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Coconut Matcha Popsicles

Coconut Matcha Popsicles

Summer is upon us and it’s time to whip out the popsicle recipes!  I’ve always loved making popsicles and ever since we bought the Zoku Quick Pop Maker (Amazon affiliate link), I’ve been making them more often.  Made too much fruit smoothie?  Pour it in the Zoku!  Have leftover coffee?  In the Zoku it goes!  Since the machine is so small, we always put it back into the freezer after it’s been washed.  This way we can make popsicles all the time.

Lately I’ve been having coconuts on my mind.  You know Summer = coconuts!  Makes sense to me…lol.  Well if you have coconuts on your mind and love matcha, you’ll love my Coconut Matcha Popsicles!  These pops are vegan, low calorie (only 36 calories each), low carb, and they even give you a little caffeine kick.

vegan coconut matcha popsicle recipe

Ingredients: 2 TBSP Two Hills Tea Matcha Coconut Latte,  2 TBSP Trader Joe’s Turbinado Raw Cane Sugar, 1 TBSP Let’s Do Organic Shredded Coconut (Amazon affiliate link), and 1 3/4 cups of So Delicious Unsweetened Organic Coconut Milk.

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Honey Almond Matcha Milk Tea

honey almond matcha milk tea recipe

If you love the taste of matcha and obsessed with milk teas like I am, then you’ll love my Honey Almond Matcha Milk Tea recipe (phew! that’s a long name).  I always order milk teas when I go to Chinese cafes, but I really hate that they use non-dairy creamer and powdered flavors in their drinks.  I know that that’s the traditional Taiwanese Milk Tea recipe, but it’s just not very healthy.  But let’s be honest, when I’m at a cafe I’ll still order it (lol), but I prefer to make healthier versions at home.  It’s all about a balance right? :D

matcha milk tea recipe

You need 1 teaspoon of honey (the latte mix is sweetened, but free to add more), 3 tablespoons of heavy cream (you can substitute with any other types of milk you’d like.  I prefer the richness of heavy cream for this drink because it just adds a good mouthfeel and pairs well with these strong flavors), 2 bags of PG tips black tea (Amazon affiliate link), and of course 1 tablespoon of Two Hills Tea Almond Matcha Latte Mix.  The Almond Matcha Latte Mix was complimentary and sent to me for review and use on my blog.  If you’d like more information on their organic matcha and teas please checkout their official website and Facebook page.

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Two Hills Tea

Two Hills Tea organic matcha

The three types of matcha they sent me were First Harvest Matcha, Matcha Coconut Latte, and Matcha Almond Latte.

I love to drink tea.  I have 2 cabinets at home dedicated to teas and I drink them all day.  I’d often have Irish breakfast tea in the morning, genmaicha for lunch, a strong chai in the afternoon, then rooibos or peppermint tea before bed.  The right kind of tea can be satisfying, go with every meal, provide energy, or help me relax.  I love it when my friends come over and we have an impromptu tea party.  Of all the teas I’ve served, the one most people seem to know the least about is matcha.  The people that have had matcha recognize it from Starbucks’ Matcha Latte or Japanese green tea ice cream.  It seems like very few people have had real matcha at home.  Making matcha at home is much more satisfying, tastes way better, and is definitely easier on the wallet.  This is why I’m so excited about my collaboration with Two Hills Tea :D

Two Hills Tea is a company in Nelson, BC, Canada and specializes in USDA certified Organic, Direct Trade, and Non-GMO loose leaf teas.  They work closely with their tea farms to ensure that everything is organic and each harvest is of the highest quality.  Not only does Two Hills Tea have their signature matcha, they’ve also created fun products like their matcha latte mixes.  These mixes contain their organic matcha, a variety of organic spices, and is sweetened with organic cane sugar.  All you have to do is add any type of milk (hot or cold), and you’ll have a delicious drink that blows Starbucks out of the water.

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