Summer is in full swing…well maybe not so much on the activities side, but definitely on the heat side – so bring on all the frozen treats…like these vanilla caramel cold brew coffee popsicles, which might just be one of my new favorite treats! They are the perfect creamy, refreshing pick me up on hot, summer afternoons. With just two ingredients, they are so easy to make, so you can be enjoying these popsicles in no time!
Over the years, we’ve shared many popsicle recipes, many ice cream recipes, many coffee recipes and one of my favorites – affogato recipes. If you’re not sure what an affogato is, it’s a small bowl of gelato with some hot espresso poured over top…sooo good! And these coffee popsicles, are my way of eating an affogato frozen-style! After enjoying affogatos with different flavors of gelato (and ice cream!), we’ve definitely settled on the vanilla caramel gelato as being the favorite. And biting into those swirls of caramel is heavenly in these popsicles! I went with cold brew coffee here for the sake of keeping things simple and easy. This recipe is also slightly vague, as in no specific measurements, because you can just add as much/little as you’d like. Go heavier on the the gelato for creamier pops, go heavier on the cold brew for a stronger coffee flavor (the coffee does have a slightly icy texture to it when frozen). No matter how you mix and measure, they are going to be fantastic! My boys, who do not like coffee, all tried these and loved them! (I was kind of hoping they wouldn’t though…more for me! 😆)
Creamy and delicious, these vanilla caramel cold brew coffee popsicles are easy to make!
- cold brew coffee, unsweetened
- vanilla caramel gelato*
- popsicle mold / popsicle sticks
Let gelato soften slightly.
Scoop some gelato into a mixing bowl, pour some cold brew coffee over it. (How much is up to you, more coffee for a stronger coffee flavor). Stir until mixed together. Set aside.
Pour a little bit of cold brew coffee into the popsicle mold.
Add the gelato/cold brew mixture into each mold.
Place lid on mold and add popsicle sticks.
Place in freezer until completely frozen.