So, I have some good if not slightly embarrassing news. I went a bit overboard in anticipation of the holidays this year and lined up a giveaway for every week leading up to Christmas, starting in a couple weeks. It feels slightly awkward because I’ve had some great conversations with many of you recently about finding a balance between doing your own thing versus working with companies. But the holidays are about celebration and this is all in good fun. Because in the end, what’s the point if we’re not having fun? I’ve decided to run this particular contest a bit sooner rather than later because once the snow comes I’m not sure how many popsicles anyone will be craving. And you really need to try these vegan banana cream pops. Zoku sent me a pop maker to review and in turn, I have decided to personally give one away so that this post isn’t simply a product review. Details about the giveaway can be found after the recipe.
I’d been eying the colorful Zoku products for quite some time before getting my hands on one. I’m clearly part of their target audience because I like bright jewel-tone colors and I’m also a big fan of pops in general. The marketing sold me before I even opened the box. I already had basic pop makers on hand (which I used to make these) but was intrigued by the idea of being able to enjoy a frozen pop within minutes of prepping it. I’m a big fan of instant gratification. The Zoku Pop Makers come in single, double and triple versions but the single is right size for me. Mr. Savory isn’t a big fan of pops and I get bored easily. I like the idea of making just one or two pops at a time and then moving on to a new flavor.
This thing basically works like an ice cream maker but much easier. You put the Zoku in the freezer for 24 hours (or just leave it there so it’s ready whenever you want it). Make and chill your pop filling and you’ll have a fresh popsicle within 7-10 minutes of pouring the liquid into the device. Not bad for a quick, healthy snack and a definite upgrade from the standard popsicle maker. I think you’ll really like these vegan banana cream popsicles. They’re easy to make (only 4 ingredients!) and have no refined sugars. It’s a guilt-free treat that doesn’t skimp on (healthy) fat or flavor. Use the full fat coconut milk with these for the best results.
Yields makes 2 Zoku pops
- 1 banana
- 1/4 cup canned coconut milk
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon cardamom
- Puree all ingredients in a blender.
- Chill the mixture for at least 15 minutes.
- Pour mixture into frozen Zoku Quick Pop Maker.
- Allow to chill for 7-10 minutes.
Today I’m giving away one Zoku Single Quick Pop Maker. The contest will run through November 4 and then Rafflecopter will randomly select a winner. All entries will be confirmed and invalid entries will be deleted. I’ll email the winner who will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is selected. US residents only.
Disclaimer: I was sent a free Zoku Single Pop Maker to review. I was not compensated for the review and all opinions are mine. The contest is sponsored by Savory Simple.