Easy coffee popsicles recipe with iced coffee, homemade with simple ingredients. Dipped in melted chocolate and toppings can also be added.
*Thank you Dunkin' Donuts for sponsoring today's post so that I share this recipe with you. As always, all opinions are mine.*
I love frozen desserts, as you can tell by these Homemade Fruit Popsicles, Chocolate Banana Popsicles, Homemade Chocolate Fudgesicles and of course this Chocolate Banana Ice Cream.I started making today's recipe in college when I needed a caffeine kick but didn't want to keep brewing coffee every hour. Seriously, they were much needed during those all-nighters before project deadlines and major exams. They have a very strong coffee flavor and their texture is very similar to a granita, which is incredible and super refreshing. These taste great as is but I decided to dip them in melted chocolate. That really took them to a whole new level of deliciousness.
Key ingredients homemade mocha popsicles recipe
- Iced coffee- You can buy this at the store or brew it at home.
- Chocolate- Use melted semisweet for best results.
Healthy- Use coconut milk, but keep in mind that the quantity can vary, based on your preference.
Creamy- Use condensed milk and add as much or as little as you like.
Mix in some Greek yogurt- To your iced coffee. After some trial and error, I found that chocolate and coffee flavored yogurts tasted the best but vanilla is a very good choice too. This addition makes it very creamy too.
Dip in other chocolate- Such as milk, dark, or white.
Add toppings on melted chocolate before it sets- Such as crushed cookies like Oreos or Chocolate Chip Cookies. You can even try chopped nuts, sprinkles, mini chocolate chips, finely chopped candy bars, crushed chocolate coffee beans.
Dip the entire popsicle in melted chocolate- I only dipped halfway because I thought it looked prettier this way.
Instead of iced coffee- You can freeze other beverages such as Homemade Gingerbread Latte or Coffee Smoothie (Mocha Smoothie) or Homemade Mocha Latte or Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha or even Homemade Caramel Latte. They all make a refreshing Summer dessert.
How to make easy iced coffee popsicles
- Pour the coffee- Into popsicle molds.
- Place them in the freezer- Until they are completely solid.
- Remove the popsicles- From their molds.
- Dip them- In melted chocolate.
- Let set- And then enjoy!
Tips and Techniques
Wait to dip them in melted chocolate- Until they are completely frozen so that you don't get a melted mess.
Use high quality ingredients- The better the chocolate and coffee are the better your treat will be.
To easily remove popsicle from mold- Run it under warm water. Just be careful the water isn't too hot so you don't melt it away.
Use the best iced coffee you can find. I used Dunkin' Donuts iced coffees. They are always made with high-quality Arabica beans. For half of these these popsicles, I used Dunkin’ Donuts’ Coconut Crème Pie flavored iced latte, which is packed with flavors of vanilla, coconut and sweet pie crust. Yum! For the other half, I used Dunkin’ Donuts iced Macchiato, which is a beautiful layered espresso beverage made with milk, double shot of Dunkin’ Donuts freshly brewed espresso. I also added a caramel flavor swirl but there are other flavors you can choose from: French Vanilla, Hazelnut, Mocha. You can also use my Homemade Iced Vanilla Latte. Some other popular choices are dalgona coffee, Vietnamese coffee or cold brew coffee.
- Refrigerate- This is not recommended.
- Freeze- Leftovers can be stored in the freezer for up to 1 week
- Make ahead- You can make these popsicles up to 1 week in advance and then serve when needed.
You can use ice cube trays or even use something like a bread loaf pan to pour the mixture in, place popsicle sticks, freeze, and take out of the pan when fully frozen to cut into slices. You'll want to line the pan with aluminum foil or plastic wrap for easier removal.
It may be that your freezer is too full so there is not enough air flow to move around the popsicles to freeze them properly. Or it is possible that your freezer is not cold enough, whether that is from settings that have been turned to a lower temperature or the freezer is old and needs replacing.
Run the mold under warm water and the popsicle should pop out easily.
More coffee desserts
- Coffee Brownies (Mocha Espresso Brownies)
- Easy Coffee Pancakes (With Mocha Sauce/Syrup)
- Easy Coffee Truffles (Mocha Espresso Truffles)
- Coffee Fudge (Espresso Fudge)
- Coffee Cookies (Espresso Mocha Cookies)
- Chocolate Coffee Cake
- Mocha Cupcakes (Coffee Cupcakes)
- No Bake Coffee Cheesecake (Mocha Cheesecake)
Chocolate Coffee Popsicles (With Iced Coffee)
- 3 cups Iced coffee
- 1 cup Chocolate Semisweet, Melted
- Pour iced coffee into popsicle molds.
- Chill in the freezer for 2 hours or until they harden.
- Run the mold under warm water and remove the popsicle.
- Dip it in melted chocolate and let it set (takes less than 1 minute) and enjoy!
- Read my notes above.
- Leftovers can be stored in the freezer for up to 1 week.