Coconut Milk Iced Coffee Popsicles

One of the trends I noticed while attending the Fancy Food Show was the use of coconut. It was everywhere, and I saw everything from coconut oil to coconut lattes to coconut ice cream. I’ve been using coconut oil for a while but had never tried these other foods.

Of course, everything I sampled was delicious, but in addition to tasting good, coconut milk also has a number of health benefits. Not only is it full of vitamins and minerals, but it’s also a great dairy-free alternative to regular milk.

I was inspired to incorporate coconut into my own recipes, and that’s how I came up with these Coconut Milk Iced Coffee Popsicles.

Coconut Milk Iced Coffee Popsicles | Hello Little HomeI’m not a big coffee drinker, but I do love iced coffee, especially in summer. I take mine with milk and a little sugar, not too sweet. (By the way, did you know that if you order a “regular” coffee in NYC, that means you want it with milk and sugar?)

For these Coconut Milk Iced Coffee Popsicles, I replaced the milk traditionally found in iced coffee with coconut milk yogurt. It gives the popsicles a rich, creamy texture, but it’s low-calorie enough to keep these pops healthy. I also added a little honey to sweeten them up. They taste just like an iced coffee, except in popsicle form!

Not a coconut fan? Don’t worry. The coconut milk yogurt has a very mild flavor, but of course, you can always substitute regular yogurt (I recommend Greek).

Give these popsicles a try. They’re the perfect mid-day treat!

Coconut Milk Iced Coffee Popsicles

Yield: 6 Popsicles

Coconut Milk Iced Coffee Popsicles

Ingredients

  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. instant espresso powder
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetend coconut milk yogurt
  • 2 tbsp. honey

Instructions

  1. Combine instant espresso powder and boiling water. Stir well and allow to cool slightly.
  2. Place coconut milk yogurt in a small bowl.
  3. Stir honey into yogurt.
  4. Add coffee to yogurt and mix until completely combined.
  5. Taste mixture and add additional honey, if desired.
  6. Pour mixture into popsicle molds, leaving a little space at the top.
  7. Place popsicles in freezer.
  8. Freeze until completely solid, about 3 - 4 hours.
  9. Remove popsicles from molds and serve immediately.

Notes

  • - My popsicle molds hold about 1/3 cup of liquid. Measure your molds before beginning and adjust the recipe proportions, if necessary.
  • - Make these popsicles vegan by replacing the honey with maple syrup or another vegan-friendly sweetener.
  • - Substitute 1 cup strong coffee for the espresso powder and boiling water.
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Coconut Milk Iced Coffee Popsicles | Hello Little HomeCoconut Milk Iced Coffee Popsicles | Hello Little HomeThese Coconut Milk Iced Coffee Popsicles are simple and easy to make, but feel free to get fancy! Try dropping a few chocolate-covered coffee beans into the bottom of each popsicle mold before adding the coffee mixture or stir in a little shredded coconut.

Coconut Milk Iced Coffee Popsicles | Hello Little HomeAs for me, the next time I make these, I plan to drizzle the frozen popsicles with a little dark chocolate … yum!

How do you like your coffee?

P.S. I couldn’t find any popsicle molds in my local stores, which were already selling fall merchandise. Who wants popsicles during the hottest month of the year … right? Ha. I found these Ozera Groovy Pop Molds (affiliate link) on Amazon, and I love them! They come in a bunch of other shapes, sizes, and colors, too, if lime green isn’t your thing.

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