Blueberry Earl Grey Popsicles

a cream colored plate covered in crushed ice with purple popsicles and blueberries resting on top

Blueberry popsicles with a delicious and refreshing Earl Grey tea twist! Made with only a handful of ingredients, these dairy-free frozen treats are easy to make and perfect for hot summer days!

a bite taken from purple popsicle garnished with a few small pieces of ice

Thank you to Stahlbush Island Farms for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own.

Loaded with blueberries, these ice pops are an upgrade to a tall glass of iced sweet tea. There’s just something irresistible about food served on a stick!

If you haven’t had Earl Grey tea before, it’s a black tea flavored with bergamot oil which is a citrus oil. Bergamot oranges smell citrusy but have a more floral and distinct scent. It’s uplifting and adds a bit of sophistication to these blueberry popsicles.

I used Stahlbush Island Farms Blueberries – they’re big, juicy and perfectly ripened.

Preparation for making blueberry early grey popsicles. A white pot filled with frozen blueberries, beside a bowl of sugar and 2 earl grey tea bags.

While these aren’t like the Kool-Aid popsicles from 80’s, they still appeal to all ages. My kids go crazy for these ice lollies as much as grown-ups appreciate the dressed up flavor. These popsicles are made by steeping Earl Grey tea so if you’d like to avoid the caffeine normally in tea, you can use a decaffeinated Earl Grey tea.

These popsicles taste lovely with just the flavors of the blueberries and tea but I couldn’t resist adding in some vanilla. If you’ve had an Earl Grey latte (a London Fog), then you know what I mean. Earl Grey lattes are made by combining a sweetened Earl Grey tea with steamed milk and vanilla. The vanilla takes the tea to the next level of yum, and does the same for these Earl Grey Blueberry popsicles, too!

You’ll notice that I also add a pinch of salt to these popsicles. It’s not necessary but I find it really helps balance the flavors. That said, the salt itself isn’t something that stands out at all in the taste – no salt lick here! 😉

Lemon juice is a common ingredient in fruit or berry popsicles. The acidity helps highlight the flavors. I didn’t use any lemon juice in this recipe because we’re already getting some citrus flavor from the Earl Grey tea.

Rich purple syrup being poured into a popsicle mold from a glass measuring cup

How to Make Blueberry Earl Grey Popsicles:

  1. Simmer the blueberries in water and sugar until they burst, about 2 minutes.
  2. Steep the Earl Grey tea in the blueberries and their juices, then cool.
  3. Press the mixture through a fine mesh sieve so the blueberries release their juices.
  4. Add the vanilla, pour into popsicle molds and freeze. Done!
View looking down on popsicle mold straight out of the freezer containing purple popsicles with flecks of ice and frost on the surface

How to Make Smooth Berry Popsicles:

When testing this recipe, I tried blending the fruit so all of it ended up in the popsicles. We found that they had some grittiness to them, likely from the tiny blueberry seeds. This was not a deal breaker, but for a completely smooth fruit popsicle, I found that cooking the blueberries and then pressing them in a sieve yielded the best results. The popsicles had all of the flavor and color from the blueberry juices but none of the grittiness with minimal effort.

purple popsicles on a cream colored plate covered in crushed ice

How to Store Homemade Popsicles:

While you can keep your popsicles in the mold once frozen, you may wish to have your freezer space back. I love my popsicle mold but like most molds, it takes up valuable freezer space. The other benefit to not storing the popsicles in the mold is not having to run hot water over them each time you want one.

So what’s the alternative? First, remove the popsicles from the mold. If the popsicles are hard to remove, run hot water over the sides of the molds for 10 to 15 seconds being careful not to run water over the exposed parts of the actual popsicles. The popsicles should then slide out when pulled gently. Then place them on a large baking sheet. Put them back in the freezer for about 15 minutes and then place them in a freezer friendly bag or container.

a small child's hand grasps the stick of a purple popsicle from a cream serving plate covered in crushed ice

More Dairy-Free Frozen Treats:

Vegan Fudgesicles

Strawberry Rhubarb Sorbet

Vegan Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble Ice Cream

Vegan Mango Lassi Popsicles

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a cream colored plate covered in crushed ice with purple popsicles and blueberries resting on top

Blueberry Earl Grey Popsicles

Blueberry popsicles with a delicious and refreshing Earl Grey tea twist! Made with only a handful of ingredients, these dairy-free frozen treats are easy to make and perfect for hot summer days!
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Course: Frozen Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bluberry Popsicles, Blueberry Ice Pops, Earl Grey Popsicles, Sweet Tea Popsicles
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Freezing: 5 hours
Total Time: 5 hours 12 minutes
Calories: 73kcal
Author: Crumbs & Caramel

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Combine the blueberries, water, sugar and salt in a small pot over medium heat and bring to boil. Reduce the heat and simmer the berries for 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Add the Earl Grey tea bags and steep for 3 minutes. Remove the tea bags from the pot.
  • Pour the mixture through a fine mesh sieve, a bit at a time over a bowl. Press the berries against the sieve with a large spoon to squeeze out their juices. Stir the vanilla into the blueberry Earl Grey tea. Let cool until safe to pour into popsicle molds.
  • Carefully fill your molds, leaving about 1/4 inch of room at the top as the popsicles will expand as they freeze. It’s easiest and the least messy to use a jug or pitcher with a spout to do this. Wipe any excess from the top so that it doesn’t freeze and make unmolding difficult. Add the popsicle sticks* and freeze for at least 5 hours or overnight.
    This recipe yields about 6-8 popsicles depending on the size and shape of your popsicles molds.

Nutrition Info:

Calories: 73kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 53mg | Potassium: 38mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 27IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg

Notes:

*If you prefer longer, straighter popsicle sticks to hold onto, freeze the popsicles without the sticks for about an hour or until they have started to freeze but you can still insert a stick to the depth you prefer and return them to the freezer. I recommend setting a timer because if you forget and the popsicles freeze solid, you won’t be able to insert the sticks.  
 
 
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