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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Peach Mint Honey looks amaze!
That was my favorite one! It disappeared long before the others 😉
I love making my own ice pops! I hadn’t heard about this new Snapple yet and I’m excited to try! Thanks for sharing!
I hadn’t seen it either, I was so happy to see ones that weren’t total sugar bombs like a lot of other teas you see!
These looks delicious, I am going to make some of these for those hot summer days we are having!
yay! Definitely let me know how you like them!
tineke - workingmommyabroad says
Looks great!! Perfect for hot summer days
Meg @ The Many Little Joys says
We love popsicles at our house, and like you said I like being about to control how many processed sugars and artificial stuff makes it into our food. Our popsicle molds look just like yours! And they’ve gotten a ton of use. Thanks for sharing.
This is my first year having one and I’m regretting not getting one sooner!!
Oh my word! My mouth is watering right now! All of those pretty Popsicles! Going on my bucket list for the summer!
Ice pops are definitely a MUST for summer!
Those look amazing! My husband is a farmer, so we are all about using natural ingredients and less GMO & sugar. These look super easy to make and delicious! Thanks for sharing! I’m going to pin this.
Yes! Natural ingredients can be so overlooked these days. And the amount of sugar in EVERYTHING is very alarming!
These looks so good I could go for one right about now.
Kristy @ Southern In Law says
Sooo, I don’t like sweet tea/iced tea (I’m a hot black tea loving girl!) but these I could totally do! Holy deliciousness!
I’m not really a sweet tea girl because it can be legit syrupy, but I’m all about iced tea 😉
Karen Grosz says
Thanks for sharing on Let’s Get Real Friday Link Party. Haven’t heard of this tea. Will have to see how much sugar is in it. Love that you take the time to make your own pops.
Great tips for making popsicles. Thanks for sharing with Simply Natural Saturdays.
Miz Helen says
I can’t wait to try your special pops, they look awesome! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you are having a great day and come back to see us real soon!