Mocha Frappuccino Popsicles

Mocha Frappuccino Popsicles

  • 1 1/2 cups freshly brewed hot coffee, double strength
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips or chopped chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon espresso powder
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light cream or half 'n' half
  • popsicle molds and sticks

Brew the coffee, and pour into a mixing bowl.  Stir in the chocolate, vanilla, espresso powder and sugar; stir until sugar is dissolved and chocolate is melted.  Stir in the cream.  Taste and add more sugar or cream if the coffee flavor is too intense for you.

If you don't have an ice cream maker, pour the mixture into 8 popsicle molds.  Freeze for 1 hour, then insert popsicle sticks and freeze until firm.

If you have an ice cream maker, a few minutes of churning will help break up the ice crystals and make the final popsicle a little smoother.  Before churning, refrigerate the mixture for two hours, then churn in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's instructions.  Spoon into popsicle molds, insert popsicle sticks, and freeze until firm.

Yields 8 popsicles.

Recipe from Curly Girl Kitchen