These mocha cookies and cream pops are an adult twist on cookies and milk! The perfect after work snack for the 18 and older set.

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mocha cookies and cream popsicles

Good news!! I met with my thesis committee this week and they are allowing me to defend my thesis in September!

Bad news!! I met with my thesis committee this week and they are allowing me to defend my thesis in September!

I’m just feeling all the feels right now…

…can you tell?


Reeeallllyyy it’s a good thing because it means I can move forward and finish med school and become a doctor and not be a student for my whole life.

But it also means that I have to (a) write my thesis, (b) endure a three (plus?) hour oral exam, and (c) return to med school and lose all autonomy over my life for the next two years.

Oh, and I’ll have to S T U D Y again. Joy.

No wonder I have mixed feelings.


Suffice it to say, I have been coping with ALL THE COFFEE. And if you think I don’t mean that literally…well…you’re wrong.

It’s a problem, but not one I plan on fixing. Ever.

AND as if that weren’t bad enough, sometimes I double coffee. You’re like…what?

DOUBLE COFFEE. It’s the latest thang. Here’s how it goes:

(1) Make ice pops with iced coffee in them.

(2) Pour yourself an iced coffee.

(3) Eat coffee-infused ice pops while sipping on your iced coffee.

(4) And dunk…if you dare.


This ice pop has been the perfect after work snack for when I feel like I just need to chill out after a day of stress. It reminds me of my cookies + milk days of yore, but more fun because COFFEE.

I first got the idea for it while slurping on International Delight’s Mocha Iced Coffee, which is so refreshing and delightfully chocolate-y. All of a sudden it hit me that the only thing that would make it better was more chocolate (obviously)…and what better way to add more chocolate than to crush up some chocolate sandwich cookies, throw everything into a popsicle mold, and call it dinner dessert. Ummm YES.

Eating twelve a day may not get my thesis written any faster…but it is certainly worth a try. Don’t you think?

Mocha Cookies and Cream Pops
These mocha cookies and cream pops are an adult twist on cookies and milk! The perfect after work snack for the 18 and older set.
Yield: 10-12 popsicles
  • 1 (13.5 oz) can full fat coconut milk
  • 1 cup International Delight Mocha Iced Coffee
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 18 chocolate sandwich cookies, divided
  1. In a small saucepan, stir together the coconut milk, iced coffee, and sugar. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring frequently, until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture is smooth. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
  2. Place one whole cookie in each popsicle mold. Crush the remaining cookies and stir into the milk mixture. Pour the milk and cookie mixture into each mold. Freeze until chilled.
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Serving size: 1 popsicle

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35 Responses to Mocha Cookies and Cream Pops

  1. Erica says:

    These are so pretty!! I love that you can see the cookies in them.
    And good luck with your thesis defense!! You’re going to rock it for sure.

  2. Ah that is so exciting and scary and wow. I admire you so much!!!!!

  3. Zainab says:

    Eeeeeekkkkk!! I know the feelings. Let’s eat all the Popsicles!! I meet mine in September to decide if I can defend in December…and I’m already scared. You can do it! Think of the freedom after phd!! Ok more Popsicles 🙂

  4. grace says:

    everyone’s doing popsicles! i missed that train, but i can still appreciate your flavors here. plus, the cookies look awesome inside the pops. 🙂

  5. I seriously love all your double coffee tips. I mean, LIFE-CHANGING! I want to dip all of these in my iced coffee. Gahh!

  6. Danielle says:

    Congrats and kick ass at your defense! My life has been infinitely better since finishing, but yes, I get it! Some jobs (and of course med school!) are more work than graduate work!

  7. September?! That’s so soon!!! Congrats friend! Also, I love that these have entire cookies in them. Important.

  8. Kelly says:

    Good luck girl, you are totally going to rock it! In the meantime, these popsicles are the perfect treat to get you through until September. Love the iced coffee and cookies inside!

  9. Heather says:

    Holy wow! I can see why you’d have mixed feelings, and I absolutely applaud you and admire you. That mere thought of having to go through the whole thesis ordeal makes me feel woozy. You’ll be awesome!

