Preparation time: 1 hour (not all active time)
Total time: 1 hour, 15 minutes (plus freezing time)
2 1/2 cups water
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6 tablespoons sugar
4 tea bags of green tea
6 sprigs of mint, plus additional mint leaves (about 12)
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoons toasted sliced almonds
In a medium saucepan bring the water to a boil. Stir in the sugar until it’s dissolved. Add the tea bags, mint sprigs and lemon juice. Allow the mixture to steep about 1 hour. Strain the mixture and stir in the honey to taste. Add a few fresh mint leaves and toasted almonds to the molds. Pour in the tea mixture and insert the sticks. Freeze for at least 6 hours. Remove from the freezer and let sit about 5 minutes before removing from the mold and serving.
From and tested by Susan M. Selasky for the Free Press Test Kitchen. Analysis per 1 ice pop: 73 calories (12 percent from fat), 1 gram fat (0 grams sat. fat), 16 grams carbohydrates, 1 gram protein, 2 mg sodium, 0 mg cholesterol, 0 grams fiber.