One lump, or two? Make your pops just like you’d make your coffee, they’re completely customizable. I like my iced coffee strong, with just a hint of cream and sugar. I think a strong brew makes the best iced coffee, because the ice dulls the flavor a bit. Set aside some of your morning coffee, add a little cream and a touch of sugar (it is a popsicle, after all) and you are ready to fill your mold.
This is a simple, chic way to serve after dinner coffee, summer style. They make a great finale to a barbecue on a warm spring or summer night. These will melt fast when it’s hot out, though, so serve them with a napkin, or, even better, in a chilled cup. They will be icy because of the coffee, so it’s best to lick, not bite.
- 1 3/4 --- 2 cups cold strong coffee
- 1/2 --3/4 cup heavy cream, plus extra for the bottom of the molds
- sugar to taste
- Set aside 1/3 cup of cream and sweeten it with a little sugar. Stir until completely dissolved.
- Pour a little of the cream into the bottom of each mold, just about 1/4 to 1/2 inch high.
- Freeze the mold until the cream is solid, about an hour.
- Mix the coffee, more cream and sugar (to taste) in a glass measuring cup and stir until the sugar is dissolved. You will need about 2 1/4 cups total. Refrigerate until chilled.
- Carefully pour the chilled coffee mixture into each mold, filling it to the top.
- Cover the top with foil, and insert the sticks. Freeze until solid.
- To un-mold the popsicles, fill your sink with hot water, and submerge the mold in the water right up to, but not past, the top ledge for about 15-30 seconds. If the popsicles don't slide out, submerge it for a few seconds longer.
This recipe works for a mold with 10 slots, 1/4 cups each. Your mold might hold more or less liquid.
Popsicle molds come with their own hard tops, but I like to use foil instead. The popsicles lids can become very hard to remove when the sticks are not perfectly straight, and that can be a big problem. Cover the top tightly with foil, and poke the sticks through to insert. You won’t have any problems.
Keep in mind, these aren’t creamy like Frappuccinos, they are frozen coffee, they have a stronger coffee taste and an icy, granita type texture. They’re super refreshing.
Wrap each pop in a plastic baggie or waxed paper to store them.