by Naomi Rosen
I live in Las Vegas. I believe when you translate that in Spanish, it's loosely "So. Hot. Popsicle. Now." During the months of June, July, and August, I will drink my weight in iced tea and still be thirsty. Since moving out here 5 years ago, I've learned all sorts of tricks that help deal with the heat. We have mini pools, water tables, wet towels, covered parks, water guns, and we only go outside before 9am and after sunset. Reaching deep into my bag of tricks, one of my favorite go-to's for a warm summer day is popsicles! A girlfriend of mine gave me a Zoku popsicle maker our first summer here and that thing has seen some battle time! You can keep it simple and freeze just the tea itself. Or, you can get all complex and over-achieverish and create your own popsicle line. One of my favorites is the Pina Colada...
- 1 can of coconut Milk
- 1 cup of frozen pineapple
- 1 cup of your favorite tea (in this case I used a Sencha, but rooibos based teas are great for this too!)
I put it all in a blender, let that do it's magic, and then pour the mix into the Zoku. I think it takes about 8 minutes to become a popsicle. I use that time to read some of my favorite tea blogs or keep my kids from destroying my house with a soccer ball. #ThanksWorldCup
Are you a popsicle fan? What's your favorite tea popsicle recipe? I'm always looking for more ideas and you never know when a discount code might end up in your inbox as a thanks for keeping my recipe file full!