I’ve been eyeing the Zoku Quick Pop Maker for a while. I talked myself out of buying one several times, but after moving here I found myself at the mall on a particularly hot day and I finally gave in and bought one. And naturally, I bought the Zoku Quick Pops book too. And then I got the accessory kit. I’m always a sucker for the upsale. (I’m also that person who stands in line at Bed, Bath & Beyond and is all, “Oh! A bottle opener shaped like a platypus! I need one of these! Oh! And a giant bag of licorice! I love licorice!”)
Even with the official Zoku book, I still couldn’t resist trying my hand at coming up with some of my own recipes. I picked up some strawberries and mint at the farmers market last weekend, so I decided to combine them with lime to make Strawberry Mojito Popsicles. Despite the name, there’s no alcohol in this recipe because apparently you’re not supposed to use alcohol in the Zoku. But! If you’re making these in another kind of popsicle mold or if you don’t mind chancing it with the Zoku, go wild and add some rum.
A sweet, tart, and slightly minty popsicle. Perfect for making in the Zoku Quick Pop Maker!
- 1 1/2 c. ripe strawberries, quartered
- juice and zest from one whole lime
- 1/4 c. fresh mint
- 2 tbsp. agave nectar (you may have to add more or less, depending on the sweetness of the strawberries you're using)
- Add 1 1/4 cup of strawberries and remaining ingredients to food processor and process until smooth. Stir in remaining strawberries or, if using the Zoku, carefully stick strawberries on sides of molds. Pour fruit mixture into popsicle molds. Serve when frozen solid (about 5 minutes in the Zoku).