Ice, Ice Baby!
RACHEL XIE has found a new hot-weather best friend in this “magic cup”, which produces refreshing slushies in mere minutes. VERDICT “I love the idea of having an easy-to-make icy treat every day. And the ‘magical’ freezing process will wow kids, too.”
WHAT IT IS
Remember those icy, vividly hued slushies you used to buy and slurp from the convenience store? Now, you can make your own healthy (or sinful, if you like) version in just five minutes with the Zoku Slush & Shake Maker. The insulated cup absorbs heat from any liquid you put into it, freezing it almost instantly into a crushed-ice texture.
HOW IT WORKS
First, leave the 200ml cup in the freezer for at least eight hours. When you’re ready to make your slushy, take the cup out and pour in your beverage, preferably chilled. Let it sit for two minutes, then use the slush spoon to scrape the ice crystals forming on the inner walls into the middle of the cup, so that the rest of the liquid can “freeze”.
The number of slushies you can make before having to refreeze the cup depends on the liquid. Thinner ones like apple juice and beer freeze the fastest – within five minutes – while thicker liquids like milk take up to 10 minutes. I made one juice and one milk slushy before having to refreeze the cup.
Whether it was yuzu juice, chocolate malt or strawberry milk, all my slushies turned out with an iceblended texture, every time.
Zoku Slush & Shake Maker, $39.90, from Robinsons, Tangs, OG, Takashimaya D.S. and Isetan