Vanilla Cold Brew Coffee Popsicles are the perfect summer afternoon treat! Lightly sweetened and drizzled with chocolate, they’ll be your new favorite way to cool off!
Usually around 3:00pm I start to lose energy, get hungry and generally have no desire to do any more work. Anyone else hit that afternoon wall? Getting up and moving around, then finding some kind of snack will typically fix the problem and I can power through until 5:00…ok, ok, 4:30.
Many people grab a coffee or tea in the afternoon and I wish so badly that I could, but me plus caffeine after 1:00pm is a guarantee that I’ll sleep like crap that night. Instead I have to rely on movement and food.
On these hot summer afternoons we’ve been having, I’ve been enjoying one of these Vanilla Cold Brew Coffee Popsicles. Yes, there’s a little caffeine in them, but not nearly enough to keep me lying wide awake all night. I love them because they’re lightly sweetened without tasting like an over-sugared drink that you get at Starbucks.
Instead of using cow’s milk to make these Vanilla Cold Brew Coffee Popsicles, I decided to use canned coconut milk instead. I’ve made them with both the lite coconut milk and full fat, either way tastes good, but you won’t get much of a creamy texture unless you use the full fat. As is the case with most things.
The popsicles have a hint of coconut flavor to them, but for the most part you’ll be tasting the cold brew and the generous amount of vanilla extract. Vanilla is one of those ingredients that I rarely measure. I figure if there’s a little extra in whatever I’m making, it can only make it better.
You can either make your own cold brew coffee or if you’re in a hurry or lazy like I was, just go buy a bottle. Make sure to buy one that’s unsweetened since you’ll be sweetening the popsicles with maple syrup.
Next time the afternoon sleepies hit, skip the trip to the coffee shop and grab one of these Vanilla Cold Brew Coffee Popsicles instead!
More Popsicles Recipes
- 12 ounces unsweetened cold brew coffee
- 14 ounces full fat or light canned coconut milk
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips, dairy free for vegan
- Blend together all of the ingredients except the chocolate until smooth. Pour the mixture into popsicle molds, Insert the popsicle stick and freeze for at least 6 hours or overnight.
- Remove the frozen popsicles from the molds and place them on a parchment lined baking sheet. Drizzle with the melted dark chocolate then place them back in the freezer to harden.
- Store the finished popsicles in a single layer in a freezer bag or other airtight container.
- If using light coconut milk the popsicles will have an icier texture. Be aware that the calories and fat will change based on the coconut milk you use.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 132Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 8mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 0gSugar: 8gProtein: 1g