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Easy Mocha Coffee Popsicles

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Why not cool off this Summer with some delicious homemade coffee popsicles? Once you know how to make coffee popsicles at home, you can enjoy a refreshing frozen coffee snack whenever you please!

With a creamy texture and chunks of almond and chocolate chips, these easy DIY popsicles are so simple and just a little bit fancy.

top view of mocha almond popsicles on sticks.

Why You’ll Love This Coffee Popsicles Recipe

One of the best things about Summer is enjoying an icy cold ice cream or ice block on a hot day.

Also known as popsicles, ice lollies and ice pops, there are so many different kinds of popsicles – the sky really is the limit in terms of popsicle flavors.

And while the kids often enjoy fruit or yogurt based ice blocks, I wanted to make something a little more interesting for the grown ups – and the result is these delicious almond mocha ice pops.

The combination of cold coffee, chocolate and yogurt is perfect for popsicles and with the addition of some chunks of almond and chocolate chips you not only get to enjoy frozen coffee, there is the added texture of crunchy pieces of chocolate and almonds inside.

Best of all, whilst they look fancy, they are incredibly easy popsicles to make at home.

If you love cold coffee recipes, you might also like to try this coffee granita or an icy cold Nutella frappe.

What You Need To Make Cold Brew Popsicles

There are a couple of essential pieces of equipment you’ll need to make popsicles at home.

Popsicle Mold

To make coffee ice pops at home you will of course need ice block molds. You can make popsicles without a mold in a pinch (see below for details), but you will get the best results with a popsicle mold.

If you love the classic look of a wooden stick and stripes on the ice pop, you can find plenty of options on Amazon. There are also stackable options with an integrated stick which makes it even easier, especially if you have a small freezer.

Coffee Maker

My coffee flavored popsicles recipe uses cold brew coffee, which you can buy premade, brew in a cold brew coffee maker, or in a French Press. But don’t worry if you don’t have cold brew on hand.

You can use any kind of coffee maker to brew a batch of coffee at home – drip, french press or stove top would work well for a stronger coffee flavor too.

Just be sure to cool hot brewed coffee down before adding yogurt and the chocolate chips to the mix.

side view of coffee popsicles on platter.

Coffee Ice Blocks Ingredients

You really don’t need many ingredients to make homemade popsicles. Below I quickly run through the ingredients and suggest some suitable alternatives. Scroll down to the recipe card for the full list of ingredients with quantities.

The secret to my creamy coffee popsicles is the combination of yogurt, melted chocolate and coffee.

To make mocha almond popsicles at home you will need:

  • Cold coffee: I use cold brew coffee, but you can use chilled brewed coffee too.
  • Vanilla yogurt: I use vanilla yogurt but you could also substitute Greek yogurt for a healthier option.
  • Melted chocolate: Instead of your regular iced coffee popsicles, I decided to make these into mocha pops with the addition of some melted milk chocolate. Not only does the chocolate give these pops a lovely flavor, it helps create the creamy texture too.
  • Almonds: Roughly chop some whole almonds – you want them to be chunks and not small slices of almond.
  • Chocolate chips: Mini choc chips work best. You can use milk or dark chocolate chips.

You could also use melted dark chocolate for a richer flavor, or omit the chocolate altogether if you want to make homemade healthy popsicles (you may want to add a tablespoon of cocoa though for some chocolatey flavor).

Finally, the chunks of almond and chocolate give the popsicles a delicious crunch, but you can omit them if you prefer. I like to use dark chocolate chocolate chips, but you could also use milk or even white chocolate chips.

top view of coffee ice pops on plate.

How To Make Coffee Popsicles At Home

The number of popsicles will vary depending on the size of your popsicle molds.

Step 1 – Blend the ingredients. The first step to make these coffee ice popsicles is to blend the yogurt, coffee and melted chocolate in a blender until smooth. This should take just a minute or so.

You could use a stand or stick blender for this step. If you don’t own a blender, simply whisk the ingredients in a bowl until well combined.

