Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The Zoku

My mom recently got an awesome new toy (even though it says "THIS IS NOT A TOY" on the back) called The Zoku Quick Pop Maker from Williams Sonoma.  It is this really cool thing that makes popsicles in 10 minutes.  How cool is that!  And so far only one popsicle stick has been broken. What a record! Usually stuff breaks really fast in our family. Here it is:

We also have some extremely yummy  recipe's for it from the Zoku Blog.  Here are my favorites:

Pineapple Coconut pops
8 ounces fresh pineapple
½ cup pineapple juice
¼ cup unsweetened coconut milk
¼ cup milk
3 tablespoons sugar
¼ cup sweetened shredded coconut (optional if you don't like shredded coconut)

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  1. Remove Zoku Quick Pop Maker from the freezer. Insert sticks and pour the Pineapple-Coconut 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.

And here is another favorite (but its not from the Zoku blog)

Strawberry Coconut Pops

2 ounces cream
4 ounces milk
7-8 small strawberrys
a golf ball sized clump of sweetened shredded coconut
Sugar to taste

 Blend in a blender and taste. Add more sugar to your taste.  Pour into Quick pop maker and freeze, 7 to 10 minutes. 

We also made Watermelon pops out of strawberry coconut (the green and white was a coconut base with a bit of food coloring).  If you wanted you could add mini chocolate chips to look like seeds but I didn't want chocolate ruining my Popsicle's tropical flavor (no offense to the chocolate).

And the Pictures at William-Sonoma show you just how adorable a popsicle can be:
None of these photos are mine except for the watermelon pops picture. I can't take photo's this good.

Now I want one... But the rule is we can't have Popsicles until after lunch. Darn it.
Keep Licking,

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