Sweet Tea Popsicles
Posted on June 19 2020
Your at-home summer camp just got a little cooler. These tea popsicles are delicious and look awesome, too. We have two flavor options for you to choose from, or you can make both: Strawberry Pomegranate Herbal Tea and Decaf Vanilla Chai Latte popsicles.
These recipes are part of the weekend-long Stash Summer Camp schedule. If you’re on the hunt for a fun-filled weekend, we’ve planned one all out for you!
How To Make Tea Popsicles as an Educational Activity
Matter changes from one state to another if heated or cooled. If a popsicle (a solid) is heated, it changes into juice (a liquid). This change is called melting.
If juice is heated, it will change in two ways: the water in the juice will turn to steam (a gas), and the remaining water and sugar mix (the juice) will become more like a syrup. This is because there is less water in the mix, but still the same amount of sugar.
If the juice is cooled, it will freeze, becoming a popsicle (a solid) once again.
Sweet Strawberry Pomegranate Popsicles
These caffeine-free tea popsicles are suitable for kids of all ages.
Makes 6 popsicles (depends on size of mold)
- 6 tea bags Stash Strawberry Pomegranate herbal tea
- 2½ cups water
- 2 tbsp sugar
- Popsicle molds
- Heat water to boiling and steep tea bags for 5 minutes.
- Add sugar, stir. Let cool to avoid melting popsicle molds.
- Fill up popsicle molds and put in freezer for about 1 hour or until completely frozen.
Note: When creating the layers that touch the popsicle stick, you want to be sure that they’re not completely frozen, otherwise you won’t be able to get the holder in and out.
Layered Vanilla Chai Latte Popsicles
This creamy and cooling popsicle is delicious for any time of the day. In case you're wondering, decaf tea generally has about 4mg of caffeine in each bag–the same amount as 20 M&M’s.
Makes 6 popsicles (depends on the size of your popsicle molds)
- 5 tea bags Stash Decaf Vanilla Chai black tea
- 1 cup oat milk
- 4 tbsp sugar
- 2 cups water
- Popsicle molds
- Boil 2 cups of water, add tea bags and stir in 2 tbsp sugar.
- Let steep for 5 minutes.
- Heat oat milk for 45 seconds in a microwave until warm enough to dissolve sugar (should be a bit warmer than lukewarm). Stir in remaining 2 tbsp sugar.
- Starting with the oat milk mixture, carefully pour 1.5 tbsp into the bottom of the mold.
- Put the popsicle mold with the first layer in the freezer, wait 20-30 minutes or until the layer is frozen.
- Layer in 1.5 tbs Decaf Vanilla Chai mixture on top, then freeze for 20-30 minutes.*
- Another layer of oat milk. Freeze for another 20-30 minutes.
- Last layer of Decaf Vanilla Chai. Return to freezer until completely frozen.