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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.

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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.

Iced Coffee Popsicles


    These amounts are approximate, based on my mold. Mix up about 2 1/4 cups of cold coffee with cream and sugar to your liking. You'll need a little extra sweetened cream for the white tips of the pops.
  • 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


  1. Set aside 1/3 cup of cream and sweeten it with a little sugar. Stir until completely dissolved.
  2. Pour a little of the cream into the bottom of each mold, just about 1/4 to 1/2 inch high.
  3. Freeze the mold until the cream is solid, about an hour.
  4. 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.
  5. Carefully pour the chilled coffee mixture into each mold, filling it to the top.
  6. Cover the top with foil, and insert the sticks. Freeze until solid.
  7. 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.

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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.

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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.

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Wrap each pop in a plastic baggie or waxed paper to store them.

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51 Responses to Iced Coffee Popsicles

  1. Christy says:

    I am so making these-I have to have to my tonsils removed-this will be a godsend to prevent caffeine withdrawals-and adult up my collection of freezer treats! ;)

  2. Marrie says:

    Sue, I cant reply to you any more over there but I am submitting this. I just subscribed the way you said but I didn’t recieved any email though I am perfectly sure about the right email I entered. If it isn’t possible fo’ me then no problem, i will enter your site any time I will be free :D I just wanted to request you about something… You r really kind so I want you to post more n more Sweet recipes in future + I would also love to find out some cool Pakistani or Asian dishes on your site such as different kinds of salads & Rice if you can :) Lots of love ? Your talkative fan, Marrie. Haha!!

  3. Marrie says:

    Hi! I am reallydesperate to try ’em out but I need a little help before I chill in summer! I wanted to ask what do u mean by “Mix up about 2 1/4 cups of cold coffee with cream and sugar to your liking” cold coffe?? Cant we just add normal coffee beans or that crushed coffee that are sold in jars? Is that what u mean?? Sorry but please reply fast !!! Wanna try them now !! It’s really hot here :)

    • Sue says:

      You can play around with this, Marrie. I used regular brewed coffee that I chilled before adding to the molds. You could use instant coffee if that’s what you like.

      • Marrie says:

        Hi! Thank you for replying so Fast ?Tried them by instant Jar Coffee & added some cocoa powder as I luv to have a Chocolaty taste with coffee. It was so delicious that I drank one. Hahaha! These turned out really chilly and tasty. We chilled ourselves in summer with this yesterday @ the beach : )
        Thank you so very much to share this & take time out for us! Love you ? Marrie, from Pakistan

        • Sue says:

          I’m so glad it worked Marrie! You’ve inspired me to make these with some chocolate – might even have to post them ;) Thanks for following along with me all the way from Pakistan!

  4. Zoey says:

    Where do you get molds like these ?

    • Sue says:

      Hi Zoey— you can find them in big home department stores like Target or Marshalls, also World Market. And you can buy them online at Amazon, too.

  5. I saw this on the Huffington Post site today. Very cool that you were featured! These look amazing and I’ll bet they’d be extra good made with cold brew. I love the Popsicle sticks, and assume that you made them. Are they rubber-stamped, or what?

    • Sue says:

      Hi Pattie — I actually did the lettering in photoshop! But I think you can buy little stamp sets and do it on the sticks, if you have the patience :)

      • Ah! Okay, well that explains that. I am a rubber stamper and do have small stamp sets, but I don’t think I have any this small which was why I wondered how the heck you did that. Thanks. :-)

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  7. Liz says:

    Lovely! I did a sugar free variation on my blog inspired by yours (I linked back of course!) Thanks for the influence!

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    Hi Sue it’s McKenna! Just came across these because we want to make coffee popsicles here at work and I wanted to say hi! <3

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  13. I saw these on Facebook when you posted them and shared it with my husband. He was amazed and if I ever buy Popsicle molds this is what I’m going to make – right after the layered fruit pops and all the other amazing cold treats you’ve posted. Really gorgeous – and your photo skills are perfect!

  14. Mariana says:

    Sue! I need this now!! fantastic!

  15. Kathy says:

    Love these! I should say my husband will love these…he loves his coffee!

  16. How cute are these?
    I am sharing these on my friday links!
    Love these!

  17. Such pretty pops, love the layers!

  18. What a great idea for summer. I could see having them as an afternoon pick-me-up treat.

  19. tiffany rose says:

    Looks like another wonderful concoction!

  20. This is such a great idea! Love me any kind of coffee! Pinned!

  21. Shari Kelley says:

    I love these so much! They will be perfect for Arizona in the summer. Can’t wait to make them. Thanks so much for the recipe! (Pinning)

  22. Oh my goodness! I love these Sue – what a fun and very delicious looking idea. I love the way your brain works, coming up with amazing stuff all the time! Pinning!

  23. Babs says:

    Looks delish!

  24. What an awesome idea! It is 90 degrees here and I just got back from an entire day of baseball, so these sound so good to me right now. I used the foil trick in my pudding pops too, always works!

  25. Monique says:

    All your posickles are absolutely gorgeous!

  26. Gorgeous ice pops, Sue! Love this idea for summer. I have to say, I did follow you at Bloglovin’ but then, somehow, something happened and I suddenly was not. I saw Julia’s pin at Pinterest then went back to look at my feed and you weren’t there. So, I re-followed. There is definitely something going on with your feed and wanted you to know. Pinning (of course!). Enjoy your spring weekend!

  27. What a great idea for a summer after dinner treat. :-) I am all in!

  28. Sue I thought you had stopped blogging! I don’t know what happened but I have not been receiving your posts for ages and all of a sudden I got many of them all in one day. Hooray that you are back !

    • Sue says:

      Oh, I’m so bummed about that, something went wrong with my feed on some of the older subscriptions, I had no way of knowing who was affected or I would have contacted you! Welcome back!!

  29. They are so beautiful, Sue! I would love one now.

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