Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Spiced Rooibos Tea Popsicles


I am on a tea popsicle kick. I posted a recipe for Chai Green Tea Popsicles this week over on my Napa Farmhouse 1885 blog. They were so good...and I received so many rave reviews..that I decided to experiment with one of my favorite herb teas..Rooibos.

Natural News says this about Rooibos tea:

"Rooibos tea, also called red bush tea, is a herbal tea derived from the leaves of the rooibos plant. Though consumption of the tea was once confined to the South African regions in which the plant grew, rooibos tea is becoming more popular in Western countries due to its robust taste and numerous health benefits. Learn more"

Rooibos is caffeine free, rich in antioxidants, full of beneficial minerals, helps improve blood circulation and calms upset stomachs. Plus it tastes delicious. So I decided to combine brewed tea with unsweetened coconut milk, chai spices and whole blueberries and then freeze the mixture into popsicles. The result? A refreshing, light, spicy, yummy frozen treat perfect for hot summer days. Enjoy!

Spiced Rooibos Tea Popsicles
(makes 10-12 popsicles)

3 cups boiling water
4 chai rooibos tea bags
3/4 cup coconut milk
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
coconut sugar to taste (optional)
1/2 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)

Pour the boiling water into a heat safe bowl and add the tea bags. Steep until the water is cool. Add cooled tea, coconut milk  and spices to bold and stir until combined. Taste and sweeten if desired. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze for 1 hour. Remove from freezer and equally divide blueberries between the molds. The hour of freezing allows the berries to be distributed throughout the popsicle...not sink to the bottom. Add the sticks and freeze until firm.


It is "Frozen Treats" week at Food Network's
 #SummerSoiree roundup. Check out the other delicious sounding recipes from my blogger friends. Do you have a favorite frozen treat recipe? Please share in the comments section and/or link to your blog if you have one. 


For a savory frozen treat:

best,
Diane


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