I don’t drink coffee (just never got into it!), but if I did, this is how I’d take it: Brewed cold, thickened with coconut milk, and frozen. Pure, summery, caffeinated bliss on a stick.
I actually had several of these—like, three or okay fine FIVE—and it was a pretty revelatory experience. Revelatory and also a little bit jittery and probably partly responsible for a series of over-excited emails I sent to my editor over at Shape. WHOOPS. (Hi, Kylie!)
One quick note here: Frozen liquid without a little added creaminess—in this case, coconut milk!—tends to develop a less-than-pleasant, icy consistency. So if you’re inspired to just go ahead and freeze your coffee into popsicles sans recipe, that’s cool, but you won’t end up with that awesome, creamy, reminiscent-of-a-Fudgiscle consistency. Womp, womp.
What I’m trying to say is, you might not wanna wing this one.
Still!!! Like most things, this is certainly not an exact science; as long as you have a little bit of milk in there, go ahead and add or subtract ingredients to create a brew that suits your personal taste.
Oh, and one more thing! Depending on the size of your popsicle molds, you’ll need less or more of the cold brew mixture to fill it. Duh. But you can always save the leftover concentrate to drink (once diluted).
I think that’s all. Happy popsicle-making!
Cold Brew Coffee Popsicles
Serves: About 10 to 12, depending how large your popsicle molds are
Prep time: 5 minutes
Total time: 6 hours
- 2 cups cold brew coffee concentrate (to make your own, gently stir together 1 cup of ground coffee beans and 4 cups of water in a large bowl, refrigerate for 10 hours, and strain carefully! Or, follow this recipe for How to Make Cold Brew Coffee at Home.)
- 2 cups full-fat coconut milk
- 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons organic coconut sugar
- In a large bowl, mix together the coffee concentrate, cocoa powder, and sugar.
- Add the mixture to your popsicle mold, filling each mold about halfway. Fill the remaining space with the coconut milk and freeze 5 to 6 hours. (You can also just add the coconut milk to the initial mixture, but this separate addition will allow some of that fun, creamy coloring to appear later.) Save any extra concentrate mixture to drink or use in another recipe.
- When the pops are solid, remove from molds and enjoy right out of the freezer!