I received this product free for review. All opinions remain my own. I was already a fan of Zoku products before receiving the Quick Pop Maker for review. The Quick Pop Maker takes the one disadvantage of homemade pops out of the equation: the wait time. In under 10 minutes, you can be eating delicious homemade pops… yes, that’s right, they’re frozen in under ten minutes. The Quick Pop Maker is a fairly heavy unit that is placed in the freezer for at least 24 hours prior to use. We received the Triple Quick Pop Maker, which allows you to make 3 pops at a time. It comes with 6 pop handles, 6 drip guards and the special tool for extracting frozen pops. My sister-in-law Kirsten, who humbly accepted my early Christmas gift with the caveat of letting me photograph her testing it, developed her own recipe to test out with the Quick Pop maker. (She’s a food blogger and dietician, after all.) Her Greek Yogurt Pumpkin Pop recipe can be found below. She made her pops in three steps: pouring in some of the pumpkin mix and allowing it to freeze, adding crushed ginger snaps and compacting them with a chopstick, then topping up the molds with the remaining pumpkin mixture. It’s easy to pour the mixture in using a liquid measuring cup. You actually see the mixture freezing right before your eyes! Extracting the pops is fairly easy, definitely easier than fighting with those plastic molds I’m used to. For a first try, I’d say the pops turned out perfectly! Honestly, we were both really impressed with how quickly and perfectly our first attempt at making pops turned out. Okay, I’ll be honest, all I did was take the pictures and taste the results. My brother, Kirsten’s main food tester, wholeheartedly approved: The only disadvantage of the Quick Pop system is that you have to let the unit completely defrost before cleaning it, drying it and re-freezing to start over again.
If, like me, you are not so good in the kitchen, the Quick Pop Recipe Book is a necessity. It has amazing ideas for all kinds of pops, from the fruity to the chocolatey to everywhere in between. The proportions are tailored to the Quick Pop Maker Mold. Unless you’re serving the pops for immediate consumption, you’ll want to store them in your freezer for later enjoyment. The Zoku Storage Case will keep your pops ready to eat in your freezer.
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup pure pumpkin
- 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1/4 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 cup crushed ginger snaps
- Mix all ingredients together except ginger snaps in a liquid measuring cup. Pour liquid mixture as desired into Quick Pop Mold and let freeze. Add a layer of crushed ginger snaps and compress with a chopstick. Top up the mold to the fill line with mixture and let freeze.
- Check out Breaking Bland Eats' Pumpkin Ice Cream cake to use up your remaining pumpkin!
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