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Toy Review: Mr Frosty Ice Crunchy Maker

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!

Toy Review: Mr Frosty Ice Crunchy Maker

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

Toy Review: Mr Frosty Ice Crunchy Maker

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.

Toy Review: Mr Frosty Ice Crunchy Maker

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.

Toy Review: Mr Frosty Ice Crunchy Maker

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!

Toy Review: Mr Frosty Ice Crunchy Maker

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.

Toy Review: Mr Frosty Choc Ice Maker

When I was a little girl, all I wanted for Christmas was a Mr Frosty. Times haven’t changed much and high on my son’s wish list was a Mr Frosty Choc Ice Maker. Mr Frosty didn’t arrive for Christmas, but as a birthday present. This meant only one thing – making choc ice treats for the weekend!

Review: Mr Frosty Choc Ice Maker

Like all Mr Frosty products the Mr Frosty Choc Ice Maker is a simple idea; easy to follow instructions and solidly made, simple equipment. All you need is some ingredients – your favourite yoghurt, some chocolate for melting and some sprinkles if you’re feeling fancy.

The Mr Frosty Choc Ice Maker comes with all the equipment you need, though you might want to also use some kind of board to keep your table tidy from any drips or dribbles and a spoon for stirring and spooning the melted chocolate. In the box there are some silicon molds to create your own Mr Frosty & Penguin frozen chocolate figures; plastic lolly sticks and an igloo which you melt the chocolate in. The roof of the igloo is also where you stick your lolly sticks while you chocolate sets. There is also a set of very simple, easy to follow instructions.

Review: Mr Frosty Choc Ice Maker

To make your choc ices, slot your lolly sticks in the mold. Spoon in the yoghurt, I tapped the mold a few times so the yoghurt would settle. Then put this in the freezer for a minimum of three hours. We spent our three hours at his birthday party, which was nice.

When we got home I checked that they were frozen, which they were. I left them in the freezer until I was ready for them as they melt quite quickly. Following the instructions, melt the chocolate in the igloo in the microwave and once it’s melted take your lollies out of the freezer, remove them from the mold and quickly spoon the chocolate over.

Review: Mr Frosty Choc Ice Maker

The chocolate does set very quickly, so if you are planning on sprinkling them with anything, do it quickly. Set them in the igloo roof to set and then eat them or put them in a box back in the freezer if you’re saving them for later.

The Mr Frosty Choc Ice Maker is well made, simple and easy to use. Our choc ices were really tasty (we used a good quality vanilla yoghurt) and it was really fun to use. It’s a pretty tidy kit too, other than a smear of yoghurt and a dribble of chocolate, there was no mess.

Now we understand the process, the world is our lobster. We could cover them in nuts, change the yoghurt flavour, swirl through peanut butter, anything. I can see us playing around with this again and again. It’s such a simple kit to use. It’s brilliant.

Review: Mr Frosty Choc Ice Maker

The Mr Frosty Choc Ice Maker kit costs around £12.99 which I think makes it a nicely priced Christmas present idea. Mr Frosty Choc Ice Maker is available in most toy shops and supermarkets such as ASDA and Smyths Toys.

We were sent Mr Frosty Choc Ice Maker for review purposes. All images and opinions are our own.