We love kitchen gadgets around here, even if they are just for kids in the kitchen, so we were excited to try the ChillFactor Frozen Milkshake Maker – a cup with a handle and blades to turn any milky drink into a milkshake in just minutes.The Milkshake Maker consists of five parts – the cup, the cooling pouch, the lid and blades and the washer (to prevent leaks). There’s also a spoon – slash – straw to drink or eat with.
Assembly is simple. Just pop the cooling bag inside, place the washer above and screw the lid with the blades in place. Pop the Milkshake Maker in the freezer for 4 – 6 hours, or overnight, and you’re good to go.
When you’re ready to make your first milkshake, simply open it up, pour the milk in, and close it up again. Stir for about 30 seconds, then – making sure the straw lid is closed – shake it a little. Apparently, this makes it more bubbly. Then you can spin it around for another minute or so, and you’re ready to eat!
Our favourite “recipe” so far is, unsurprisingly, a chocolate milkshake:
Chocolate Milkshake Maker Recipe:
- 1 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon icing sugar
- Remove the ChillFactor Milkshake Maker from the freezer. Pour in a cup of milk, and quickly add the cocoa powder and icing sugar.
- Close the lid with the blades in place and rotate for 30 seconds.
- Make sure the straw hole is closed, and shake for 20 seconds.
- Rotate again for another 60 - 90 seconds (although I find that doing it for less makes more of an ice cream, which we like too.)
- Remove the blades, insert the straw, and enjoy!
I think this milkshake maker is a huge improvement on the slushie maker we already have – it’s easier to do and I like the end result better too – although I haven’t tried it with non-dairy products.
If I could have an improvement on it, I’d want to be able to just freeze the cooling pouch to save space in the freezer, but I’m not sure if that would work – there’s nothing on the packaging to say you can’t but I suspect it could damage it, so maybe we’ll not try it.
Overall, the ChillFactor Milkshake Maker is a fun bit of kit that the kids love to get involved with. It may be making it’s way to the cupboard now for the next few months, but will be pulled back into service as soon as spring arrives again.
The ChillFactor Milkshake Maker is available from Character-Online for £9.99.