Burst Green Tea Freezer Pops make a refreshing
pops are so simple to make and require so few
ingredients it seems odd that cases at the supermarket
are chock-full of icy flavor pops on a stick.
frozen treats are mostly made of water with sugar, corn
syrup, gum and stabilizers, plus artificial colors thrown
in. Most homemade frozen fruit treats require nothing more
than real fruit thrown in a blender. Think fruit smoothie on
Stars Berry Burst Green Tea Freezer Pops add a fun flavor
twist with an extra splash of green tea. Any combination of
fresh fruit can be blended with the green tea. We used
raspberries and strawberries, but you can also use
blueberries, peaches, watermelon and pineapple.
Shopping tip: We used Gold Peak Green Tea with sugar for
testing this recipe.
Ingredient tip: For more texture, add coarsely chopped
strawberries to liquid mixture but note that it will make an
additional freezer pop.
molds? No problem: Pour mixture into 5-ounce paper drinking
cups. Arrange filled cups on tray. Partially freeze, then
stand a food-safe craft stick upright in each cup. Freeze
overnight. Peel the paper cup off and you wont have to
wrestle with the right moment to release them out of some
newfangled mold without breaking them.
BURST GREEN TEA FREEZER POPS
4 freezer pops (using molds) (Yield: 1 1/2 cups liquid)
quartered fresh strawberries
cup bottled sweet green tea
all ingredients into a blender and process until smooth.
into freezer pop molds. Freeze overnight or for several
hours until solidly frozen.
pop: 27 calories (9 percent from fat), trace total fat (no
saturated fat), no cholesterol, 6 g carbohydrates, trace
protein, 1 mg sodium, 3 g dietary fiber.
developed for The Star by professional home economists
Kathryn Moore and Roxanne Wyss.