Sweet Tea Julep Pops

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham

Sweet Tea Julep Pops combine two Southern favorites--sweet tea and mint juleps. These adult popsicles are bound to be a crowd-pleaser.

Yield: Makes 12 pops
Recipe from Southern Living

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  • 2 cups water
  • 2 family-size tea bags
  • 1 cup firmly packed fresh mint leaves
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 3/4 cup bourbon
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 12 (3-oz.) paper cups
  • 12 mint leaves (optional)
  • 12 small lemon slices (optional)
  • 12 (3 1/2-inch) food-safe wooden ice-cream spoons


  1. 1. Bring 2 cups water to a boil in a 2-qt. saucepan. Remove from heat, add tea bags, and stir in 1 cup firmly packed fresh mint leaves. Cover and steep 10 minutes. Discard tea bags and mint. Stir in 1 cup cold water, bourbon, sugar, and lemon juice, stirring until sugar dissolves. Pour mixture into paper cups; add a mint leaf and small lemon slice to each, if desired.
  2. 2. Cover each cup with aluminum foil; make a small slit in center, and insert 1 ice-cream spoon into each cup. Freeze 8 hours or until firm.
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