Turkish Coffee Popsicles

Turkish Coffee Popsicles

Turkish Coffee Popsicles ~ the first time I had Turkish coffee I was hooked for life.  It’s dark, intense, and lightly spiced with cardamom…it’s a sort of pleasantly harsh experience that makes you feel grown up and worldly, kind of like your first smoke or your first shot of whiskey.  If you love Turkish coffee, you’re going to flip for these popsicles!

Icy cold and refreshing Turkish Coffee Popsicles

You can see the influence of the coffee/cardamom flavor combination all over my blog, from my AFFOFGATO that combines espresso with cardamom ice cream to my CARDAMOM AND COFFEE DIRTY BLONDIES, and you can see it again in my ROASTED CARDAMOM AND COFFEE POUND CAKE pound cake, and these CARDAMOM AND COFFEE TRUFFLES.  When I find a winning flavor combination, I don’t fool around, and the earthy blend of strong coffee and cardamom is wonderful, and can swing from sweet to savory.

cardamom spiced Turkish Coffee Popsicles

Sooooooo, it topped 100F the other day in Los Angeles.  Yesterday was a slightly more manageable 95.  I’m just sick about it, I mean… what the???  So I fought back with some ice cold coffee on a stick.  I think it’s a fair fight, and I’ve declared myself the winner.

Turkish Coffee Popsicles

But be clear, these popsicles are icy, not creamy.  I don’t want you to have false expectations.  No biting these pops, you’ll want to nurse them along and allow the strong chilly coffee to slip down your throat and air condition your whole being.  They’ll wake you up, too, if the heat is knocking you out.

 

iced Turkish Coffee on a stick

I know these pops won’t appeal to all of you, you have to be a lover of deep rich black coffee to even be tempted.  But if you’re with me that far, I think you will love these.  Maybe keep a secret stash in the freezer just for you.

cardamom and coffee popsicles

What are the temperatures like where you live?  I sure don’t want to rush you all into summer before you’re ready, but what’s a girl to do?

sultry Turkish coffee popsicles

Turkish Coffee Popsicles

Yield: makes 10 popicles

Turkish Coffee Popsicles

Ingredients

  • 5 cups freshly brewed very strong coffee
  • 1 Tbsp green cardamom pods
  • sugar to sweeten (optional)

Instructions

  1. Take a rolling pin and lightly crush the cardamom pods. You want the pods to crack open, revealing the little black seeds inside. Be sure not to lose any of these teeny tiny precious seeds, they hold all the flavor!
  2. Put the cracked pods, and seeds, into the hot, just brewed coffee. Stir to combine, and then let sit until the coffee is completely cooled and is at room temperature. Then cover and refrigerate until chilled, or overnight.
  3. Strain the cardamom out of the coffee. If you want to sweeten your coffee, stir in sugar until it is dissolved.
  4. Pill each of 10 popsicle molds with the coffee.
  5. Top the mold with a sheet of aluminum foil and press it on firmly. Insert your popsicle sticks through the foil, so they will stay upright as the popsicles freeze. (I find this method works better than using the plastic tops that are included with the popsicle molds.)
  6. Freeze the pops until solid.
  7. To unmold, fill your sink with hot tap water, and immerse the mold up to, but not over, the top lip. Hold for 15 seconds. Remove the mold from the water and slip out the popsicles.
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Notes:

  • Feel free to add a little milk, cream, or sweetened condensed milk to lighten these up.

 

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16 Comments

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    Angie@Angie's+Recipes
    May 4, 2015 at 11:14 am

    I must try this when the weather is warm enough over here. They look so tempting.

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    Jules @ WolfItDown
    May 3, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    Sue thanks for stopping by my blog so that I discovered yours – instantly added your blog to my follow list, what beautiful pictures, amazing food and other ideas such as these icicles :D
    I hope you enjoy your evening :) x

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    May 2, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    I am in serious need of a caffeine fix so I’d love one (or two!) of these pops!

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    TheKitchenLioness
    May 2, 2015 at 4:56 am

    Sue, what incredible pics – the color of your deep, dark brown coffee posicles is amazing and just my king of treat. I am such a lover of strong, black coffee, better yet espresso and I know I would just love these treat in summer time! It is still not all that warm around here but we have had a lot of sunshine lately, making me think of summertime treats like these!
    Wonderful post – your recipes are always amazing!
    Have a nice weekend,
    Andrea

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    Jennifer @ Seasons and Suppers
    May 2, 2015 at 4:44 am

    Sounds like you definitely need a cool down and these are perfect. Like iced coffee on a stick! :)

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    Tricia @ Saving room for dessert
    May 1, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    Wow sorry about the heat but so happy you have these to make it better! I can’t believe how gorgeous they are – the photos, the clear icy coffee – goodness I could eat one of these right now while sitting under a blanket. Love the description of turkish coffee – I haven’t tried it yet – but I want to!

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    Liz @ Floating Kitchen
    May 1, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    100 degrees! WHAT! I can’t even imagine that yet. Still kind of cold here. So send me some heat AND some popsicles too!

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    Bhiravi
    May 1, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    This looks delicious! One of my summertime tricks for cooling down is to take some coffee (usually with cream and sugar) and freeze it in popsicle molds. I’ll have to try adding some cardamom to the mix this summer.

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    Sippitysup
    May 1, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    You are indeed the popsicle Queen, and in my book that’s better than the Queen of England. XOGREG

    • Reply
      Sue
      May 1, 2015 at 12:19 pm

      :) :)

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    Chris Scheuer
    May 1, 2015 at 11:13 am

    100F?? What in the world? It’s still freezing in England, I could hardly get warm today with a cold, chilly wind. I think I still might have fallen for one of these pops if they’d been around.

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    Matt
    May 1, 2015 at 10:49 am

    This is how I wish I could beat this heat right now, these look absolutely incredible! I can’t even imagine the flavors. LOVE the pics so much.

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    Sue
    May 1, 2015 at 9:50 am

    Ahhhhhh, rainy and cold….brew yourself a hot cup of Turkish coffee!

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    Christina @ Christina's Cucina
    May 1, 2015 at 8:22 am

    Even though I don’t like coffee, your description and photos make me want to get brewing right now! Wow! I know my husband would go nuts for these popsicles, so maybe I’ll make a batch and then see if I might change my mind about coffee! (I love coffee ice-cream!)

    • Reply
      Sue
      May 1, 2015 at 9:49 am

      You don’t like coffee?????

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    Toni | BoulderLocavore
    May 1, 2015 at 8:14 am

    These look so luscious! It’s cold and rainy here but I still want one. What a perfect form of coffee for summer. Beautiful pics as always!

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