These 3-Ingredient Iced Coffee Popsicles give you the afternoon (or breakfast) boost you need to get through the hottest days.
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Well, folks, summer is here. I was wondering what summer was already like, but I realize that everyday mixes up and the definition of seasons doesn't exist when you live indoors 24/7.
In all fairness, I tried to be out as much as possible while maintaining a safe social distance from others. I'll run outside. I take momentum and Kevin for walks, and Will and I sit outside during happy hour whenever the mosquitoes maintain their social distance from us. We try to enjoy every beautiful day we get until Texas decides to turn into a wet sweat box in July and August, but May was not the most cooperative. We had thunderstorms every other day (at least that's what it looks like, but what are the days?).
Do not mistake yourself. I love good thunderstorms every now and then, but they make me want to curl up comfortably in bed with a book. It's a problem when it's the middle of a working day. On dreary days (or very hot days or any day for that matter), I tend to need a little afternoon caffeine boost to boost my mood and productivity. I could just make myself a cup of coffee, but where's the fun? Instead, I decided to give my afternoon a makeover with these 3 Ingredient Iced Coffee Popsicles.
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO MAKE THESE ICE COFFEE?
You need iced coffee (choc), milk (I used unsweetened almond milk), and any sweetener of your choice. I used Now Foods Grade A Organic Maple Syrup because one, i prefer natural sweeteners to fake stuff and two, it's damn delicious.
If you want to spice up your popsicles a bit, you can add cocoa nibs or a drizzle of chocolate (details in the recipe below). You can find my favorite maple syrup and everything you need to make these extras on the Now Food website.
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HOW DO YOU MAKE THESE POPSICLES?
You will have to plan a bit. I brewed a few more cups of coffee one morning, let them cool, then put them in the fridge to chill overnight. The next day I had a nice fresh coffee to make coffee popsicles.
Once you've got your iced coffee, these delicious caffeine shakes are a snap to prepare. Simply combine the coffee, milk and maple syrup in a blender and blend until well blended. Pour them into popsicle molds, put your popsicle sticks in place and freeze them overnight.
The next afternoon, when you feel the afternoon fall coming, grab one and savor the treat of a popsicle and more energy flowing through your veins.
While I love these as an afternoon snack, they also make a great sweet breakfast or a unique version of after dinner coffee.
3 Ingredient Iced Coffee Popsicles (Dairy Free)
- Combine the coffee, milk and maple syrup in a blender and mix to combine.
- If using, place 1/2 teaspoon of cocoa nibs in the bottom of each popsicle mold.
- Pour the coffee mixture evenly into the molds.
- Place popsicle sticks in each popsicle and freeze overnight.
- To remove it, place the mold in a lukewarm water bath for a few seconds until the popsicle no longer moves.
- Combine the coconut oil, cocoa powder and maple syrup in a small bowl and toss to combine.
- Place the popsicles on a cooled parchment-lined baking sheet and use a spoon to sprinkle chocolate on them.
- Eat immediately or store in a flat container lined with parchment paper in the freezer.
For the optional chocolate fillet
* Feel free to add more milk or maple syrup if you like your coffee creamier or sweeter.
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