I live for my morning coffee. Seriously. The smell, the taste, the little jolt welcoming me into the day. And in the summer, it’s alllll about the iced coffee. Are you guys in the same boat? I always love finding a good time saving hack, especially when it tastes even better than the original and I think these Coconut Coffee Popsicles cover both of those bases.
They’ve also got an extra feel good element that really draws mindfulness to consuming this product. Luis Horacio. Before I lose you here, bare with me! This year I’ve had the pleasure of continuing to work with Level Ground Trading, a fair trade company who’s motto really connects with me “We shake the hands that farm the land”. Their mission is to trade fairly and directly with small-scale producers in developing countries with a vision to alleviate poverty.
They personally know and spend time with each farmer that provides the delicious food and drinks you taste in every single product they carefully produce. Enter Luis Horacio, the face printed on this bag of coffee, the farmer that proudly farms the land and harvests these beautiful beans.
When I talk about making food feel good body, mind, and soul – Level Ground does an amazing job at encompassing all three. I honestly can’t say enough about the quality and flavor of their goods, and each time I pick up one of their packages and see the proud smiling face of a member of one of the communities they support it instantly promotes a more mindful meal, gratitude for what we have access to, and appreciation for the connection to the communities they bring us together with.
I don’t know if I’m feeling extra emotional or what this week, but over the past year or so, I’ve really taken interest in the stories behind the food, and these ones are so special. If you’re feeling a little sappy like me, you can find more of these special stories and faces on their site here. I was chatting with Robyn, one of the Level Ground Team members, about this recipe and she also shared these images with me of when they spotted Luis on one of their trips and got to show him his face printed on the bags. They seriously make me tear up.
Seeing his face on the bag for the first time!
I chose this particular blend because of its rich notes of cinnamon and nutmeg would bring a nice natural sweetness and flavor to the popsicles but any of their coffees would work. Trust me, I’ve tried them all.
I’ve got one more treat coming your way in this series, stay tuned for next week’s recipe that is truly a feast for all the senses!Print
A cool and creamy way to get your morning coffee! Vegan.
- 1 ½ cups strongly brewed Level Ground French Roast coffee
- 1 x 400ml can coconut cream
- Optional – a pinch of salt and maple syrup to taste
- 2 tbsp dark chocolate chips
- 1–2 tsp Level Ground Coconut Oil *adjust to desired consistency
- 1 Tbsp Level Ground Cacao Nibs
- Brew Coffee and allow to cool to room temperature (outside or place in the fridge to speed up the process).
- Add the coconut cream to the coffee and stir or blend to combine well.
- Fill popsicle molds (I used these ones) and freeze for at least 6 hours or overnight.
- To prepare the chocolate drizzle, place the chocolate and coconut oil in a microwave safe dish. Heat for 1 minute, then stir. Continue in 30 second increments until liquid.
- Use a fork to dip into the chocolate and then drizzle over the popsicle’s. Finish by sprinkling with cacao nibs and voila!
- If you’re not going to eat them all right away, place them in a large zip lock bag or air tight container and place back in the freezer to store.
- Prep Time: 15
- Cook Time: 6 hours (to freeze)
- Category: Desserts, Beverages
- Method: Frozen
- Cuisine: North American
Keywords: Summer Recipes, coffee
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