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Summer is here and I clearly need another vehicle for my cold brew! Chocolate, coconut milk and homemade cold brew come together to make these delicious Java Chip Popsicles. It’s kind of like those frozen drinks from that mermaid coffee chain, but in popsicle form (with better coffee and less crap). These tasty coffee treats are also paleo and vegan!
During the warmer months, I always have a batch of homemade decaf cold brew on hand. Making cold brew at home is incredibly easy. All you need is coarsely ground coffee, a large glass jar, and a filter of some sort. I use this cold brew filer that fits perfectly in a 64oz mason jar. If you don’t want to make your own cold brew, I highly recommend Chameleon Cold Brew. It’s delicious and easy to find at most grocery stores.
The chip part of these Java Chip Popsicles are cacao nibs! You can find these in the bulk section or baking section in most health food stores, or snag them online for a steal of a deal. Cacao nibs are the crushed pieces of raw cacao beans. It’s like pure chocolate chip! They are naturally low in sugar, minimally processed and loaded with magnesium and manganese; minerals important to health bone development, sugar processing, and other enzymatic function in the body. (1) They have a similar bitter taste to coffee, so it made perfect sense to add them to these Java Chip popsicles.
If you can’t find cacao nibs, or just prefer sweeter chocolate, you can swap in mini chocolate chips instead. I love the ones from Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips because they are allergen friendly!
Sometimes our popsicle molds are occupied– we make a lot of popsicles around here– so we have to get creative! Growing up we didn’t have a popsicle mold (at least that I remember!) So we made popsicles in cups or ice cube trays! Pour the Java Chip mixture into a silicone ice cube tray or portion into freezer safe containers and freeze for approximately 90 minutes. Add popsicle sticks to the partially frozen treat (or you can even use spoons) and freeze for at least another 90 minutes, until solid.