I'm not entirely sure that this recipe didn't come to me in a dream. I'm pretty sure I was dozing off during cookbook edits, and had a vision of an extra adorable stripey popsicle in my hand. (because if you're going to dream about food, it better be the cutest kind of cute!)
I'm one of those weirdos that must have something hot to drink first thing in the morning, even if it's 80-degrees at 6am with 95-percent humidity. I also eat hot soup for supper in the summertime, but that's beside the point. I love a good Earl Grey latte in the morning. I fill the tea cup half-way, and then cover it while the tea steeps to an extra dark brown, all the while my milk steams off to the side. It's just a lovely way to wake up. Black tea is about the most amount of caffeine I drink. I do love coffee, but it does not love me. It makes me jittery and sleepy all at once (what?). I had an iced coffee at a coffee shop one afternoon last week, and I feel like I'm just now back on a regular sleep schedule. Those coffee beans makes me crazy! So, if I feel like I need another pick-me-up in the afternoon, I want a re-do of that morning's perfect latte. But maybe a re-do that is a bit more acceptable to drink on the front porch while the mailman walks by? Iced Earl Grey latte, you were always made for my popsicle mold.
The truth: you don't have to layer the ingredients to make this popsicle taste delicious. If layering stripes in a popsicle mold every half hour for four hours (count the layers!) sounds like something you don't have time for, please, stir it all together before freezing.
I'm not going to confess what the white substance is in the popsicle. Is it heavy cream (shame on me!), or is it coconut cream? Or, light coconut milk from a can? Ok, fine. The ones pictured have light coconut milk, but that's only because I scarfed down the heavy cream versions while I was only one layer 3. Heavy cream all.the.way!
I'll leave your calorie choices up to you, though.
P.S. Bonus points for Earl Grey tea with double the bergamot (look for it!)
Earl Grey Latte Pops
Delicately flavored ice pops to cool down in the hot weather.
- 1 cup boiling water
- 2 Earl Grey tea bags (try the ones with double bergamot)
- 1 tablespoon amber agave nectar
- 1 cup light coconut milk (or heavy cream!)
- Add the boiling water in a glass 1-cup measuring cup. Add the tea bags. Cover and steep 10 minutes. Remove tea bags, and let cool for 20 minutes. Stir in the agave nectar.
- Pour the coconut milk (or cream) into a measuring cup with a spout.
- Place 5 popsicle sticks in your popsicle molds. Make the first layer the tea. Let freeze for 30 minutes before adding the coconut milk layer. Repeat until all liquid is used. You should end up with 5 popsicles, depending on the size of your molds.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 42Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 5mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 0g
Jocelyn @BruCrew Life says
These are gorgeous!!! i do love all the stripes in them, but I'm not sure I have the patience to wait it out!!
Alex Caspero MA,RD (@delishknowledge) says
OMG. I may leave work right now to go make these....they sound so delicious!!! Pinning now!
Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel says
I, too, love me some soup in the summertime. Soup is seasonless, much like hot coffee and tea. You just need it yearround, and those who don't understand us, clearly don't have good taste in food. And oh, these pops? LOVE.
Jen @ Marshmallows and Margaritas says
I'm not sure how I missed these before, but O.M.G. they are adorable. I drink a ridiculous amount of tea -- usually English breakfast, but also coconut creme, green tea with mint, jasmine green and all sorts of Earl Gray-esque flavors -- and I think a popsicle version would be perfect. Plus, stripes. Can't handle it.
Has anyone actually made these with low fat coconut milk and do they taste good? Just want to make sure it's worth 4 hours of work lol.
Eden Passante says
These are beautiful and I'm sure taste amazing! Need to test these out!
celina oh says
hello.................im celina and can i replace agave nectar with sugar??
Christina Lane says
I don't think so, Celina. Sorry! I haven't tried the recipe any way except the way you see it written.
I did them with sugar and they came out delicious! I stirred twice the sugar into the tea while it was still hot. I think I might split it up between the tea and cream next time. Still, delicious!
Eden Passante says
How did you get the layers so perfectly even?? The presentation of these pops is beautiful, and I'm sure they taste even better!
Or could I add Bergamot drops from doTerra to 'strengthen' it?
Christina Lane says
Yes. AND YUM!