These popsicles taste exactly like a white chocolaty white Russian cocktail, just in cool, creamy and dreamy poptail form! Easy, homemade 2 ingredient white chocolate magic shell recipe included!Hellllllo, friends! How was your weekend? I hope it was lovely and filled with all the relaxing, feel good vibes!
Ours was preeeetty rad. Except it was hotter than Hades here in N to the C. The weather was even complete with an extreme heat advisory, which totally made me feel like I was living back in Orlando. BUT, I refuse to complain. It really is lovely here 360 days of the year, so I’ll take plus or minus 5 days of ick. Speaking of heat, is it just me or does your brain go on strike during the summer? Don’t get me wrong, I still get work done.
I mean, I love developing recipes, especially if they involve popsicles (like these!), ice cream, the grill, or salads.
And I don’t mind taking photos… except if those aforementioned popsicles and ice cream are involved. Hello hot mess of a photo shoot. Always followed with me covered in sticky, melty substances and in desperate need of a long shower. And a new loofah.
But writing. O.M.Geeee, I can’t. During the summer my brain just refuses to cooperate when it comes to forming sentences. And being witty? Fo-get-a-bout-it. I’d rather go read other people’s blogs than write on my own.
Maybe it’s just my brain overheating and only the left hemisphere is affected, since that is the side responsible for comprehension and writing.
Who knows, but I was able to bang out approximately 160 words yammering about it. I’ll take that as a small win. Aaaaanyways, POPSICLES! And boozy popsicles at that, because Monday. And LIFE!
White Chocolate White Russian Popsicles
… FTW <– For.The.Win. I recently realized not everyone is hip (Ha! I’m sooo not hip) and knows what FTW is. So there ya go, explanation complete.
You guys, these popsicles taste exactly like a white chocolaty white Russian. Hence the name, yo. Except these brown and white beauties are infinitely better, because POPTAILS! Sorry, I’ll try to stop yelling.
These pops are rich, boozy, chocolaty and taste like a creamy, dreamy delight.
With their smooth, muted undertones of coffee, these popsicles are also perfectly acceptable for breakfast. I kid. Or maybe I don’t? You should have one for breakfast, I don’t judge. 😉
What was I saying?? Oh yeah, popsicles.
These pops taste cozy and comforting thanks to the dream team of Kahlua, white chocolate liqueur, maple syrup and cinnamon. Once these poptails are completely frozen they get a quick dip in an easy, 2 ingredient white chocolate magic shell.
The end result is a popsicle with a cool, silky interior and a thin, shatteringly crisp white chocolate exterior.
Double the white chocolate, double the fun. The Notes:
- The recipe calls for cold brew coffee. I used the only coffee I drink, Skinny Iced Vanilla Latte. It made these popsicles extra creamy and oh so delicious. But feel free to use any cold brew coffee. However, if you aren’t a cold brew kinda kid, use regular coffee that has been completely cooled in the refrigerator.
- The recipe below only uses 1/8 teaspoon of cinnamon, but if you are a cinnamon freak (like myself), you can certainly add more. I used about ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon in my popsicles.
- When you make the white chocolate magic shell it will look melted, smooth, and like there is no way it will harden onto the popsicle. Well, they call it magic for a reason. 😉 Once you dip the cold popsicle into the white chocolate shell it will harden. Just make sure you let the magic shell sit on the counter to cool to room temperature before dipping the popsicles. If you dip the popsicles in the hot magic shell you will end up with a hot mess. After you dip the popsicles, hold them up for a few seconds to let the shell dry completely, then place them on a parchment paper lined pan and place them back into the freezer to firm up for a bit. Or, you can enjoy them right away. That is up to you.
So let’s DO THIS. Because booze. Because summer. And because, Monday.
Until Thursday friends, Cheers – to #PopsicleGoals
White Chocolate White Russian Popsicles
- 1 ¼ Cup Cold Brew Coffee *
- 1 Cup Cream
- 3 TBS Kahlua
- 3 TBS White Chocolate Liqueur
- 2 TBS Vodka
- 1 TBS Maple Syrup (can substitute Agave)
- 1/8 tsp Cinnamon
- Magic Shell:
- 1 Cup White Chocolate Chips
- 3 TBS Coconut Oil
- In a large measuring glass, combine all ingredients. Mix well.
- Pour into popsicle molds.
- Place molds in freezer for 1 hour. Remove from freezer and insert popsicle sticks. Continue to freeze until solid, about 8 hours.
