They're satisfying, rich, and oh-so-summery.
Cold brew is everywhere, and it's pretty easy to see why. It's smooth, refreshing, and easy on the taste buds—not quite as bitter as "regular" coffee, but still potent enough to get the job done. (Here, more on the health benefits of switching from iced coffee to cold brew.)
But just because you're toting around a cold brew doesn't mean you've reached peak summer just yet. We recommend freezing the stuff and eating it in popsicle form! This recipe combines the potency of cold brew concentrate with a dash of sweetener, some cocoa, and some delicious coconut milk, which serves as a thickener. Without the milk, your popsicles would be a little more watery and icy, but with it, they're more reminiscent of those fudgsicles you ate as a kid. Yum.
If you'd rather have a stronger or more diluted coffee flavor, you can always add or subtract the other ingredients—this isn't an exact science! And do note that depending on the size of your popsicle molds, you'll need less or more of the cold brew mixture to fill it. You can always save the leftover concentrate to drink (diluted, of course).
Cold Brew Coffee Popsicles
Serves: About 10 to 12, depending how big 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!