If you’re a coffee-lover, you know you want to see it everywhere, in ice cream, in cakes, chocolates, and even in popsicles. That’s why today, we’re making some fun grown-up coffee ice cream pops to share with your like-minded coffee fanatic friends.
As the name suggests, we’re using coffee ice cream, and since this recipe calls for only four ingredients, make sure you get the good stuff. A fancy coffee ice cream will do wonders. We’re also amping up our pops with a little instant freeze-dried coffee. Make sure it’s of high-quality as well!
Milk helps bring everything together, and you can also adjust your pops by adding extra sweeteners. I don’t because I like my ice cream pops mildly sweet, but by all means, sweeten yours to your taste.
You’ll need a pop mold, which you’ll find online with just a few clicks. If it’s made of silicone, even better because they’re super easy to unmold. Mine is a four-pop mold, so the recipe is based on that, but adjust it to your mold.
Did you know pops were invented by accident in 1905 by a kid who forgot a cup filled with a sugary drink with a wooden stirrer out in the open during a chilly night? That’s probably not accurate, but someone out there DID invent ice cream pops sometime, somewhere, and we salute him or her for the invention.
Back to the recipe, feel free to tweak the recipe to your liking. A splash of chocolate syrup creates awesome mocha pops, and you can also enhance yours with a few drops of vanilla extract.
Don’t forget about the texture. Chocolate chips or cookie crumbs can take your coffee pops to the next level, and if you’re skillful enough, coat them with ‘magic shell’ hardening chocolate and sprinkle them with chocolate sparkles. Isn’t that fun?
Let’s make ourselves a batch of ice cream coffee pops. They’ll keep indefinitely in the freezer, so make a large batch for your next party. They do take some storage space, though, so plan accordingly. Let’s freeze these pops, shall we?
Scoop the ice cream into a bowl, pour the milk and the instant coffee, and let it melt just enough to fill the pop molds easily. Taste and adjust sweetness. Mix well with a hand whip to allow some air bubbles to get incorporated into the mixture.
Pour the mixture into a four popsicle mold.
Freeze and share these with your loved ones!