Desserts, Recipes

Berry Mint Tea Paletas

Three-Ingredient Berry Mint Tea Popsicles

Paleta Week is back! My dear friend Lola from Lola’s Cocina is hosting a virtual paleta party for the second year in a row that includes recipes shared by more than 25 different food bloggers. It runs from June 21-25th. If you haven’t already seen my posts on Instagram, then head over there to follow the Paleta Week hashtag to see all the paletas for yourself, and to participate in the paleta-inspired giveaways she’s hosting.

Next week I’ll update this post with a full list of everyone who contributed. For now, I want to share with you two paletas that I’ve contributed to her virtual paleta parties.

Last year I shared a three-ingredient recipe for cherry lime and coconut milk yogurt paletas

Cherry Lime Yogurt Paletas

This year I’m sharing another three-ingredient recipe that is put together in three easy steps.

Berry Mint Tea Paletas with Frozen Fruit and Freshly Brewed Tea.

Directions to make six of these refreshing popsicles are as follows:

  1. Bring 1 ½ cups filtered water with ¼ cup sugar to a boil. As soon as the water starts to boil and all the sugar has dissolved, turn off the heat and steep 2 Bigelow mint medley tea bags in the hot water for five minutes.
  2. Remove the tea bags after five minutes then blend the tea with 2 cups frozen berries until smooth. A hand blender is perfect for this. For the berries, I purchased a frozen berry blend bag that had strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries, but didn’t use the blueberries in this recipe.
  3. Strain the berry and mint tea liquid through a fine mesh strainer before pouring into your molds.

Three-Ingredient Berry Mint Tea Popsicles

These paletas are the equivalent of an ice-cold glass of tea which makes them perfect for the summer. And with the summer that we’ve been having these past two weeks with high temps, I could eat at least three of these in a day. They are so refreshing.

I hope you give them a try. If you do, come back and let me know what you thought of them.

Have a great week, friends!

 

Update 6/27/2017

Here’s the full list of contributors for Paleta Week 2017:

Arroz con Leche Paletas from Golosos del Mundo

Avocado and Lemon “Green” Paletas (vegan) from Piloncillo y Vainilla

Banana and Pecan Paletas (vegan) from Dora’s Table

Cinnamon Paletas from Muy Bueno Cooking

Coconut and Lime Paletas from Hola Jalapeño

Coconut Avocado Paletas (made with no popsicle mold!) from Hungry Food Love

Coconut, Orange, and Grape + Cherry Paletas from Discovering the World Frances

Coconut Milk and Cereal Paletas by Nibbles and Feasts

Grape and Chia Protein Paletas (vegan and kid-friendly) from Lola’s Cocina

Honeydew Mint Paletas (vegan) from Lola’s Cocina

Horchata Paletas from Muy Bueno Cooking

Horchata Carrot Cake Paletas from Flan and Apple Pie

Key Lime Pie Paletas from Adriana’s Best Recipes

Key Lime Pie Paletas from Easy and Delish

Lemon Balm-Lime Paletas from Hola Jalapeño

Lemon Pie Paletas from La Piña en la Cocina

Lemon Raspberry Cheesecake Paletas by Front Porch Pops

Mango Paletas (con chile) from Thrift and Spice

Mango and Basil Paletas (kid-friendly) from Hola Baby Food

Mango and Vanilla Yogurt Paletas (kid-friendly) from Lola’s Cocina

Mango Habanero Paletas from The Spiced Kitchen

Minty Mojito Paletas (kid-friendly) from Hola Baby Food

Nutella Swirl Sweetened Condensed Milk Paletas from Easy and Delish

Pay de Limón Paletas from La Piña en la Cocina

Pineapple Chamoy Paletas from Adriana’s Best Recipes

Pineapple and Blueberry Paletas from Sweet Life Bake

Pineapple and Coconut Paletas from Una Mexicana en USA

Rhubarb Hibiscus Paletas from Thyme & Love

Salpicón (fruit) Paletas from Recetas Latinas Veganas

Strawberry Rhubarb Paletas from Hola Jalapeño

Strawberry Paletas with Tajín from Bricia López

Toritos de Cacahuate Paletas (contains alcohol) from Golosos del Mundo

Yogurt, Raspberry, and Blueberry Paletas from Mi Diario de Cocina

Watermelon Mint and Chile Paletas from Mexican Food Memories

Watermelon Mint Lemon Paletas from Discovering the World Through My Son’s Eyes