Now I know you're probably thinking "Yeah, Kayle, those are great. But um...we're looking at pictures of popsicles."
You're absolutely right. We are. Because, thanks to homemade magic shell and the Zoku Single Quick Pop Maker, I was able to make chocolate covered strawberry popsicles. Welcome to summer.
Can't you just imagine lounging by a pool, enjoying your super tasty chocolate covered strawberry popsicle?
Yeah, me too.
And, since it's just Michael and I, the single quick pop maker worked out perfectly. We were able to make 2 or 3 popsicles at a time, and just stored the rest of the strawberry mix in the refrigerator between popsicle uses. Also, if we made more popsicles then we wanted right then, we could just throw the extras in an airtight container and put that in the freezer until we get a hankerin' for some frozen goodness.
Let's talk about the popsicle maker that made this all possible, shall we?
The Zoku Quick Pop Maker (one of many Zoku products) freezes pops in as little as 7 minutes (usually it takes me around 15, but it's hot in my apartment) and is super easy to use! You just need to keep the pop maker in your freezer for at least 24 hours before using (I usually just always keep it in there), put in one of the 3 popsicle sticks your kit comes with, and then pour in whatever juice, etc. you're using to make the popsicles. Then you just wait for a little while. Once ready you use this cool, aptly named, "Super Tool" to loosen the popsicle, and you lift it out. Put on a drip guard (which also comes with it) in case you're messy, like me. And we have popsicles! Woot!
The pop maker comes in red, blue, orange, lime green, or violet (like my pretty maker) and is BPA and Phthalate Free. My new best friend, guys. I'm having so much fun thinking of fun new popsicle ideas!
If you're looking for more Zoku pop maker info or great recipes, check out Zoku's blog, pinterest, twitter, and facebook!
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Popsicles
Slightly adapted from chocolate & carrots
Makes 6-8 popsicles
- 2 cups strawberries, tops removed (you can use frozen but you may need to add more water to reach a thinner consistency)
- 1/3 cup cold water
- Optional-sugar, to taste
- Magic shell
- Blend together (in food processor or blender) strawberries and water (and sugar, if using).
- If using regular popsicle molds: pour in and freeze for at least 4 hours.
- If using Zoku pop maker: pour mixture into a container that is easy to pour from. Follow pop maker instructions. If using single quick pop maker, you'll only be able to make 3 at a time, so store rest of strawberry mixture in an airtight container in the refrigerator and use to make more popsicles later.
- Once popsicles are frozen, dip into magic shell and serve!
Pretty pretty pretty popsss
(to the tune of Beast of Burden, by The Rolling Stones)
Disclaimer: I was provided with a Zoku Single Quick Pop Maker to try, but I was under no obligation to review if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review in return for the free product. My opinions, as always, are all my own.