Mocha Ice Pops (Popsicles)

READY IN: 6hrs 10mins
SERVES: 10
UNITS: US

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
  • 14
    teaspoon vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS

  • 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.
  • Whisk in half-and-half and vanilla until combined.
  • 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).
  • Dip the molds briefly in hot water before un-molding.