Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Zoku Quick Pop maker review

There's still a little bit of summer left and what better treat is there than a healthy, frozen one on a hot day. Popsicles are a great way to cool down when it's hot out, but most store bought ones are full of sugar, corn syrup and other not-so-good for you ingredients. My step-mother gave me the Zoku quick pop maker when Emma was teething so I could make her homemade popsicles to ease the pain and it's been an awesome gadget!

It makes homemade pops in about 7 minutes, right on the kitchen counter, with out electricity. The possibilities are endless: you could make all kinds of healthy, fresh concoctions. I love it! You just put the whole unit into the freezer for about 24 hours, take it out, put the sticks in and fill it up to the fill line. So far, I've only used the quick pop maker with juice, but you can use almost anything and get really creative:
Don't these just look so yummy?! One of these days I'll get a little more adventurous and make some of these really cool stripey pops. You can even make flavored core pops, like creamsicles. And it really is so simple. I made some refreshing pops out of Santa Cruz organic lemonade the other day.

The Zoku makes 3 pops at a time, but can make 9 total until you have to put it back in the freezer. Each unit comes with six sticks and drip guards, one super tool (used to remove the pops from the freezing unit) and a recipe book. And it really does take only 7 minutes!

When the pops are frozen, just use the super tool to remove the sticks from the frozen unit and then eat 'em :)

You can buy the Zoku here. As of right now, the quick pop maker is the only product from this company but they promise more innovative inventions coming soon. I can't wait!

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