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Black Tea & OJ Ice Pops

Recently I shared with you all my favorite (NEW) way to make ice cream, which you can see here. Now, I want to share with you this MUST MAKE recipe that I found on TheKitchn.
If you live in LA (or any place that gets hot in like five minutes, then you really need to make this and in large batches too because these will go FAST!

Black Tea & OJ Ice Pops

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups water
2 black tea bags, like Lipton or Twinings
1/2 cup orange juice
1 orange, sliced into thin wheels

Method

Bring water to a boil in a small saucepan. Turn off the heat, add 2 tea bags, and let the tea steep for 5 minutes. Remove the tea bags and add orange juice. Let mixture cool to room temperature, and then chill in the fridge for about an hour.
Once cold, pour the mixture into ice pop molds garnished with orange wheels. Top with ice pop sticks. Freeze until completely set.
Run cool water over the molds to unmold.
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omg yum. I'd love some green tea lemonade ones.
sounds delicious and perfect for the summertime!
This is what I want. I'll try.
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