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Best Play and Freeze Ice Cream Makers

Play and Freeze Ice Cream MakerUnlike most of the products we’ve talked about here, the Play and Freeze Ice Cream Maker, also known as The Ice Cream Ball, has been getting mixed reviews. Most of them are positive, but there are a few more negatives than there are with the other toys we’ve mentioned.

Here’s the idea behind it.

This ice cream maker is designed to let your kids (and you) have fun while making great tasting homemade ice cream. You add ice and rock salt in one end of the ball and the ice cream mix in the other. Close it up and play with the ball, shake it, roll it, pass it, whatever you want for about 15 minutes. When you are done playing you open it up and out comes great tasting ice cream. Depending on the size you purchased you’ll have about a pint to a quart of soft serve ice cream.

Take it with you when you go camping or on a picnic. Of just use it when you have a barbecue in the yard. No electricity is needed. And when you are finished the ball is easy to clean. It all sounds great, and for most people it is. Especially if you improvise your own ice cream recipes and make your own wonderful flavors. Yum.

As we said however, there are a few complaints. Some said it was too difficult to open. Some said it got too cold to play with (well we are talking about ice cream here). And others said the hard edges of the outer shell could be painful if you play with it too hard. Also many felt it took much longer than the recommended 10 to 15 minutes to get the ice cream hard enough.

It seems like the novelty of the Play and Freeze Ice Cream Maker is what makes it so popular. But for some once the novelty wears off, there are better and faster ways to make homemade ice cream. Or perhaps you should just run to the store and buy as much as you need.

 

Top 5 Best Play and Freeze Ice Cream Makers

 

YayLabs Play and Freeze Ice Cream Ball Ice Cream Maker, Pint, Blue
78 Reviews
YayLabs Play and Freeze Ice Cream Ball Ice Cream Maker, Pint, Blue
  • Make ice cream anywhere great for camping trips, picnics, and barbecues
  • Includes 1 pint Ice Cream Ball, 1 plastic wrench, and an instruction and recipe booklet Also includes Monster stickers!
  • Constructed from a durable co-polyester for the outer ball and an aluminum canister to hold the ice cream ingredients
  • Shake or roll the Ice Cream Ball around for 20 minutes
  • Just add ice and rock salt in one end and ice cream mix in the other end

Last update on 2017-03-30 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

MEGA Play and Freeze Ice Cream Maker (The Quart Ice Cream Ball), Blue
8 Reviews
MEGA Play and Freeze Ice Cream Maker (The Quart Ice Cream Ball), Blue
  • NEW!!! Makes TWICE the ice cream of the Original Play and Freeze Ice Cream Maker!
  • Make ice cream anywhere! Don't settle for just 31 flavors!
  • The ball is approximately 9" in diameter and makes a quart of ice cream in about 30 minutes. It weighs about 3 lbs when empty and 9 lbs when full.

Last update on 2017-03-30 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Last update on 2017-03-30 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

YayLabs Inflatable Cover for Play and Freeze Ice Cream Ball, Pint, Blue
9 Reviews
YayLabs Inflatable Cover for Play and Freeze Ice Cream Ball, Pint, Blue
  • For the pint sized ice cream maker
  • Perfect for the backyard, beach, parties, picnics, and bib
  • Insulates and provides cushioned fun
  • Two air valves for easy inflation and deflation
  • Velcro tabs on side for secure closure

Last update on 2017-03-30 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

YayLabs Play and Freeze Ice Cream Ball Ice Cream Maker, Pint, Green by YayLabs!
  • YayLabs Play and Freeze Ice Cream Ball Ice Cream Maker, Pint, Green
  • Pint
  • Green

Last update on 2017-03-30 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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