Here at 17 Bright Ideas, we are all about finding great things and letting you know about them. This weeks road test is the CHILL FACTOR Ice Cream Maker and Slushy Maker.We’ve been testing them out over the past week and now we can let you know why we think they are a bright idea.
Details sent by Funtastic were:
Name: CHILL FACTOR Slushy Maker RRP: $14.95* What’s quick, fun and cool? The Slushy Maker from CHILL FACTOR!
CHILL FACTOR Slushy Maker makes instant slushy’s out of any chilled drinks you have at home – juices, soft drinks, flavoured milk, or mix it up to make your own concoctions.
Just add your favourite chilled drink to the frozen CHILL FACTORTM Slushy Maker cup and squeeze, squeeze, squeeze! In less than a minute, you can make a delicious frozen slushy treat.
Name: CHILL FACTOR Ice Cream Maker RRP: $16.95* CHILL FACTOR Ice Cream Maker makes great tasting soft serve ice cream in an instant!
Simply add your favourite ingredients to the frozen CHILL FACTORIce Cream Maker, stir and squeeze! In less than a minute, you will have ice cream, sorbet or even frozen yoghurt. It’s that easy!
The Roadtest – We know that you are pretty busy so here is what we loved in 17 Bright Ideas style:
Kids Loved It! – I will confess even before we knew about this Roadtest my kids wanted one of these. They had seen the ad on TV and it was already on the wish list sent to Santa. Once we had it in the house they could not wait to try it out. They were jumping on me trying to help me roadtest it.
It works so quickly – I will admit I was slightly sceptical about this one however it actually does make ice cream and slushy’s in a matter of minutes. I ( Sue) tested the Ice Cream Maker and Vicki tested the Slushie maker. We found that both worked well and very quickly. I made chocolate ice cream using cream and Fanks chocolate powder. I did slightly overfill mine and it come out the top a bit so I suggest following the instructions, but I got ice cream (soft) in about 1 minute. If you keep squeezing you get harder ice cream. Vicki and her kids made slushies in record time. It was fabulous. The kids absolutely had so much fun making it and squeezing it and the result tasted great.
Quality – ok this is not machine you are going to use to make ice cream for a fancy dinner party but for delicious soft serve ice cream that kids love to eat it was fabulous. The slushies were icy, cold and quick – what more could you ask for!
Variety – The variety of ice creams and slushies you can make is really only limited to your imagination. The makers do come with a recipe book. To be honest I got a bit excited over my testing and tried out loads of different things to see if they would work – milk, diet coke, cold coffee, juice and they all iced up slushie style. The yoghurt and cream were more ice cream like. Its a bit addictive really and great fun. Kids got bit annoyed that I was stealing their maker.
The only downside – one per child is best unless your kids are really good at sharing.
Have they been a Bright Idea?
Absolutely. It was fun to use, the kids loved the noevely of making their own slushies and ice cream and it was simple and easy to use.
Who are they a Bright Idea for?
Boys or Girls aged 3 and over. At this price point it also makes a fabulous Christmas Gift for both boys and girls, and that kid who has everything.
Thanks to Funtastic for supplying this road test.