Coffee & Kahlua Dairy Free Popsicle Affogato

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Two years ago my daughter and I were lucky enough to get to visit London.  While we were there we tried as many new (to us) restaurants and pubs as we possibly could!  Two girls can only eat so much food in 5 days, but boy we sure gave it a valiant effort!  πŸ˜‰  One of our favorite restaurants was called Strada, located on St.Katherine’s Docks.  We were able to enjoy a lovely alfresco Italian dinner while watching the people of London bustle by, and while admiring the beautiful ships that were moored there.  Of course after dinner we ordered dessert – this was vacation after all!  I had a light and refreshing limoncello soaked pound cake layered with berries and cream, which was heavenly!  But Anna’s dessert was one I’ve been thinking about for over 2 years now!  She ordered Affogato, and oh my, it was rich and decadent, and beyond delicious!  At least according to her – she wasn’t sharing…..not that I blame her one bit!

Affogato (Italian for drowned) is a traditional Italian dessert made of a scoop of vanilla ice cream or gelato “drowned” in a shot of espresso.  Ice cream and coffee?!?  C’mon….does it get any better than that???

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To be perfectly honest, I’ve probably had more fun with this recipe than any other I’ve blogged!  First I had to figure out a healthier alternative to ice cream, and I’d been rolling around a couple ideas for popsicles anyway, so it seemed like a natural fit to use a dairy free popsicle in this recipe instead of ice cream.  I used coconut milk as the base, a little honey for sweetness, espresso and Kahlua for flavor, and dark chocolate covered espresso beans just because I wanted to.  And because they’re so good!!!

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I probably spent as much time browsing Amazon for popsicle molds as I did planning the recipe!  Who knew there were so many?!?  I wanted small molds that used wooden sticks and was thrilled when I found these silicone molds!  They’re the perfect size, the popsicle easily pops out, and they’re adorable to boot!

Coffee & Kahlua Dairy Free Popsicle Affogato | cookeatbehealthy.com

Coffee & Kahlua Dairy Free Popsicle Affogato | cookeatbehealthy.com

Coffee & Kahlua Dairy Free Popsicle Affogato | cookeatbehealthy.com

Tip: Place the popsicle mold in a freezer safe dish before filling.  This makes it easier to get them into the freezer as the molds are flexible, and it’s quite messy when they spill over.  Just trust me on this one!  πŸ˜‰ 

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I also had fun finding the demitasse coffee/espresso cups, the French Press coffee maker to make the espresso, and those little coffee spoons…..OH MY GOODNESS!!! Could they be any cuter?!?  I guess when it boils down to it, this was the adult version of the make-believe tea parties I used to have as a little girl.  Only this is much better because REAL coffee, REAL popsicles, and REAL Kahlua is involved!  

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Once I was ready to make the Affogato it was a simple matter of drizzling a little bit of Kahlua into each cup, dropping in a few extra chocolate covered coffee beans, then placing a popsicle in each cup and pouring over the espresso!  I was practically giddy with excitement – or maybe it was because I was overly caffeinated from “taste testing” the popsicles, coffee, and chocolate espresso beans!  But whatever it was, I could not have been more thrilled with the final outcome of this deceptively simple, yet impressive and decadent dessert!

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They look AMAZING, don’t they?!?  I hope you’ll give them a try real soon!  For those of us who are coffee lovers it’s a sure bet that this will become a favorite dessert, and for the coffee haters out there (Mr. CEBH), just eat the popsicle!  They’re darn good no matter if you like coffee or not!

Tip:  There’s very little Kahlua in this recipe, but for those of you worried about the alcohol content, by all means just omit it from the recipe.  It will be a decadent treat with or without it!

Coffee & Kahlua Dairy Free Popsicle Affogato
Serves 10
A modern twist on a traditional Italian Affogato dessert made with a dairy free, no added sugar popsicle!
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Total Time
15 min
Total Time
15 min
250 calories
20 g
1 g
17 g
2 g
12 g
153 g
17 g
15 g
0 g
3 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
153g
Servings
10
Amount Per Serving
Calories 250
Calories from Fat 147
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g
26%
Saturated Fat 12g
61%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 1mg
0%
Sodium 17mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates 20g
7%
Dietary Fiber 2g
7%
Sugars 15g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A
0%
Vitamin C
1%
Calcium
2%
Iron
16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
For the Popsicles
  1. 1 can coconut milk, 13.66 ounces, full fat
  2. 1/4 cup Kahlua (optional)
  3. 2 tbsp honey, 3 tbsp if omitting Kahlua
  4. 3/4 cup strong brewed coffee
  5. 2 tsp instant espresso powder
  6. Handful of dark chocolate covered espresso beans
For the Affogato
  1. 10 Coffee & Kahlua Popsicles
  2. 5 tsp Kahlua
  3. 2 1/2 cups espresso or strong brewed coffee
  4. Handful of dark chocolate covered espresso beans
For the Popsicles
  1. Dissolve the instant espresso powder in the 3/4 cup strong brewed coffee.
  2. In a blender combine coconut milk, honey, Kahlua, and coffee/espresso.
  3. Blend until well combined.
  4. Prepare popsicle molds by placing a few chocolate covered espresso beans in each mold and fill according to directions with coconut milk mixture.
  5. Freeze until firm, preferably overnight.
For the Affogato
  1. Prepare the espresso or strong brewed coffee.
  2. In each of 10 small cups or bowls drizzle 1/2 tsp Kahlua and add 3-4 chocolate covered espresso beans.
  3. Place a frozen popsicle in each cup or bowl.
  4. Pour approximately 2 ounces of hot espresso or coffee in each cup.
  5. Enjoy immediately.
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calories
250
fat
17g
protein
2g
carbs
20g
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12 Comment

  1. I love the sound of this delicious popsicle! What a great treat to cool off with.

    1. Thank you, Catherine! πŸ˜€

  2. How fun! I love the idea of popsicle affogato. That popsicle mold is too cute.

    1. Thanks, Tara! I know – it’s adorable, right?!? πŸ˜‰

  3. This is such a great idea! I love coffee ANYTHING, but especially desserts! And the fact that you put a popsicle twist on the affogato is genius!

    1. Thanks, Elizabeth! I’m with you on all things coffee…pretty much can’t function without it!

  4. Super fun. Super idea. Super adult. I need to borrow this idea!

    1. Thanks, Peter! You can keep the idea…I’ve got more where that came from! πŸ˜‰

  5. I’m so drained right now this is exactly what I need. Thanks!

    1. I wish I could hand you one through the screen, Derek! Hope your weekend affords you some R&R!!!

  6. What a delicious looking dessert! I love this idea πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you, Katrin! ☺️

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