Herbal Popsicles with Lavender & Lemon Balm
Sipping a cup of lavender herbal tea is something we like to do throughout the year, but when it’s hot outside we want something cool and refreshing. Of course, we can always make an iced herbal tea like our Homegrown True Lavender Tea, but sometimes a frozen treat is the only thing that sounds good. That’s where we got the great idea to make popsicles out of herbal tea! These lavender and lemon balm herbal popsicles are not only delicious and refreshing, but they also have benefits to our health.
Benefits of Herbal Popsicles
The best part about any homemade popsicle is that you get to choose what goes in them and the amount of sugar or sweetener they contain. This is perfect for children so that you can give them a natural version of the extra sugary and colored with who-knows-what kind of store-bought popsicles.
Herbal popsicles are also super simple to make. Just make up a batch of herbal tea, sweeten it a bit if desired, pour into your popsicle mold and freeze.
The most important part is that you can get all the same benefits of herbal tea but in popsicle form!
We chose lavender and lemon balm (and a sprig of lemon verbena) for this popsicle recipe because they are relaxing, stress reducing, and good for the digestive system.
Really any herbs would work, just choose what sounds good to you and what you might benefit from. Here are a few that come to mind:
- Rose Hips
Lavender + Lemon Balm Herbal Popsicle Recipe
We used our homegrown culinary lavender and lemon balm from my garden for this recipe, and I also added in a sprig of lemon verbena to boost the lemon flavor even more. We offer Homegrown, Organic Dried Lavender buds that you can use in this recipe. And, you could also use freshly squeezed lemon juice instead of the lemon balm if you like.
Lavender can get bitter if steeped in tea for longer than 12 minutes, so keep that in mind. If you use different herbs this won’t be as much of an issue.
These popsicles turned out so good!
Actually, we should be honest and say that the first round of these that we made we steeped the tea for way too long and the lavender made it quite bitter. We learned our lesson the hard way!
The second time around we cut back on the steeping time and they were perfect!
Homemade herbal popsicles are a fun and refreshing way to get the benefit of herbs in the heat of the summer. Besides that, they taste delicious and aren’t full of unhealthy ingredients.