It’s summertime!!! I’d be lying if I didn’t say I was excited for a little fun in the sun, especially after the year it’s been! One of my favorite ways to relax in the summer is with Lemonade Ice Pops by the pool. They’re so easy to make and thanks to the Zoku quick pop maker, they come together in about 7 minutes! Perfect!
I received a complimentary Zoku quick pop maker and cookbook to facilitate this review. Opinions are my own. This post may contain affiliate links.
How to Make Lemonade Ice Pops
First, I made the lemonade base. This is a great recipe for some quick lemonade at home even if you don’t want to make ice pops, but it’s a little bit sweeter than I like.
- 1 cup water
- 3 tbsp sugar
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 cup pure orange juice
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- Lemon slices, cut 1/8″ thick (optional)
While I’m making the base, my Zoku quick pop maker is in the freezer doing its thing. It needs to be frozen for about 3 hours before making lemonade ice pops in order for it to work correctly.
Next, I take the pop maker out of the freezer and use a fork to stick the lemon slices to the walls. Zoku has a special fruit tool for this, too. You definitely don’t want to use your fingers because they will stick to it just like the little boy in A Christmas Story that got his tongue stuck to a flagpole.
Once the slices are stuck to the walls, all you have to do is pour in the lemonade up to the fill line and put the sticks in. If you’re using the Zoku Quick Pop maker, the pops will be ready in less than 10 minutes. If not, you’d put your lemonade ice pops in the freezer at this point.
This super easy ice pop recipe will become a new favorite. It's light, refreshing, and comes together in about 7 minutes!
- 1 cup (8 oz) water
- 3 tbsp sugar
- 1/4 cup (2 oz) fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 cup (2 oz) pure orange juice
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- Lemon slices, cut 1/8" thick (optional)
- Stir together the water and sugar until sugar has dissolved (1-2 min)
- Stir in the lemon juice, orange juice, and vanilla
- Apply lemon slices to the walls of the pop maker molds.
- Insert sticks and pour the lemon base until you reach the fill line.
- Let freeze completely
- Repeat with remaining pops.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 30Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 0gSugar: 7gProtein: 0g
Nutrition information may not be accurate
That’s all there is to it! Freeze your lemonade ice pops, eat, and enjoy!
About the Zoku Quick Pop Maker:
When I say I’ve wanted one of these for the longest time, I’m dead serious. I get ice pop cravings, and homemade ice pops are my favorite. However, I’m not so good at waiting.
Who wants to put all of that work into making gourmet homemade fruit pops, yogurt pops, or ice pops and then have to wait for 8 hours to enjoy them? Not me.
The Zoku Quick Pop Maker goes into the freezer while you are getting your ice pop ingredients together (and looking through the Quick Pop recipe book!) and then you set it on the counter. The pop maker will make 3 pops at a time right on the counter in less than ten minutes! It’s seriously amazing.
I usually just keep my pop maker right in the freezer rather than putting it in before I start making things, and if you’ve got the freezer space, that’s a great option. I may or may not take out a frozen chicken every now and then to fit it in there!
Once the pops are done, I use the special tool to pull them out and enjoy. It’s super easy to do, and if you’re creative (or you have the cookbook) lemonade ice pops are only the tip of the iceberg. You can make all sorts of gourmet treats for yourself and your family and friends.
The Quick Pop maker comes in different colors and shapes, too. Mine does 3 at a time, but I’ve seen pop makers for singles and double pops too. Sticks and drip guards are included with the purchase, but you can also get replacements if you happen to lose some pieces.
You’ll have so much fun making up to 9 ice pops at a time that you won’t know what to do with all of the extras. I recommend grabbing the Zoku Quick Pop storage container, which holds 6 pops.
Unless you can eat 9 pops by yourself, which is cool too. No judgments here.
I also highly recommend the Zoku Quick Pops Recipe Book, where you can find amazing recipes like this one for lemonade ice pops right at your fingertips!
That’s it for now – if you need me, I’ll be off making ice pops!