Iced coffee has been part of my summer routine for the past 15 years — I look forward to that first hot day when it’s finally warm enough to sip on an iced drink. I typically drink my iced coffee black but for a special treat I’ll add creamer — today I’ve partnered with Coffee-Mate to celebrate their collection of nostalgic flavored creamers — including Classic Vanilla, Caramel Macchiato and Toll House® Chocolate Chip Cookie and am excited to share a few recipes with you!
Growing up my best friend Hannah was a frequent visitor at our house, we played for hours on end and one memory that always sticks out when I think of summer time is our family trips to the beach together and eating popsicles my mom made long before the popsicle craze now existed. She would mix vanilla yogurt with our favorite juice for a creamy, healthy treat. Today I’m giving that popsicle a little adult update by using iced coffee and Coffee-Mate’s Classic Vanilla Flavored Creamer — trust me this afternoon treat has got me through the sluggish afternoons the past few weeks.
Before we can make the popsicles though — we have to make the cold pressed coffee! I don’t know why it took me so long to start making my own cold brewed coffee, it couldn’t be easier! All you need is a French press, ground coffee and water. I store mine in glass jars in the fridge and it’s also pretty to serve out of for guests. Adding Coffee-Mate Classic Vanilla Flavored Creamer makes this iced coffee such a treat!
Cold Brewed Coffee
6 tbs ground coffee
6 cups water
Place coffee grounds in the bottom of French press and slowly pour water over top. Gently stir with the end of a wooden spoon (the handle, not spoon part). Cover and place in the fridge overnight or for at least 8 hours. Remove the coffee from the fridge and place the lid of the French press on, slowly press down and pour into a glass container to store.
Now for the fun part, the Vanilla Cream & Iced Coffee Pops! These are such a crowd pleaser and would even make a great after dinner dessert on a hot night. You can get creative with stripes like I did, or mix the coffee and cream together for a blended treat, both ways taste great!
Vanilla Flavored Creamer & Iced Coffee Pops
Cold pressed coffee
Coffee-Mate Classic Vanilla Flavor Creamer
Pour a small amount of iced coffee in the bottom of the popsicle mold, place the sticks and freeze for 1 hour. Remove and add a small layer of creamer, freeze for 1 hour and repeat this process until you’ve filled the molds completely. Run under warm water to remove from the mold.
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Photography by Krista A. Jones