Cool Off This Summer With Iced Coffee Popsicles

It’s here! August, the hottest month of the year has arrived and when you live in the south, you’re always looking for a way to stay cool. I’m not much of a hot coffee drinker but I do love iced coffee. It’s perfect when I start feeling that afternoon lull that always seems to hit around 3:oo each afternoon. I don’t have time for a nap so I head downstairs for something cold and refreshing to perk me up.

I usually make my iced coffee from scratch which is kind ofย a pain because the coffee is always initially hot. By the time I add ice to cool it down, the coffee is way watered down and just doesn’t taste the same.

I’ve tried to remember to make it in advance but I forget more often than I remember. I didn’t realize the folks at International Delight had a tasty solution for this problem until recently when I was asked to try their iced coffee. Before I headed off to the market to purchase some, I did a little research and discovered International Delight offers four flavors of iced coffee: Original, Vanilla, Mocha and Caramel Macchiato. They all sound ridiculously good, don’t they?

 

They also come in a “light” version. I may try those next time but for my first time trying this iced coffee, I decided to go with one of the ones above.

 

I decided to give the vanilla and mocha a try and I can unequivocally say, they are yummy! You can see the mocha flavor is just a little darker than the vanilla. I would be hard-pressed to choose a favorite, they were both delicious!

 

Then I got an idea, a frosty summertime idea! What if…

 

Can you see where this is headed? The only thing better than iced coffee on a hot summer afternoon is a mocha or vanilla iced coffee popsicle! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

You can find these little ice pop makers in many home stores, even in the grocery store sometimes. I found these in my local dollar store.

 

I popped them into the freezer and they were ready in just a couple of hours.

 

They are sooo good, like a rich, coffee dessert. Cool and refreshing too, great as we enter the hottest part of summer!

Another idea you may want to try, freeze International Delight coffee in ice-cube trays and use those as ice when enjoying a glass of iced coffee. That way you won’t have to worry about the ice diluting the rich flavor of your iced coffee drink. I love that idea!

 

International Delight is currently sponsoring a Summer Iced Coffee Tumbler Sweepstakes. They are giving away 100 tumblers each week so you can keep your iced coffee nice and cold when at work or out and about running errands.

Enter the sweepstakes at their Facebook page here: International Delight Summer Iced Coffee Tumbler Sweepstakes

 

Okay, you’ll have to excuse me now. I hear a mocha coffee popsicle calling my name. ๐Ÿ™‚

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of International Delight. The opinions and text are all mine.




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Comments

  1. I’ma ready for a cuppa!! franki

  2. That sounds so good. Now why didn’t I think of that. My two favorites, popsicles and coffee.

  3. So delicious sounding and must try! We get hot in August here in the Northeast too. One question: does the product
    have milk in it? As I am lactose intolerant am sure hoping not!

    • Alyce, I just checked and under ingredients it does list skim milk and cream. Sorry about that. I wonder if the lighter version has milk in it. I didn’t buy that kind so I’m not sure.

  4. These sound so yummy. Can’t wait to give it a try!

  5. Looks soooo good! Does it come in decaffeinated? I try to avoid caffeine. If there is a small amount I would definitely try it! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Blessings

    • Shelly, I just looked under their FAQ section and here’s what I found:
      How much caffeine is in International Delight Iced Coffee compared to other caffeinated drinks?
      International Delight Iced Coffee and Iced Coffee Light flavors have 55-65 mg of caffeine per 8-ounce serving. Unsweetened Original Iced Coffee has 52-62 mg of caffeine per 8-oz serving. For comparison, there are 50 mg in other leading iced espresso drinks, 47 mg in brewed tea and 23-30 mg in leading soda brands (also per 8-ounce serving).

  6. Can’t get to the grocery store fast enough and I love your popsicle idea!

  7. Mouthwatering! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. SharonFromMichigan says:

    Wow, what a great idea! I had no idea that ID had pre-made iced coffee. I’d like to try that – sometimes its so messy to make your own.

  9. It’s not hot here but that’s no excuse. I’d enjoy these year round, especially the Caramel Macchiato.

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