We had a sweet time reviewing the DQ Blizzard Maker (sweet…get it?).
Anyway, I wasn’t sure what a Blizzard was but I saw someone (on a different review) complaining about it not really being a “Blizzard” so I looked it up and according to WikiPedia a DQ Blizzard is:
“A soft-serve mechanically blended with add-in ingredients such as sundae toppings and/or pieces of cookies, brownies, or candy.”
So, technically you aren’t making an actual blizzard because you put the candy on top – It’s not getting mixed in while making the ice cream. Chances are, if you explain this to your child he/she will look at you like you have two heads. Ice cream is ice cream! So lets get to it!
Your Blizzard Maker comes with the manual ice cream maker, 3 flavor packets (all vanilla), 3 packets of “popping” candy, a coupon booklet, 2 spoons, 2 reusable cups and instructions. All you need to supply is salt, half & half, crushed ice, an appetite and arm muscles!
The maker is simple to put together and simple to operate. All you do is fill the outer canister with crushed ice – My ice maker doesn’t make crushed ice so I put ice cubes in a ziploc bag and took out some aggression with a rolling pin. Sprinkle the salt over the ice. Next mix the half & half with 1 flavor packet and pour that into the middle canister. Put the top on and get mixing! The instructions said to mix for 10 minutes but we ended up having to do it for about 13 minutes. When your sweet treat is done you can use the Popping candy it comes with or be creative with your own toppings!
The ice cream itself was very tasty! Cleaning the maker took less than 2 minutes. One thing to keep in mind; it only makes 2 cupfuls of ice cream at a time so it may not be something you want to whip out at a party – unless you want to spend the whole night churning soft serve!
Overall we had a great time with it! It was fun and simple to use! My 5 year old pretty much did everything by himself.
Here are some things you should know!
Recommended Age – 6 & up.
Requires no batteries or electricity.
Extra packets of candy and flavoring can be purchased separately.
Be sure to check out our video review!
Happy Playing (and eating!)
Product provided to facilitate this review. Opinions remain my own.