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Our family loves ice cream and ice pops so much that we always make sure to have it stocked in the freezer. Our youngest could eat ice cream every night for snack, no problem. We have even got to know our ice cream man on a first name basis since he makes sure to make a special trip down our street every Saturday evening, which just so happens to be right after dinner! When we were offered the chance to test out a device that allows us to make our own ice pops, of course I couldn’t pass it up!
Make Your Own Ice Pops Quickly and Easily At Home!
Included with the Triple Quick Pop Maker is:
– 1 Quick Pop Maker
– 6 sticks
– 6 drip guards
– 1 Super Tool
How To Use:
1. Freeze the Quick Pop Maker, level and upright, for at least 24 hours. Make sure the molds are completely dry before freezing! This allows it to freeze completely before using.
2. Take out the frozen Quick Pop Maker and insert a stick in each mold you are going to use. When we used juice, I inserted a funnel to make pouring in easier. You can also use a pour cup.
3. Slowly pour your choice of chilled liquid in and stop just before fill line. Juices, yogurt (mixed with milk to make it easier to pour), pudding, sweetened coffee, chocolate milk, fruit smoothies, you name it! It is not recommended to use anything with artificial sweeteners since it can make it difficult to next to impossible to remove it from the pop maker. Soft ingredients, like pudding and ice cream, may also be difficult because they are soft and could cause the stick to slip out before the ice pop is loosened.
4. Watch the ice pops freeze! If the maker is frozen enough and the liquid is chilled, it will usually take about 7 – 9 minutes for each pop to freeze completely. I think because our first test was with strawberry pudding, it took much longer to freeze, up to 20 minutes! The juices that we used for the second test run took over 10 minutes. I think they weren’t cold enough.
5. Remove & enjoy! Removing the ice pops is pretty fun. Using the Super Tool, place it on the handle of the stick and rotate it clockwise, basically like screwing it on, until it touches the surface of the metal mold. Continue turning it a few more times until the ice pop loosens and starts to rise. Unscrew the Super Tool and remove it completely, then attach the drip guard to stick if you like. Lift the pop out of the mold and enjoy!
6. Cleaning and Storage: It is NOT recommended to wash the Pop Maker after every use. It is NOT dishwasher safe and can only be handwashed after it has completely defrosted. Make sure there is no water left on it before re-freezing. Store the Quick Pop Maker in the freezer so it will always be ready for whenever you get the craving for your own ice pop. The accessories can be hand washed with soap and water but I tossed them in the dishwasher in the utensil basket and they came out just fine.
You can make up to 9 quick pops before the unit needs to be frozen again! This would be great for parties and sleepovers. We had a lot of fun making our own ice pops and watching them freeze right before our eyes! If you are creative, you can make all sorts of designs with your pops and even make flavored core ones. This can be done by allowing the outer shell of the pop to freeze enough and then drinking or siphoning out the unfrozen liquid then pouring in the core flavor. Wait until it freezes then continue with the removal steps.