Sweet Chamomile Popsicles

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Whole Family Herbs is a mini-Guide in the Shop that I co-authored with herbalist Courtney Irwin of The Secret Life of Herbs. Within the 40+ pages, Courtney and I share how to sow, grow and harvest over fifteen herbs that especially support and nourish children.

Last week on a very hot and humid day I whipped up one my favourite & very simple recipes from the Guide – Sweet Chamomile Popsicles. The honey gives a lovely earthy sweetness to them and the chamomile is cooling and calming for the hot and bothered moments that seem to come some late summer afternoons. This is the first year I have grown chamomile and I am head over heels in love with these tiny flowers. We’ve been harvesting them daily for a few weeks now and I think I almost have enough chamomile tea to last the whole winter!

Sweet Chamomile Popsicles

Ingredients

  • Big handful of Fresh or Dried Chamomile Flowers
  • 2 cups boiled water
  • Raw honey*, to taste

Let’s Begin

  1. Steep a handful of flowers in 2 cups of boiled water until the water has cooled to room temperature.
  2. Strain the flowers to remove, heat the tea again and add honey to taste until dissolved.
  3. Pour sweet tea into popsicle moulds and place in the freezer.
  4. If you want to add some decorative flowers into the actual popsicles, do this when the tea is completely cool so the flowers don’t cook and wilt.

*health Canada (and many other national health departments) strongly advises that parents and caregivers do not give honey to babies under the age of 1 year old.

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