Stay Cool with Zoku!

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Depending on where you live, you may have experienced one of the hottest summers this year.  There were some days that it was just WAY too hot to go outside.  I live in PA and the humidity was just so awful that it took your breath away once you set foot outside your door.  Even my energetic preschool aged children were not diggin’ the heat as they lay slumped over on the couch with a bottle of water or juice box.

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But you can only spend so much time doing nothing or being inside before you want to get out or do something fun, right?  Well, one day recently, it was so hot and our energy level was just too low and unwilling to go anywhere, I got out my Zoku gadgets.  They are so fun and really a time & life saver, especially with kids wishing the ice cream truck would drive by.

They could even be used as the weather gets cooler and you just want a frozen treat, but all of the ice cream stands are closed and the ice cream truck music has died down until next summer.

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Some things I liked about the Zoku Ice Cream Maker ($25.99) and the Zoku Slush and Shake Maker ($19.99) were the ease of using them,  the variety of frozen treats you could make, as well as the durability of the items.  They’re also super easy to clean.  Just make sure you don’t stick them in your dishwasher at all.  As far as a downside even though this didn’t really phase me personally, please understand that these only make individual servings.  I feel these are very reasonably priced and affordable as well.

As long as you follow the directions of freezing the inserts prior to using them, carefully watch it and scrape the sides per the instructions, you will have a delicious treat in a matter of about 7-10 minutes.  You can make any flavors you wish, plus add in some fun things like sprinkles, broken up cookies, fruit – really anything!  I really like that you know what is going into these frozen treats as well.  It’s nice to be able to control how much sugar is going to be used in homemade ingredients.

I made a slushy from bottled fruit juice, as well as chocolate ice cream for my kids.

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Super easy & definitely delicious!  If you have every kitchen gadget under the sun except this one, it’s definitely a fun must have!

 

Stay Cool with Zoku!

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