These are very simple to make but you will obviously need some matcha, which is a finely ground green tea powder. It is available in health food stores, tea shops, large grocery stores, and online at Teavana.
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To make the base I whisked all of the ingredients together in a small saucepan, let it come to a low boil just until thickened, and then cooled off the mixture before pouring it into molds to freeze overnight. I wanted a creamy base, so I used almond milk and a little cornstarch. You could use cow’s milk, of course, but if you do be sure to use at least 2 percent milkfat.
These are really delicious and if you are a tea lover you will find them a lovely snack on a hot day. I have already made a second batch. Keep in mind that these have all of the caffeine of the tea, so unless you want to stay up all night you might not want to eat these late in the day (yes, I learned this the hard way). Here is the recipe:
Creamy Matcha Pops
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/3 cup light agave nectar, or 2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 tablespoons matcha powder
2 teaspoons cornstarch
In a small, cold saucepan, whisk together all ingredients until all lumps are gone. Heat the mixture over medium-high heat until it comes to a low boil and begins to thicken. Remove from heat and cool completely. Pour into ice pop molds and freeze overnight. Makes 4-6 pops, depending on the size of your molds.
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