Sweet Tea Popsicles

These sweet tea popsicles are the perfect way to enjoy summer. I froze up Southern sweet tea flavored with lemon and mint to create the perfect hot summer day treat.

These sweet tea popsicles are the perfect way to enjoy summer. I froze up Southern sweet tea flavored with lemon and mint to create the perfect hot summer day treat.

The older I get the less sweet I like my tea. I would never say this in the south but I feel I’m safe saying this in New York. However, when it comes to cocktails or popsicles I’m still all about the sweetness. I think because when I’m drinking it normal style I find the sugar a little off putting. Usually when people make sweet tea they make SWEEEEEEEEEEEEET tea. It’s almost thick with sugar and I feel like my teeth are rotting with each and every sip.

Yeah, I just can’t do it. Which is why most of the time I go unsweetened or sweetened with just a touch of Truvia sweetener. The Truvia gives it that touch of sweetness without that whole teeth rotting feeling.

These sweet tea popsicles are the perfect way to enjoy summer. I froze up Southern sweet tea flavored with lemon and mint to create the perfect hot summer day treat.

However, these little frozen bits of joy are served up perfectly sweet with a hint of lemon and mint. I’m such a sucker for those flavors in my tea. Plus it’s summer and mint basically grows like a weed so it’s time to use it up! Actually now that I said that I’m pretty sure mint is a weed.

Eh. It doesn’t matter. Just use it up because it’s no fun watching stuff go to waste.

These sweet tea popsicles are the perfect way to enjoy summer. I froze up Southern sweet tea flavored with lemon and mint to create the perfect hot summer day treat.

If you don’t have a fancy popsicle mold don’t go out and buy one {unless you want too and if you do I really happen to think this one is pretty cute} because you probably have what you need in the house. For these pops I just used small 3 ounce dixie cups and some short wooden popsicle sticks I found on Amazon. After the popsicles freeze up you can just peel off the paper and BOOM – dessert.

How easy and delicious is that?

{Looking for more frozen desserts? Try my vanilla peach bourbon milkshake, mango margarita boozesicles or my vanilla malted brownie ice cream.}

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Sweet Tea Popsicles

These sweet tea popsicles are the perfect way to enjoy summer. I froze up Southern sweet tea flavored with lemon and mint to create the perfect hot summer day treat.

Yield: 4 cups tea

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutesplus freezing time

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups water
  • 4 black tea bags
  • 12 mint leaves, lightly bruised
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1-3 tablespoons Truvia spoonable sweetener

Directions:

Add water to a medium sized pot and set over high heat. Once the water starts boiling add in the tea bags, and remove from the heat.

Let the tea steep for 5 minutes and then gently squeeze out the tea bags.

Add in mint leaves, lemon juice and Truiva. Start off by adding 1 tablespoon and add more until you reach your desired sweetness level.

Let the mixture cool until room temperature (or add to the refrigerator) before making popsicles. {Remove the mint leaves if desired}

When you're ready to make your pops set out your cups, fill almost to the top, cover the cup with foil and press the popsicle stick into the middle of the foil. This will help keep the stick in place while it freezes.

Add to the freezer and freeze for at least 4 hours until solid.

Note: This make 4 cups of iced tea that can be used for making popsicles. I made 10 ice pops with enough tea leftovers to enjoy a few glasses.

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Truvia. As always all opinions are 100% my own.

29 Responses to “Sweet Tea Popsicles”

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    Kristen @ A Mind Full Mom — August 25, 2015 at 7:11 am

    It is still REALLY hot here in the south, so these look like a great treat to make now 🙂

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    Judy@ImBoredLetsGo — August 25, 2015 at 7:14 am

    I’m like you, sweet tea is too sweet, but in frozen treats I like ’em sweet! These sound delightful.

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    Rachel Cooks — August 25, 2015 at 7:25 am

    These are so fun! Love the lemon slice on top.

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    TidyMom — August 25, 2015 at 7:33 am

    what a fabulous ideas! my girls would love these!

