Arnold Palmer Pops
Popsicles are a true treat of childhood. Icy cold, sweet and flavourful, they are a tried and true way to combat the heat. DIY popsicles and paletas are a major trend right now. They are great because you are not limited to the freezer burnt, dull flavoured (named after colours, not flavours) store-bought popsicles of our youth.
For my band-wagon-jumping-on-ness I present to you, Arnold Palmer pops, named after the iconic beverage, named after the iconic golfer. A mix of iced tea and lemonade, two classic summer sippers, because, why choose one when you can have both. The Arnold Palmer is sweet, bitter and tangy and converts nicely to a frozen treat.
Makes 12 popsicles (approximation, depending on the size of your popsicle molds)
2 orange pekoe tea bags
2 sprigs of fresh mint
2 cups (500ml) of water
1 tablespoon (15ml) of sugar
3 lemons, juiced
1 cup (250ml) store-bought lemonade
1 teaspoon (5 ml) of sugar
Bring the water to a boil. In a teapot combine the tea bags, fresh mint, and sugar and allow to steep for 10 minutes. Once 10 minutes has elapsed, remove the tea bags and mint and allow the tea to cool to room temperature.
Combine the freshly squeezed lemon juice, store-bought lemonade and sugar and stir until the sugar is dissolved.
Once the tea is fully cooled, stir in ½ cup (125ml) of the lemonade into the tea.
Fill the popsicle molds ¾ of the way with the tea mixture and freeze for 2 hours, or until set.
Once the tea layer is set, top with the lemonade mixture and then return the popsicles to the freezer to fully freeze, approximately 2 hours.