Back in January I saw something at Toy Fair that took my right back to my childhood. You see I was deprived, I was one of those children who didn’t own a Mr Frosty Crunchy Ice Maker. But Monkey will never be able to say those same words. Oh no. He’s a very lucky little boy, and apparently after receiving a recent delivery, I’m the best Mum in the world! Let me introduce you to Mr Frosty Crunchy Ice Maker from Flair.
Mr Frosty Crunchy Ice Maker was one of those gadgets from my childhood that everyone wanted. You really were the envy of everyone in the school ground if you were a Mr Frosty owner. Roll on 40 years and my recent Instagram shot of our latest kitchen gadget is still much loved.
In the 21st century the Mr Frosty Crunchy Ice Maker comes with Mr Frosty, Ice lolly mould to make 3 lollies with Mr Frosty lolly sticks, 2 Mr Frosty Fruit Ice Trays, 1 Penguin Juice pourer, 2 bowls and 2 Mr Frosty spoons. Gone are the days of including sugary syrups. These days you can add your own juice or cordial mixes, giving parents total control.
I knew Monkey would want lots of ice to play with when he got home from school. So I diluted a few different juices we drink at home – Cranberry, Apple and Orange, and then filled the lolly moulds, Fruit Ice Trays as well as my own ice cube trays.
I then left them all flat in my freezer to freeze so we cold have some fun in the afternoon.
Mr Frosty himself works by removing hit hat and adding ice. Please note that it’s recommended to remove your ice from the freezer 30 minutes before you want to crush it. That makes it easier for children to crush the ice themselves. Once you’ve placed your ice inside Mr Frosty (we’ve found that 2 ice cubes from a standard ice-cube tray is enough for one of the Mr Frosty bowls) replace the hat and push down whilst turning the red handle on the back of him.
A 6 year old monkey was able to crush his own ice, although it took him a little time to realise that he needed to keep pushing down on Mr Frosty’s hat at the same time. 2 ice cubes later and he was ready to try his first ever Mr Frosty crunched ice.
To add a bit more colour and flavour to the crushed ice you can take the hat off the Penguin Juice holder and ¾ fill with juice, replace the hat and squirt over the crushed ice.
The Mr Frosty Crunchy Ice Maker has been a big hit as you can tell from the permanent grin on Monkey’s face.
Now with the Fruit Ice mould, you could also crush them (remember to defrost slightly first) but Monkey has preferred to have them as decoration for his crushed ice and treat them like lollies.
As if that wasn’t enough, Monkey has loved the little Mr Frosty lollies. I’ve had no problems removing the lollies from the moulds (so much easier actually than other lolly moulds we own) and I just know that these are going to be used over and over again in the months to come.
Over the last couple of weeks we’ve used the Mr Frosty Crunchy Ice Maker a lot more than I thought we would. His popularity doesn’t appear to be waning, and with warmer days ahead I can see his being used a lot over the months to come. Priced at £19.99 he’s a big hit here.
Find out more about Flair’s range of creative products for children, and the other items in the Mr Frosty range at Cool Create Club all of which are available from retailers Smyths and The Entertainer.
For more Mr Frosty fun join the UK Mums TV twitter part on Wednesday 11th May between 5.30-6.30pm using #ILoveMrFrosty – see you there!
disclosure: we were sent the item mentioned in exchange for an honest review.