As the temperatures begin to soar this summer, we at San Francisco Bay Coffee are thrilled to announce a delightful and refreshing way to beat the heat. Say hello to our latest creation - Cold Brew Popsicles! Unlike your average icy treat, these popsicles offer a unique blend of bold and robust coffee flavors with a touch of soothing coldness that will tantalize your taste buds and energize your spirits. So go ahead, take a break from boring fruity popsicles, and give yourself an indulgent escape with our twist on an old classic!
Created by our very own in-house food scientist, Katie Rosenberg, these pops can be dairy or dairy-free.
Cold Brew Coffee Popsicle Recipe
Before we begin creating, let's ensure you have everything at hand. You won't need much- only a short list of ingredients and simple tools. It'll be a breeze!
Cold Brew Coffee: The star of this show is, of course, the coffee. We recommend our Cold Brew Blend for its vibrant, smooth flavor that pairs beautifully with the creaminess of the ice cream. Plus, don't worry if you're new to making cold brew—we've got the instructions covered below.
We love to crush up some coffee beans and sprinkle them into my popsicle mix for a crispy texture and an extra boost of coffee goodness. Adjust the amount of crushed beans based on how strong you like your coffee flavor in your icy treats!
Vanilla Ice Cream: This provides a creamy, sweet balance to the bold coffee flavors. We suggest using a high-quality vanilla ice cream for the best results. Remember, a dairy-free version is perfectly fine if you want to make your popsicles vegan or lactose-free.
What You'll Need:
- Cold brew coffee
- Crushed coffee beans
- Vanilla ice cream (dairy-free optional)
- Popsicle molds
- Popsicle sticks
When it comes to popsicle molds, go for any shape or size that suits your fancy as long as they're sturdy and safe enough to freeze.
To hold your popsicles, you'll need some popsicle sticks. These can usually be found at craft or kitchen supply stores near you.
All set and ready to go? Great! It's time for your cold brew popsicle adventure! Let's jump right in and explore the exciting process of creating these coffee-infused summer treats with your ingredients and tools.
Making the cold brew:
- Grind your coffee of choice (we suggest our Moka Java) or use our pre-ground Cold Brew Blend.
- Add 1 3/4 cups of cold water to the container.
- Add 3/4 cup of coffee to the filter.
- Insert the filter into the water container.
- Leave it in the fridge for 16-24 hours, and then remove the filter from the container.
Cold brew and ice cream mixture:
- Melt ice cream for about 20 seconds in the microwave.
- Combine ice cream and cold brew in a bowl and mix with a spoon until combined. (We used 1/2 cup ice cream)
- Fill the popsicle mold with cold brew and ice cream mixture about halfway.
- Sprinkle in some lightly crushed coffee beans.
- Fill the remaining half of the popsicle mold with ice cream/cold brew mixture.
- Sprinkle the top with more crushed beans.
- Freeze until solid.
So there you have it, my friends! A simple and enjoyable way to savor a cool, energizing treat this summer. Whether you're a coffee connoisseur looking for an inventive twist on your usual cup of joe or just someone who adores sweet frozen desserts, this tantalizing recipe is perfect for you. So kick back and relish your home-brewed cold coffee popsicles as you beat the heat and indulge in pure satisfaction!
A Simple Summer Treat
I love making Cold Brew Popsicles! It's as easy as taking a sip on a sunny afternoon. All you need is some coffee, simple steps, and voila - you have the perfect summer treat to indulge in your caffeine cravings while cooling off. Picture yourself lounging in your backyard with a rich, creamy popsicle in hand, an inviting escape from the hot weather. These popsicles are not just any ordinary frozen dessert--they offer a sophisticated twist to your usual summertime snack experience.
Can You Freeze Cold Brewed Coffee?
You might wonder, "Can you really freeze cold brewed coffee?" The answer is a resounding yes! Freezing cold brew coffee not only preserves its deep, bold flavors but also provides a fantastic base for our Cold Brew Popsicles. The freezing process doesn't dilute or distort the coffee's taste, allowing you to enjoy its robustness even in a frozen form. Plus, it's an excellent way to use any leftover cold brew. So rest assured, your cold brew coffee will freeze beautifully and give you a delightful, caffeinated popsicle.
What Kind of Cold Brew Coffee Blend Should I Use?
For your Cold Brew Popsicles, choosing the right coffee blend is essential. We are here to recommend a blend that suits your taste buds perfectly. Your popsicle's flavor will largely depend on the coffee flavor you select, so make sure you choose one that you genuinely enjoy. If you love balanced and smooth flavors, our Cold Brew Blend would be perfect for you.