Mocha Popsicles

Chocolate, Desserts

Raise your hand if you have a coffee addiction!

Whoa! A heck load of you raised your hand. You know what, I used to be ashamed of my coffee habit, vowing every few months to go on some cleanse to nix it, but I’ve read the reviews and coffee is healthy for me (antioxidants, people).

There are actually nights where I go to bed looking forward to the next morning’s cup of coffee. I’ve finally come to terms with my addiction and am no longer ashamed. In fact, I recently told myself that I was going to find new ways to implement it in food I love. First way? Mocha Popsicles! Shut up…yes, they’re so amazing. So amazing that on my way into work, I dripped one all over that oxford blue shirt you see in the picture. (By the way, this is a very common occurence with me.) Thank heavens I use my trunk as a 2nd closet. I’m proud to say that I actually had ample choices to change into! Woo hoo!

Let’s talk popsicles…

They have super strong coffee in them. They have chocolate. And sweetened condensed milk. Basically, these Mocha Popsicles have every awesome thing ever created. Except cheese. But that’d just be weird.

Have you ever had Vietnamese Iced Coffee? It’s heavenly. Seriously. This is basically a Vietnamese Iced Mocha…just frozen solid.

You could make these blindfolded–they’re that easy. All you have to do is mix super strong brewed coffee (or espresso), sweetened condensed milk, a bit of Dutch processed cocoa powder and mix. I recommend that you do a little taste test and adjust accordingly. If you want it more chocolately…add more chocolate; want more sweetness…add more condensed milk. Cooking is fun!

And popsicle molds…umm…why are they made so cheaply? The dang piece of plastic snapped off and broke. Next time I’m thinking I’ll skip the tops and just use plain ol’ popsicle sticks. I’m also taking any recommendations on good popsicle molds…anyone?

Mocha Popsicles

Recipe adapted from David Lebovitz

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Makes 8 popsicles, depending on the size of your molds.

I made super strong coffee using my French press. I put 6 scoops of coffee with 3 cups of hot water and let it sit for 5 minutes. It came out super strong and perfect. Also, if you don’t have sweetened condensed milk, David says you could substitute using half & half or milk. I would just add a little at a time to taste.

2 cups (500ml) extra-strong coffee or espresso

2/3 cup (160ml) sweetened condensed milk

1 1/2 tablespoon of unsweetened dutch processed cocoa powder

Mix the coffee with the sweetened condensed milk. Add the tablespoon of cocoa powder. Taste, and add a bit more milk or chocolate powder, if desired. (A spoonful or two is fine, but any more and the popsicles won’t freeze as hard.)

Pour into popsicle molds and freeze until sold. Mine took about 8 hrs. To loosen the popsicle out of its mold, hold under warm water until it slides out. Voila! Awesome Mocha Popsicles.

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  • Reply Sharon Breese June 15, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    I made these but used chocolate protein powder in place of the cocoa. Excellent!

  • Reply Dr.v December 4, 2014 at 3:44 am

    Hi! Just made this with coconut milk instead of condensed sweetened. omg. Maybe it will make it to the freezer, haha!

  • Reply Hadas October 3, 2013 at 12:28 am

    came out great – thanks!!! I use the zoku quick pop, I love it, just wish I would have gotten a double or triple and not the single.

  • Reply Dela June 18, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    I made these in my Zoku popsicle maker. Freezes in 5-8 minutes. Love my Zoku and these popsicles!

  • Reply Maggie July 18, 2012 at 9:57 am

    Making these popsicles now, as a treat for some house guests. I read your book The Sweet Life in Paris to prepare for our first family vacation to Europe. I wish I would have finished it before we got to Paris. There were so many great tips about Parisian travel and SOOO funny.

    I’m a teacher in Berkeley and had the daughter of one of your former friends/colleagues from Chez Panisse in my class last year!

    • Reply Adrianna July 18, 2012 at 10:10 am

      Oh I think you may be thinking I’m David Lebovitz. I am not. But I like him!

  • Reply Donna June 25, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    Oh, thank you!! Starbuck’s used to make mocha popsicles that I was addicted to. They stopped making them and I was devastated. These taste just like them. Oh joy!!!!

  • Reply shan July 10, 2011 at 3:52 am

    Hand up. I used this in my new Zoku pop freezer gizmo — wonderful!
    http://www.zokuhome.com/

  • Reply Cecilia June 1, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    These aren’t even done freezing and I already like them. The mix is quite nice in liquid form. Great and simple recipe!

  • Reply Danny August 14, 2010 at 11:09 am

    The next time you are at the house, you definitely have a lot of things to make. This being ONE of them! haha! πŸ™‚

    • Reply Danny August 14, 2010 at 11:12 am

      I’m drinking coffee right now too.

  • Reply Mallarie August 6, 2010 at 8:08 am

    These look sooo yummmyyy!!! there perfect if you need a little caffeine pick-me-up when its scorching hot outside during these summer months πŸ™‚ About the cheap plastic molds…If you’re not worried about the popsicles having a fancy look, what I always did growing up is use the small paper dixie cups, and place a regular wooden popsicle stick in it. Then once their frozen, just tear the paper cup off the popsicle and viola!! πŸ™‚ Not as pretty, but just as yummy!!!

    • Reply Adrianna August 13, 2010 at 1:28 pm

      Yep! This is my new method. Super easy!

  • Reply amelia from Z Tasty Life August 1, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    oh, how interesting! I bet a touch of chili, like cayenne, would make them pop out even more!

  • Reply Betty @ scrambled hen fruit July 31, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    These look wonderful! I’m going to try them with decaf so I can have them any time of day. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Jennifer July 30, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    I had these in the freezer all last summer. I had completely forgotten about them! Thanks for the reminder.

  • Reply Tickled Red July 30, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    Oh my coffee addicted heaven πŸ™‚ !!!

  • Reply yummy supper July 30, 2010 at 11:46 am

    No way! These look too good and simple to be true.
    Loved the post and had my hand raised high alongside all the other coffee addicts:)
    -E

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