Popsicle Twofer (May 2022)

Happy Memorial Day!

This year is going by so fast. But that is what we say every year, right? This month seems like a good time to kick off summer treat recipes. So, to get the ball rolling, May is bringing you a “Twofer”, a “Popsicle Twofer”, to be exact.  The offerings for this month, are Rooibos Pineapple and Mint Cucumber Kick.  These simple recipes will salve any sweet tooth in a healthy way.

Let’s get started.

 

Rooibos Pineapple

 

Recipe:

3 Parts Brewed Um’Licious Me Rooibos Rising Loose Leaf Tea 

1 Part Pineapple Juice

  • Brew your tea to the sweetness of Sweet Tea, to accommodate the dilution due to freezing and subsequent melting. And as far as the juice is concerned, I chose to use RW Knudsen’s Just Juice, Organic Pineapple, (https://www.rwknutsenfamily.com/products/just-juices/organic-pineapple). This way I wanted to take advantage of the natural sweetness of the fruit. And boy, did I luck out with that.  Use your favorite juice. Tailor it to your taste. However, the simpler the better.
  • Mix with a fork or spoon.
  • For a small batch, 1 cup of this mixture produces 4 medium sized popsicles (70ml each). You can increase your batch sizes from there.
  • Pour in your popsicle molds and freeze for at least 6 hours.

 

Here is how they came out:

 

 

 

 

Mint Cucumber Kick

What you will need for this

 

 

Recipe:

Makes 8-10 medium size popsicles.

2 Cups brewed Um’Licious Me Cool Green Mint Loose Leaf Tea 

¾ Cups of chopped cucumber

½ Lime juiced

1/8 Tsp of Cayenne Pepper (optional, if heat is not your thing).

 

  • As with the previous recipe, prepare the tea to a sweet tea consistency. Keep in mind that this recipe is not meant to be sweet, but the sweetness blends well with the acidity of the lime, and the blandness of the cucumber.
  • Add ingredients to a blender. Bullet size blender would do.
  • Blend until the cucumber chunks have been liquified.

 

  • Pour into your popsicle molds and freeze for at least 6 hours.

 

Here is how they came out: 

 

 

Enjoy!

See you next month.

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