By Andrew Liszewski
When warm weather rolls around my addiction to frozen treats is rekindled, particularly Freezies, but the 6-year-old inside of me still hates having to wait for them to actually freeze before I can enjoy them. But that’s the one place where the Quick Pop Maker from Zoku shines, since it can turn any delicious concoction you fill it with into a frozen treat in as little as 7 minutes. Now unfortunately the pop maker has to spend about 24 hours in your freezer before its first use to work as claimed, but after that there should be minimal turnaround in turning your culinary experiments into frozen pops.
Parents will probably like it because they can control what’s going into each pop, and even add party crashers like actual pieces of fruit, but the rest of us will enjoy spending the Summer trying to push the limits of what can be blended, frozen and enjoyed on a plastic stick. The whole kit, which comes with everything you’ll need to create 3 pops at a time, minus the ingredients, is available from Williams-Sonoma for $49.95, and while that’s definitely more expensive than dixie cups and popsicle sticks, just remember your homebrew method won’t be producing delicious results in less than 10 minutes.