Afternoon tea is not complete without a brew of Earl Grey with a splash of milk. Spending many afternoons in London awakened me to the luxury of taking time in the day to enjoy the small things in life. We Americans are used to grabbing a coffee right before work as we’re rushing to arrive on time. Why not indulge in an afternoon treat as well?
For those hot summer days, a cup of hot tea doesn’t appeal to the senses. This vegan and dairy-free delight is just the perfect, yet a bougie way to enjoy earl grey with milk. Coconut Lavender Earl Grey Popsicles are super easy to make, and enjoyable every time.
The honey and vanilla slightly sweeten this decadent dessert, while the creaminess of the coconut makes it luxurious. Moreover, the gentle hint of lavender brings it to a higher level. Although I like adding just a few buds to the mold, refrain from adding too much since lavender is pretty strong.
Enjoy this decadent treat on any summer afternoon. Cheers!
Coconut Lavender Earl Grey Popsicles
- 1 cup Coconut Milk
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- ⅛ tsp Kosher Salt
- 1 tbsp Honey
- 1 can Coconut Cream
- 1 Earl Grey Tea Bag (or 1 tsp loose tea leaves)
- 1 tsp Dried Lavender Buds
- Over medium-low heat, pour coconut milk into a saucepan. Add the vanilla extract and salt. Let it come to a simmer, not boil, stirring often.
- Once the milk is very warm, remove from heat, add the dry lavender buds, and steep the tea bag for 4 minutes. I like pouring the warm milk in a separate container, but you can certainly do this in the same saucepan. While it steeps, let's get the creamy part ready!
- In a mixing bowl add the coconut cream, and whisk to get some air in the mixture. You'll see the clumps of coconut, that's texture! And we want that!
- Strain the milk/tea mixture into the coconut cream, and discard the lavender buds. Add the honey and whisk. The honey will add a touch of sweetness- this is basically a hot drink, but turned frozen! Pour mixture into popsicle molds, and pop them in the freezer for 40 minutes.
- Remove popsicle mold from the freezer, and add the popsicle sticks, and if you like, add some coconut flakes and a little of the lavender buds. Return to the freezer for at least 4 hours. (or better, overnight) Enjoy immediately, or store them in the freezer. These popsicle molds come with baggies! NOTE: Avoid adding the lavender buds before it solidifies or else they'll sink, and you'll end up with a very strong perfume taste.