Alright, so I’ve gone popsicle mad. Last week was Mango Honey Lassi Popsicle with Ginger and Chia Seeds.I can’t stop myself from dreaming about yummy popsicle recipes when I should be doing something more productive like reading/studying/cleaning. So refreshing and sinless. The perfect combination.
“Raw honey may have potential health benefits such as reducing seasonal allergies. This is due to the natural pollen it contains that are not destroyed by pasteurisation. Remember that raw honey is not suitable for those who are immunocompromised or for children under the age of 12 months.”
This time around I wanted to base my popsicles around those super sweet childhood iced teas. You know, the ones I used to drink like they were going out of fashion. Wow how things have changed. Instead of gorging on 30g of refined sugar I thought I would use natural raw honey with some fresh lemon and ginger added. And of course fair trade organic black tea :) If you haven’t seen my post on fair trade tea, check it out and tell me what you think.
Recipe for Zesty Lemon Ginger Iced Tea Popsicles
Recipe by Rachel
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Time To Finish: 4 hours and 45 minutes
Ingredients for Zesty Lemon Ginger Iced Tea Popsicles
2.5-3 cups of water
2 tea bags of black fair trade tea (or about 2-3 tbsp loose black tea)
3 inch piece of ginger, cut into thin slices
1/4 cup of honey, raw preferred
2 small lemons or 1 large lemon
Method for Zesty Lemon Ginger Iced Tea Popsicles
Bring the water to a boil in a small saucepan.
When water has boiled turn off the stove and add your tea bags or loose tea and ginger. I like to give my ginger a few stomps with the other end of a wooden spoon to release the flavour.
Put mixture in the fridge and let cool for about 30 minutes. Take out the tea halfway.
When mixture has cooled to a low temperature mix in the honey. You don’t want the water too hot to kill all the goodness in the honey (if you got your hands on a raw variety).
Strain the liquid. Add the zest of your lemon(s) as well as the juice.
Put mixture into 8 popsicle containers. Let freeze for 4 hours.
If you don’t have popsicle containers you can use ice cube trays. Or enjoy with ice cubes as a delicious home made iced tea!
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.