Tea Pops: Your Next Frozen, Homemade Treat By Lora-Lynn Kahler

 

 

 

            I wandered through the herb festival at the fairgrounds in search of a hot cup of herbal tea.  My throat hurt and a tea sounded like a great idea.  What I bumped into was even better: tea pops.  Delicious, frozen teas mixed with other herbs or fruits.  I had to try one and, of course, all of my friends with me wanted to sample the goods.

We tasted a chocolate lavender tea pop made by an urban farming group in from Pittsburgh. Wow!  It was all that.  We stood around marveling at how good chocolate tea could be when it was concentrated and frozen to a stick with some lavender added for good measure.

You have to try making tea pops at home.  Any combination of teas is possible.

Fen Gerson, in Paletas: Authentic recipes for Mexican ice pops, shaved ice & aguas frescas, will teach you to make a hibiscus-raspberry ice pop that looks amazing (pg. 31). 

Take a look at the green tea-pomegranate recipe in Ice Pops by Shelly Kaldunski (pg. 76).

Remember that sore throat that led me to looking for a cup of tea in the first place?  How great would it be to have some nectarine, honey & chamomile tea pops in the freezer for the next time?  People’s Pops explains everything I need to create some of these frozen treats (pg. 64).

Ok, so what if you don’t like tea?  We have lots of other book choices to get you freezing including:

Ice Pop Joy in book and eBook form, I Scream Sandwich, Gelato!: Italian Ice Creams, Sorbetti, & Granite, Getting Great Results from Your Ice Cream Machine, or The Ultimate Smoothie Book.

If eBooks are for you, take look at How to Make Frozen Yogurt by Nicole Weston or Ice Cream Made Easy by Annette Yates or any of the smoothie eCookbooks if you want to avoid the whole freezing stuff in a mold thing.

 

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