Friday, August 5, 2011

Zoku Your Way Into the Weekend

It's confession time here at the bird:  I've fallen in love with the Zoku (get yours here and prepare for greatness) and am pondering a raw food diet.  Despite the  fact that the middle and end of that sentence may be true, they are not necessarily intertwined.  I am in love with the Zoku.  You know how people say something is better than sliced bread?  Well this thing really is.  I picked it up a couple weeks ago after staring at it for over a year, and am so impressed.  Let's just say that thus far I've consumed several different versions of 'boozy ice pops' aka how to make it through the Real Housewives of New York City Reunion shows...abstinence aside, of course.

This week has been filled with many challenges, but the Zoku has been here for me.  This morning I got up in a particularly chipper mood, zipped into the kitchen, made some white peach juice and proceeded to create the Peachy Keen pop.  White peach juice, a swig of vodka (but not too much or it won't freeze) and a slice of peach.  Suffice it to say the result was marvelously tasty and did not stick to the inside of the Zoku maker like, say, the strawberry limeade version that almost resulted in Carrie going to the rehab. 

I know what you're saying...there's a bite missing off the top of that ice pop.  Very astute dear readers!  Upon arriving back at home from an impromptu brunch with the Chef I yanked the ice pops out of the freezer and immediately proceeded to take a bite out of one when I realized, 'you have not taken a picture Carrie!!'  Cut to scene (2 hours later) and here I am post nail salon with the brightest pink nails I've ever sported reporting to you.  Assessment:  Zoku for President.  Or at least ambassador for world peace.

Stay tuned for other Zoku ice pop creations in the upcoming days.  We're supposed to have a week of 80+ degree days here in SoCal, so you know what that means?  No turning on the oven under any circumstances leaving mad room for Zoku flavor mania.  Maybe I should have purchased the version with 3 ice pop slots...HAPPY FRIDAY!

55 comments:

iloveyouvalentine said...

oooh i was looking at this! was wondering if i should get it or not and you've just answered my internal debate! hehe. the sliced fruit inside looks amazing!

RosaLovesDC said...

Put down the boozy popsicle...Walk away... Hehehe, just joking. Kind of jealous. Have a great weekend lady.

Judy C said...

I knew I lived in the wrong place. It's in the upper 90's here all week. But all the booze in the world doesn't help. Help!!!!!!!

Tanvi said...

I think I need one of these!!!! The sliced fruit in it makes it 100% healthy even ;)

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Dancing Branflake said...

Ha! I always do that- eat something then go "Wait! A photo!" Such is a blogger's life.

Closet Fashionista said...

Wow, now that looks pretty darn awesome!! Too bad I'm not much of a fruit person, haha....but I do like those really cheap Ice pop strips XD
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Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

I need one of those bad boys pronto.

marissa at the boot said...

i want a zoku. with all of my soul.
have you tried any creamy flavors yet? like root beer float or creamsicle? mmm!

Debby said...

You are so cute. Logan got a slushy machine and she has been making them around the clock. I wasn't gonna get it for her but she was like, "Mom, you know how much I LOVE slushies!" Then she gave me the big brown eyes. It was the best investment ever! xo

Courtney Erin said...

Damn, I really should have a boozey ice pop for the RHWoNY reunion. The pinot just wasn't cutting it...especially when those crazy broads just starting screaming at each other...oh wait, that was the whole 3 hours.

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Tara @ Haute Lunch said...

What a fun little contraption! I love frozen treats in the summer, and hit up the Italian lemonade stand nearby quite frequently this time of year. Love the frozen bits of fruit in it, so I'm sure I would love these, too!

Mrs. C said...

Oh yummy!!! I have a Zoku maker but have never made a popsicle before. Just put it in the freezer and I am def planning on trying! This looks delicious! New follower and loving your blog! Happy weekend!

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Marissa at Style Cusp said...

Ok, now I want one! That pop looks so refreshing. yum yum!

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M

Cara said...

oooh I WANT!

briannelee said...

Ooooo, I want that!

Kendall said...

I've never had popsicles with booze. I will be trying that very soon. It's been over 100 degrees in Tennessee for over a week, and my AC is out. I know, feel sorry for me! :) I def need a popsicle.

Lisa Griffin said...

yummmm can you make ice cream pops in there as well? our oven heats up the entire apartment so i think this is a necessity!
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Lisa Griffin said...

yummmm can you make ice cream pops in there as well? our oven heats up the entire apartment so i think this is a necessity!
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Marie a la Mode said...

Vodka in the morning? Count me in!

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modanista junkie said...

Those look amazing!!! Good luck on that diet, although I don't think you need it. You're crazy!

p.s. we should all do a Palm Springs mini getaway!! It would be soooo much fun! Jamie has never been. Can you believe that?! :)

Have a wonderful weekend. :)


xoxo,
Mel

The Suburb Experiment said...

