Thai Tea Ice Pops*

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Jorge and I are huge Thai Food fans. Until I met Jorge, I had actually never had Thai food. I wasn’t opposed to it by any means, it just wasn’t something I had ever eaten before. In my defense, Jorge and I met when I was 19…my food choices weren’t much broader than your standard teenager fare.

I remember the first time I went to a Thai restaurant with him. The menu was so big and I didn’t know what half of the things on the menu were. We sat down and I scoured over the menu. We ordered drinks and he asked for a Thai Tea. I figured it was a hot tea (which is soooo not my thing), so I went for the safe option of diet coke.

A few seconds later, the waitress returned with my diet coke and a neon orange iced drink for Jorge. He laughed at the face I was making and told me to just try it. After one highly sugared – neon orange sip, I was hooked. It is now one of my absolute favorite things to have when we go for Thai. Don’t tell Jorge, but I actually sometimes just ask to go have for the Thai Tea alone… ;-)

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So when I saw the adorable bow tie wearing Alton Brown on GMA a couple weeks ago making Thai Tea Popsicles, I knew I was done for. I HAD to have them! The only special thing I had to pick up from the store was a package of Black Tea and the next day I had these babies in the freezer.

The heat has been brutal these last few weeks in Tampa and I have really enjoyed reaching in the freezer and pulling out one of these flavorful ice pops. I love them so much, next time I am going to make a double batch!

This is a new popsicle mold from what I have used in the past. When we moved I lost my original one…and I’m sorta glad I did, because I really love my new one (<- amazon affiliate link, FYI). It was more than I usually spend ($22), but so worth it!!

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Thai Tea Ice Pops

Yield: 8 Popsicles

Ingredients:

4 cups water
8 black tea bags
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground clove

Directions:

Bring the water to a boil then cool for 10 minutes. Add the tea bags and steep for 15 minutes. Remove the tea bags and pour the tea into a large pitcher.

Add the sweetened condensed milk, vanilla extract, salt, cinnamon and clove. Stir until well combined.Refrigerate the mixture for 8 hours (or overnight).

Divide the chilled mixture between popsicle molds and freeze until firm, approximately 4 hours, depending on the size of the molds.

recipe adapted from Alton Brown on Good Morning America

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22 Responses to “Thai Tea Ice Pops”

  1. 1

    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com — June 23, 2013 @ 9:18 pm

    Love thai tea and all the spices!! What a great idea to make popsicles out of it :)

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    Tieghan — June 23, 2013 @ 9:23 pm

    I really do not like tea, but I am thinking I could probably do tea in popsicle form! These look awesome!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — June 23, 2013 @ 10:11 pm

    These sound so fabulous!!

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    Cait — June 23, 2013 @ 11:31 pm

    I love Thai iced tea and am also guilty stopping in for just a drink to go! Now I need a Popsicle mold… :)

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    Zainab — June 23, 2013 @ 11:43 pm

    I love Thai ice tea! My husband and I had our first date at a Thai restaurant and it was his first exposure to Thai food. I remember I convinced him to order Thai iced tea and he loved it. This is such a great idea for a Popsicle. Love!!

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    Ericka — June 24, 2013 @ 8:26 am

    Oh wow, I have been craving Thai tea & these look fantastic! :) I’m sure one would do me some good later today – it’s blisteringly hot over on Florida’s east coast too!

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    Cookbook Queen — June 24, 2013 @ 8:40 am

    I’ve never had Thai tea, but reading the ingredients it sounds like a thicker , sweeter version of Chai. Which I LOOOVE. Can’t wait to try these!!!

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    Bev @ Bev Cooks — June 24, 2013 @ 10:47 am

    I could lick about 27 of these to death right now.

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    Marcie@FlavortheMoments — June 24, 2013 @ 11:32 am

    These sound very refreshing and delicious!

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    Delancey — June 24, 2013 @ 11:36 am

    I am in love with these already!! I am a Thai Iced Tea addict…how could these not be heaven??

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    Joanne — June 24, 2013 @ 1:06 pm

    One of my coworkers brought in Thai iced tea ice cream once and it was super fabulous…but I could totally see pops being EVEN.BETTER.

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    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — June 24, 2013 @ 1:21 pm

    Thai iced tea popsicles?? Want. Nay, NEED.

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    Celestine — June 24, 2013 @ 3:02 pm

    They look so refreshing. Can’t wait to give it a whirl.

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    Elaine — June 24, 2013 @ 3:30 pm

    My son introduced me to Thai tea several years ago. These sound wonderful-and I have to share this recipe with him!

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — June 24, 2013 @ 6:47 pm

    Goodness gracious, how brilliant are these! They look so cool, refreshing and delicious for beatin’ the Texas heat!

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    Suzanne — June 24, 2013 @ 11:01 pm

    What a cool (pardon the pun) idea! I could eat to cool off my mouth while eating a really spicy dish.

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    Kristi — June 26, 2013 @ 6:34 pm

    I love Thai food. I had the same expression when I went to a Thai restaurant with my friend for the first time and she ordered a Thai tea. After tasting it, I was hooked and get one whenever I can.

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    Terri/LoveandConfections — June 26, 2013 @ 8:13 pm

    I LOVE Thai Tea! These popsicles look so fantastic! Whenever I go to my local Thai restaurant I get Thai Tea and Pad Thai – such a delicious combo

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    ErinsFoodFiles — July 2, 2013 @ 6:13 pm

    What a great summer treat!

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    Nutmeg Nanny — July 8, 2013 @ 11:08 pm

    Brilliant! I love this idea :) thai iced tea is amazing!

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