When the weather dishes up record-breaking heat, you may be forced to make an unthinkable decision: Coffee, or no coffee?
The right answer, of course, is this Paleo coffee popsicles recipe, which gives you the energy you need in a cool package.
A Fun Way to Save
I don’t know how many times people have come up to me complaining that it’s too expensive to eat healthy. Usually, they’re holding a designer coffee in their hand.
I will admit that processed food is sometimes less expensive than Paleo. That’s because food manufacturers are forever plotting ways to make you eat more of their pseudo-foods that are full of cheap ingredients.
You will pay the price later, in ill health and ill-fitting jeans.
But there are ways to make healthy eating more economical. Cooking your own meals rather than eating out can lead to huge savings, even if you’re Paleo.
And swapping out your fancy hot or iced coffee for this homemade Paleo treat is a great example of a cheap beverage hack. I’ve seen popsicle molds that are less expensive than one of those grande coffee sugar bombs.
How I Made This Paleo
Popsicles are one of the quintessential summer treats. Picking your favorite flavor, enjoying the sugary refreshment, and even reading the joke or riddle printed on the stick are all part of the popsicle ritual.
The bright pops are known for many things, but being Paleo isn’t one of them. Looking at labels, you’ll see high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, sugar, and various dyes. They’re definitely not Paleo!
Instead of relying on sugar for flavor, these popsicles call on coffee. And yes, if you’re wondering, coffee is Paleo. Hooray!
Since black coffee popsicles don’t sound appealing, I added raw honey and unsweetened almond milk to this easy recipe.
Other than that, the only thing you need is boiling water to dissolve the coffee. It’s so simple!
More Paleo Coffee Ideas
If you’re a coffee lover, there’s a very good chance you have your favorite coffee shop and a go-to order that you purchase every time the mood strikes. But it’s time to reconsider.
Most fancy coffees are full of sugar and sugary syrups. There’s a lot of non-Paleo potential in your daily cup (or three).
In a small bowl, combine the coffee granules to the boiling water, stirring constantly until fully dissolved. Set aside to cool slightly.
Pour the almond milk into a separate medium size bowl. Add in the coffee mixture and honey to the bowl and stir well to combine. Pour an equal amount of the coffee/almond milk mixture into 6 popsicle molds (approx. 3.5oz / 100g capacity each). Place the popsicle mold in the freezer until completely solid.
Remove the frozen popsicles from the molds and enjoy.
All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.