Coffee popsicles

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!

Caramel cream Americano

A café Americano, consisting of espresso with added boiling water, is a staple in most coffee houses. Some say it acquired prominence during WWII. American soldiers in Italy found the espresso offered quite different than that of the brewed coffee they were accustomed to drinking at home. By adding hot water to their Italian espresso, the drink became much more palatable. The amount of water added varies by location. In the United States, the ratio is typically one part espresso to one part water, although some prefer one to two. The addition of water to espresso results in a beverage with similar strength to that of brewed coffee, but retaining the distinct flavor of espresso. To find your preferred ratio a bit of experimentation may be needed. Here I prepare an Americano using the one to one ratio. My version is decidedly sweet due to the addition of caramel cream topping. Enjoy!

Cinnamon caramel apple latte

I embrace everything about the autumn -- crisp falling leaves, tart apples coated in caramel sauce, and cinnamon-dusted treats. I have combined my favorite autumn tastes into a beautiful fall-flavored latte. Best of all it is as easy to prepare as it is delicious. Enjoy!

Salted caramel mocha

The fall season fills many coffee lovers' minds with thoughts of pumpkin spice yumminess. While I am in no means denying the appeal of a perfect pumpkin spice latte, caramel is my autumnal confection of choice. To celebrate the luscious, deep, rich, sugary goodness, I have concocted this easy to prepare salted caramel mocha. Enjoy!

Iced caramel macchiato

The word macchiato translates from the Italian to "spotted" or "stained". Traditionally, an espresso macchiato is an afternoon treat composed of one shot of espresso spotted with a dash of frothed milk. The latte macchiato, on the other hand, is composed of a glass approximately 1/3 - 2/3 filled with milk, and marked, or stained, with espresso. The espresso is slowly poured into the milk, literally creating a “spot” in the center of the glass. The additional blending of flavors and the advent of the iced macchiato became popularized in the 1990s. Here is my version of the iced caramel macchiato. Enjoy!

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