Ginger Peach Iced Tea Popsicles at the End of Summer

Summer peaches and iced tea turn into sweet popsicles just in time for Labor Day and the end of summer.

I’ve been quite melancholy as of late. Far too busy for my own good and saddened at the thought of missing another summer. They always seem to fly by, taking with them the warm air and flowering plants, and leaving me in the cool, brisk wind waiting for the world around me to catch fire with autumn and then fade to gray and be blanketed with white.

I feel as though I cannot possibly move fast enough or work smart enough to get through what needs to be done each day, especially as we round the corner to school. With school comes the incessant paperwork, kids lined up doing homework at the table that is usually reserved for art projects and family dinners and a busy, bustling schedule that involves a car and me loathing the time spent in it. I much prefer family bike rides to the library or around the lake down the street.

As the sun sets on another summer, I’ll be sitting in the backyard taking down the family swimming pool and enjoying the warm late summer sun with a few iced tea popsicles made just for this occasion.

Summer photos: Swimming and dinner at John and Steph‘s house.

The setup when you don’t have your own popsicle molds.

Tea brewed strong and the beginnings of peach syrup (sliced peaches).

An anxious popsicle maker.

Peach syrup to sweeten our tea with.

Filling the cups.

The first taste and the last popsicles.

I hope you’re all having a lovely weekend and soaking in the last few moments of summer.

These particular popsicles were inspired by a tea bag that appeared in the mail, courtesy of the fine folk at Mighty Leaf. I’ve been spending my summer enjoying perfectly crafted tea blends, poured over ice with my summertime dinners, and I have the opportunity to share them with you. Enter to win an iced tea set from Mighty Leaf here.

8 black tea bags (or 1 Mighty Leaf Ginger Peach Iced Tea pouch)
2 cups boiling water
3 peaches, peeled and puréed
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon fresh chopped ginger
2 peaches, sliced

Steep tea bag(s) in boiling water for 5-7 minutes. In a small saucepan, combine peach purée, sugar, water and chopped ginger. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring frequently. Simmer for three minutes or until all the sugar is dissolved. Remove tea bag from the tea and add in the peach syrup. Stir to combine.

Add sliced peach chunks to popsicle molds*. Pour over peach tea. Insert sticks and freeze until firm. Enjoy.

*I used 3-ounce Dixie Cups and flat wooden spoons for our molds.


Makes 10-12 popsicles depending on mold size.
Copyright © Food for My Family.

Comments

  1. These look so yummy! I just made “popsicles” with strawberry banana juice this week (using the same Dixie cups since we couldn’t find popsicle molds). I’ll have to try this soon :)

  2. I didn’t realize how easy it would be to make these. Thanks for posting!

  3. Oooo girl, I could smear that popsicle on my lips and pretend it’s lipstick. Then eat it.

    y.u.m.

  4. I can’t believe I don’t think to make these with dixie cups. I’ve been missing out all this time. These look so refreshing!

  5. I feel the same way lately too; even though I love fall, I feel sad about how August flew by and we were so busy that we didn’t stop often enough to fully appreciate the moment (and eat our fill of peaches!) These popsicles sound lovely.

  6. This makes me feel a little sad for the summer. Though I’m quite excited about the fall weather heading our way. These look so yummy and adult friendly as well as kid. My boys love making homemade pops this will have to be the next recipe we try out!

  7. Even though we have popsicle molds, I still sometimes make pops in those pink-and-brown-dotted Dixie Cups. Great for crowds!

  8. Shaina, I love love love this. Peach iced tea is my absolute favorite kind of iced tea (or hot tea for that matter – Whittard’s Peach Tea from England? Don’t get me started!) – I can’t wait to make this! Now I’m wishing I’d picked up more peaches at the farmers market yesterday

  9. Those look absolutely terrific. I’ve been making popsicles all summer…and my kids are both in their 20’s and on their own. So much fun finding new ways to make popsicles that appeal to me…this works!

  10. These are absolutely beautiful and such a brilliant idea.

  11. I use Mighty Leaf as well and have never seen a recipe on their box. I’m going to have to look. However, these sound wonderful and I love peaches. What a fun way to use up the end of the season fruit with a healthy and luscious popsicle. Thank you for sharing. I too have been so busy I can barely see straight, but I always have time for dessert. Especially one that sounds this good.

  12. I love flavored teas!Mighty Leaf’s the best!!

  13. How very creative! Wow!! What a great idea…my girls will love these!

  14. Such an elegant and tasty way to end the summer. Lovely pops Shaina :)
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  15. Oh my goodness do these look fantastic! Love it.

  16. My favorite Summer drink in popsicle form! I love it! :-)

  17. Shaina girl, i do hope there comes a day when you get to s-l-o-w d-o-w-n just a teensy bit . . . but i know life just has to be crazy at the moment; you have such cutie-pie kids who are going to be grown and gone before you know it – am happy that you’re able to sneak a few minutes of play time every now and then! big, big hugs girl!!

  18. What a great idea!!! Perfect for the end of summer! :)

  19. omg loving these!

  20. Love this end-of-summer treat! I have to say though, as much as I love summer, I’m looking forward to fall. :-)

  21. What a clever idea! My wife and I both love peach ice tea. Those pops sound so refreshing, and I bet they would even make great ice cubes in a spritzer!

  22. These are a perfect way to while away the last days of summer!

  23. This is shear brilliance. I wish you were my neighbor!

  24. It’s pretty darn cold here today, but that totally wouldn’t stop me from having one of these babies!

  25. This recipe looks so delicious – I am a huge iced tea fan, especially when it’s all icy ;)
    You have such a creative blog here!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru
    Latest: Three Layer Brownie Cheesecake

  26. I like your creation turn into ice tea bar. Kids surely love that summer. I live to try it with my son during weekend when where having the beach for holy week season.

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