With summer in full swing, finding a snack that is delicious, healthy, and refreshing on a hot day is a must. The whole family will love these Rooibos frozen ice tea lollies, and you can make loads of different combinations to suit your little one’s tastes. Chopped up fruit adds flavour and interest, as well as the nutritional benefits from all the fruit you choose.
Rooibos tea is a winner when it comes to healthy recipe for kids. It is naturally caffeine-free and high in vitamin C and other antioxidants.
The Tea4Kidz range has six flavours for your little one to choose their favourite from. Rooibos is naturally sweet, so you only need to add a small amount of honey to taste. The Honeybush Blend, Vanilla Custard, Strawberry, and Caramel Fudge flavours are all ideal for making ice tea lollies.
Trying different fruits and flavours each time will make for a summer’s afternoon treat that the kids will never grow tired of. You can find reasonably priced ice-lolly moulds at a plastic shop or large grocery store.
You will need:
- 6 x Tea4Kidz teabags, in your desired flavour
- 250g fresh Fruit*, chopped into small pieces
- 1 litre of Boiling water
*Ideas for fruit include pineapple, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, peach, oranges, kiwi and apple. Or you could mix up several of these in one lolly!
- Add the teabags to boiling water and allow to steep for around 10 minutes. Leave to cool.
- Slice up your chosen fruit and add it to the cooled Rooibos.
- Add the honey and stir well.
- Pour into an ice lolly mould and leave in the freezer overnight
- Enjoy your delicious ice-lolly creations!
Let your child experience different flavours of tea and fruit pieces, so that they can tell you which one they like best. You can also let them choose which fruit to chop up to go into the lollies, so that they feel part of the process.
Iced tea is also an excellent alternative to fruit juice, which can be high in sugar and too acidic for your little one’s tummy. To make, simply make a cup of Rooibos tea, using one of the 6 Tea4Kids flavours, and allow the tea to cool in the fridge. Add a dash of fruit and honey, and serve with ice for a refreshing, healthy cold drink for a hot day.
Once you have tried our Tea4Kids ice lolly recipe, please let know us how it turned out and what your little one thought of it here.