There are two toys that stand out as ones I loved from my childhood – my Tree Tots Family Treehouse and my Mr Frosty!
I used to love crushing ice with my Mr Frosty Ice-Maker, who was a happy looking snowman that dispensed crushed ice from his chest. It also came with a nifty penguin jug to fill up with juice, moulds and cups to make different flavoured ice-pops in various shapes and sizes and some sachets of flavour.
Well, Mr Frosty is back and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on him.
He has had a bit of a make-over since the 1970’s and now comes with a nifty tray to catch the crushed ice and some ice cube trays to make ice cubes in different flavours and fun shapes.
To make refreshing drinks, simply add some ice under Mr Frosty’s hat and turn the handle to crush it. Then put the ice into one of the sundae dishes and use the squeezy penguin to add your favourite juice or cordial, or add cordial to your ice cubes before you freeze them.
There are also three ice lolly moulds and shape trays for even more fruity creations. Simply pop your favourite fruity drinks into the moulds and place them in the freezer for a while, then take them out and they’re ready to eat.
If you want to crush your ice I recommend you take the ice cubes out of the freezer about half an hour before you want to crush them otherwise they are too hard to crush, especially for kids, but it is just as fun as I remember and can see this being used a lot when the weather finally warms up.
The ice lollies were a big hit and my only grumble is that there are only three moulds, although they only took a couple of hours to freeze so we can make them when the kids get back from school and they would be ready for in time for dessert.
If I am honest, you can get the same crushed ice effect with a blender but where is the fun in that – Mr Frosty is cool!!