On Monday I bought a Zoku Quick Pop Maker! I got home and put it straight in the freezer because I just couldn’t wait to try it out. And boy am I glad about that impulse buy! I had some overripe bananas hanging out on my banana tree (read: KA dough hook), and mixed them with just a teeny bit of sugar and some milk – voila, I made really healthy banana pops that rival those banana FrozFruits we used to eat on the beach (fine, more often we got coconut and strawberry. Claire always got lime).
How cool are my nails?
Anyway, these couldn’t be easier to make. And I am now obsessed with my Zoku and want to buy the storage case, some extra sticks, and just about every other accessory that comes with it…I mean, they sell a siphon so that you can REALLY make creamsicles! I can’t wait to play around with this all summer!
Oh, and for some reason it’s classified as a baby item on Amazon. And they sell it at my all-time favorite store, Giggle. So I guess the timing is right to be obsessed, right?
Of course, you can make this in a regular ice pop mold, but then you have to make the mixture are wait for it to freeze. We used to make orange juice ices all the time that way. It’s much easier to just store to Zoku in the freezer, then when you want pops, you can have them in about 10 minutes. Okay fine, 15 if you want to chill the banana mixture for a while first.
Banana Pops, makes about 6 pops:
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 – 2 overripe bananas
- about 1/4 cup milk (I used 1% – no need for full fat here!)
1. Make sure your Zoku is frozen!
2. Combine all ingredients in a blender (immersion blender or food processor would work, too!)
3. Freeze according to Zoku (or whatever pop maker you’re using) instructions.
4. Remove from pop maker and enjoy!
(Didn’t I tell you that was easy?!)