My sister had sent Marlowe a Zoku
for Christmas. It was a huge joy to open up the package and start drooling about popsicles. I opened the box, put the parts away, put the pop-maker in the freezer, and left it there…. for about 2 months. (In case you don’t know… a zoku is a quick pop maker. Pour filling in. Sit and stare are it for seven minutes.
SEVEN! That’s it and popsicles are ready!). Popsicle fail. Why I didn’t use this brilliant machine (made for impatient people) sooner, is beyond me. I obviously needed to work on my popsicle making planning. Well, for the past two weeks I’ve had the biggest cravings for anything cold. COLD COLD COLD: Salads, gazpacho, ice cream (with a warm gooey brownie— okay, not so cold, but the ice cream would make up for it– in my head at least), and POPSICLES. I decided this week was the
week. It needed to happen. Then I realized I had no idea what I was doing. I had lost the instructions— which I’m pretty sure included some recipes. Woops. Then, I remembered Shervin
posting on Instagram how sometimes they just pour juice right into the molds and BAM instant treat. I thought: *easy enough*… and well, it totally was. For me, a mixture of: water, lemonade, sliced strawberries and blueberries. For Marlowe: water, apple juice, bananas (ew), and smashed blueberries. BAM popsicle. I don’t know if it is possible, but I think I have now become addicted to popsicle making. The mold has to refreeze for 24 hours before you can make more, but that’s probably a good thing, it prevents me from overdosing on popsicles.
piggy wasn’t happy with just one. I let her have a few nibbles, and took mine back. sharing is caring.
Today I made one of watermelon juice, lemonade, and chopped cucumber and two of strawberry (almond milk) yogurt, apple juice, and bananas (ew). You better believe I am looking forward to eating that tomorrow after work 🙂
If there are any of you who are a bit more skilled in the art of popsicle making (zoku owners or not), please, please throw your suggestions and advice at me. I am a novice in the fabulous world of instant popsicles and would love (a million more) recipe ideas!
Also, another question for zoku owners, is it possible to make two batches from one machine freezing? Or is it not cold enough at that point? Also, if any of you have gotten completely crafty and made the striped, patterned, or filled ones, I would LOVE to see them!
***OH MAN. PS. Thank you thank you thank you for all of you who voted for ohdeardrea on topbabyblogs. We are currently number one! A year and a half ago I never would have imagined that could happen! Thank you for making this happen! I very obviously couldn’t have done it without your support! 🙂 ***