How to Make Creamy Popsicles with Tea Syrup

Tea Syrup Popsicles

are not only for summer – they can also easily be an entire year treat. You can customize this simple creamy popsicles with recipe and enjoy them year-round. Even the simplest, unflavoured, only slightly sweetened popsicle can be a real treat. In fact, you could even avoid all the sugar and choose a stevia-based tea syrup instead.

These recipe uses a pre-made tea sugar syrup. We used brown sugar simple syrup, but you can replace it with your favourite tea syrup.

Find a recipe for making a demerara sugar chai simple syrup here.

Creamy Popsicles with Tea syrup
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What are Tea Popsicles?

Popsicles are super easy to make and can be a great replacement for a regular ice cream. Tea popsicles are popsicles made with tea. For making popsicles, you can use almost any tea you want. The best teas are those with stronger flavours, spiced, citrusy and minty blends, fruit teas and rooibos blends. Even if you only have regular unflavoured , you can add vanilla, rum or orange extracts to create a new flavour.

There are two basic types of popsicles – popsicles made with water and popsicles made with a cream base. Popsicles with water are easier to make and will have an icy and mushy texture. Cream-based popsicles are creamier, but they may have an icy texture too. Thankfully, there are several ways to avoid that.

The most common base for creamy homemade popsicle is a plain thick yogurt.

Can You Make Creamy Popsicles with Tea Syrup and Yogurt Only?

Yes, you can make a very simple popsicle by mixing honey or simple syrup with yogurt. We tested multiple techniques, and pure yogurt and syrup popsicles are simply not indulgent enough. They will freeze well, but they will also be more icy and less creamy. If you are in a rush and want to make popsicles in literally a minute, you can use this technique. Otherwise, we do advise to add one more ingredient – whipped cream.

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Should Popsicles be Creamy?

Popsicles or ice lollies don't need to be as creamy as ice cream They can be made from fruit syrups and water, fruit purees or fruit powders and . You may prefer one type, or you may enjoy them all. This recipe is for creamier tea popsicles, but not as creamy as a real ice cream would be. They will still contain much less ice crystals than you would normally have if you simply froze yogurt.

Can You Make Popsicles Without Dairy Milk?

Yes, you can use plant-based yogurts too. Choose those with a thicker texture and higher fat content.

For a non-creamy popsicles, you can use a simple syrup only. Find the recipe for Earl Grey simple syrup popsicles here.  

Store Tea Popsicles?

The best way to store popsicles is in the original mould. Cover them with a cling foil or place in a zip-lock bag. Do not leave them uncovered for more than a day or two. They are best used within a week but may keep up to several weeks or even months.

Creamy Popsicles with Chai Demerara Tea Syrup

Easy to make creamy popsicles with chai demerara sugar simple syrup.
Prep Time15 minutes
Freezing time6 hours
Total Time6 hours 10 minutes
Course: Dessert
Keyword: Popsicles
Servings: 4 popsicles


  • 4 popsicle moulds
  • 4 popsicle sticks
  • electric hand mixer
  • bowl


  • 10 tablespoons of heavy whipping cream
  • 6 heaped tablespoons of full fat Greek yogurt
  • 5-10 tablespoons of demerara sugar chai simple syrup


  • Add 10 full tablespoons of heavy whipping cream into a small but tall bowl.
  • Using an electric mixer, whip it at low speed for a few minutes until solid and creamy. Do not over whip it.
  • Add Greek yogurt and mix it with a spoon until it's perfectly blended. This may take a minute or two.
  • Add chai tea syrup and mix.
  • Pour the popsicle mixture into moulds, and put a popsicle stick into each.
  • Freeze for 6 hours, or until frozen.
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