This recipe for Zesty Honey Iced Tea Popsicles with Ginger is the perfect summer treat. Sweetened naturally with honey and made with fresh lemon and ginger it is a great way to nourish, hydrate and treat yourself all at once!
I love the simplicity of homemade popsicles, and they are so easy to make healthy. I’ve shared my Breakfast Popsicles with Yogurt, Banana and Oats in the past, as well as a herbal inspired Elderflower Cordial Popsicles with Lemon and Mint. This popsicle recipe is one of my favourites because it uses fresh lemon zest and ginger to brighten this iced tea inspired popsicle. The black tea also offers some beneficial flavinoids making this an insanely healthy popsicle recipe.
Why I Made This Zesty Honey Iced Tea Popsicles with Ginger
The Health Benefits of Black Tea
Black tea is rich in the antioxidants flavonoids. See my post What Are Antioxidants Good For for more information on the benefits of antioxidants and how they work to combat oxidated stress.
The Health Benefits of Raw Honey
Raw or unpasteurized honey may help with reducing seasonal allergies. This is due to the natural pollen it contains that are not destroyed by pasteurization or heating.
These Popsicles Are Low In Sugar
Naturally sweetened with honey, each one of these popsicles contains only a few grams of sugar which is much less than your conventional store-bought popsicle which can contain up to 30 grams of refined sugar.
Tips For These Zesty Honey Iced Tea Popsicles with Ginger
Making Popsicles Without Moulds
I love using ice cube trays for quick easy popsicles. Follow the recipe directions and add the popsicles mix to an ice cube tray. Freezing time will be cut in half.
Making Homemade Popsicles For Kids
Make these popsicles for kids by using decaffeinated black tea, or by completing omitting the tea. Also try these Breakfast Popsicles with Yogurt, Banana and Oats which are very kid-friendly.
How To Store Homemade Popsicles
If your popsicle moulds don’t come with a casing, store your popsicles in a freezer bag or airtight container to avoid them getting too icy.
Homemade Popsicle - Zesty Iced Tea with Ginger
- 3 cups water
- 2 bags black tea or 2 tbsp loose black tea
- 3 inch piece ginger sliced
- 1/4 cup honey unpasteurized
- 1 large lemon
- Heat the water in a small saucepan and bring it to a boil.
- When the water has boiled turn off the stove and add your tea bags or loose tea, along with the ginger. I like to give my ginger a few stomps with the other end of a wooden spoon to release the flavour.
- Stir in the honey - you don't want to heat the honey over the stove as this can kill off some of the beneficial compounds.
- Let the pot of steeping tea, with honey and ginger steep for about 30 minutes. The longer you leave it the more intense the flavours will be.
- Strain the mixture and discard the tea bags (or loose tea) and ginger. Zest the lemon, and add the zest along with the juice of the lemon to the strained tea mixture.
- Pour the mixture into 8 popsicle moulds and freeze for at least 4 hours. If you don't have popsicle containers you can use ice cube trays.
Nutrition Information for Zesty Lemon Ginger Iced Tea Popsicles
Calories/Energy 35 calories
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Rachel Dickens, The Conscious Dietitian, is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator. She graduated with her Masters in Nutrition and Dietetics in 2010 from Griffith University. She strives to provide evidence-based nutrition information with a focus on plant-based nutrition and share some of her favourite seasonal recipes and sustainable eating tips.