Saturday, January 7, 2012
Coffee On A Stick With Zoku Quick Pop Maker
Cake Pops move over. Here come gourmet popsicles in minutes!
Zoku Quick Pop Maker is all the rage. You can create gourmet popsicles that would make the Good Humor Man blush. You can even make what I made - coffee pops!!
While the Zoku Quick Pop Maker is a lot of fun - it's not a toy. You have to really read the instructions first.
It's not rocket science but it is for serious pop seekers. You will want to make sure that you have all the components in one place before you start. Oh, and make sure you carefully read the recipe in the Zoku Quick Pops book before you compile your ingredients.
After I went out and bought a bag of Starbucks espresso roast for the sole intent of making these pops, I realized the recipe says "espresso powder." Duh.
Luckily I had a pack of Starbucks Via on hand and so I substituted the Columbian Via for espresso powder. It actually worked very well.
Here's what you'll need to make "Coffee Buzz" Pops:
1 1/3 cup of 2 percent milk
1/4 cup sugar
2 tbsp instant espresso powder
1/3 cup heavy cream
The pops are super yummy, however, I have a feeling that I'm going to be on high speed for a while today!
You can find the Zoku Quick Pop Maker at Williams-Sonoma. Check the Zoku website to find other retailers or order online:
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