If you’re a Starbucks goer, you’ll know what I mean by “Pink Drink” — the famous drink made with Tazo brand passion tea and a hint of strawberry and cream.
It’s a delightful combination.
Turns out a Pink Drink makes amazing popsicles, too!
This might look like a lot of tea bags for a few popsicles, but trust me. You’ll want it to be strong.
It seems like when you freeze things, the flavors of that thing are dulled. Make the flavors pop a little extra to compensate.
By the way, if you haven’t had Passion tea before, it has a hibiscus base with some rosehip, passion fruit, and orange flavors. It has really tart, florally taste.
But not florally in the sense that you’re drinking potpourri. More like a tropical floral taste — like you’re in Hawaii or something.
Yes. 5 bags of tea in 1 cup of water.
I told you we’re flavor popping over here.
It’ll be blended with some other stuff so don’t worry about it being too strong.
There are only a few ingredients in these popsicles:
- Tazo Passion Tea
- Frozen strawberries
Easy, right? Tazo Passion tea can be found in most grocery stores or online.
Adapting Pink Drink Popsicles
- Need it Paleo? Use honey as a sweetener and a dairy-free creamer.
- Need it low-carb/keto? Use a low-carb sweetener!
- Use frozen blackberries or raspberries instead of strawberries.
- I loved how the creamer added an ombre effect! I used NutPods dairy-free creamer in French Vanilla (yum). Trader Joe’s has a similar one. Or you can use regular almond or coconut milk.
(PSST. You can get 15% off of NutPods using the code PERRYSPLATE.)
Let’s talk about popsicle molds for a second.
You’ll want to determine the capacity of your popsicle mold before you start. Fill all of the cavities with water and then empty the whole thing into a large measuring cup.
Mine has 10 cavities for a total of (roughly) 3 cups.
What if my popsicle mold isn’t the right size?
If yours isn’t roughly a 3 cup capacity like mine, you can adapt these so you don’t have a bunch of liquid popsicle leftover.
Just follow this ratio: 1 part concentrated tea, 1 part cool water, 1 part frozen strawberries. Then tweak the sweetener and tea to your liking.
Need some popsicle molds? I linked to mine below as well as some others good-looking ones I found on Amazon:
Need a Popsicle Mold?
- Here’s mine — a NorPro 10-pop mold made from hard plastic & metal with a plastic lid that holds popsicle sticks in place. It’s worked pretty well and we like it. Sometimes pops are hard to remove, but I just run the mold under warm water and it loosens them pretty well. It’s also easy to clean and dishwasher safe.
- This Ozera Popsicle Mold is similar to mine in capacity and style, but it’s made entirely of silicone which I imagine would make it easier to remove the pops once they’re frozen. It also comes with a bunch of sticks.
- Don’t want to use sticks at all? This Helistar Popsicle Mold has reusable sticks! It’s also a 10-pop and looks to be a similar size as ours.
- These Silicone Ice Pop Tubes are like reusable otter pop tubes. We used to have some like this, but THESE have attached lids. That would be a game changer.
Just out of curiosity, does anyone have an aversion to the texture of wood utensils and popsicle sticks?
I didn’t realize that was a thing until fairly recently.
You may want to go for the reusable plastic sticks if that’s the case.
When I had the idea for these Pink Drink popsicles percolating in my head, I figured the kids would be lukewarm about them.
Steve and I would have our own pops that wouldn’t get devoured in 2 days.
Wrong. They TOTALLY loved them. All of the kids did.
Even if you don’t care for tea, I think you’d love these.
And if you’re hooked on the actual Starbucks Pink Drink, this is perfect for summer and will probably save you a lot of money!
If you like these, try my Pineapple Ginger Popsicles, too!
- 1 cup boiling water
- 5 Tazo Passion tea bags
- 1 cup cool, filtered water
- 1 cup frozen strawberries (cut in half if they're extra big)
- 1/4 cup raw honey
- 4-6 Tablespoons dairy-free creamer or thick coconut milk
- Popsicle mold (about 3 cup capacity)
- wooden popsicle sticks
- Pour 1 cup of boiling water into a heat-safe liquid measuring cup. Submerge the tea bags into the water. Set aside for about 15 minutes.
- Meanwhile, put 1 cup of cool, filtered water into a blender pitcher with the frozen strawberries and honey. Blend until smooth.
- When the tea has cooled to the point where there is no steam rising from it, pour it into the pitcher with the strawberry mixture. Give it a stir.
- Prepare your popsicle mold by adding 1-2 teaspoons of the creamer to each cavity. Then, divide the popsicle mixture among the cavities.
- Add the popsicle sticks and freeze for 6-8 hours or until the popsicles are frozen solid.
- If you're unsure about the capaticy of your popsicle mold, fill the cavities with water, then pour it into a large measuring cup. If it's not the same as mine (about 3 cups), you can adapt it to the capacity you have. You're looking for equal amounts of concentrated tea, cool water, and frozen strawberries.
- I love Tazo brand Passion tea, but you can use any hibiscus-based tea for similar results. The Republic of Tea's Hibiscus tea and Trader Joe's Red Refresh are also good options.
- You can use whatever sweetener you like. Some granulated sweeteners might not dissolve all the way, so I'd suggest adding them to the hot tea to dissolve more easily.