The Zoku Quick Pop Maker Offers Icy-Sweet, Instant Gratification
OK – it’s been a long, hot day. You’re tired, you want to relax, and you’ve just had the thought: “Nothing would taste better right now than an icy sweet popsicle!” Trouble is, there aren’t any popsicles in your freezer.
You do have some plastic popsicle molds. So you could mix up some popsicle makings, pour it into the molds, stuff the molds in the freezer, and wait …for hours, and hours, and hours.
Or you could take your Zoku Quick Pop Maker out of the freezer, pour the popsicle goodie stuff into the Zoku molds, and in less than 10 minutes your popsicles are ready, super-fresh and tasty.
Popsicles whenever you want, and made with whatever flavor you crave RIGHT NOW. That’s what you’ll get with the Zoku Quick Pop Maker. Oh – and no more kiddies driving you to distraction by asking every 15 seconds if the popsicles are ready yet!
How The Zoku Popsicle Maker Works
You keep the base of the Zoku stored in your freezer (it’s about the size of a rectangular carton of ice cream).
The special refrigerant contained in the Zoku base becomes super-chilled (if you should have an accident that breaks the Zoku, don’t worry – the refrigerant is non-toxic).
When you’re ready to make popsicles, you just take the base out of the freezer, insert the special popsicle sticks that come with the Zoku, and pour the popsicle juice into the metal molds. The popsicles will freeze as you watch, and then you use the special tool provided to pop the pops out of the molds. Couldn’t be simpler.
You can expect to be able to make 3 batches of popsicles before returning the Zoku base to the freezer. The first batch will freeze in 7 to 9 minutes, and subsequent batches will take a bit longer.
When you first place the Zoku Popsicle Maker in the freezer, plan on letting the base freeze for about 24 hours before you use it. Then after you make popsicles and return the base to the freezer while it’s still somewhat cold, it’ll be ready to go again in a few hours. (Less than an hour according to some customers; depends upon the temperature of your freezer.)
Let Your Imagination Run Wild…
With the Zoku Quick Pop Maker, you’ll be able to get really creative with your popsicle making.
You’ll be able to make zebra pops – multiple layers of flavors and colors in one popsicle. You’ll be able to make flavored core pops – popsicles with an outer shell of one flavor and color, and an inner shell of a different flavor and color. You can add nuts, candy or fruit to your popsicles.
The instruction manual that comes with the Zoku Quick Pop Maker will show you how to make these special popsicles. But you’ll be able to make whatever flavor/color/combo treat you can manage to dream up!
If you like to make sugar-free popsicles, though, you should know that the Zoku might not be for you. The manufacturer recommends that artificial sweeteners not be used with the Zoku (artificial sweeteners can cause the popsicles to freeze so hard that they are difficult to remove from the molds).
Have Fresh Popsicles Whenever You Want…
The storage case is air-tight, preventing other freezer flavors from invading your delicate popsicle flavors. And the storage case is designed to hold the special Zoku popsicle sticks securely, without tipping.
The Zoku Quick Pop Maker is BPA and phthalate free, and is currently available at Amazon.com for about $50 with free shipping (click here for current pricing).
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