5 Keto & Paleo Superfood Tea Popsicle Recipes

Posted by Lauren Leese on

I recently shared a post about some of my favorite tea infused popsicle recipes, but there was one small problem: not all of them were keto or paleo-friendly.

Since everyone deserves a yummy summer treat, I decided to write a second version of that post specifically for people who follow those diets!

Read on to find out how to make these keto and paleo-friendly treats:

  • London Fog tea popsicle
  • Moringa Latte tea popsicle
  • Honeybush Cherry Vanilla tea popsicle
  • Jasmine Green Tea Lavender Orange popsicle
  • Yerba Mate Chocolate Oatmeal tea popsicle

Each recipe will contain the original list of ingredients, guidance for which ingredients to swap out for your diet, and the instructions for making the popsicle. For full details on all these popsicles, plus some general pointers about making popsicles with tea, see Part 1 of this post.

For more guidance on which teas are best for the keto and paleo diets, check out our post on the subject. However, all of the teas in this post are a-okay for keto and paleo followers.

Ready to make the most of your summer treats? Let’s go!

1. Keto + Paleo London Fog Iced Tea Popsicle Recipe

This classy summertime treat is a perfect tea latte popsicle recipe for everyone who loves Earl Grey! It’s also relatively low in sugar while being sweet enough for dessert time.

I used one of my favorite Earl Grey teas of all time, which is made with rooibos instead of the usual black tea. Rooibos also has a ton of health benefits - to learn more about them, check out our rooibos vs. honeybush spotlight post!

Original Ingredients

To Make It Keto

Make sure to use a low-carb milk - soy milk and nut milks are probably your safest bet. You’ll also need to axe the honey/agave, but luckily vanilla and lavender are keto-friendly and will be plenty sweet enough to keep this treat delicious. The perfect homemade keto popsicle? I sure think so!

To Make It Paleo

Choose your milk carefully. The safest option is probably coconut milk or nut milks, but make sure the milk you’re buying isn’t full of processed junk. Also, be sure to use raw honey instead of agave, or skip the sweetener altogether. Finally, be careful that your vanilla extract doesn’t contain any extra sugar. Avoid artificial vanilla flavoring at all costs!
 

London Fog Iced Tea Popsicle ingredients

 

Method

  1. Brew enough lavender-laced tea for however many popsicles you want to make. I recommend using three teaspoons of Classy Earl Grey Rooibos and one teaspoon of Pretty in Purple Lavender Chamomile per 8 ounces (1 cup) of water. You can use regular lavender too, but I find that the chamomile gives it an extra smoothness that feels great in the mouth. Remember to let it steep for at least ten minutes.
  2. Once the tea has brewed, strain the loose leaf tea out and pour the liquid into your molds.
  3.  For each mold, add ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract, your choice of honey or agave to taste (if applicable), and a splash of milk.
  4. Finally, put your popsicles in the freezer for at least four hours. Voila - enjoy your fancy yet low-effort dessert!

 

London Fog iced tea popsicle

2. Keto + Paleo Moringa Tea Latte Popsicle Recipe

No brewing required for this one! This yummy tea yogurt popsicle will give your fun in the sun a little creamy twist. It also takes advantage of moringa powder’s flavor, which is similar to matcha but without the astringent tones.

Moringa is an herbal tea powder made from the Moringa oleifera tree, which is native to India. It’s been used in traditional medicine for centuries, and it’s considered a superfood due to its nutrient-rich, protein-laden profile. For more info about moringa and its benefits, take a look at our moringa spotlight post!

Original Ingredients

To Make It Keto

Good news - most keto diets allow full-fat Greek yogurt, so have at that creamy goodness! However, you’ll need to skip the honey because of those pesky carbs.

To Make It Paleo

Dairy products are typically not allowed on the paleo diet, so you’ll need to use a coconut-based yogurt alternative. Use raw honey, and be careful that your vanilla extract doesn’t contain any extra sugar or junk. Avoid artificial vanilla flavoring at all costs!

 

Moringa latte iced tea popsicle ingredients

 

Method

  1. Mix together the yogurt, vanilla extract, and honey/agave (if applicable) in a large bowl. Add the moringa powder and whisk until it’s dispersed evenly throughout the mixture.
  2. Scoop the contents of the bowl into your choice of mold and pop it in the freezer - if you can keep yourself from eating that yummy moringa-laced yogurt as it is, of course!

Yes, it’s really that easy! This recipe’s simplicity is one of the reasons why I love it so much.

 

Moringa latte iced tea popsicle

3. Vegan, Keto + Paleo Honeybush Cherry Vanilla Iced Tea Popsicle Recipe

This herbal tea popsicle utilizes a quartet of sweet yet super healthy ingredients, meaning you can enjoy this gorgeous dessert guilt-free.

Honeybush tea is often considered similar to rooibos, but it’s made from a different plant and has a sweeter taste with subtle sour notes. To learn more about honeybush and its health benefits, read our rooibos vs honeybush spotlight post!

Original Ingredients

To Make It Keto

Any sweeteners are out, so skip the honey/agave. Cherries are a bit of a gray area, but they’re generally allowed in moderation on the keto diet because of their relatively low carb content. Basically, if you’re only eating one cherry in your popsicle, that should be just fine.

