Monday, May 28, 2012

Coffee on A Stick?

One of the best things about this unseasonably warm spring has been enjoying icy treats! It started with iced coffee. Then I decided to put it in the blender and make a "frappuccino".

Today I decided to take it one step further... a coffee popsicle! It's easy, fun, and delicious!

I took about a tablespoon of whipped cream and put it in the bottom of a popsicle mold and let that freeze for about 30 minutes. While that was freezing I brewed some strong coffee. With the coffee still hot I added sugar to taste and let the coffee cool to room temp. It's a good idea to make it a bit sweeter than you normally would because we will add milk later.

Once the whipped cream is frozen in your molds it's time to continue. Pour half of your sweetened coffee into a separate container and add milk. Just add enough to lighten it up. You want the color to be between the white cream and the black coffee. Pour you lightened coffee into the molds filling it a little more than half way. Place it in the freezer without the stick until the surface is frozen enough to support your last layer.

Once it's frozen enough to support your final layer pour your sweetened black coffee in the molds to fill them the rest of the way. Add your stick and pop them back in the freezer. Once they are frozen solid, pop them out and enjoy your layered delight!!

I'll post pics later when they come out of their last freeze! Everyone loves them, even my daughter. Don't worry about letting kids have them, the caffeine content is less than a cup of coffee. If you're worried though, use decaf.

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