- For the magic shell: Place chocolate chips and coconut oil in a microwave safe measuring cup. Microwave, stopping to stir every 30 seconds, until mixture is melted together and completely smooth. Let sit on the counter to cool to room temperature before using.
- Run mold under warm water to easily remove popsicles. Dip popsicles into magic shell and hold upright for a few seconds to allow shell to dry completely. Serve and enjoy. Or, place popsicles on a parchment paper lined pan and place back in freezer until ready to serve.
*I used Iced Skinny Vanilla Latte, but you can use any cold brew coffee or substitute regular coffee that has been completely cooled in the refrigerator.
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Sandra Shaffer says
Ok, I loved popsicles as a kid, but I think these adult white Russian adult versions are epic! I have a dinner party planned in June…so going to add these to my menu, but I must taste test first though, right? 😉
A couple of these by the pool and all is perfect in the world. They look so good!
allie @ Through Her Looking Glass says
Hey Chey – these are absolutely amazing pops. I could eat a dozen for breakfast. Love the white chocolate dip. You always add extra panache to whatever you post. Guess what? We ‘re on vacation at the Cape. Total surprise – a friend couldn’t rent out their cottage this week, asked if we wanted it. No joke. It’s been perfect weather wise except for one day where it was like 95 and humid with no breeze. We did not got to the beach that day. We went to Provincetown to visit, the very end tip of the Cape. Which was a big mistake because it was even hotter there. But it was very pretty just the same. We could have used a cooler full of these pops Just saying!!! Hope you’re having a great week my friend, and cheers to the approaching weekend! XO
Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom says
I also have a hard time writing in the summer. . I feel a bit uninspired and it’s too hot . .. thank goodness I wrote a bunch of posts ahead of time and scheduled everything .. it’s too hot now to even think! I think this nutrition class is definitely going to inspire me. . !! I love these pops girl!
What a freaking GREAT idea. That’s all girlfriend 🙂
Traci | Vanilla And Bean says
Then it’s a good thing we’ve got popsicles on hand to just keep in that brain freeze mode! Delicious, Chey! My Ma used to drink white Russians all the time so I grew up knowing about them. Turning a classic into a popsicle is sublime and SO delicious! Dippin in white chocolate.. well, icing on the cake! Stay cool my dear and enjoy having some down time! It’s summer after all! xo
Shelby @ Go Eat and Repeat says
Oh my gosh ice cream is so difficult to photograph! It seems to melt at an accelerated pace when you are photographing it! But your photos are still gorgeous so you managed it really well!
[email protected] says
The popsicles sound so refreshing Cheyanne, love them! And totally agree, my brain freezes in summer, these days I really don’t know what to write! :/
Cathy | whatshouldimakefor.com says
you mean i can have a popsicle and cocktail at the same time!? sign. me. up. and yes…my brain is permanently on strike in july and august!! i just don’t work at the same speed. but hey, that’s what summer is all about right?
Harriet Emily says
Oh my goodness, wow! These popsicles look amazing Cheyanne! I love the cute dip of white chocolate, so pretty! They sound so delicious. I can’t wait to try the recipe, yum!!! <3
Keri @ Fashionable Foods says
This humidity is intense! I’m totally not used to this! I do love a good popsicle to keep me cool, though. I have to admit, I swore off White Russian’s after a few too many in college and, well I’ll spare you the rest of the details of that story. 😉 I think I can make an exception for these popsicles, though! They look super refreshing and yummy!
Megan - The Emotional Baker says
These Popsicles are so dreamy!! I always have trouble writing posts & it usually takes me over a week for each one! Ahh – what a waste of time! I guess that explains why I’m always behind schedule!
Sonali- The Foodie Physician says
After seeing these beauties on Instagram, I just had to come over to take a closer look! Words can’t describe how badly I want one of these right NOW!
Claudia | The Brick kitchen says
Hahaha I can 100% imagine that this would be a sticky, messy photoshoot – but your photos turned out gorgeously anyway! Great idea to use ice to keep them cool . Very envious of the heat you guys are enjoying – can you just send a bit of it over to Melbourne?? Haha hope you are having a good week xx
Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry says
My brain goes on a total hiatus when its hotter than hell outside but popsicles help, especially when they have booze and coffee!
Olivia @ Olivia's Cuisine says
I love your boozy posts! This one is just calling my name. I’m coming over!!!
