Any child of the 80’s will tell you they had or desperately wanted a Mr Frosty Ice maker for their Christmas. I know I asked my parents many, many times and even added it to my Christmas list, but my parents and Santa never delivered. My husband on the other hand, spoiled brat that he is, only kidding, got one. He did admit the new one is much better. I was so excited to receive the new Mr Frosty for review. I didn’t even tell the kids about it at first, I just stared at it the smile spreading across my face. My seven year old self, jumping up and down with excitement.
I’m not sure if the original Mr Frosty came with all these items, the only one I remember from the advert was the penguin. You get everything you need to make some frozen treats. The new Mr Frosty comes with two shape trays to make fun ice cubes, two little bowls and spoons for your icy treats, ice lolly moulds with handles, penguin juice dispenser and of course the awesome Mr Frosty himself. I squealed with delight, yes like my seven year old self, when he came out of the box. I did eventually share Mr Frosty with the children, I just wanted a bit longer to savour that long awaited gift.
The first thing Tyler and I made, was ice lolly’s in the mould and made some fun fruit shapes. One of the main changes from the retro Mr Frosty is there are no longer made with sugary syrups. The box itself doesn’t come with any flavourings, but you can use diluting juice or the squeezy squash. I used no added sugar diluting Vimto for the ice lollies and shapes. They weren’t too strong and tasted great. The kids loved them and we’ve made them loads since. It takes a little bit of wobbling to get them out, but the freeze well and I think are tastier than any store bought ice lollies.
We then tried the one we’ve been waiting on. We made some frosty ice treats with Mr Frosty himself. It is recommended you leave your ice cubes out for a while to soften before adding them to crush. We left the ice cubes out for about 10 minutes before lifting out the hat and adding in to Mr Frosty.
Replace the hat and turn the handle. It does get a little stiff and times to turn the handle when there is a lot of ice, so I wouldn’t put in too many ice cubes. Maybe about 8 small ones would do. The crushed ice is stored in the little blue tray in his tummy. Once the ice is crushed take out the tray.
Add in some diluting syrup from the penguin and stir. It looks great and tastes fab.
It is simple and quick to make and a lot of fun doing so. I have to say I loved it. It really was like Christmas morning. I may have been a little more excited than I should have be. We used the Orange and Pineapple no added sugar squeezy squash too.
As you can see Aria got in on the action. She loved it too. And there is no rotting of the teeth as there was back in the 1970/1980’s when it with the sugary syrup. There are so many different frozen treats to make with this set, lots of fun to be had and the ice lolly’s can be kept in the freezer for an after school snack.
We loved Mr Frosty and we have been making many frosty treats. At £19.99 I feel it’s a great price for what it is and would make a lovely gift. All I need now is a Cabbage Patch kid and my 80’s childhood will be complete.
Disclaimer:- We received a Mr Frosty in exchange for a review, but I can honestly say I loved it and all words and thoughts are my own.