Iced Coffee Popsicles ~ this is the way to get your morning (or evening!) cup of coffee when it’s hot out, these refreshingly caffeinated popsicles are like a long tall drink of iced coffee, on a stick!
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.
People always ask, so here’s the type of popsicle mold I use, I have several, some have metal tops and some have plastic, but I always use a sheet of foil and punch the sticks through because the tops can stick. I love the classic shape and they don’t wear out. Click on the photo for more info.
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TIP: 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.
- 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.
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.