What a perfect boozy dessert for a hot summer day! And you’ve really knocked me out with that magic shell dip. I used to love that stuff as a little kid and haven’t had it in ages and now I get to have it WITH BOOZE! Bonus!!
Wow, these popsicles look gorgeous! Perfect combination of flavors! It’s been pretty hot here, too, but it is the best time to experiment with frozen treats like these babies!
All I can think about is the Big Lebowski with this post. Which is a great thing. I love this idea to turn White Russians into popcicles! Also I hope that you can stay cool in this heat wave. We’re cooling down here a bit which is nice.. finally…
Geraldine | Green Valley Kitchen says
These are so perfect for a hazy, hot summer Sunday afternoon, Cheyanne – and I love a little booze in a Popsicle! It’s been terribly hot here too – and yes my brain goes on strike too during the summer.
Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen says
So happy to read that you had a relaxed weekend. Writing for blog should also go for a strike sometimes! 😉 What a stunner you have here, Cheyanne. And you made them even more desirable by dipping them in white chocolate. Never has Russian cocktails, but I so want these popsicles in my life! Today is the hottest day here and I only want a batch of these popsicles. Perhaps I will have to make them for myself! 🙂 Have wonderful week my friend! 🙂 <3
Ben Maclain says
Yup, shooting ice cream and other frozen desserts on a sweltering summer day, is such an enjoyable task. Especially when alcohol added in which makes them melt even faster haha. Vodka (and any coctails) isn’t my cup of tea, but when it comes to this sophisticated combo of flavors, I’m willing to try:) Nicely do e, Chey!
Glad you had a relaxing weekend, and YES…the writing part of blogging has made me want to go on strike! Summer has been hard, and I just decided to go with it and enjoy more. Sometimes you just have to! You always have the greatest recipes for pops and dipping these in white chocolate was such a great touch!
Thao @ In Good Flavor says
I won’t judge…I’d eat these popsicles for breakfast! They look divine and sound AMAZING!!! I have to make them soon…and maybe I’ll even share…maybe. Pinned!
It has been so hot lately here too. I literally want to keep my oven off as much as possible, so these popsicles sounds delicious! And isn’t magic shell the best? I feel like dipped popsicles are just so much better. These are so creative and fun!
Oh my gosh, it’s been super hot here and we have been living on frozen treats! Yay for popsicle twinning too! Haha yes!! Summer = slumpy brain…and mine does NOT feel like writing blog posts either. I have lots of recipes & photos waiting to be shared but can’t seem to get my thoughts sorted out :-S But these gorgeous popsicles would totally straighten my brain up. Love the creative flavor!!
Marsha | Marsha's Baking Addiction says
These sound incredible! And they look perfect! I loooove white chocolate! 🙂
[email protected] says
It has been soooo hot lately! I had to clear out of the house this morning for like 4 hours for our home inspection and Emma and I pretty much just sat in the car because it was too dang hot!! haha such fun!! 🙂 And yes to the brain not functioning fully during the summer! I feel like my writing is all over the place these days!
PS these pops sound amazinnggggg. T-30 days until I can come steal some from your house!!!
Phi @ The Sweetphi Blog says
You are a genius! A white Russian turned into a popsicle? Cannot wait to make these!!!
karrie @ Tasty Ever After says
I have no motivation during the summer to do anything except trying to be on break 24/7; however, I would go off break and get motivated to make these pops! I love white russians so why wouldn’t I love it in a frozen form? These pops dipped in the white chocolate is so perfect too. Gorgeous pics as always my friend 🙂
I’ve never had a White Russian Cocktail but these popsicles look so good, I ‘d love to try some.
We’ve had the crazy heat here, too. You go outside and it’s like a wall is hitting you. So then you just don’t go outside anymore!
These are AMAZING. I want about five. Or ten. I like my cocktails in popsicle form!
[email protected]'s Recipes says
We had only a couple of days that’s above 30C…can you believe that I still haven’t had any ice cream this year…I think summer is over :-(( Your popscicles look really creamy and I am sure it’s a perfect summer cooler.
Leslie @ flora foodie says
Oh my, these look diviiiiiiine! My brain definitely goes on strike during the heat too. This weekend, I went on a more literal strike and traded the 106 degree forecast in Sacramento for some cooler weather camping. (YAY for that!) Next weekend’s cure: pop-tails for SURE.
