At our house summer is about popsicles. I have become slightly obsessed this past week with them. I pulled out all of our old popsicle molds and even took out the Zoku Quick-Pop Maker that I bought last year. The Zoku is supposed to make popsicles in 7 minutes. The concept is great and it does freeze the popsicles fast – but I almost always have a problem removing the pops from the mold. I have even enlisted my husband’s help on this mission and he almost hurt his elbow pulling the frozen treats out. Although it is a fast gadget, I’d save your money and just buy a few more cheap popsicle holders and make more at once so you always have them handy.
Last weekend we made coffee popsicles, grape popsicles and orange juice popsicles. Today I made strawberry citrus popsicles. All were so yummy and easy!
Coffee popsicles: cold coffee, cream or non-dairy coffee creamer and some sweetener (we used So Delicious Coffee Creamer and agave nectar). Mix and freeze.
Grape creamy popsicles: grape kool-aid and a little powdered vanilla pudding mix to make the popsicles creamy. Mix it all up and freeze.
Orange juice popsicles: freeze freshly squeezed orange juice. Or use any orange juice – it all tastes good frozen!
Strawberry citrus popsicles: fresh strawberries, fresh pineapple and a splash of orange juice. Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until pourable. Pour into containers and freeze.
Make any combination that you love. Or use your leftover smoothies from breakfast!