Make your own cool summertime treats with Zoku

0 comments / Posted by Andrea Tomkins

By Andrea Tomkins

In our family, summers were filled with activities big and small. Camping trips, beach visits, soccer games, and lots of outdoor play, which always included an inflatable kiddie pool and/or sprinkler. And of course, an Ottawa summer would be incomplete without popsicles.

We’ve been known to buy various frozen treats. Orange-flavoured Creamsicles, for example, immediately bring me right back to my 1980s childhood, but we were more likely to make our popsicles. What I like about DIY popsicles is that I know exactly what’s in them (and I control the sugar!) and there’s no plastic wrappers or waste to deal with since the molds are reusable. It’s a very cheap treat and kids can help make them too.  

Zoku Classic Pop Maker

The Zoku Classic Pop maker is perfect for popsicles. It makes six at a time and they’re a good size for adults and kids alike.

I also like their Fish Pop mold, which makes six kid-sized treats in fun fishy shapes – an ideal addition to a pool party menu! And what kid wouldn’t love these dinosaur-themed popsicle shapes?

 

Zoku Classic Pop Maker ($26.99)

Zoku Classic Pop Maker

The Zoku Classic Pop maker is perfect for popsicles. It makes six at a time and they’re a good size for adults and kids alike.

I also like their Fish Pop mold, which makes six kid-sized treats in fun fishy shapes – an ideal addition to a pool party menu! And what kid wouldn’t love these dinosaur-themed popsicle shapes?

 

Zoku Classic Pop Maker ($26.99)

Zoku Classic Pop Maker

The Zoku Classic Pop maker is perfect for popsicles. It makes six at a time and they’re a good size for adults and kids alike.

I also like their Fish Pop mold, which makes six kid-sized treats in fun fishy shapes – an ideal addition to a pool party menu! And what kid wouldn’t love these dinosaur-themed popsicle shapes?

 

Zoku Classic Pop Maker ($26.99)

Zoku Slushy Shake Maker

Our Zoku Slushy Shake Maker has a permanent place in our freezer. It’s easy to use. The inner cup is frozen solid, so once you put it in the sleeve and pour in your beverage of choice, it’s transformed into frozen slush in under 10 minutes.

I always thought this part of the process was a wonderful lesson in patience for our kids. After all, good things come to those who wait!

 

Zoku Slushy Shake Maker ($27.99)

Zoku Slushy Shake Maker

Our Zoku Slushy Shake Maker has a permanent place in our freezer. It’s easy to use. The inner cup is frozen solid, so once you put it in the sleeve and pour in your beverage of choice, it’s transformed into frozen slush in under 10 minutes.

I always thought this part of the process was a wonderful lesson in patience for our kids. After all, good things come to those who wait!

 

Zoku Slushy Shake Maker ($27.99)

Zoku Slushy Shake Maker

Our Zoku Slushy Shake Maker has a permanent place in our freezer. It’s easy to use. The inner cup is frozen solid, so once you put it in the sleeve and pour in your beverage of choice, it’s transformed into frozen slush in under 10 minutes.

I always thought this part of the process was a wonderful lesson in patience for our kids. After all, good things come to those who wait!

 

Zoku Slushy Shake Maker ($27.99)

Over the years we’ve made slushies with straight up OJ, homemade berry-based smoothies, as well as chocolate milk. (I should mention that adult beverages are also possible with this, although I haven’t tried it myself. Hmm. Might be time to change that.)

If you share my love of Creamsicles, you will definitely want to try this Orange Cream Slush recipe for the Zoku. It’s tangy and sweet, but not too sweet. It’s a family favourite.

You will need:

  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/3 cup whipping cream
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract

Mix the ingredients together in a large measuring cup and pour it into your Zoku Slushy Shake Maker. (This makes a little extra so you can top it up.) Stir until frozen.

It’s one of the best tastes of summer!

View the whole line-up of Zoku products right here.

About the Author

Andrea Tomkins

Andrea Tomkins is an informavore with a passion for social media and multimedia storytelling. She is the editor of a community newspaper in Ottawa as well as a freelance writer. She’s also is a veteran of the Canadian blogging scene.

First conceived in 1999, her blog – a peek inside the fishbowl – has been featured in notable publications such as the Toronto Star, Chatelaine, Canadian Family Magazine, and The Globe and Mail. Today, she loves to write about healthy living, arts and culture, family travel, great gear, and good food.

Follow Andrea on Twitter: @missfish

About the Author

Andrea Tomkins

Andrea Tomkins is an informavore with a passion for social media and multimedia storytelling. She is the editor of a community newspaper in Ottawa as well as a freelance writer. She’s also is a veteran of the Canadian blogging scene.

First conceived in 1999, her blog – a peek inside the fishbowl – has been featured in notable publications such as the Toronto Star, Chatelaine, Canadian Family Magazine, and The Globe and Mail. Today, she loves to write about healthy living, arts and culture, family travel, great gear, and good food.

Follow Andrea on Twitter: @missfish

Comments

Leave a comment

All blog comments are checked prior to publishing