  10. These look awesome! Love the coffee/oreo combo 🙂

  11. So….I am totally screwed because I don’t have Popsicle molds. And I live in hot old Florida which begs the question…..why don’t have a popsicle molds? Huh. You make so many amazing dishes and treats but this has to go on my top 10 things to try this pay period. After I get molds.

    My goodness, a 3 hour oral exam?! That’s insane! You are so dedicated. Best of luck with all that but you won’t need luck. You’re wicked smart.

  12. Mira says:

    These look gorgeous! Love the coffee flavor! pinned to try them!

  13. Wow! I’ve been popsicles all wrong! These are amazing. Love the coffee and oreo combination. I must make these!!

  14. ahhh i feel you on the thesis excitement/woes! takes me back to grad school. you’ll do great! love these popsicles!

  15. Girl, I hear you. Though I didn’t go the MD route, I got my PhD in 2013. Mixed feelings are totally understandable. In fact, if you didn’t have mixed feelings, I’d be worried about you. You’ll kill the defense and then be a rockstar during the rest of your time in med school 😉

    In the mean time, these popsicles look like a perfect way to eat your feelings =)

  16. Lisa says:

    That is a refreshing way to come home. All the best to you with your thesis and all of the hard work coming up. You’ll succeed, no doubt. Just hand in there and keep cooking.

  17. danielle says:

    Those are the prettiest popsicles I have ever seen!

  18. Pam says:

    Good luck Joanne – I know you will do awesome!

    These popsicles have me drooling. Seriously – cookies + coffee= happiness!!

  19. OMG ENTIRE oreo cookies up in there, sooooo damn good!

  20. Kate says:

    My fridge is stocked with popsicles right now. It’s that time of year.

  21. Kinsey says:

    First off, congrats on the news for your thesis, and good luck getting ready for the defense! You are such an inspiration to work so hard in a lab AND blog everyday. Secondly, those popsicles look amazing! I love anything mocha and could use these as an afternoon snack before I head off to work all night.

  22. Oh man, that’s so scary and fabulous at the same time!!!! I’m sure you’ll do wonderfully though. Anywaaaaay it’s such a perfect excuse to drink (and eat!) allllll the coffee. These look so good!

  23. I know that you will do an awesome job with your thesis! I am not coffee drinker, but somehow I can see myself enjoying one of the popsicles. They look so refreshing.

  24. It will be such an achievement to complete this phase of your studies. It’s far too cold here to contemplate Popsicles but summer will be here soon enough 🙂

  25. I NEED these popsicles! They look divine with oreo.

  26. Hotly Spiced says:

    The ice blocks are colourful and gorgeous but I can understand your highs and lows over the opportunity. Excellent news but then there’s all that’s involved. I know you can blitz it but I also know it will come at a price. Best wishes in moving forward xx

  27. Oh my gosh, so many opportunities and so much coffee. You go girl x

  28. Johanna GGG says:

    oh my goodness that is a lot of coffee – and this is only the start of you working towards the presentation – by the time you defend your thesis you will probably be bouncing off the walls – good luck!!!!!

  29. I pledged my love for cold coffee this morning, so I’m totally digging these popsicles. School, not so much!

  30. Yes, coffee is the answer! Wishing you luck with your continued studies, and that it will all be worth it in the end!

    In the meantime, these popsicles look friggin awesome 😀

  31. I love the dunking photos 😀

    I am really grateful that Australia doesn’t do oral defenses / vivas. We submit our PhD thesis, get written comments, reply to any comments requiring a reply, and the graduate research school judges if all is right / sufficient. I imagine they’ll cave to the more standard routine of oral defenses in the future but in the meantime, good luck for yours and these look like just the thing to get through the next few months!

  32. cheri says:

    Hi Joanne, these popsicles are amazing!!! sounds like your career is going the way you want it to. Congratulations!!!

  33. Sarah says:

    Girl you so motivated- you can accomplish ALL the things! Congrats on the upcoming defense 🙂 My husband went through that a few years ago and it was a very exciting, but emotional time.. you’re going to do great!

  34. OMG girl, I need these in my life!!

  35. L.G. Keltner says:

    These look so good! Defending your thesis sounds terrifying! Good luck!

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