Creating Sugar-Free Snacks with teapigs

You might be a little confused by the title of this post. Aren’t teapigs a drink, I hear you ask?! They are  tea bags, with a variety of caffeine free and herbal teas, as well as matcha tea. I have had teapigs fruit teas from time to time and think they are just lovely. They have natural ingredients, including no refined sugar or caffeine. So they are the perfect thing to create some sugar-free snacks with!

The ones we have been trying are the super fruit tea and the lemon and ginger tea. They are so full of flavour, which is quite different from some other fruit teas I have had. I have often found them too weak but these from teapigs are full of flavour. So it got me thinking how we could use them to get the kids to try them too. They are full of goodness, so why not? I know my two wouldn’t drink a warm drink, though.

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With this heat wave, teapigs kindly sent us over some ice-lolly makers, to make lollies with the tea. I was a little skeptical at first but the kids and I really loved them. So many ice lollies are just full of sugar and not a lot else. So it was nice to have something that was actually refreshing and tasted amazing.

The kids did prefer the super fruit ones, I’m not going to lie. The lemon and ginger ones were quite strong tasting, but you could always just use less tea. I added in some chopped strawberries in some of the super fruit teas, to make it a little more interesting for the kids. It worked really well and tasted good together. They were really simple to make, so why not give them a go?

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Refreshing teapigs Ice Lollies

You will need:

  • 4 super fruit teapigs tea temples
  • 2 lemon and ginger teapots tea temples
  • boiling water
  • chopped fruit (optional)

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What to do:

  1. Super, super simple. All you need to go is to put the different flavoured tea temples in separate mugs.
  2. Add the boiling water to how strong you would like the flavour.
  3. Leave to diffuse for at least three minutes (I find five is best). Then remove the tea temples and pour in the ice lolly mould.
  4. If you are adding chopped fruit, put them in the mould before you pour in the tea.
  5. Freezer for around eight hours and then enjoy immediately.

I would completely recommend making these – they tasted so good!

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*thanks to teapigs for the boxes of the and lolly maker. All words and opinions are my own.

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6 Comments

  1. 19th September 2016 / 9:42 am

    I would have never thought of doing this with teapigs! I can imagine the lemon and ginger wouldn’t go too well with my kids, but it’s perfect as a grown up lolly :) x

  2. George Wright
    7th October 2016 / 6:04 pm

    Nice idea! I think you’ve been had by auto correct though – three times it says teapots instead of teapigs! ūüėČ

  3. 4th November 2016 / 4:56 pm

    These look like a really good idea.

  4. Vivien Baird
    22nd November 2016 / 1:02 pm

    Some great recipes Ideal for cutting down sugar

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