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    Kathy Hester — August 25, 2015 at 7:56 am

    I love popsicles and sweet tea, so this is the recipe for me!!

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    Beth — August 25, 2015 at 8:26 am

    When you said that popsicle mold was pretty cute, I was hoping for a mold shaped like rockets or kittens or something! Hahaha.

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    Heather | girlichef — August 25, 2015 at 9:17 am

    I’m the same way. I love sweet tea, but not TOO sweet tea. I recently made some sweet tea popsicles, too, and loved them…but now they’re gone. These are definitely my next batch!

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    Gerry @ Foodness Gracious — August 25, 2015 at 10:04 am

    Great idea, who doesn’t like sweet tea??

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    Susan @ Our Family Eat — August 25, 2015 at 10:40 am

    Sweet tea popsicles??!! Be still my Southern heart! These will be so fun to serve at a Labor Day party.

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    Stephanie — August 25, 2015 at 11:11 am

    What a fun idea! I love tea and drink it everyday – need to try these!

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    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — August 25, 2015 at 12:50 pm

    Being from the north, sweet tea has never really been my thing, but I could definitely get into these popsicles!

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    Melanie | Melanie Makes — August 25, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    I’m an absolute tea addict! Like I can drink a pitcher a day on my own. Love how you made tea a dessert in popsicle form!

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    Julia — August 25, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    Oh these are so fun! I love this idea for a summer treat!

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    Danae @ Recipe Runner — August 25, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    I’m with you on keeping the tea I drink pretty low on sweetness. However popsicles and desserts are a different story. Bring on the sweet tea! Love these summery pops!

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    The Food Hunter — August 25, 2015 at 5:24 pm

    Oh no…no matter how old I get I will still love sweet tea!! and the sweeter the better 🙂

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    Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence — August 25, 2015 at 7:32 pm

    These look SO refreshing! I’m wondering if you could work vodka into the mix somehow ;)?

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    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness — August 25, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    It’s been about 2 bazillion degrees here, and I am MAJORLY craving these popsicles! I LOVE that you used Truvia to keep them lighter – pinned!

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    Jamie | My Baking Addiction — August 25, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    I am an avid iced tea drinker, but I am totally with on the sweet tea thing. Sweet tea makes me think I’m drinking simple syrup and that’s so not a good thing. I can’t wait to try these popsicles – so good. Especially when it’s supposed to be 85 this weekend.

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    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — August 25, 2015 at 8:32 pm

    I’ve wanted these since I saw your snap!! Yes girl!

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    Joanne — August 25, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    I’ve never had legit sweet tea and now I”m wondering whether that’s a good or bad thing…but it’s definitely sad that I’ve never had sweet tea popsicles! A must have before summer is over.

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    Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pig — August 25, 2015 at 11:15 pm

    These are seriously gorgeous and I bet tasty too.

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    Paula - bell'alimento — August 26, 2015 at 8:16 am

    My sweet tea loving family would dig these.

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    Martha @ A Family Feast — August 26, 2015 at 8:46 am

    What a perfectly refreshing summer treat! Gorgeous!

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    Lana | Never Enough Thyme — August 26, 2015 at 10:12 am

    I absolutely love these! This Georgia girl was raised on sweet tea and it’s always (always!) in my fridge. Making these for next weekend!

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    Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes — August 26, 2015 at 11:51 am

    This is my ideal popsicle right here! Love the lemon wedges!

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    Angie | Big Bear's Wife — August 27, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    I love, love, love them! I’m all about sweet tea and these pops are fantastic! I have a mold but I love the little cups with the wooden spoons!!!

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    Gina | Running to the Kitchen — August 30, 2015 at 7:44 am

    These are seriously the cutest little pops I’ve ever seen 🙂

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    Susan — August 30, 2015 at 9:26 pm

    I went to college in the south and I never drank the tea once. Too sweet for me but I think I can handle these pops. Sugar in tea flavored treats is a-okay by me!

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    Jean | DelightfulRepast.com — July 21, 2016 at 11:09 pm

    These sound perfect for me if this hot weather keeps up. How refreshing!

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