[email protected] says
Oh myyy! I haven’t had a White Russian in the longest time and that was my favorite drink back in the day! Thanks for bringing it back in the most creative way! I could handle one or two of these babies right now and it’s not even noon! Your boozy popsicles make my day, deary!! Cheers! xoxo
Oh my goodness. The White Russian Is MY DRINK! This has me sooo excited, Cheyanne! I can’t wait to try these. And thanks for the shout out to all the cinnamon freaks. I buy cinnamon the way some people buy fine wine.
Stacey @ the sugar coated cottage says
What a great way to start the week! I’d be a little tipsy from these because there’s no way I could eat just one!! My brain goes on vacation during summer to, lol, and then at thanksgiving, then at Christmas, lol. Take care !
Demeter | Beaming Baker says
Heya Chey! Every time we have a convo about chocolate, I dream about the day when you’ll release another incredible white chocolate recipe. And here we are. YESSSSSS. 🙂 Just so you know, I regularly fantasize about your white chocolate strawberry boozy milkshake. Just sayin’.
Guuuurl, I so feel ya on summer = brain is on break. Like, can we all just go to the beach to nap and read? I was just thinking about how tough it must’ve been to shoot this in your steaming hot office! Well, friend, you did it AND you banged out 160 words. Go you! 😉 Who says you have vacay brain? Lololol. Your poptails always make me drool. Hope you have an awesome week! Pinning, of course! xoxo
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Alcohol to start my Monday??!! Well, this is an awesome way to break the vow I literally just made that I was going to diet this week. And I love the two ingredient magic shell recipe. I try really hard not to complain about the heat – cause I’m not a fan of the cold, at all. This is way… better. And, I’ve got this beautiful pop-tail to cool me off. Thanks.
Jen | Baked by an Introvert says
These popsicles are phenomenal, Cheyanne! It’s hot here but I won’t complain as long as I have these delicious pops to cool off with. Love your creativity with flavor!!
Jennifer @ Seasons and Suppers says
Yes please! Love this idea and the white chocolate dip looks so pretty 🙂 And yes, this heat doesn’t make it easy to do much straight thinking, for sure.
Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop says
I love these adult version popsicles. They look super yummy. Glad you made the sacrifice of getting all sticky by photographing these quick melting wonders! They turned out beautiful!
Dawn @ Girl Heart Food says
FTW – For the Win! Love it! I can’t complain about the heat ’cause it’s so few days we have of it around here. But, I completely here ya about your brain being on strike for the Summer 😀 With the nice weather and all the good food, how can anyone concentrate?! Speaking of good food and distractions, these poptails are looking so good right now, Cheyanne! They are delicious as is, but that white chocolate coconut coating is the icing on the cake, or chocolate on the pop 😉 Pinned! Have a great week! xoxo
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy says
My brain has totally gone on strike, and I can’t even really blame the heat, as we have only had a few hot days here. I blame the baby brain, yes, that’s it!
These popsicles look epic, and I am making a list of all your boozy popsicles that I need to make when baby arrives.
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says
Ugh it’s been SO hot here lately, but I’m not complaining either. Although I do dislike instantly sweating when I walk out the door! 🙂 And these pops…WOW! These might just be my favorite ones that I’ve seen this summer. I love the flavor and coating, Cheyanne! I wish I could have about 10 of these today to cool off! What a fun treat. Pinned, of course! Stay cool and hope you have a great Monday!
Mary Ann | says
OMGee, these will be perfect for the week we’ve got lined up here Cheyanne! It’s supposed to be over 95 everyday!! UGH! You’re certainly doing Monday right with popsicles and boozy popsicles at that!! I can always count on you and your delicious creations to get me through the week with a smile on my face and a full stomach! And just for the record, I knew FTW! Ha! And believe me, I’m sure my boys would not place me in the “hip” category! Ha! Enjoy your week! Stay cool!
Kathryn @ Family Food on the Table says
We have had some serious hot days here in NC this year, haven’t we? Sheesh! But popsicles make everything better and are absolutely the way to cool down and beat the heat. Especially when chocolate is involved. And booze. 🙂 These white Russian popsicles look so fun!! I haven’t had one of those drinks in forever, but love the flavor and now want to eat it up in frozen form for sure! Hope you have a lovely week girlfriend!
Kate @ Framed Cooks says
Same here on the HEAT – whew! – and same here on the fun and excitement of photographing ice cream (can you say STICKY) but you make it look easy, because I wish I could reach right through my screen and grab one of those popsicles! They totally count as breakfast, right??? Pinning and stay cool, my friend!