Nutella Espresso Rum Popsicles

Nutella Espresso Rum Popsicles are a perfect adult treat for summer days and nights.  Made with only 4 ingredients: bananas, coconut milk, espresso rum liqueur, and Nutella.  So easy and takes only minutes to mix together!

Nutella Espresso Rum Popsicles

Wanna know something?  Alcoholic popsicles are hard to make.  Okay, they aren’t really that hard to make but apparently they are for me.  Originally I had planned on doing a champagne and fresh fruit popsicle.  Everything went well in the beginning.  I used a champagne made up of all Pinot noir grapes and one that, unfortunately, wasn’t inexpensive.  I really don’t understand why I did this, besides the fact that I thought: 1) the popsicles would have a beautiful pink color, 2) I would have leftovers to drink, and 3) of course I would have the popsicles to eat too.  It never crossed my mind that I would actually use up the full bottle in the recipe and the damn thing wouldn’t turn out.  The popsicles didn’t freeze properly so there were ice crystals all throughout and the beautiful pink color wasn’t really beautiful, the sticks slid right out when I tried to remove them,  AND I ruined great champagne by freezing it.  Some recipes I mess up can be saved, but not this one.  I totally underestimated the amount of non-alcoholic liquid I needed to counteract the champagne.  What can I say, chemistry has never been a strong point of mine…

With the next popsicle recipe, I decided to start with a more stable base, one that would freeze properly when mixed with alcohol :)  I knew Nutella needed to be included because who doesn’t LOVE Nutella, except for maybe Chey from NSN because she’s allergic to chocolate (booooooooo!).  The good news is, if you are ever at a party with her and there’s milk or dark chocolate treats around, you don’t have to worry about her eating them all (yaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyy!).  Back to the Nutella, so I actually use a brand from Italy called Rigoni Di Asiago Nocciolata Organic Hazelnut Spread with Cocoa and Milk (p.s. any brand of chocolate hazelnut spread will do and just use your favorite).  I did, however, use the name Nutella in my description because EVERYONE knows what it is when you say it.  Plus my title would have been too long if I called it “Rigoni Di Asiago Nocciolata Organic Hazelnut Spread with Cocoa and Milk Espresso Rum Popsicles”.  By the way, I also didn’t use Kahlúa for the espresso rum liqueur…I used Grind Espresso liqueur because I like the taste better.

Nutella Espresso Rum Popsicles

Regardless of the name, these Nutella espresso rum popsicles are an easy, kind-of-healthy snack or dessert.  The perfect summer treat to enjoy while laying out by the pool or sitting on the couch after you’ve had too much sun, like where I was Sunday late afternoon because I got fried during our Saturday BBQ.  Rut-roh!

Nutella Espresso Rum Popsicles

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Nutella Espresso Rum Popsicles

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Nutella Espresso Rum Popsicles
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Serves: 8 popsicles
  • 2 medium sized ripe bananas
  • 1 cup full fat coconut milk
  • ¼ cup espresso rum liqueur (like Grind Espresso liqueur or Kahlúa)
  • ¼ cup chocolate hazelnut spread
  1. Combine all ingredients and process until smooth and creamy using a counter blender, food processor, or an immersion stick blender. Evenly distribute mixture in 8 (4 ounce) popsicle mold and insert sticks in middle of each.
  2. Freeze until firm for at least 4 hours. To remove, run warm water over the outside of popsicle mold for 30 seconds. Leftovers will last up to 1 week covered in freezer.

Nutella Espresso Rum Popsicles


  1. says

    Oh my goodness you are such a trooper for not giving up after the champagne tragedy! These look and sound AMAZING. Totally appropriate to make on this Monday morning, right?
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  2. says

    Oh, these look so good, Karrie! I wondered about that..,alcohol in pops and if it froze. Don’t worry….I’ve had my share of kitchen duds. It’s so crappy too ’cause I get all excited and when it doesn’t turn out it’s such a bummer. I know I would LOVE these, though. How could I not with those ingredients?! All kinds of goodness all wrapped up in one wicked treat. You have a winner there and Pinning for trying soon :)
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  3. says

    Giiiiiirl, I feel your pain with the messed up batch of champagne popsicles!! That totally blows a big one. Please tell me you were able to at least drink the popsicles?? Seriously sucks when recipes go wrong, especially when it involves champs!! But, I’m kinda glad the first flavor went sideways, because THESE are awesome! So you know I can’t eat them… but they are STILL awesome! Love the nutella espresso rum combo! I best these taste seriously amazing! Who needs coffee in the morning when you can start the day with a boozy pop or two? GENIUS! 😉 Totally making these for boy! And you are welcome to eat all my chocolate and nutella at a party! <3 lol. Love ya girl! Cheers! Pinned! xxoxo
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  4. says

    Your first popsicle sounded super lovely with the champagne and all, but this also looks uhmazing, so I’m kind of glad you were prompted to make another popsicle recipe! I mean…nutella….need I say more? These remind me of a much tastier, adult version of fudgesicles, which I loved as a kid. Can’t wait to try this out as it’s super hot in Cali right now and I could totally go for one of these <3
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  5. says

    Oh dude!! I totally read about that alcohol in popsicles issue. When I was doing research for my popsicles, I came across this popsicle expert who said that when doing boozy pops, you really have to make sure to keep the booze low–or else you’d encounter major freezing issues. Dang… Meanwhile, I’m so glad it all worked out for you. And how! 😉 I am loving the four simple ingredients. Checking off so much deliciousness. Just sayin’. Bring these to Boston, would ya? 😉 Pinning! xoxo
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  6. says

    OH. MY- GOSH. Those popsicles sound delicious, Karrie. Nutella + espresso + rum? I guess they are speaking to me. Seriously, this post is intriguing me because I was just telling my husband that I so need some rum popsicles and then I saw this one. Thanks for this fabulous share! Can’t wait to try it! :)

  7. says

    Wow. Wow. And wow. These speak to me! I can’t resist Nutella, or popsicles, and of course espresso rum goes down pretty easy! I just experimented with boozy popsicles and you’re not joking about the dangers…so sorry to hear about your champagne mishap, I’m sure I’d be right there with you seriously considering drinking the mix… ah well, looks like you recovered in good form!
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  8. says

    What a lovely recipe combo. I am totally in love with the ingredients. These popsicles are calling my name :-) Looks so delicious. Just can’t wait to try this out. Thank you for lovely share!

  9. says

    Karrie, I would be mad if I didn’t have left over champagne also! I have had many epic fails in the kitchen too. It drives me batty. But I would be more mad about waisting perfectly good alcohol! :) Your Nutella Espresso Rum Popsicles look Wicked Good! I am glad these turned out successful. I know some lovely ladies that would love for me to make these for them. I guess I should get to making them! Thank you for the fun recipe!

  10. says

    Chocolate, coffee, rum, cold popsicle….yes, please! It has been close to 100 degrees here all week. This popsicle is just what I need! Thank you for your determination with recipe development.I know that it is beyond frustrating when expensive and delicious ingredients combine to create….trash. Also thank you for introducing me to Grind Espresso.
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