Author Notes: These heavenly adult ice pops were created with the dreaded 3pm slump in mind. What better way to treat yourself than a creamy, cardamom-infused cool coffee pick-me-up?
Since these take a while to set, plan on making them early in the day or the day before you'll need them. - Elizabeth Howes —Elizabeth Howes
Food52 Review: I can definitely see myself keeping these ice pops stocked in the freezer through the warm summer months for an afternoon pick-me-up. They're just slightly sweet and spicy with an ample coffee kick. I loved the heady flavor of coffee and cardamom together. My only difficulty was was pinpointing the right time to add the chocolate powder: my pops were too liquid to work with for much longer than 1-1/2 hours and I wound up just letting them set all the way before adding the powder. They turned out fine though (if a tad grittier than they might have been otherwise)! - vrunka
Makes: about 8 ice pops
cups freshly brewed coffee (French press coffee works very well)
cardamom pods, seeds removed and lightly toasted
cups organic cream or soymilk
cup Guittard semi-sweet chocolate, finely crushed
- Toast the cardamom seeds in a dry sauté pan until fragrant. Add directly to the grounds and brew coffee.
- Combine the cardamom-infused coffee, cream and honey. Pour mixture into ice pop molds or 2 ounce glass cups and place in freezer for 1 1/2 hours.
- Remove from freezer. Once somewhat set, insert wooden ice pop sticks and dust the top of each ice pop with chocolate powder, pressing the chocolate gently to set.
- Place back in freezer for 3-4 + hours until completely frozen and set.
- Remove from molds and serve immediately. * Note: the coffee mixture can be made any way you enjoy by adding more/less cream and/or honey.
- This recipe is a Community Pick!