an Arnold Palmer variation of these iced tea popsicles would be divine. [Editor’s Note: An Arnold Palmer, for those not familiar with the summer sipper named for the American golf icon, is a concoction that’s half iced tea and half lemonade.) We’re not going to argue. You may want to add slightly less sugar, depending on your sweet tooth.
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Iced Tea Popsicles Recipe © 2011 Allegra McEvedy. Photo © 2011 Andrew Montgomery. All rights reserved.
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