Despite the dismal weather so far this season, it’s still summer out there! Which means ice lollies. And for a real treat why not make some cocktail-based ice lollies, grown ups only of course.
With our Zoku Pop Maker you make a rainbow of flavours in just minutes. Simply place the pop maker container in the freezer for 24 hours, insert the pop sticks, and pour in your juice mixtures. Wait 7-9 minutes and voila! Instant ice lolly!
Check out these cheeky cocktail flavoured recipes for a summer treat. Then sit back and relax, and pretend you are on a tropical beach! Make ice lollies kid-friendly by simply not adding the alcohol.
Makes 6 pops
1 cucumber, peeled & sliced
2 limes, freshly squeezed
10 mint leaves
1 cup water
½ cup sugar
3 mint leaves (optional)
1 tsp tequila per popsicle (optional)
MAKE A SIMPLE SYRUP
In a medium saucepan combine the sugar and water. Over low heat allow the sugar to melt, stirring until sugar has dissolved. Allow to cool.
MAKE THE CUCUMBER MIXTURE
Blend cucumber, lime juice, mint leaves, and simple syrup and puree until smooth.
ASSEMBLE THE QUICK POPS
*Pour 3 teaspoons of tequila into the Zoku Pour Cup**, and then pour the cucumber mixture in to measure 3 popsicles. Mix well.
Using the Zoku Fruit Wand,** apply wet mint leaves to the side of the wall of the pop maker molds and a cucumber slice on the opposite side. Insert sticks and pour the cucumber mixture until you reach the fill line. Let freeze completely, then remove the pops with the Super Tool and enjoy. Repeat with remaining pops.
**Zoku Pour Cup and Fruit Wand are part of the Zoku Tool Kit and is sold separately
Makes 6 Pops
1 cup (4 oz) fresh raspberries
½ cup (3 oz) blueberries
½ cup (2 oz) blackberries
2 oz light rum**
½ cup simple syrup*
8-10 fresh mint leaves
MAKE THE BERRY MOJITO BASE
Combine all ingredients in a blender. Pulse the machine until the mixture begins to smooth, but still has a little texture to it.
ASSEMBLE THE POPS
Remove Zoku Quick Pop Maker from the freezer. Insert sticks and pour the Berry Mojito base into each cavity until you reach the fill line. Let freeze completely and remove the pops with the Super Tool. Repeat with remaining pops.
*The amount of simple syrup you use will vary depending on the sweetness of the berries
**For a non-alcoholic Pop, do not add the rum