Finding a refreshing, creamy and delicious snack in the summer that is also healthy can be a challenge. We have you covered! Our Vanilla Chai Popsicles are creamy, sweet, filled with flavor and they’re nutritious. Making popsicles is not only a fun, family-friendly activity, but also a great way to dodge added sugars and preservatives of many summer desserts. This is a great snack or dessert to make ahead of time to enjoy after a long day at the beach or the pool. Your family and friends will love you for this one!
Chai, originally known as masala chai, dates back to 5,000 years ago. Some historians suggest it has Indian origins, while others say that it started in Thai culture. In 1835, Britain set up camp in India and brought black tea with them. That’s how the chai that we know today, was born. Black tea quickly made it’s way into masala chai recipes (spices, milk, sweetener and tea). In more recent years, masala chai became known as “chai” or even “chai tea”. “Masala chai” means “spiced tea”, so “chai” essentially means “tea” . Chai is a blend of black tea, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, clove, fennel and black pepper. Each ingredients has different health benefits to highlight. Black tea has high levels of antioxidants which can have anti-viral properties. Ginger is a root used in Eastern medicine for digestion, circulation and inflammation. Cinnamon can help balance blood sugar. Cardamom helps detoxify the body. Clove has pain relieving properties. Fennel boasts vitamin C, potassium and fiber. Finally, black pepper can affect our metabolism. All in all, chai has so many wonderful properties that keep our bodies functioning properly. 
What’s great about this recipe is that you can customize it! If you prefer a less sweet pop, substitute the vanilla skyr for plain skyr or even Greek yogurt. If you are vegan or have an allergy to dairy products, you can substitute the skyr for non-dairy yogurt!
Whisk together Icelandic Provisions Skyr, 2 tablespoons honey and chai tea, set aside.
Add 1/2 teaspoon coconut flakes to the bottom of each popsicle mold. Evenly distribute the skyr mixture into each popsicle mold. Top each popsicle with 1/2 teaspoon of crystallized ginger. Leave 1/4″ of space at the top of each mold to allow for expansion.
Freeze popsicles for 3-4 hours, or until frozen through.
Serving: 1 popsicle, Calories: 75, Fat: 1.5 grams, Saturated fat: 1 grams, Carbohydrates: 14 grams, Sugar: 13 grams, Sodium: 20 milligrams, Fiber: .5 gram, Protein: 4 grams, Cholesterol: 2.5 milligrams