Mocha Ice Pops (Popsicles)

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“Adapted from EatingWell: July/August 2009 -- An afternoon pick-me-up with mocha-flavored frozen treats. A little of the cocoa may settle at the bottom as they freeze, making a special chocolaty surprise on the top, once the pop is un-molded.”
6hrs 10mins

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 12 cups brewed coffee (HOT and VERY STRONG ~ or 2 1/2 cups hot water, plus 5-6 tablespoons instant coffee granules, crushed)
  • 4 -5 tablespoons sugar (or artificial sweetener equivalent)
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 14 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Whisk HOT coffee, sugar or artificial sweetener, cocoa, and salt in a large microwavable bowl or measuring cup ~ microwave for 1 minute 30 seconds ~ stir until the mixture has dissolved.
  2. Whisk in half-and-half and vanilla until combined.
  3. Divide the mixture among 3-ounce freezer-pop molds. Insert the handles and freeze until completely firm, about 6 hours. (If using 3-ounce paper cups, freeze mixture for about an hour before inserting wooden popsicle sticks).
  4. Dip the molds briefly in hot water before un-molding.

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