Popsicle time that is! One of the great things about getting married (aside from the whole gaining a life partner thing) is that you get all sorts of fun wedding gifts. I used a Williams- Sonoma gift card to pick up a popsicle mold and also a nifty Hario cold brew maker. < I later found the same cold brewer for less on Amazon here >. Put the two together and you get these delish and easy to make coffee pops.
The key for these (and any other coffee popsicle) is that you need to start with a cold brew, you can’t just freeze a pot of coffee. Once coffee gets hot is releases acidic flavors that make the pops taste not so tasty. If you don’t want to spend the $30 or so for a cold brewer, here is a great how-to on making your own cold brew with just a jar and a strainer.
So start with a cold brew! Next chose your flavors. I used almond milk and some sugar free vanilla syrup. You can sub out for regular milk and any flavor syrup you desire, or just stick with a classic coffee taste.
Here is the mix I used, but once again it’s all about taste preference so experiment with some different strengths to find what you like best.
3 cups cold brew coffee
2 cups almond milk
8 tsps Sugar Free Vanilla Syrup
Then it’s time to pour and freeze your pops. Have extra? Drink it, of course. I recommend using whiskey ice cubes to prevent diluting your coffee- or just drink it quickly.
When the pops are finally ready (about 4 hours which feels like forever), add a little flare by sprinkling salt, sugar or something fun on the tip of your pop. I used Jacobsen vanilla bean salt for a little flavor kick.
Hooray for summer and popsicles! Do you have any fave popsicle recipes?
love and candy,