Alcohol and antioxidants in frozen form? This sounds perfect. What about Kahlua and coffee? I've got to go figure out where to get one of these. . .

Jenn

Taylor said...

Darn Alcohol and its unwavering inability to freeze...I bet these would get you nicely buzzed....oh and mail me a dozen I want some!

hip hip gin gin said...

I've wanted one of these forever, but the husband always vetoes. Might need to entice him with your delicious sounding boozy pops, might just change his mind I think!

Annie said...

umm I need one of these IMMEDIATELY. I can totally understand the love. I think I need one of these Zokus (hadn't seen/heard of it before) Hope you have a happy weekend Carrie! xo

meghan said...

I have been looking at this in every Williams Sonoma catalog that has come my way. I'm almost sold, I have to tell you. I love pops.

Tara @ Haute Lunch said...

Just wanted to stop by again and say thanks for the sweet comment. I'm so sorry to hear about Grayce as well. :( It is so hard, and I know it will take us both a while to recover. I hope Sneaker & Grayce are playing together in kitty heaven. :)

Bon Bon said...

Oh my goodness, what a fabulous invention! I need to get one before summer is over! xoxo

Amy said...

This looks so good! My mom is always making desserts with fresh fruit and looking for ways to get my nieces to eat healthier, but this one looks like the perfect solution for a hot August afternoon.

Cheers!

Josie said...

Shut. UP. I have never wanted an appliance more in my life... These peach pops sound so good! I'd love to make fresh fruit ones.
xo Josie
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Bad Joan said...

The Zoku looks incredible! Got to get one!

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FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

I think I need to come over for a boozy ice pop stat! That looks utterly amazing. Need. One. Now.

Happy Weekend lovely!
xo

Punctuation Mark said...

i love this thing... definitely need to go and get one because it's really hot over here!

Lori said...

Yummy! Loving the peach in it too Carrie ~ you are brilliant! Maybe you should be running for president?? xo

this free bird said...

I think you're right. I should be running for President. First up: Zoku Ice Pop makers for every household. Oh, and accessibility to healthcare. Not just passing it out like popsicle sticks so there's a line 4 billion miles long thereby eliminating quality healthcare.

See? I'm a natural. HAHAHA!

TGIF everyone! Have a great weekend :)

Johanna said...

I've heard nothing but amazing things about this dang Zoku. You sold me. I surrender!

Natalie said...

Carrie, my Sweet! You're a total rock star! I've wanted this for AGES! And my hubs keeps giving me the old 'do we really need that' song and dance. BUT if I tell him we can make boozey pops, I will totally win! Why didn't I think of this? Thanks! Happy Weekending! OXO Nat

Young at Heart said...

oooh I envey you your summer heat and I envy you your alco-pop....looks utterly delicious!!

Catita said...

oh you bought it! so cool, I was also thinking about it but since it never gets too warm here better wait till we move somewhere else to get it!
xoxo
Catita

Katie said...

Mmm that looks so good! xo

sherri lynn said...

I've also had my eye on the Zoku maker - I'm glad to know you love it so much! I just finished running and a popsicle sounds like the BEST thing right now. Oh and I also love your nails - that pink is such a fun color!

Indiana Munn said...

Your photo reminded me of the fruit juice ones my mum would make for us when I was small. They're so summery and the perfect thing to live off during the hot months. I can see why your tempted to go for a raw food diet :)

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Wida said...

Umm...yummy!!!!!!!!!!


Wida
Missing Amsie Blog

Polly said...

I have been eying this off for ages, I think it would make a great summer treat for my bambino's and also some fun for mum and dad once the darlings are dozing. Can't wait to see what else you create.

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Yep my food pictures totally miss the last shot too! Mmm so does this really reign supreme among other ice pop makers? If so, you've got me!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Hot Pink Combat Boots said...

Great recipe!! What a clever way to use up extra fruit. Now I just need to find those large popsicle containers....

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jenna ♥ a little blue said...

that looks delicious. and i love fruit so this is amazing!! zoku is on my lists of must haves now :)

Melanie said...

Oooh, looks delish!

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Bonnie said...

I love your crazy-ass, brightly obnoxious nails. That's my favorite kind of polish, FYI. I like to blind people.

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Kavery said...

It's about time we had the next equivalent of sliced bread and this is a worthy successor.

JRuud said...

Wow this is awesome. I need to get myself one of these :) Love the blog.

lesouefsbrouilles said...

omg so delicious carrie!

Poppies and Sunshine said...

That looks sooo delicious! I think I'm sold on buying one of these. Looks like the cure for 100 degree weather...the fact that it's cold AND has alcohol ;)

Poppies and Sunshine said...

That looks sooo delicious! I think I'm sold on buying one of these. Looks like the cure for 100 degree weather...the fact that it's cold AND has alcohol ;)

Lindsay With An "A" said...

Been thinking of buying that, too!! Loved your glowing review :)

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