My children just adore milkshakes so were super excited to try out the new ChillFactor Milkshake maker from Character toys. The cup is a well made, solid design and we couldn’t wait to get started trying it out.
The cup comes with a solid straw that has a spoon on the end to get any slushy bits at the end. The cup has an insulated inner with a solid outside. The lid has a handle with a special bit that comes down to mix it all up.
As with all ChillFactor cups you need to put them in the freezer first, in my experience overnight is best and you can guarantee you will then get the desired result. To make your milkshake you simply add flavoured milk into the frozen cup, in our case chocolate for a treat, add the lid and just shake and stir. In just a couple of minutes your flavoured milk will have turned into a thick, frothy, frozen style milkshake. My two children were so eager to try this that they worked together in creating their drink.
And this was the result!
The children took turns drinking through the straw which fits through the lid and informed me that it was utterly delicious and tasted like ice cream! As soon as they’d finished it, they made another one, as fortunately with this cup you can use it twice consecutively before it needs to go back in the freezer. This time they both wanted to get stuck in, so got an extra straw and very kindly shared it with each other.
I did taste the drink myself and have to say I’d happily drink it as I am a fan of milkshakes myself and it definitely tastes better than just flavoured milk. The cup is great fun and also gets the children used to making things for themselves. Why not give it a try?
All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review.
ChillFactor Drinking Bottle is a new style drinking bottle that instantly chills a drink and keeps it cold for up to two hours. Available in pink or blue, we tried the pink version out.The bottle is quite large and holds upto 600ml of liquid. It is not recommended for carbonated drinks but is perfect for water or squash, ideal for summertime!
The ChillFactor Drink Bottle separates into several parts, an inner core which is quite thin and is the bit you need to put into the freezer. Being quite slimline it easily fits into a drawer in my freezer between other items. For best results you should keep it upright and freeze for 4-6 hours.
There are also two ways of drinking through the bottle which was a bit of an attraction for Miss M. By lifting the lid on one side you could simply hold the bottle up and sip out of it. Alternatively you could pop up the other side and drink out of the straw.
Once the inner part is chilled you need to put it back in the main body of the bottle then fill with your chosen drink. This is where the fun part starts – the outside of the bottle changes colour as the liquid cools down inside. So in our case the bottle changed from pink to purple!
What we love about this bottle is that the room temperature drink that we add to the bottle is instantly chilled and Miss M does like ice cold drinks. Also the funky changing coloured bottle appealed to Miss M and she loves drinking out of it. It has been used many times already and I see this as a great bottle to take out on long car journeys and days out over the summer!
We’ve enjoyed using the ChillFactor Drink Bottle and think it’ll get lots of use. Why not try it out today for your summer adventures?