If you’re hiding out in the mountains, with no desire to go any further than the hammock, but have a hankering for something sweet and icy…
My pal Esther De Jong from Green Label Home bought me some extremely cute iced lollipop moulds for my birthday and now I’m experimenting with yoghurt and cream. Sadly, vodka won’t freeze but tea will and we all know how I feel about tea. Organic Traveler’s Tea blends the best organic tea for hikers called Trekker’s Reprieve with gunpowder green tea, orange peel, cinnamon and blue vervain. It’s refreshing hot and spectacular cold: a gorgeous, healthful, cold hiking drink and now, an iced lolly. Here’s the recipe:
Green Tea Iced Lollies
2 Teaspoons of Gunpowder Green Tea
16 Ounces of Hot Water
2 Tablespoons of Maple Syrup
2 Large Sprigs of Mint
Heat water until it’s almost boiling. Add the tea to a small jug and pour over the water. Steep for three to five minutes then strain into another jug with some local maple syrup. Add the sprig of wild mint. When the tea is cold, pour into moulds.