Today is our last day of summer vacation. I can’t say I’m sad about it. I am happy to have a purpose this week other than chores and care giving. This is a post I kept meaning to write all summer. I suppose it’s better late than never! This isn’t really a recipe it’s more of a gadget review. The Zoku Quick Pop maker is so super awesome! (this is not a paid endorsement) I saw it online a few times and finally broke down and ordered one around the end of June. We’ve been making homemade popsicles all summer! Here is the coolest thing about the Zoku: It freezes popsicles in 7 minutes. Truly. You can pour in your juice or smoothie or whatever as you’re sitting down to dinner and have the popsicles ready to eat by the time you’re done with the salad! The whole things lives in the freezer so it’s always ready to use. It even has a gadget that helps you to get them out when they’re frozen. There are a couple of little tricks to it, so read the directions carefully. We have had great success with plain fruit juice and smoothies. I don’t recommend putting anything sparkling in, it just doesn’t seem to freeze well. You can make stripes, you can put fruit in there- whatever. The biggest drawback for us is that it only makes three at a time. You can make a second batch but they will take more like 12-14 minutes to freeze. Then you have to refreeze the whole unit. Of course there are a whole slew of gadgets that you can buy separately. Now that summer is ending it might even go on sale!
- 2 C. watermelon, cubed
- Juice of half a lime
- 1 T. superfine sugar
- 1/4 C. water
Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze.
In this picture we used a can of guava nectar and some juice from the cherry jar to make the stripes. It’s been really fun to experiment with!