Before Summer’s over, let’s enjoy every bit of sun and heat left! Here in Chicago it gets so cold that it’s even hard to remember what warm weather is like. That’s why I like to do as many summer activities as possible, including going to the pool with my kids and taking them out for ice cream. It made me think about why not make some with tea, (since everything is about tea for me!) so why don’t I give you some great ideas for tea ice cream and popsicles that you can make at home?
Making your own is so easy and much healthier, and there are tons of recipes out there. In this roundup, I’m listing 15 of my favorite tea ice cream and popsicle recipes which include sorbet, fruit popsicles and ice cream for all tastes and diets.
*NOTE 1: If you want to intensify the tea flavor of what you’re cooking/baking, you need to increase the amount of tea you’re using rather than steep for a longer time. For tea recommendations, check out my favorites.
*NOTE 2: Some recipes below may include raw eggs in their preparation. You can always make the recipe safer and cook them by following this guide.
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Indulge in this creamy earl grey ice cream. Super easy, no frills.
It’s no secret that Hojicha is one of my favorite teas and I love baking with it (like these hojicha shortbread cookies). This Gelato is on my top favorite list, thank you Candice for this recipe!
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Although not technically made with tea, these popsicles have peppermint added as an infusion. These creamsicles are perfect to enjoy in the warmest weather! Also in this post, Karlee shows 2 other ways (and recipes) to make tea popsicles.
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This is a must try. It takes a bit more work but it’s definitely worth it!
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A very straightforward recipe to make Masala Chai popsicles. I personally love how coconut milk makes popsicles creamy so you can also replace the heavy cream for coconut milk.
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A different kind of popsicle but oh so good and refreshing!
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This is an amazing recipe, tried and true! Sugar and dairy free. Remember, get a good quality culinary Matcha because it’s a make it or break it kind of thing!
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Great ‘London Fog’ popsicle recipe (you can make it with or without the jelly bits).
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I am crazy about (real) watermelon sorbet. I had one in Italy once that was insanely good. Since then, I’m always looking for watermelon gelato to try, so this is a good option to give it a shot!
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Thai tea is slightly different from an iced Masala Chai. To make it, ready made thai mixes are mostly used and it’s so orange because it usually has food coloring. It also might contain tamarind, different to masala chai. This ice cream uses a thai tea mix and is so worth trying!
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To make popsicles that don’t feel like biting on ice, (unfortunately) you need to add sugar, so don’t skip it. These popsicles are also easily customizable because you can play around with different fruits.
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Although I’m not the keenest on chamomile tea, I’d soooooo try this one! I’ll do anything in ice cream format and this looks delicious.
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Here’s also a great resource for how to make ice cream from scratch. Since it uses milk as an ingredient, all you have to do to customize your tea flavor is previously steep the milk in the tea of your choice (make sure you brew it strong, meaning you should use double or even triple amount of leaves/tea bags and longer times to steep it).
I hope you enjoyed this tea ice cream and popsicle roundup. I will be making plenty of these recipes, especially before summer comes to an end. I’d love to hear what’s your favorite!