Summertime around here is hot, and sometimes a cool summer treat is needed. Like a chocolate chip cookie served with a cup of coffee in cool popsicle form, this is one summer treat I make for me!
Dairy-Free Chocolate Chip Coffee Popsicles
This recipe makes four popsicles, so you don’t need a really large quantity of any ingredients. It’s perfect for when you have just a little already brewed coffee left to use or a partial can of coconut cream.
Coconut cream makes up the majority of the liquid base for these popsicles. Ever opened up a can of coconut milk and found a thick creamy layer on the top? That’s coconut cream. You can make your own coconut cream or use a BPA-free canned one. Tip: If you happen to see something called “cream of coconut” while you’re shopping, check the ingredients before buying. Cream of coconut usually has a considerable amount of sugar added.
Besides the coffee and coconut cream, I like to add chocolate chips for added crunch, vanilla for flavor, and a little honey for sweetness. If you like black coffee you may want to reduce the amount of honey, or increase it if you like things a little sweeter.
Tips for Making Homemade Popsicles
Popsicles are always a crowd pleaser in our house. I prefer the homemade kind. When I make popsicles, I’m able to add in all kinds of healthy ingredients such as fresh fruit, healthy coconut milk, and even probiotics. At the same time, I can leave out all the undesirable ingredients and adjust the sweetness level to my liking.
I make popsicles frequently enough that I find it helpful to have a set (or two!) of popsicle molds. These are the ones I use. However, if I’m making a larger batch or if you don’t have molds there are lots of other options.
You can also use small cups, the wells of a muffin tin, or even an ice cube tray. Whatever you choose, just cover it with a sheet of aluminum foil after filling it and poke the sticks right through the foil into the unfrozen mix. Wooden toothpicks work well for the ice cube tray popsicles.
Here’s how to make it:
Chocolate Chip Coffee Popsicles Recipe
- In a small bowl, whisk together the coconut cream, coffee, honey, vanilla, and salt until smooth.
- Stir in the chocolate chips.
- Carefully pour the mixture into the popsicle molds.
- Tap the molds gently on the counter several times to help mixture settle and to let any air bubbles escape.
- Insert the popsicle sticks and place in the freezer and let sit until completely frozen, usually about 4 hours.
Have you ever made homemade popsicles? What’s your favorite flavor?