A cold popsicle on a hot summer day is a wonderful treat. Add coffee, and you put a decidedly grown-up twist on the childhood classic. The best thing about these coffee popsicles is the opportunity to test your creativity and use your imagination. Love chocolate? Make it a mocha pop. Crazy for caramel? How about a popsicle reminiscent of your favorite macchiato? Like a little booze in your frozen treat? This Kahlua and cream popsicle will make your day! Whatever you decide to add, you can’t go wrong with any of these coffee popsicle recipes!
Combine your ingredients into each mold. Mix thoroughly and cover firmly, making sure that each mold is set securely into the base. Place the secured molds in the freezer and allow them to set overnight. When releasing your pops from the mold, run warm water over the mold, and gently pull it open. This will help to avoid cracking and allow the now frozen popsicles to release easily. If you choose to decorate your popsicles, line a tray with parchment paper. Next, if coating the edge of your popsicle, get a glass with a larger diameter than the pop and fill it partially with the coating sauce. Dip the popsicle into the glass and twirl it. Lift it out of the glass and hold upside down to allow the excess sauce to drip off. Leave it as is, or cover with chopped nuts or sprinkles. Alternatively, you can drip chocolate or caramel sauce in swirls over your popsicle. Place the coated popsicle on the parchment-lined tray and return it to the freezer for at least 4 hours.1
Six of my favorite coffee popsicle recipes follow. Enjoy!
Mint chocolate coffee popsicle
Thoroughly combine 1 teaspoon of mint syrup (click here for a simple recipe or use your favorite), with 3 tablespoons of coffee, 3 tablespoons of milk, and 1 tablespoon chocolate sauce. You can infuse a few fresh mint leaves into the popsicle mold before freezing if you like.
Combine 3 tablespoons of coffee with 3 tablespoons of milk,1 teaspoon of simple syrup3, and 3/4 teaspoon of cocoa powder. Mix together in your popsicle mold and cover.
Caramel latte popsicle
Add 3 tablespoons of coffee, 3 tablespoons of milk, 2 tablespoons caramel sauce, and 1 teaspoon of simple syrup3 into your popsicle mold. Add a dash of vanilla extract and a pinch of salt. Thoroughly mix and cover for freezing.
Cinnamon latte popsicle
Place 3 tablespoons of coffee, 3 tablespoons of milk, and 2 teaspoons of cinnamon syrup (click here for a recipe or use your favorite), into your mold. Mix thoroughly and cover for freezing.
Kahlua and cream popsicle
Combine 2 tablespoons of coffee, 2 tablespoons of milk, 1 tablespoon of Kahlua, 1 tablespoon of Vodka, and 1 teaspoon of simple syrup3. Blend thoroughly and place in your popsicle stand for freezing.2
Cinnamon martini popsicle
Combine 3 tablespoons of coffee with 2 tablespoons of milk, 1 tablespoon of vodka, and 2 teaspoons of cinnamon syrup (click here for a recipe or use your favorite). Mix thoroughly and place in your popsicle stand for freezing.2
Once frozen you can decorate your popsicles. Drip chocolate or caramel on top! Roll it over chopped nuts or sprinkles! Let your imagination run wild.
1 Each recipe is for one popsicle if making more adjust accordingly.
2 Freezing boozy popsicles is a tricky business, be very careful not to use too much alcohol, or the popsicle will simply not freeze. When making a frozen alcoholic treat less is more :).
3 To make your own simple syrup combine equal parts water and sugar in a saucepan. Stir to dissolve the sugar while heating on a medium flame. Once the sugar is dissolved completely, refrigerate your simple syrup in an airtight container.