CHILLING OUT IN THE HEAT
COOL GIZMOS YOU WILL LOVE
THE idea of sitting down to a hot meal on a hot, sweaty day can really kill your appetite.
But summer also opens the doors to many other refreshing treats that keep you cool.
Here are some products that can help melt away your dining worries on those blistering days:
Kogan’s Frozen Dessert Maker turns frozen fruit into healthy desserts in no time. Bananas will come out as creamy ice cream and berries and melons transform into sorbets. Costs $69; kogan.com.au.
SIMPLE SWEET TREATS
These colourful ice lolly makers from Ikea are cheap and an easy way to enjoy a cool snack on a hot day. Fill them with fruit juice and freeze them to make your own fruit ice. Costs $2.99; ikea.com.au.
SHAKE AND SERVE
There is no need to run for the ice cream van when you have Mustard’s Shake ‘n’ Make Ice Cream Maker. You can use milk, cream or yoghurt mixed with ice and salt and shake for instant ice cream in three minutes. Costs $39.99; yellowoctopus.com.au.
Contento’s Freeze It reusable glass ice cubes are a handy way to enjoy a nice cool drink without having to worry about ice melting and diluting the flavour. Costs $39.95 for set of six; optocoonline.com.
KEEPING IT COOL
Meals stay sweat-free in the Genuine Thermos Brand Stainless King Food Jar with a folding spoon. The jar’s double-wall vacuum insulation retains maximum temperature so cold foods stay cold and hot meals stay hot for hours. Costs $34.99; thermos.com.
Lunch stays cool, fresh and bacteria-free in a Fridge-to-go Lunch Bag. The removable chilling panel keeps your contents cold for eight hours and the bag is designed to be used with many different sorts of containers and fit easily inside a backpack. Medium size costs $37.95; fridge-to-go.net.au.
Clockwise from top left: Kogan Frozen Dessert Maker; Shake ‘n’ Make Ice Cream Maker; Ikea’s Ice Lolly Makers.
Contento’s Freeze It glass ice cubes; Genuine Thermos Brand Stainless King Food Jar; Fridge-to-go Lunch Bag.