Zoku Quick Pop Maker

zoku-quick-pop-makerDo you like those frozen fruit-flavored popsicles but wish you could find different flavors or a healthier version with some actual fruit juice in them?    Now you can make your own frozen pop treats using Williams-Sonoma’s Zoku Quick Pop Maker.  According to a video on the retailer’s website, you can make pops from fruit juice, from flavored yogurts, or from sugar-sweetened drink mixes.  The only constraint is that the liquid must be sugar-sweetened, using table sugar, honey, maple syrup,  molasses, or the sugar found naturally in fruit.  Apparently you are out of luck if you want pops with artificial sweeteners.

Like with those small countertop ice cream makers, you keep the base unit stored in your freezer until you want to use it.  The base is filled with a “proprietary liquid” that quickly cools three pops in about seven minutes. You can make up to nine pops in a session.  The Zoku unit doesn’t require electricity and it doesn’t have moving parts, so your kids can safely make their own frozen pops.

The Zoku Quick Pop Maker comes with six pop sticks with leak-guards.  It also comes with a tool to help remove the pops from the non-stick aluminum mold – that’s the orange handle in the picture.  It’s exclusive to Williams-Sonoma and sells for $49.95, or you can buy two units for $79.95.

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10 comments… add one

  • Tony C November 13, 2009, 10:29 am

    Wow… $50 + tax + shipping for a low volume popsicle mold… Looks cool, but wow… Boggles the mind…

  • Tony C November 13, 2009, 10:47 am
  • monica December 16, 2009, 2:30 pm

    Maybe for $20.00 but $50.00 is way too much! You can get the same popcicle molds for $3-4.00 except you freeze them over night! Way too much for faster popcicles!

  • Rob March 10, 2010, 10:50 pm

    You should check out the comments on Williams-Sonoma’s website, so many people think this product is the BOMB! I haven’t bought one, but they say its great to make healthy pops fast and cheap and they wish they’d bought 2. There’s like 20 pages of comments.

    -R

  • lefebvre jeanne-marie March 17, 2010, 6:53 am

    how can I buy that in France ?

  • Christine June 23, 2010, 9:17 pm

    I think it’s great but I don’t see the option for buying 2 for $79.99.

  • Janet Cloninger June 24, 2010, 7:42 am

    @Christine This news item is about 6 months old. I guess their special sale price is over now.

  • Adam July 10, 2010, 1:22 pm

    Don’t believe the hype. This thing is not very good at all. I’ve tried it several times and it can barely make three pops let alone the 9 it claims. Very let down for the money.

  • aimee December 27, 2010, 2:50 am

    Got one of these for Christmas and have already made pops with berry smoothie mixture and a tropical green smoothie. It is like magic how it freezes them so quickly. And the popsicles look gorgeous. Highly recommend.

  • karyn February 20, 2011, 8:37 pm

    how do you purchase (2) for $70.95?

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