I bought this about two months ago. Naturally, I just took it out last week to use at the tail end of summer.
I think I thought it might be a pain in the ass to use. I was wrong though. I LOVE this thing. My #1 son loves popsicles and is a picky eater, so it’s a great way to get fruits and veggies in him. You can use juice or smoothies to make popsicles. I experimented with both.
Banana+Blueberry+Red pepper pops
Pretty straight-forward. In a blender, pulverize:
2/4 cups of frozen blueberries
1/4 of a whole red pepper
1/4-1/2 cup any juice of your choosing (I used Tree Top Fruit Punch)
You want a smooth texture, not too thick, but not too soupy. You can also ditch the juice and use water instead, if you like.
Follow the Zoku directions to make pops. And presto, chango, the #1 son gobbled it up.
It takes ten minutes for the pops to freeze, so this all takes maybe 15 minutes total. They were a hit.
I juiced a bunch of carrots, 1 apple and 1 orange.
Made my pops. Nice color…
But I didn’t like it so much. Straight juice makes the pops too hard. I was better off just drinking the juice.
Most kids love popsicles so this is a great way to make healthy ones. You’ll know every ingredient that is in it and you can sneak veggies in. Win!