Coffeesicles, the adult ice pop

April 18, 2011
2 Ratings
  • Serves 4-6
Author Notes

Having made a few batches of coffee ice cubes infused with spices I woke up this morning with creamsicles on my mind. I realized that my spiced mocha lassi could be an iced pop. But I also had cream and orange zest on hand. This is a recipe where your imagination can run wild with flavors. These are ice pops for grown ups. You could spike these if you wanted, but they would not freeze quite as solidly. I am using the Volcano ice pop maker by Prepara so you can easily fill these with ice cream or frozen yogurt and add a spice garnish or splash of spirit. The photos show the stages. Since these match one of my cats, I could not resist this photo op. —Sagegreen

What You'll Need
  • 1 cup filtered water
  • 2 tablespoons ground coffee beans
  • 1 tablespoon fresh orange zest, divided
  • 2 teaspoons fresh zested ginger, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground fennel seeds, divided
  • 4 fresh figs, diced, divided
  • 4 ounces heavy cream or thick, plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon fig or orange jam
  • 2 ounces real maple syrup or honey, to taste
  • optional splash of spirit like Cointreau or Domaine de Canton
  • 1 cup coffee, vanilla or ginger ice cream or frozen yogurt, optional
  1. Bring the water to a near boil. Place the beans, half the orange zest, ginger, and fennel, with one tbl. of sliced fig in a filter cone. Slowly pour 1/4 of the water into the cone to let it seep through. Wait one minute. Then pour the remaining coffee through. Add the remaining zest, ginger, fennel and figs to the hot coffee. Let rest for 10 minutes.
  2. In a blender add the cream or yogurt, jam and maple syrup. Pour in the cooled coffee with its additions. Add an optional tiny splash of Cointreau or other spirit. Whirl until smooth. Then pour into ice pop containers. Chill overnight. Release from the mold. Feel free to fill the center with your choice ice cream or frozen yogurt if you have the same ice pop molds with the hole in the center as I do....just like a creamsicle, only way better.

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  • wssmom
  • SKK
  • Midge
  • boulangere
  • Sagegreen

12 Reviews

wssmom April 22, 2011
ADORABLE (cat) and YUMMY (Ice pop)!!!
Sagegreen April 25, 2011
Thanks, wssmom!
SKK April 21, 2011
Love the recipe and the photos! What is your cat's name?
Sagegreen April 21, 2011
Thanks, SKK! We call her Miss-e for short, or Miss Cur-e-iss after her nature.
Midge April 18, 2011
I love it! I've often thought my calico cat reminds me of peanut butter/marshmallow sandwich.
Midge April 18, 2011
that would be marshmallow creme, technically a fluffernutter ;)
Sagegreen April 18, 2011
Thank you, Midge. I don't feel so alone!
Sagegreen April 18, 2011
Now I can imagine naming pets based upon their food looking affinities.
boulangere April 18, 2011
The food matches the cat - I love it! I'm going to be seeing dinner in a whole new way.
Sagegreen April 18, 2011
Thanks! I guess not everyone chooses food to coordinate with pets. I think it would be far worse to choose pets to coordinate with the food.
boulangere April 18, 2011
One of my cats is Cupcake because she was fat as one when I got her.
Sagegreen April 18, 2011
I may have to name this cat ice pop!