With the summer swelter settling in here in Philadelphia, we’ve been busy looking for ways to keep cool. Movie theaters present a compelling option, as does cranking up the air conditioner at home to your preferred setting. In our house, we set it to “Apple Store Cold.”
Thankfully, there’s a tastier, more economical, and much more Paleo option: fatCoffee Summer Ice Pops. Delicious and smooth, and they take about 5 minutes to prep (plus an hour or so in the freezer.) We made these in the evening, so that we can leave the house with our fatCoffee on a stick, a frozen frappé to go.
Frozen Butter Coffee Pops with fatCoffee
Mixed with coffee or tea, fatCoffee is delicious and satisfying. Frozen on a stick, it's even more refreshing and convenient.
Brew coffee with 1 1/2 - 2 times as much coffee grounds as you normally use.
Place in a blender cup (we use a NutriBullet) and add 4 packets of fatCoffee (Vanilla or Mocha work best, but forthcoming flavors might be even more amazing).
Blend on high for 30-60 seconds. Blend longer than you normally would if you were making fatCoffee. In this case, a shaker bottle probably won't do the trick, but if you're especially skilled and can pull it off, send us a video and we'll post it here.
Close the mold with the included lids/sticks, and place in the freezer.
In about two hours, remove from the freezer, and enjoy! Our kids are enjoying pops made with Republic of Tea's Hibiscus tea, which makes for a very satisfying treat without the caffeine.
A note about mixing fatCoffee pops: use HOT brewed coffee or tea, because that will mix more thorough with the fatCoffee.
Even still, as the pops cool in the freezer, the foamy part will float to the top before the pops freeze completely. This means that your popsicles will have a richer, smoother part at the bottom of the stick, and a icier part at the top. We rather like it that way, but you should judge for yourself.
One possible way to make a more evenly-mixed Butter Coffee Pop with fatCoffee is to use these Ice Pop Molds instead. About a 1/2 hour after putting them in the freezer, take them out and mash them like you would a sealed fatCoffee packet to mix the material around. Even better, lay them flat in the freezer so that the icey and smooth parts are distributed evenly along the length of the pop. We'll be trying that this weekend!