Do you love sweet tea and raspberries as much as I do? Then you will love this sweet tea raspberry popsicles recipe. These sweet summer treats can be made using frozen or fresh raspberries as you prefer. This easy raspberry ice pop recipe is packed full of summer flavour. If you are a fan of iced tea, you will just LOVE these popsicles made with sweetened ice tea.
This is a super-easy, three ingredient raspberry ice pop recipe. Anyone will find these popsicles made with sweetened ice tea incredibly simple to prepare. To make these refreshing sweet tea raspberry popsicles you will need sweet tea, raspberries and water. Yes, that’s all!
A Closer Look at the Ingredients
You will need sweetened ice tea to make these sweet summer treats. This can either be homemade or store-bought.
You can also choose from sweetened ice tea or unsweetened ice tea and then add artificial sweetener if you want these popsicles made with sweetened ice tea to be sugar-free. If you make your own ice tea of course you can use whatever recipe you usually use.
Also this means you can adjust the amount of sweetness. I expect most people would prefer a little sweetness in their popsicles. And then some people like them very sweet while others might not want any sweetness. Of course it’s totally your call.
Make this raspberry ice pop recipe using frozen or fresh raspberries. It doesn’t make much difference which you choose actually, since they’re going to be frozen anyway!
How to Make the Best Raspberry Ice Pop Recipe
You need a food processor to make these, although I suppose a blender would also work. Puree the raspberries well and then strain out the seeds.
Now you can just add the other ingredients and then pour the mixture into popsicle moulds. I like to pop a few whole raspberries into the moulds before pouring in the popsicle mixture. This just offers some different texture in each bite.
These take around four hours (at least!) to freeze so plan and make them ahead. I often make these sweet tea raspberry popsicles in the evening then freeze them overnight. That way I know I can expect frozen popsicles and not a slushy mess!
Raspberry Ice Pop Recipe Variations
I would suggest first making these sweet summer treats exactly following the recipe. I just know you won’t be disappointed! After that feel free to tweak and experiment to your heart’s content.
Maybe switch the fruit for another kind. I am sure blackberries, pitted cherries, strawberries, blueberries, or mixed berries would be perfect too.
Alternatively you could try fruit chunks like peach, melon, plum, or pineapple in there. Again I would save a berry or fruit chunk to add to each popsicle for texture. You can use any combination of fruit in these sweet tea raspberry popsicles.
Another option is to use a different type of sweet tea. Using frozen or fresh raspberries works fine and so does using another kind of tea. You can get all kinds of sweet tea with flavours ranging from lemon to peach to passion fruit. I can’t think of one flavour that wouldn’t work here actually!
The Arnold Palmer version of Snapple (half lemonade half iced tea) would be really good here. I haven’t tried that yet but let me know if you do. It’s sweet but the diet version is made with sweeteners and is sugar-free.
A Few Fun Popsicle Facts
Popsicles were invented by an 11-year old boy who accidentally left a drink with a stirring stick out overnight in the cold. They were first defined as being ‘a frozen drink on a stick’. The seven original popsicle flavours (and this is going back 100 years!) are cherry, orange, banana, root beer, watermelon, grape, and lemon.
Popsicle sticks are traditionally made with birch wood, although homemade popsicles of course use plastic moulds and sticks. Twin ice pops were first created during the Great Depression, making it possible for two kids to share a popsicle for just a nickel.
How many popsicles do you think are sold every year? The answer is more than two billion! Of course, many more are made at home, so the number of popsicles eaten is way higher. Now you know about these popsicles made with sweetened ice tea you will definitely want to make them.
Sweet Tea Raspberry Popsicles Recipe
Sweet Tea Raspberry Popsicles
- 4 Cup tea iced
- 2 Cup raspberries fresh or frozen
- 2 Cup water
- With a good processor, blend raspberries until puréed. Strain purée to remove seeds
- Mix together purée, tea, and water.
- Add a few raspberries to molds, if desired, and pour tea mixture over top.
- Fill to top. Freeze at least 4 hours, or overnight.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.
These sweet tea raspberry popsicles are one of my favourite flavours. I just find the combination of sweet tea and raspberries so refreshing and tasty. I love ice tea anyway and I like to eat a range of fruits so these tick all my boxes. It also helps that they are so easy to make!