To Make It Paleo

Good news: this recipe is a paleo dream just as it is! Just be sure to use raw honey and natural vanilla extract.

 

Honeybush Cherry Vanilla popsicle ingredients

 

Method

  1. Brew your desired amount of tea for ten minutes, using 3-4 tsp of loose leaf honeybush tea per 8 ounces (1 cup) of water.
  2. Strain the liquid out into a bowl and add the vanilla and honey or agave (if applicable). Stir well so that everything dissolves properly into the mixture.
  3. Chop a cherry into quarters and drop it into your mold, then pour the tea mixture over it.
  4. Place the mold in the freezer. Pure fancy, frosty fun!

 

Honeybush Cherry Vanilla iced tea popsicle

4. Keto + Paleo Jasmine Green Tea Lavender Orange Popsicle Recipe

Jasmine green tea is a Chinese tea that has been combined with jasmine petals, which makes it a perfect candidate for a gorgeous, naturally sweet green tea popsicle recipe!

To learn more about Chinese versus Japanese green teas, their benefits, and how they differ, take a look at our post about green tea.

Original Ingredients

To Make It Keto

Skip the honey/agave, and nix the orange juice. Sure, that makes it just a Jasmine Green Tea Lavender popsicle, but it will still be floral and delicious (especially if you use the chamomile lavender blend I recommended)!

To Make It Paleo

Just use raw honey instead of agave, and you’re good!

 

Sweet Jasmine green tea lavender orange popsicle

 

Method

  1. Brew the desired amount of tea. I recommend using three teaspoons of Sweet Jasmine Organic Green Tea and one teaspoon of Pretty in Purple Lavender Chamomile per 8 ounces (1 cup) of water. Let it steep for ten minutes. As with the London Fog popsicle, you can also use regular lavender, but the chamomile gives it a little extra floral flavor that I just love.
  2. Once the tea is done, strain the liquid into a bowl and add the juice if applicable to your diet. I squeezed my own from a large navel orange, but you can use juice from a carton if you’d prefer.
  3. Stir in the honey or agave, if applicable to your diet.
  4. Pour into your molds and freeze. Job done!

 

Jasmine Green Tea lavender orange popsicle

5. Keto + Paleo Yerba Mate Chocolate Oatmeal Iced Tea Popsicle Recipe 

This unique sweet treat feels like more of a substantial snack than your usual watery frozen dessert! Yerba mate is an herbal tea from Argentina, and it’s packed with antioxidants and minerals. To learn more about yerba mate and its benefits, check out our yerba mate spotlight post!

Original Ingredients

To Make It Keto

Choose a low-carb milk alternative - soy milk and nut milks are probably your safest bet. Skip the agave nectar. Oats are a big no-no on the keto diet, but luckily there are plenty of alternatives you can use to get that crunchy texture - chia seeds, coconut flakes, and flaxseed are all great keto options.

Surprisingly, dark chocolate can actually be allowed on a keto diet, but choose at least 70% dark chocolate and only consume a little. A few shavings in a popsicle should be just fine.

To Make It Paleo

Choose your milk carefully. The safest option is probably coconut milk or nut milks, but make sure the milk you’re buying isn’t full of processed junk. Swap out the agave for raw honey. As with keto, oats are a no-no, but you can substitute your favorite nuts or seeds.

Dark chocolate is often considered paleo-friendly, as long as you choose a dairy-free version. It’s up to you to decide whether dark chocolate can fit into your diet, but this recipe will still be delicious without it - remember, you’ve got that lovely raw honey to give you the sweetness.

 

Yerba mate chocolate oatmeal iced tea popsicle ingredients

 

Method

  1. Brew your desired amount of yerba mate tea for ten minutes, using 3-4 tbsp of the loose leaf per 8 ounces (1 cup) of water. Be sure to use water that isn’t quite boiling - otherwise, the leaves can burn and the flavor will spoil.
  2. Once the brewing is done, strain out the liquid and mix about two parts yerba mate tea to one part milk.
  3. Add agave to taste (if applicable), stir well, and pour into your molds.
  4. Add the oatmeal or your chosen substitute to each mold.
  5. Use a cheese grater to shred the dark chocolate and add the shavings to your liking. If you don’t want the chocolate to melt all the way, make sure the tea has cooled down some before you add the shavings!
  6. Finally, place your molds in the freezer.

Bear in mind that the oatmeal will settle at the bottom of whatever mold you use. Personally, I like having that yummy layer of texture, but you can also blend the mixture in a food processor to make it all smooth.

 

Yerba mate chocolate oatmeal iced tea popsicle

 

So there you have it! I adore all of these popsicles, and I hope that these substitutions will help you enjoy them too.

If you love iced tea and want more ideas for tea-based keto, and paleo-friendly summer treats, check out my loose leaf sun tea recipe ideas!

A Note from Lauren

I had such a fun time creating (and devouring!) these popsicles, and I was thrilled to find that each one was delicious in its own unique way. Whether you’re looking for something super sweet, something classic, or something totally new, I hope at least one of these recipes hits the spot!

If you give any of these delicious tea popsicles a try, we’d love to see it, so be sure to post your creations on Instagram! Tag us @matchaalternatives and use the hashtag #matchaalternatives, and you might get a feature :D

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