Zoku QuickPop Maker
A great way to keep your kids cool and healthy this summer.
Where can I get it: At selected Boardmans and @home stores nationwide. And online from Yuppiechef.co.za
How does it work?
The Zoku® QuickPop™ Maker uses quick-freeze technology to “magically freeze before your eyes in minutes”. The QuickPop maker works with almost any type of juice, fresh fruit pulp, fat-free yoghurt, sweetened coffee, chocolate milk or fruit smoothies. The device freezes ice-lollies right on your countertop without electricity in 7 to 9 minutes. The speed allows you to dream up all sorts of cool concoctions to freeze on the sticks - striped pops, creamy centred pops, fruit adorned pops – the possibilities are endless.
What we thought?
When I brought this home the husband was really more excited than any grown man should be. He put it in the freezer immediately so that we could try it out. Never mind that it was the middle of winter and that it was storming outside. There was a new toy to test out!
The Zoku QuickPop Maker is really funky looking and quite heavy when frozen. So it’s a good idea to not let little kids handle it because if it slips and breaks, well then it’s broken. No repairs.
So off we went. We made two types of pops. One was just plain old juice and the other 2 were made from a yoghurt smoothie that I had made the day before. It took around 10 minutes for them to freeze and the juice pop came out quite easily as did one of the yoghurt pops. The other one got stuck but all we had to do was run the the QuickPop Maker under some warm water and let it defrost and it came out quite easily. It stays cold long enough to be used 3 times, so that would be 9 pops in total.
I think this is a great gadget to have in summer for the kids. Instead of buying ice suckers in bulk (that could contain who knows what kind of additives, preservatives and way too much sugar) you can make sure your kids are having yummy, healthy snacks on those hot summer days.
I’ve yet to give the Zoku QuickPop Maker a good run for its money. I’m really excited to try out the stencils that come in the Zoku Quick Pop Maker Tool Kit (sold separately at R199) which you can use to add fruit pieces or shapes into your pops. I'm also really keep to try the filling tool. The husband just made banana ice-cream so maybe I'll try that.
Happy Pop Making!