Toss out your old popsicle molds for a patented Zoku Quick Pop Maker and make amazing unique homemade ice pops for your family this summer in just 7 minutes!
Not long ago we were buried under several feet of snow, wishing that the temperatures would rise. And now, all of a sudden we are seeing temperatures soaing into the 80s! I think that we are heading for a long hot summer this year. As the weather warms up, my thoughts wander to pooltime fun in the sun. And that means homemade ice pops and other yummy frozen treats for kids of all ages when the weather gets hot and sticky.
I’ve long since given up on buying commercially made ice pops because of the artificial colors, flavors, preservatives and ingredients like high fructose corn syrup, that I do not want my family consuming. But last year my 10 year old plastic pop mold finally cracked and I had to toss it out. So recently I went searching for a new ice pop mold. When I found the Zoku Quick Pop™ Maker I was intrigued. The box said that it would make homemade ice pops in 7 minutes. I was sold!
Zoku Quick Pop™ Maker
The Zoku Quick Pop™ Maker looks great. It comes in 3 sizes: Single, Duo and Triple. I decided to try out the Duo since I have two kids, and I really think I made the best choice. Waiting 7 minutes while your sibling is enjoying their ice pop is not fun when you’re a kid.
If you’ve never seen the Zoku Quick Pop™ Maker before, you simply must check it out today. Even if you’re a novice in the kitchen, you can easily create healthy I-know-exactly-what-is-in-this homemade ice pops for your family on your kitchen counter in just 7 minutes. Without electricity!
That’s right! The Quick Pop™ Maker freezes pops in as little as 7 minutes right on your countertop. You can make striped pops, different flavored core pops, add your favorite fresh cut fruit, chocolate chips, shredded coconut and nuts. The possibilities really are endless. The only limit is your imagination. You can also try your hand at making champagne pops after the kids are in bed (scroll down to the end of this post for some amazing homemade ice pop recipes, including Champagne Pops!). All you need to do is store the compact base in your freezer so that it is ready to pull out and make ice pops.
So, which size Zoku Quick Pop™ Maker should you get?
I decided on the Zoku Duo. The Zoku Duo Quick Pop™ Maker makes up to six homemade ice pops before you need to refreeze the base unit. It came with: 1 Duo Quick Pop Maker, 4 sticks, 4 drip guards, and 1 Super Tool. The box suggested that the Duo is the perfect size for couples, and for smaller families. However, if you have more than two kids you’ll probably want to invest in the original Zoku Quick Pop™ Maker (Triple). The original Zoku can make up to 9 homemade ice pops before needing to refreeze the unit again, and comes with 1 Quick Pop Maker, 6 sticks, 6 drip guards, and 1 Super Tool. The Zoku Single comes with 3 Sticks, 3 Drip Guards, 1 Single Quick Pop Maker, and 1 Super Tool, and the unit can make up to three homemade ice pops before it needs to be refrozen. [see them all here]
Zoku’s specially designed Super Tool helps to quickly release the frozen treats from their molds. The reusable ice pop sticks have fun designs that aid in allowing the pop to adhere and drip guards ensure little hands don’t become sticky. You can also buy extra sticks and drip guards [here]
BTW I was really pleased to see that all of the Zoku Quick Pop™ Makers and accessories are BPA and phthalate free.
The Zoku Quick Pop™ Maker has several accessories too!
You can store and display your beautiful Quick Pops in the convenient storage case. It holds up to 6 pops in an airtight enclosure that preserves freshness. Remove the cover and you have a great way to display pops at the table. Your pops will look beautiful and will taste even better! [see it here]
You can also get creative and make unique pops fast with Zoku’s easy-to-use tools. Neatly pour juice and make flavored core pops, apply fruit slices and stenciled cut-outs or make pops with cool angles. The only limit is your imagination! The tool kit includes three drip-free Zoku pour cups for neat and accurate pours, one heart and one star stencil, one Fruit Wand to easily apply stencil cutouts and fruit slices, one angle tray for making insane Zoku geometry, one siphon for making flavored core pops, and for pouring accurate layers with the angle tray, and step by step instructions. [see them here]
A few of my favorite Homemade Ice Pop Recipes:
Creamy Strawberry Champagne Pops
Creamy Margarita Pops
Chocolate-covered Strawberry Pops (dairy free)
Citrus Watermelon Popsicles
Blueberry-Coconut Popsicles with Chia Seeds
Blueberries and Cream Popsicles
Cantaloupe Mint Paletas
Pineapple-Lime Popsicles (AIP)
Paleo Rocket Popsicles
Watermelon Whole Fruit Popsicles
Fruit of the Islands Ice Pops: Raspberry, Mango, Pineapple and Kiwi
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