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Green Tea, Basil and Meyer Lemon Popsicles

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Think sweet tea--if it was made with green tea--meets Thai basil all wrapped up in an Arnold Palmer using Meyer lemons. That is what this recipe is! It is so fresh and bright and yum, I cannot eat just one! Seriously, I got a brain freeze a few times over once these were done.

But as you know, making popsicles is my new favorite thing. I know they are hip right about now but I don't care. I think most of the popsicle world is still left unexplored. Most recipes floating around the interwebz are classic twists just frozen. Oh wait...that is what this is! Never mind.

Thank you to Kirsten Tynan for coining it the Arnold Palmsicle! Love it.

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Ingredients

 1/4 cup(s) Meyer Lemon Juice
 1 1/4 cup(s) water, for lemonade
 3/4 cups(s) sugar
 1 1/2 cup(s) water, for tea
 1 Bag green tea
 10 leaves basil
Yields1 Serving
Nutrition Facts

Servings 1

Prep Time10 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time20 mins

Instructions

1

Juice Meyer lemons to get 1/4 Meyer lemon juice.

2

Bring 1 1/2 cups of water to a boil and brew 1 bag of green tea per its instructions.

3

While the tea steeps, tear up the 10 basil leaves and add them to the lemon juice.

4

Add just enough green tea to cover and mull the basil leaves.

5

Add the remaining green tea and let it steep for about 15 minutes.

6

Add the 1 1/4 cups of water and remove the basil leaves.

7

Add 3/4 cup of sugar and mix it all well.

8

Divide the mixture amongst your popsicle molds and freeze them.

9

Enjoy in about 7 to 10 hours.

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JerryJamesStone

Jerry James Stone

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Ingredients

 1/4 cup(s) Meyer Lemon Juice
 1 1/4 cup(s) water, for lemonade
 3/4 cups(s) sugar
 1 1/2 cup(s) water, for tea
 1 Bag green tea
 10 leaves basil

Directions

1

Juice Meyer lemons to get 1/4 Meyer lemon juice.

2

Bring 1 1/2 cups of water to a boil and brew 1 bag of green tea per its instructions.

3

While the tea steeps, tear up the 10 basil leaves and add them to the lemon juice.

4

Add just enough green tea to cover and mull the basil leaves.

5

Add the remaining green tea and let it steep for about 15 minutes.

6

Add the 1 1/4 cups of water and remove the basil leaves.

7

Add 3/4 cup of sugar and mix it all well.

8

Divide the mixture amongst your popsicle molds and freeze them.

9

Enjoy in about 7 to 10 hours.

Green Tea, Basil and Meyer Lemon Popsicles