Yesterday Cedar was home sick, coughing and stuffed up, so I whipped up a batch of soothing sick day ice pops.
Health benefits of sick day pops
These pops have a mellow tea/orange flavor and plenty of vitamin C. Plus, the icy cold pops help sooth sore throats and offer some nutrition if your little one has zero appetite.
- 2 tea bags of Good Earth Organic Green Tea Decaffeinated (Mango, Peach, & Pineapple Flavor). If these are for kids be sure to use decaffeinated tea. For adults, choose caffeine or not.
- 2 organic oranges (I had pink Cara Cara oranges so that’s what I used).
- About 1/4 cup of organic pineapple – fresh or canned.
- About 1/2 to 3/4 cup organic pineapple juice – if you used canned pineapple, get the juice that way, if not, you’ll have to squeeze some from a fresh pineapple. Organic pineapple isn’t exactly in season, so I used canned.
- About one shot glass worth of organic honey.
Make sick day ice pops
- Brew your tea. I put two tea bags into 2 cups of water and microwaved it for 3 minutes. You could also brew this in a pot. Do this first so your tea has time to steep.
- While your tea steeps, cut your oranges into chunks. Remove the rind and any seeds plus pesky white stuff (the pith).
- After your tea is ready, put everything into your blender and blend away.
This ice pop mixture is VERY foamy. To combat foamy ice pops, dip a ladle into your mixture, below the foam and pour the ladle scoop into your favorite non-toxic ice pop molds. Because the foam comes back, you’ll want to get these into the freezer asap.
How many pops will you get?
Learn more about the magic of homemade ice pops at Organic Ice Pops 101.
All images © Jennifer Chait