I’m sure you’ve all been caught up in the game this last week that was the popsicle week. There were 40 (FORTY!) popsicles, all flavors of the rainbow, and some photoshopped Mariah’s + this. It was nuts.
Of course I’m showing up fashionably late to my own partay because it’s my own partay and I’ll do what I want to plus why not extend it into the weekend?
I’ll keep it short because right now it’s one in the morning and you need to just drop everything you’re doing and go make these/those other 40 popsicles.
There’s just a few ingredients in these and if you’re someone that has Thai tea in your pantry at all times then you can probably make these whenever you want. Strong tea + condensed milk + evaporated milk = that gorgeous Thai tea we always order and pay like five bucks for but now it’s in a popsicle form and I’ve eaten probably a thousand of them.
I highly suggest you go out and find Thai tea at your local Asian market but if you can’t find it there, then you can tap Amazon. Look for that same packaging when you to the Asian market. Also, buy me some rice candies.
Also can we talk about how happy I am that there are several popsicles happening this year that use condensed milk? Popsicle GOLD.
Thai Tea Popsicles
Adapted from Coco Cake Land
Makes 11 3oz popsicles, using this mold*
1/2 cup loose leaf Thai tea
1 1/2 c boiling water
1 coffee filter
1 14 oz can condensed milk**
1 12 oz can evaporated milk***
Combine the tea and boiling water in a medium size bowl and let it steep for 10 minutes, stirring it halfway.
Carefully pour the mixture into a measuring cup through a fine mesh sieve lined with a coffee filter. This is the best way I’ve found to get a zero leaves pass situation. Also watch out because thai tea stains like something that stains really bad so no crazy punchdancing, karate, or hair flips.
Once all the tea has been strained, carefully press on the leaves to extract some more liquid with the back of the spoon. You should have about 1 cup of strongly brewed tea. If not, add enough water to make a cup. That extra half cup from the beginning stays with the tea leaves and coffee filter.
Take strong tea and mix it with the condensed milk and evaporated milk. Carefully pour into your popsicle molds, freeze for an hour and a half, then insert the popsicle sticks. Freeze for 4-6 hours or until set. To get the popsicle out of the mold just run it very briefly under hot water.
*obviously this mold only holds 10 so I threw the leftovers in some little dixie cups. You can try TJ Maxx or Home Goods for great deals on popsicle molds right now.
**Whenever you need condensed milk, always go to the ‘hispanic foods’ section of the grocery store and grab this. It’s almost always cheaper than the other stuff but it’s definitely just as good.
***I used 2% and it worked great but I would steer clear of the non-fat.