If you are wanting a cool and refreshing summer dessert for your next family gathering, I highly recommend these Cherry Hibiscus Tea Popsicles! Not only are they easy to make, but they are pretty healthy too. I adapted this recipe from the one I saw on www.BettyCrocker.com. I followed their recipe exactly, except instead of measuring out the cherries … I put four or five individual cherries in each Popsicle mold to ensure that the same amount of cherries was dispersed evenly.
We make our frozen treats with Tovolo Groovy Ice Pop Molds, instead of using craft sticks or paper cups. The Tovolo Ice Pop Molds are simply wonderful – they make the entire experience so much fun. There are six individual molds, and one bottom tray. Each mold fits into the bottom tray, and is easily removable. Once in the bottom base, they stand up very securely – allowing me to pour the liquid into them with great ease. I kid you not, they make the process incredibly fast … with little to no mess.
I usually leave about an inch of space on the top of each mold to allow for expansion of the liquid while it is freezing. The gorgeous color comes from the Hibiscus Tea and the frozen Cherries!
Using punch cups is a clever way to re-purpose a seldom-used item and prevent messes with frozen treats. Another option is to make your own Popsicle Drip Catchers. They will be a big hit at your next gathering, as most people don’t like sticky fingers!
Have a wonderful, and oh-so-cool Summer!