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!
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