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Arnold Palmsicles {Guest Post}

dessert, guest post, homechef, iced tea, lemonade, popsicle, seasonal, summer, teaspoonsf-comAbby Himes11 Comments
I'm so excited to introduce Caitlin from teaspoon.  As soon as I discovered she was a tea lover, I was an instant follower of hers.   We tea drinkers have to stick together!   She comes up with the most creative and yummy recipes (don't miss these) and always leaves my mouth watering with her photos.   Okay enough chatting from me, on to the good stuff!  Thank you so much again Caitlin!

Hi all! I’m Caitlin, a blogger over at teaspoon, and I was first drawn to Abby’s site after reading her ‘about me’ section. She says something along the lines of “a cup of tea can solve anything,” and as a fellow tea lover, I knew we would be fast {virtual} friends! When Abby asked me to write a guest post, I immediately knew I wanted to make something involving tea. But, summer is fast approaching, and a hot cup of tea might be the last thing you want on a hot and humid day.

And that is where Arnold Palmers come in.

I was re-introduced to the Arnold Palmer drink a few years ago at a new employee luncheon with the CEO of my old company. In case you don’t know, an Arnold Palmer is a mixture of half iced tea and half lemonade, making the perfect combination: iced tea that is slightly sweet and tangy. I don’t remember much from that lunch other than the tasty Arnold Palmer’s and the CEO commenting on my watermelon  nail-art pedicure. I'm guessing I made a great, very professional, first impression :)

And back to the subject at hand; Arnold Palmer’s. Below is a recipe that you can pour over a tall glass of ice and enjoy as a drink, or you can change it up a bit and turn them into Arnold Palmsicles! 

Arnold Palmsicles
Recipe Adapted from The Casual Baker 

2 1/2 cups boiling water
2 tea bags
¼ cup cream or milk (optional)

1/2 cup sugar
2 cups water
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (3-4 lemons)

Steep 2 tea bags into 2 ½ cups of hot water for at least 5 minutes. Once steeped to a dark brown color, add in a little milk or cream if you would like.

To make the lemonade, put the water, sugar, and lemon juice in a small pan. Put on medium heat until the sugar dissolves.

Mix the lemonade and tea together, pour into popsicle molds, and freeze! Easy as that.

And now you have a refreshing afternoon pick-me-up in popsicle form!

Enjoy J

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