FABULOUS FRIDAY: [ZOKU] Quick Pop Maker

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I can’t believe I only discovered this neat little gadget NOW,at...the...end...of...summer!

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It lives in your freezer and when you’re ready to make your pops, the three specially designed sticks crank out cool treats in just about 7 minutes. You can make 9 before the whole kit and caboodle has to be thrown back in the freezer.

THIS is my #1 gadget and party accessory for 2011.

Regardless of the fact that we are heading into single-digit figures on the weather front soon, I WANT one of these in MY FRIDGE!

Who says you can’t have popsicles in winter, huh?!

Not only is the price a cool £31.50 from Amazon but check out these pictures and recipes below…

Berry Mojito Pops

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Makes 6 Pops

INGREDIENTS

1 cup (4 oz) fresh raspberries

½ cup (3 oz) blueberries

½ cup (2 oz) blackberries

2 oz light rum**

½ cup simple syrup*

8-10 fresh mint leaves 

MAKE THE BERRY MOJITO BASE

Combine all ingredients in a blender. Pulse the machine until the mixture begins to smooth, but still has a little texture to it.

ASSEMBLE THE POPS

Remove Zoku Quick Pop Maker from the freezer. Insert sticks and pour the Berry Mojito base into each cavity until you reach the fill line. Let freeze completely and remove the pops with the Super Tool. Repeat with remaining pops.

*The amount of simple syrup you use will vary depending on the sweetness of the berries

**For a non-alcoholic Pop, do not add the rum**

Caramel Apple Pops

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Makes 6 Pops

INGREDIENTS

8 ounces apple cider

4 tablespoons caramel sundae syrup; at room temperature

4 tablespoons Greek vanilla yogurt

6 thin apple slices (approximately 1/8 inch thick) optional

MAKE THE CARAMEL APPLE BASE

In a medium bowl, whisk together the apple cider, caramel syrup, and yogurt until thoroughly combined and smooth.

ASSEMBLE THE POPS

Using the Zoku Fruit Wand, apply the apple slices to the walls of the pop maker molds. Insert sticks and pour the caramel apple base until you reach the fill line. Let freeze completely, then remove the pops with the Super Tool. Repeat with remaining pops.

Cherries & Cream Quick Pops

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Makes 6 Pops

INGREDIENTS

FOR THE CHERRY BASE

6 ounces fresh pitted cherries

½ cup Greek vanilla yogurt

½ cup whole milk

1 tablespoon granulated white sugar

FOR THE QUICK SHELL

2/3 cup (4 oz) semisweet chocolate chips

1/3 cup (2 ½ oz) refined coconut oil 

MAKE THE CHOCOLATE QUICK SHELL

In a double boiler over barely simmering water, whisk together the chocolate and coconut oil until the chocolate has completely melted. Remove from heat and let cool completely before applying to pops. Yields 3/4 cup of Quick Shell.

MAKE THE CHERRY BASE

In a blender, combine cherries, yogurt, milk, and sugar. Blend until throughly combined and smooth.

ASSEMBLE THE POPS

Remove Zoku Quick Pop Maker from the freezer. Insert sticks and pour the Cherry base into each cavity until you reach the fill line. Let freeze completely and remove the pops with the Super Tool. Repeat with remaining pops.

ADD THE QUICK SHELL

Hold a pop flat side facing up, use a small spoon to drizzle Quick Shell onto the pops. Wait a few seconds for the shell to harden and do the same to the other side.

Enjoy!

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It’s ALL about the accessories right?

ZOKU Storage Case

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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.

ZOKU Tools

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Make unique pops fast with the 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!

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Pictures & Recipes: ZOKU