Even though we’ve shifted into the season of crisp fall air, I still crave chilled treats in the afternoon to wake up my senses. Iced tea lattes are a go-to sip guaranteed to please, but why not add a touch of ice cream truck whimsy by transforming the iced latte into a popsicle? It’s as simple as brew, sweeten and freeze (followed by a second step to add a layer of frozen milk). Make a big batch to cure the mid-day lull with a caffeinated treat that’s sure to bring a smile to your face.
While this particular recipe calls for Earl Grey tea, you can swap it with others teas that can stand up to the richness of milk. I recommend an Assam, Keemun, or an English Breakfast blend. You can even alter the flavor by blending a pinch of dried herbs and flowers with the tea (think lavender, rose petal, hibiscus, mint) or use a favorite pre-blended black tea that would be friendly with the creamy milk companion. Beyond the tea and milks, the only other ingredient that this recipe calls for is honey. So, be playful and swap standard honey for those that are naturally flavored (lavender honey for floral flavors or chestnut honey for a super earthy twist). Keep in mind that these popsicles are lightly sweetened with honey, so if you tend to have a sweet tooth you might consider increasing the amount ever so slightly.