Step 2 – Add ingredients to the molds. Divide your chopped almonds and chocolate chips between your popsicle molds and put into the base of each mould before pouring your popsicle liquid in.

Fill the moulds right to the top if you’re using wooden popsicle sticks. You may need to fill just short of the top if you have integrated handle molds. I made 6 large popsicles with the mix.

Step 3 – Freeze. Add your lids or popsicle sticks if using, then seal and place in the freezer.

Tip: If you have trouble with the sticks moving around, a top tip is to freeze the ice blocks for a couple of hours before adding the sticks.

Depending on the size of your molds, they will need at least 4-6 hours to freeze, ideally overnight.

When you are ready to eat, run warm water over the outside of the moulds for 10-20 seconds before gently removing your ice pop from the mold.

If it doesn’t come loose, run water for a little longer over the mold. Don’t be tempted to pull on the stick, as it may come loose and separate from the popsicle.

coffee ice pops stacked on top of each other on plate.

How To Store Homemade Popsicles

If you have plenty of popsicle molds, simply remove them from the mold platform and store in the mold in a container in the freezer.

Another option if you want to re-use the mold is to remove the popsicles from the molds once frozen, lay them on a tray lined with baking paper.

Then place the tray in the freezer to firm the popsicles up again, and store the popsicles in a sealed container in the freezer. They won’t stick together assuming your freezer stays cold!

Finally, you can also individually wrap them. You could use plastic wrap, but a more environmentally friendly option is to individually wrap them in baking paper. Just be sure to write the flavor on the paper before you put them in the freezer!

Recipe Tips For Success

  1. Add the chocolate chips and almonds directly to each mold – as they tend to just sink to the bottom of the mixture if you add them beforehand.
  2. Use strong coffee to ensure the flavor carries through but be sure it has completely cooled before using.
  3. Experiment with different types of chocolate – dark chocolate is an excellent substitute!
mocha yogurt popsicles on plate stacked on top of each other.

How To Make Popsicles Without Molds

Don’t have a mold handy? Don’t worry – you can still make your popsicles using one of the options below until you can get your hands on a mold. Options include:

  • Shot glasses
  • Paper cups
  • Small glasses
  • Muffin tins
  • Loaf pan (and slice after freezing)

More Coffee Snacks And Desserts

If you loved these tasty caffeine popsicles, you might like to try one of these coffee snacks:

Find all my coffee snack recipes here or browse all the coffee recipes.

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Creamy Mocha Coffee Popsicles

Creamy coffee popsicles with yogurt, chocolate and almond chunks. Easy to make and super refreshing, these homemade ice pops are the perfect frozen coffee snack for adults this Summer.
4.34 from 3 votes
Servings: 6 popsicles
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1 cup cold brew coffee note 1
  • ½ cup milk chocolate melted
  • ½ cup almonds roughly chopped
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • Add yogurt, coffee and melted chocolate to a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Place a few chopped almonds and mini chocolate chips into each popsicle mold.
  • Pour the blended liquid all the way to the top of each mold (you will want to fill them right to the top).
  • Add lid, insert the popsicle sticks and place in the freezer for at least 6 hours, preferably overnight.
  • To remove, run warm water around the outside of the molds for 10 seconds and gently remove the popsicle.

Notes

  1. Any type of coffee can be used – it just needs to be cooled before combining with the yogurt which is why I prefer to use cold brew coffee.
  2. You can use milk or dark chocolate in this popsicle recipe – or a mix like melted milk chocolate with dark chocolate chips.
  3. I add the almonds and chocolate chips into each mold separately, as they tend to sink to the bottom if you add them to the mixture beforehand.
  4. If you don’t have a blender, simply whisk the ingredients in a bowl until combined.

Nutrition

Serving: 1popsicle | Calories: 253kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 40mg | Potassium: 238mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 51IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 124mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Author: Rachel Rodda
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
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Rachel Rodda

It's no surprise that as a former barista and founder of Creators of Coffee, I'm obsessed with all things coffee. I love to share easy and delicious coffee recipes, expert brewing tips and helpful coffee gear reviews with my fellow coffee lovers!

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