These fruit and tea ice pops are perfect for cooling down in the hot summer – these reduced sugar iced pops full of fresh tea and fruit are healthy and refreshing.
This year, I bought my first set of ice pop molds and I have been on.a.roll. Since I’m cutting back on sugar, I love being able to make a cool treat that I can enjoy without worrying about how much sugar it has. Even more, I love being able to use my favorite flavors to create a custom ice pop for my whole family.
Every time I see something I now think, “Oooh! That would make an awesome ice pop!” And that’s exactly what happened when I heard about Snapple® Straight Up™ tea!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Snapple. The opinions and text are all mine. #TrueTeaTaste
Peach Mint Honey Green Tea Ice Pops
1 cup frozen or fresh peaches
1/4 cup of mint, loosely packed
2 cups Sorta Sweet Honey Green Snapple® Straight Up™ Tea
Muddle the mint and add in tea. Let sit for 20 minutes before straining. (or longer if you would like a more pronounced mint flavor) Pulse peaches in food processor or blender until you reach your desired consistency. I like it almost a puree, but still chunky.
Combine the peaches and the strained tea and pour into ice pop molds. Freeze until solid before serving!
Lemon Strawberry Rooibos Ice Pop
1.5 cups strawberries
2 cups Snapple® Straight Up™ Tea Rooibos
Zest 1 teaspoon of lemon rind and then juice 2 tablespoons. (Tip: if you use a vegetable peeler, the part of the rind you want for zest is all that comes off! Since you’re pureeing it, you can just throw the strips right in!) Add the strawberries, the rind and the juice to a food processor or blender and blend until smooth. Combine with tea. Pour into ice pop molds and freeze until solid.
Cherry Vanilla Tea Ice Pops
1.5 cups of pitted cherries, fresh or frozen.
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups Snapple® Straight Up™ Tea Unsweet, Sorta Sweet, or Sweet
Combine your tea of choice and vanilla. Puree the cherries and add to the tea mixture before pouring into ice pop molds and freeze until solid.
- Use whatever form the fruit is sweetest and/or most convenient at that time. Since it’s not peach season here in NJ I used frozen and since I don’t have a cherry pitter, I used frozen cherries. Here I used fresh, in season strawberries, but if you think frozen would be sweeter near you, go for it!
- Either defrost or allow the fruit to soften before pureeing it. This ensures that it will be even dispersed through the ice pops.
- If you have leftovers after filling your molds, pour the rest into an ice cube tray. Either freeze as is or cover in foil and add toothpicks to create mini pops. The tea ice cubes are fantastic in sparkling or normal water as a light flavoring!
So tell me – what was your favorite Snapple® Fact? Do you like making your own ice pops? What’s your favorite Snapple® flavor? Let me know in the comments!
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