Homemade sugar free blueberry lemonade popsicles in Zipzicle zipper top freezer pop bags. These natural low carb flavored ice pops are a refreshing treat!
I saw a few posts on Facebook about Zipzicle freezer pop bags. They looked like a great idea and I was anxious to give them a try.
I contacted the company and they were kind enough to quickly ship some product samples to me. All I had to do in return is provide an honest review of the Zizpicle products on this blog.
Prior to learning about the Zipzicle freezer pop bags, I was considering making my own bags using vacuum seal bags. However, I had no idea how I was going to seal the top of the bags after they were filled without spilling the liquid.
I do have a hand held heat sealer, but I think it would be rather awkward to do. That’s why I’m glad I found these Zipzicle zipper top ice pop mold bags.
I finally had time to try the ice pop mold bags last weekend. We used them with a low carb blueberry lemonade popsicle recipe.
I used blueberries because I wanted a deep natural color. Since I wasn’t sure if the blueberries would provide a strong taste on their own, I blended them with lemon juice to make a blueberry lemonade.
The Zipzicle company shipped me four of the 18 bag packs along with a pack of foam sleeves to wrap them in so the freezer pops stay cold longer. And, your hands don’t get cold holding them.
The amount of liquid from this blueberry lemonade recipe was enough to fill 19 bags. The pack I opened just happened to have an extra zipper ice pop mold which was perfect!
To bring out the deepest color in the blueberries and to dissolve the granular sweetener, I heated the berries in a small pan with the lemon juice and some water until the skins popped open. Then, I mashed the mixture through a metal strainer over a large bowl to filter out the blueberry skins and pulp.
A funnel is recommended to fill the narrow ice pop molds. But, I was able to use a 2 cup angled measuring cup made by OXO without spilling any of the liquid.
This measuring cup has measurement marks inside the cup at an angle so you can read the measurement from the top in addition to looking at the side. It’s my favorite measuring cup because I don’t have to stoop down to look at the measurements on the outside of the cup.
The Zipzicle bags have a fill line marker so you know exactly how far you need to pour the liquid. There’s also a spot for you to write the flavor and date right on the bag with a permanent marker. I’d say it took me less than five minutes to fill 19 bags because it went rather quickly .
These freezer pop bags are strong enough to be reused. My two year old has been enjoying them all week.
I like the freezer pop bags better than popsicles made from molds because the bottom drips into the bag rather than drip all over your hands. They are also very portable as I can bring them to work in my lunch bag without having to worry about a mess from it melting.
All in all, I was very pleased with the performance of the Zipzicle freezer bags. I also think the foam sleeves are a nice addition to insulate the pops as you eat them so they won’t melt as fast.
Since they can be washed and reused, the cost for each pop is less than what you would pay for any pre-made all natural low carb freezer pops. My strawberry limeade recipe would also make a nice flavor for a freezer pop. Now, I just have to come up with a few more flavors and stock the freezer up with them!
Blueberry Lemonade Popsicles
- 1 cup lemon juice
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1/2 cup Pyure All Purpose or 1 cup Swerve
- 4 cups water
In small saucepan, heat lemon juice, 2 cups water, blueberries, and sweetener until blueberries begin to pop.
Remove from heat and pour through metal strainer over large bowl to remove the blueberry skins and pulp.
Stir in the 4 cups water.
Using a measuring cup with spout or a funnel, fill each Zipicle bag to the fill line then zip closed. Repeat for each bag.
Freeze bags until frozen solid. Enjoy!
Can be made in any Popsicle molds.
Makes 19 freezer pops.