Summertime treats for coffee lovin’ folks
I started making coffee popsicles a couple summers ago. If you like coffee, and if you like sweet things, and if you are a parent like me who wants to survive the oppressive summer heat with your sanity intact you will definitely want to try these. Trust me. They are perfectly portioned mouthfuls of frozen caffeinated deliciousness.
(I hope I don’t need to remind you that you don’t want your kids getting at these, right?)
Note: I eyeballed the quantities because of my tiny molds, which are actually fancypants ice molds for summer beverages (but perfectly fine for this purpose). You might have to tinker to get the ratio a way you like it.
For this recipe you will need approximately 1/3 cup sweetened condensed milk and 1/3 cup hot espresso. That’s it!
- Brew your coffee. (I use an espresso maker, but a french press works great too. If you have an ordinary coffee maker just brew a very strong cuppa joe.)
- Combine the hot coffee with the condensed milk in a measuring cup and stir until it’s well combined.
I have a secret tip, do you want to hear it? First, a confession. I’m a huge spiller. I can never get my popsicles to the freezer without them sloshing, so I put the empty molds in the freezer first and THEN fill them.
HA HA to you, sticky floors!
Anyway, fill your molds and leave to freeze overnight.
They are delicious. They taste like frozen coffee candies, best served when your spirits and energy are flagging and you can’t afford the time/energy/money for a trip to Starbucks or Bridgehead. 😉
Let me know if you try this recipe!