Friday, August 2, 2013

Zipzicles - review and giveaway

We are a big fan of frozen treats in our house, especially in summer time. We have made our own popsicles at home for years, but now there is a new way to enjoy homemade frozen treats: Zipzicle. With Zipzicle you can create your own Ice Pops in your favorite flavors. No need to worry about sticks or taking your treats on the go. Simply use a small funnel or baster to fill the tube to the fill line, seal the zip closure and freeze. Once frozen, run the zipper closure under a bit of warm water to make it easier to open.

We first tried ours out using Silk Protein Milk for one and cherry cola for the other.


The kids really enjoyed the pops and thought it was great to be able to make their own favorite flavor. After making the cherry cola one, I read that it is not recommended to use carbonated beverages for the Zipzicles. My son really enjoyed the flavor, so we might try again and just not fill the tube as full. My daughter, who always seems to be done before her treat is gone, loved that she could zip it back up and enjoy it later. I liked not having to throw away half of a freezer pop.

We have decided that Zipzicle is a great way to pack away that bit of leftover smoothie for enjoyment later. We used to simply pour them into a cup and set them in the freezer, but they were always too hard to enjoy. With Zipzicle, it is easy to squeeze it out and enjoy it as a frozen treat. Who knows, maybe we will make smoothies just to enjoy as Zipzicles!

You can use the Zipzicles just once, or you can wash them with a bit of soapy water, rinse, and refill. We decided that if we have friends over, we would keep them single use, but for the kids, I have labeled theirs and we can use them a couple of times at least.

The Zipzicle site is full of recipes, tips and more. You can purchase direct from ZipZicle or find them on Amazon.

Giveaway!
Courtesy of Zipzicle, three (3) A Busy Mom of Two readers will each win a free pack of ZipZicles to try them out for yourself.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Giveaway will remain open through August 28th. Giveaway is open to residents of the US only. Winners will be selected through Rafflecopter. The winners will have 24 hours to respond or a new winner will be selected.

No compensation was received for this post. I received a complimentary package of Zipzicles for my review and they are providing the three packages for the giveaway. All opinions expressed are entirely my own or that of my family.

62 comments:

Carmen said...

The Orange Dreamcycle sounds delicious :D

Rachel WifeThenMama said...

I would love to try the Rootbeer Creamzicle

Julia said...

I really want to try Strawberry Basil Margarita Zipzicle™Ice-Pops.

Hayley Neal said...

What a great concept!

Briana Owens said...

Strawberry Basil Margarita!!

Ken Ohl said...

the orange dreamcycle sounds super. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

Gigi said...

I am a new email subscriber.
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Thank you
Gigi(rafflecopter name)

LaurelK said...

I have to choose?? Rootbeer creamzicle sound so good right now when its 90 something degrees.

Jessica Leminger said...

Wonder about an orange dreamsicle flavor that's with orange juice and almond or coconut milk, plus vanilla

J. 76 said...

I'd like to try the Watermelon Freeze first!


Thanks!
Jayme H.

Jessica David said...

Orange dreamzicle with coconut milk ice cream.

Natasha Chapman said...

Mmmmm Watermelon Freeze sounds delicious!

Anonymous said...

Going to make a raspberry-blueberry mint twist!

Holly H. said...

They all sound so yummy but I would try the Rootbeer Ceamsicle first!

Kristie said...

I would like to try the Rootbeer Creamzicle. Yum! kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you!

lej Noguchi said...

Watermelon Freeze!!!!!!!
eirajel at g mail dot com

Lacey said...

I would love to try the Strawberry Basil Margarita. That sounds amazing!

Jennifer Bigerton said...

My kids would love to try the rootbeer recipe.

Busy Mama said...

I would try the rootbeer creamzickle :0

Jennifer S said...

Strawberry Basil Margarita

Nancy said...

The recipe for Chia Seed Blueberry Pops sounds good!

Nancy
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Nancy said...

I am an email subscriber.

Nancy
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Saver Sara said...

Strawberry Lemonade Zipzicle™ Pops

Rebekah said...

Strawberry lemonade looks great.

GeorgiaBeckman said...

I think the kids would enjoy Cran-Cherry.

Gianna said...

Strawberry Lemonade.

Angie B. said...

I'd like to try Strawberry Lemonade. (Angie PreciselyMine)

Dana said...

The Orange Dreamcycle is the one for me!

tina page said...

spinach surprise
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Melanie said...

Would love to try the orange creamsickle!

debra daigle said...

Chia Seed Blueberry Pops sound yumm!

jeremy mclaughlin said...

watermelon freeze

CyndySuWho said...

Rootbeer Creamzicle looks yummy!

CyndySuWho said...

Rootbeer Creamzicle looks yummy!

Anonymous said...

I would try the rootbeer creamzicle wilcarvic
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OmahaCouponClipper said...

Strawberry Basil Marg Pops!

Francine said...

Strawberry Daiquiri Zipzicle™ Pops

Jill Schrader said...

Strawberry Basil margarita sounds so interesting!

Melissa B. said...

I would like to try the recipe for Trop-zicle Paradise.

Jamie Aust said...

My son would LOVE Rootbeer Creamzicle!

Jamie Aust said...

My son would LOVE Rootbeer Creamzicle!

Emi Pearce said...

I would love to try the Strawberry Lemonade Recipie

BethElderton said...

I think I'd love the Orange Dreamzicle Zipzicle™ Pops
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william saylor said...

Strawberry Lemonade Zipzicle™ Pops

Kathleen said...

Orange drramsicle

Kalona Elaine said...

Watermelon Freeze

eclairre said...

cran cherry Thanks for the chance! eclairre(AT)ymail(DOT)com

SuperMom3128 said...

The Mocha Espresso sounds wonderful.
(LoryAnn P)

Shawndra Befort said...

First I'd love to try out the watermelon freeze, yummy.

Shawndra Befort said...

I'm a new email subscriber as shawndrabefort@yahoo.com
This is a great giveaway

Elizabeth Gentry said...

Breakfast Zipzicle™ Pops sound yummy!!

sunflowerally22 said...

Strawberry Basil Marg Pops

Teresa Moore said...

I would like to try the Watermelon Freeze. taam21(at)live(dot)com

Elizabeth Gentry said...

I really want to try the Breakfast Zipzicle™ Pops they sound yummy.

helpful heather said...

Strawberry Lemonade

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Anonymous said...

I want to try Strawberry Basil Margarita Zipzicle™Ice-Pops.
Holly W

Anonymous said...

I want to try Strawberry Basil Margarita Zipzicle™Ice-Pops.
Holly W

L said...

Strawberry Basil Marg Pops

Chris Alejandro said...

rootbeer sounds perfect! lexbaylor17 (at) gmail (dot) com

Jennifer Speed said...

new subscriber jspeed08(at)hotmail(dot)com

Sue Hull said...

I'd like to make a strawberry banana smoothie and put it in a zipit.Thank you :)
sue-hull64(at)comcast(dot)net

Dawn Sterner said...

The Strawberry Basil Margarita Zipzicle™ Pops! Yum!