We were sent the Mr Frosty Ice Crunchy Maker for review purposes. All images and opinions are our own.
Many moons ago, when I was a little girl; all I wanted for Christmas was a Mr Frosty Ice Crunchy Maker. I was wooed by the adverts showing how easy it was to create shaved ice treats, topped with suitably 80’s technicolour flavours. I never did get that original Mr Frosty for Christmas, but good things come to those who wait. Last week the boy and I took delivery of our very own Mr Frosty, and the iced treats possibilities before us are now endless!
Suitable for ages 3+, Mr Frosty is a simple bit of kit. Ideally it should be used with adult supervision; mostly because of the possibility of spillages and maybe the need for a stronger arm to crank the handle; but its plastic mouldings are designed for the safety and comfort of smaller hands.
The box contains –
1 Mr Frosty The Ice Crunchy Maker,
3 ice lolly moulds
2 Mr Frosty spoons
1 penguin juice dispenser
2 Shaped ice tray moulds
2 Mr Frosty bowls
It’s easy to set up. It does include instructions, and although I’d always recommend reading them; essentially you put some ice under Mr Frosty’s hat, turn the handle and crushed ice comes out into the box in his tummy. Scoop your ice into a bowl and top with your favourite flavour (from the penguin juice dispenser). We used apple and strawberry cordial, because that’s what we had, but it would be great with any cordial or squash.
Once we’d made and enjoyed our little bowls of slushies, we made up some little ice lollies with some more of the diluted cordial. They were frozen and ready to eat a few hours later.
The box also contained some cute ice cube trays, which we will use for cooling our drinks in the future. There is a selection of fun fruit shaped ice cubes, with some Mr Frosty shapes, because why not.
All in all, it’s a fun toy for kids of all ages. The ice can be a bit hard to crush; but the instructions suggest you get the ice out of the freezer and let it sit at room temperature for half an hour, which does make it easier. Occasionally an adult might need to help out turning the handle, but it’s lots of fun and it makes delicious ice slushies. My son gave it 10/10!
Mr Frosty is widely available from a range of stores including Argos. It costs around £22.99 and is suitable for ages 3+; though my 10 year old loved it and has been inspired to create a whole range of tasty frozen treats for the family.
We have previously reviewed the Mr Frosty Choc Ice Maker Kit.