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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Zoku Recipes

We were recently given a Zoku. We really enjoy playing with it and Bunny #1 loves to make 'ice cream' or 'ice pops' before dinner. By the time she has finished her dinner the ice lollys have frozen and are ready for eating.

I have found that 1 cup of liquid makes approx 3 lollys.

Here is our stripey ice lolly.
This was made using 3/4 cup of orange juice and 1/4 cup of water. Put 2 tbsp of the mixture in the bottom - add the stick and allow to freeze (approx 3-4 mins.) Meanwhile add 2 drops of red food coloring to the remaining mixture. Add another 2 tbsp of orange juice to the molds. Allow to freeze (allowing things to freeze between layers does test Bunny #1's patience.) Add another 2 drops of red food coloring to the remaining mixture and then top off the molds. So easy and so pretty!

Another favorite is the 'chocolate ice cream'.
I slowly melt 1/4 of semi sweet chocolate in 1/4 of milk. Then add 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt. Mix thoroughly and pour into the molds. Apparently this recipe is so good it is enough to get her to eat all her green beans - maybe I should reduce the chocolate content ;-)

3 comments:

  1. Oooh, those are beautiful! Thanks for posting your recipes. We got a zoku for Christmas too and it's been sitting patiently in the freezer waiting for warmer weather. Given that we're not really having a winter here, I probably should have already tried them!

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  2. They look so much fun! Although I say that wrapped up warm inside, not wanting to go out in the cold wet grey..

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  3. Yummy! We used to make fruit popsicles when my kids were small. Such fun! Never heard of a Zoku though.

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