When we were in Italy, we'd duck into cafes each afternoon to sip espressos at the counter. It was such a nice ritual and the caffeine was necessary in order to continue our marathon walking tours of the cities. Since I've been back, I've noticed that at around 3pm everyday I hit a slump. I feel sluggish and unproductive, but the thought of brewing up a pot of hot coffee doesn't sound appealing. Since it's officially Popsicle weather in L.A., I made a batch of cappuccino pops (similar recipe here) that are just the refreshing jolt I need to power through the day.