When I go to a Thai restaurant, I love indulging in a Thai Iced Tea. I love the bold flavor of the tea and it’s sweetness. Plus, it just goes so well with spicy dishes. It’s a nice way to cleanse your palate while eating.
As the weather starts to heat up, I’m thinking of ways to stay cool that don’t involve drinking buckets and buckets of water and standing in front of the AC all day. Tasty popsicles are one way to go to stay cool! These thai iced tea popsicles are packed with flavor and are fun to eat too, especially with the tapioca pearls (boba).
Thai Iced Tea Popsicles
Makes about 10-12 popsicles
- 12 teaspoons Thai Iced Tea mix
- 3 cups water + 10 cups water
- 1 cup Tapioca Pearls/Boba
- 1 can/14 oz. Sweetened Condensed Milk
- 1 cup + 12 tbsp Unsweetened Coconut Milk
Make the Thai tea according to the directions on the package. Mine specified to use 4 tablespoons per cup of boiling water. I brought 3 cups of water to a boil and then let the tea steep for about 5 minutes. The tea is almost black, but the aroma is unmistakably like Thai tea, which was a great sign!
While the tea is still hot, add in the condensed milk. If you please, you can use half the can and use coconut milk or half and half instead. I preferred using condensed milk because it’s usually what is used in restaurants and I wanted my tea to be as authentic as possible.
Chill your tea. I put my tea in the fridge and let it cool for an hour or two.
Time to make the boba! Cook according to the directions on the package. Mine specified to boil 10 cups of water per 1 cup of boba. After the water came to a boil, I poured in the boba and waited for about 5 minutes for it to cook. Once it is cooked, drain and set aside.
Grab your popsicle mold set. Pour in thai tea about 1/4 of the way through each popsicle mold. Then, add in as much boba as you’d like. I did about 10 tapioca pearls per popsicle. Then continue to add the tea until about 2/3 of the way full. Freeze the popsicles until solid.
After the popsicles are frozen, add a mix of coconut milk (2 tbsp per mold) to the thai iced tea and fill up the popsicle molds until ALMOST full. Leave like a centimeter of space. Freeze again.
After freezing a second time, fill the rest of the popsicle molds with coconut milk. Freeze for the third time.
Now they are ready to be served!Yum