Colorful Gatorade Pops with the Zoku Quick Pop Maker
Here's the deal. Popsicles are awesome, but the best homemade popsicles take hours to freeze and almost universally fall off the popsicle stick before you're ready. That's why we're pumped about the Zoku Quick Pop Maker. And what better time to get creative with Gatorade than for this weekend's Super Bowl shenanigans?
– vanilla yogurt
First, freeze your pop maker for a few hours before using. We recommend keeping the pop maker in your freezer at all times, for all those times you want to whip up a batch of impromptu popsicles.
Pour gatorade into each popsicle holder, with the popsicle stick already in, and freeze for 5-10 minutes. That's it! You're done! It's ridiculously simple, and the results are refreshing and delicious.
But wait? How does this magical popsicle machine work? Get ready for a little bit of science. The nonstick cast-aluminum molds have proprietary solution sealed inside their bases to enable rapid, uniform freezing in as little as 7 minutes. The pop maker can make up to 9 pops before refreezing is required, and includes a remover tool, 6 reusable popsicle sticks, and 6 reusable drip guards for tidy popsicle consumption.
Our favorite pops for this weekend are one that's loaded with sprinkles at the top and blueberry pomegranate gatorade, and a creamy vanilla yogurt + fruit punch gatorade variety. And we're definitely scheming a savory popsicle experiment in the near future. Stay tuned.
Got any ideas for yummy popsicle combos we should try? Leave us a note in the comments below or say hello on Twitter.
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!