Summer is almost over you say? No, say it isn’t so!
I am extending Summer in my house with the Zoku Quick Pop Maker that I was sent to review from Mastermind Toys. The Zoku boasts “mouth-watering treats in 7 – 9 minutes right on your countertop, without electricity!”. When my package arrived, I immediately set the unit up in the freezer as it needs to be prepped first. I did not mention the Zoku Quick Pop Maker to the kiddos as I knew they would not be patient waiting for it to freeze. It is recommended that the unit be in the freezer for 24 hours prior to using which is a lifetime to two kids waiting for treats!
My first stop was to Pinterest (where else!?) for ideas and inspiration. I started Pinning recipes and I could not wait for the maker to be ready!
This is the first recipe we tried:
Watermelon Strawberry Mint Pops
Makes 6 pops
3 Cups seeded, cubed fresh watermelon
1/2 Cup Strawberries
¼ cup cold water
6-8 mint leaves
Mix in the blender. Follow directions for proper Zoku usage.
You can make up to 9 pops before you need to freeze the unit over again. We used some parchment paper to keep in between pops in a freezer bag.
What I love about this product is that you can make the pops quickly and you are in control of the ingredients. The pieces are all BPA and phthalate free. I have been using the unit a lot and the girls have fun coming up with ideas. Some are delicious and some are… well… a work in progress. I love the fun we are having with this unit! I think that I see some Zoku Slush and Shake Makers in our near future.
How Does the Zoku Quick Pop Maker Work?
No electricity is needed! I keep the unit in the freezer and at the ready. When we want to create a Pop we insert the sticks into the molds, we then fill the units to the fill line with our recipe and you can WATCH the pops freeze. That is it! Easy and fun!
What is included with your Zoku Quick Pop Maker
This complete kit includes 6 durable, reusable plastic pop sticks that have unique ridged designs that allow pops to adhere securely, with special drip guards for tidy eating. A specially designed Super Tool helps to quickly release the frozen treats from their molds. Everything you need to make healthy, delicious summer treats!
Includes: 1 Quick Pop Maker, 6 sticks, 6 drip guards, and 1 Super Tool (all BPA and phthalate free).
Measures approximately 8″ long x 4.25″ wide x 4.5″ high.
Extras & Accesories that can complement your Zoku Pop Maker:
Zoku Quick Pop Tools
Includes: 3 drip-free Zoku pour cups, 2 shape stencils, 1 Fruit Wand to apply stencil cutouts and fruit slices, 1 siphon for making flavoured core pops and for pouring layers with the angle tray, 1 angle tray for making Zoku geometry and instructions.
Zoku Quick Pop Character Kit
Freeze your own unique character pops fast with the 17-piece Zoku Character Kit! Create animals, faces, and fun characters.
Zoku Quick Pop Storage Case
It holds up to 6 pops in an airtight enclosure that preserves freshness while stored in the freezer.
The very generous people over at Mastermind Toys has set a Zoku Pop Maker aside for one of my readers to win!
Leave a comment answering the question, “What flavored pop will you create first?”.