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.”

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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

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