For my birthday this year I received a gift certificate to a local kitchen store. I decided to use it on something I wouldn't normally buy or didn't need. I'd read about these Zoku pop makers and heading into summer thought one would be perfect for a quick refreshing treat. If you're not familiar with Zoku pop makers, the pops freeze in 10 minutes or less. Just keep the unit in your freezer, pour the base into the pop maker and in just a few minutes you'll have popsicles. Be careful not to overfill the pop maker or you will have trouble releasing them from the mold. Also, don't make your base too sugary or it won't freeze solid.
If you have kids, a Zoku pop maker would be perfect for those times when you need treats in a hurry. I bought the one that makes two pops at a time, you can make four pops before the unit needs to be refrozen.
Watermelon Mint Quick Pops
Recipe Courtesy of the Zoku blog
12 oz (about 3½ cups) seeded, cubed fresh watermelon
¼ cup cold water
1 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
6-8 mint leaves
*sugar or agave nectar (optional)
MAKE THE WATERMELON BASE
In a blender, combine all ingredients and puree until smooth.
ASSEMBLE THE QUICK POPS
Insert sticks and pour
the watermelon base until you reach the fill line. Let freeze
completely, then remove the pops with the Super Tool and enjoy. Repeat
with remaining pops.
*We recommend tasting the watermelon base before filling the Zoku
Quick Pop Maker. If your watermelon is nice and sweet you won’t need to
add sugar. If you find your base needs to be sweeter, simply add a
little sugar or agave until you reach your preferred level of
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