Food & Recipes

This Slushie Machine Is Exactly What You Need This Summer

There are also some countertop Icee machines, if that's your brand!

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It just got a lot easier to enjoy one of summer’s greatest treats anytime you feel the craving. Online retailers are selling authentic Slush Puppie and Icee machines that fit on your countertop and give you total control over these iconic frozen drinks. The best part is that they are affordable.

The full-size versions of these machines, like the ones you’d find at a gas station when you needed an icy treat during a long road trip, sell for around $1,500 on eBay. But the home versions are priced much more reasonably, anywhere from $50 to $130, as long as you can catch one in stock.

The website Firebox has the cheapest option, which is a branded Slush Puppie machine that retails for $48.99. This Slush Puppie Machine isn’t much larger than your regular countertop blender and will easily sit atop your counter in the kitchen or on an outdoor table by the pool, perhaps. Unfortunately, when we checked it was all sold out but there were other options across the web.

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The website Just Geek has another countertop Slush Puppie maker that sells for less than $60 and was in stock when we checked. This one stands at about 1 1/2 feet tall and makes a single serving at a time. Unlike the Firebox version, which is simply a pitcher that you pour into a cup, this one actually has a spigot design like you’d find in the professional versions.

The only drawback to this one is that it uses a U.K. plug. Of course, that can be fixed with an adapter, but that’s a little more work than some people will want to put in for a frozen drink.

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If Icee is your preferred brand of slushie, there are also a couple nice options for countertop machines online right now. The retailer What On Earth has an Icee machine that makes 34 ounces at a time and sells for $119.95. It’s only got one customer review currently but it’s a perfect grade from a person who said “the kids adore it.” Hard to blame them!

Swoozie’s has the same Icee machine selling for $129.95 if you wanted yet another option.

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What On Earth

You can also find more slushie machines and snow cone makers online through Amazon, although they aren’t branded with Icee or Slush Puppie imagery.

The Nostalgia Vintage Snow Cone Maker is sure to hit the spot. It gets ice to the right consistency to shape perfectly molded snow cones. It’s available for about $87 on Amazon:

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There’s also this Margaritaville Bahamas Frozen Concoction Maker with a No-Brainer Mixer, which is far from your average blender. It will shave and blend ice to create the perfect consistency for pitchers of frozen margaritas, daiquiris and more this summer.

It’s available from several sellers, starting at $223, on Amazon:

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Once you’ve picked out a machine that will help you make slushies all summer long, you’ll have to test out recipes for wine slushies, frozen blue lemonade vodka slushies, Coke slushies, and so much more.

Or better yet, why not try them all?!

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Consider this purchase the official kickoff to summer. Let the slushie sipping begin!

[h/t: Bustle]