Chill Factor Slushy Maker – Review

Chill Factor Slushy Maker is your own home made slush drink created in minutes!  The new Tutti Frutti range consists of bright summery colours such as orange, pink, purple and this vibrant blue colour.

slushThe slushy maker cup consists of various components, an outer layer, an inner layer which freezes, a couple of rings which hold them together at the top and a lid.  There is also a straw which doubles up as a spoon – this proved to be very popular with Miss M and is the perfect accessory to go with the cup.

So how does it work?

The cup needs to be put in the freezer, preferably overnight, or at least until the insides are frozen solid.  The other key thing is to ensure the drink you wish to use is cold, therefore I tend to put a cup of juice in the fridge the night before I know my daughter wants a drink to ensure it’s ready to use when we require it.

When you have both a frozen cup and cold drink ready to go, simply pour the drink into the cup as high as the brim, screw on the lid and SQUEEZE!!  It really does only take a minute or two of squeezing before your juice has turned magically into slush.  Take a look at my quick video below:

We found the slushy maker really easy to use, easy to wash, and could be ready again to use the following day.  The slush drinks are perfect for fans of this kind of drink and you can use virtually any drink you want from squash, fresh juice and even milky drinks.  Milky drinks do tend to take a bit longer to turn into slush so do make sure your drink is ultra cold before you start.

slush 2My daughter absolutely loves these slushy drinks, they are the perfect treat for her and she has one several times a week.  She loves making them herself and likes to use her favourite Summer Fruits squash most of the time.  They are great for summer drinks and also an inexpensive way of turning a drink into slush whenever you feel like one!

slush 3All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the products in order to write the review.

Chill Factor Colour Blast Slushy Maker – Review

Chill Factor Colour Blast Slush Maker is part of the new brightly coloured range of slushy maker cups.  These cups believe it or not are designed to turn a cup of juice (and various other drinks) into a cup full of slush.  I have to admit, this is not something that appeals to me, but my 6yr old daughter Miss M is an avid slush drinker, having them at every café that serves them, on every school lunch I let her have, and as a treat at the local leisure centre after her swimming lessons.

Chill FactorWe received the red Chill Factor Slush Cup which looks modern and bright and had an eager Miss M desperate to try.  The cup requires approximately 6-8 hours time in the freezer before use, overnight is ideal, after which time it is ready to produce slushy drink.

It is also recommended to chill your drink beforehand, although we’ve found it does work with a freshly made drink.  We do aim though to put a cup of Miss M’s favourite Summer Fruit squash in the fridge at least an hour before we are ready to make up the slush.

When the Chill Factor Slush Cup is ready, it’s action time!!  Bring the frozen cup out of the fridge, pour in a cold drink.  Leave for 30 seconds, then squeeze up and down the cup for a minute or so and the cup converts the drink into an icy slush.  I found this really simple to do and required little effort, the slush just simply emerged from the cold sides of the cup as you squeeze – we are very impressed at the results!  Also due to there being an outer flexible casing to the cup, it is not at all cold to touch.

Chill Factor 1 Miss M has absolutely adored having a homemade slush drink and has enjoyed one everyday since we received the slush maker.   She is an absolute slushy addict and I’m really surprised how much these have appealed to her.  I was worried the flavours may let her down compared to shop bought slush, but no, she just craves one of these every night after school and doesn’t forget, so we always ensure we put the cup in the freezer once it has been washed. chill factor 3The slushy cup has been a total hit with Miss M, in fact so much more than I originally thought.  Firstly, it fulfils the demands of a slushy style drink, secondly it is easy to use, requires little effort and produces slush in minutes.  I guess having a slush loving child helps and Miss M is seriously into her slush!!  A big hit with young children and perfect for the summer months!!

Miss M also wanted to give the slush a try with some chocolate milk which we had in the fridge, the suggestion on the box was to add any milky drink to the frozen cup, then refreeze for a further 3-4 minutes before squeezing to make a slush.  This worked perfecty for our chocolate milk and Miss M loved it.chill factor 4

We would definitely recommend the Chill Factor Colour Blast Slushy Maker for anyone that wants an icy drink.  We have already got value for money from ours and I envisage many more slushy drinks being made.

 

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write the review.