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About the Nostalgia Electrics Retro Snow Cone Maker
“The Nostalgia Electrics RSM602 Retro Series Snow Cone Maker creates refreshing snow cones at home anytime! Use ice cubes to make shaved ice then add your choice of flavored syrup and enjoy a cold, tasty treat that’s fun for the whole family and a great relief from the summer sun. You can even make fruit slush drinks, yogurt snow and smoothies! Designed for kitchen use, the snow cone machine can also be used in a number of other locations such as dorm rooms, offices, club houses and family or rec rooms. Now you can enjoy the wonderful, cool taste of Snow Cones anytime in the convenience of your own home.”
- Countertop snow-cone machine with stainless-steel ice-shaving blades
- Uses regular-size ice cubes; add any favorite syrup or other flavoring
- 2 reusable plastic cones included; side tray to hold the snow cones
- Built-in safety on/off switch; removable ice-cube compartment; retro styling
The days are getting warmer, summer is almost here and my children are constantly begging for ice cream for dessert. While I believe the occasional summer stops to the local ice cream shop are a must, having ice cream for dessert every night is not. So what is the healthiest alternative to ice cream, something that embraces summer and cools you in the heat? Snow cones of course and making them at home has just gotten a whole lot easier! My children and I recently had the opportunity to review the amazing and fun Retro Snow Cone Maker. This attractive piece brings a unique look to the kitchen and an appliance I certainly feel proud having displayed on the counter. It comes apart easily for fast and convenient cleaning, and doesn’t require any maintenance. The major question though is how well does it work and to answer that, let’s walk through the steps of creating your delicious snow cone!
Putting the snow cone maker together is a cinch and as you can see from the image below, there are only a handful of pieces in total.
The first step in the snow cone making adventure begins with the ice. You load pieces of ice into the top and for safety, it will not begin shaving it until the top is clicked in place. The ice shaves very quickly and depending on how many snow cones you will be serving, only requires you to fill it with ice cubes a couple of times. We have an ice cube maker in our freezer and always have it filled for this special snow cone making occasion!
Just look at the ice turn to snow! My children are absolutely mesmerized by this process of snow cone making and yell in delight as the shavings start to fill up the snow cone maker! This step is also quite loud, but you are shaving ice into very small pieces and I wouldn’t expect this to be a quite process at all. I personally like to think of this as my “quite time” because I can’t hear a single request my children are demanding of me, hehe!
Before you know it the snow cone maker is full of beautiful white ice and ready to be scooped into cones! The best part about the next part is that I am in full control of what syrup or flavoring I use. This is my opportunity into making my kids think they are totally being spoiled with a dessert, when in actuality they are getting a healthy treat. They also don’t melt anything like messy ice cream, nor leave my children icky and sticky. You can get so fun and creative with creating colors for your snow cone and it’s always great to see my children’s reactions when they see what I have made. We just love this snow cone make and literally use it almost every single night. My children are always asking me if they finish their dinner, will I make them snow cones? This has turned into a nightly tradition and I am so happy to have discovered such a wonderful product!
Here are my children thoroughly enjoying a round of fresh snow cones, they certainly seemed pleased if I do say so myself!
Nostalgia Electrics offers a great variety of products for all your family’s entertaining needs. If you would like to purchase the Retro Snow Cone Maker for yourself, it can be found sold online at dozens of stores, including Amazon.
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