Throw the ultimate summer BBQ with a slush puppie machine

Tuesday, 25th June 2019, 2:36 pm
Updated Tuesday, 25th June 2019, 4:36 pm
Now's your chance to get your hands on an original slush puppie machine (Photo: Amazon)

If you grew up drinking slush puppies, listen up - you can now buy your very own slush puppy machine.

Get ready to throw the ultimate BBQ bash, with temperatures set to soar, with this retro slushy drinks making machine.

Where to buy it?

Amazon is selling the original machine for £49.99 with free delivery.

The product description states: “This Slush Puppie making machine is ideal for making ice-cold slushy ice drinks in your own home.”

“Easy and fun to use, simply add your drinks syrup, turn the machine on and then pour out your wonderfully chilled slushy beverage.”

You’ll need to purchase your syrups separately - you can get 500ml Slush Puppie Blue Raspberry and Cherry Syrup on Amazon, but that will set you back a further £14.99.

Alternatively you could opt for the bundle that includes the machine and two syrups for £57.99, which will give you a saving of £6.99.

How to use it?

The machine does come with instructions, but the Amazon description also allows prospective buyers to check out how to run the machine.

The steps are as follows:

Start the machine by turning on the powerFill the central ice canister halfway with icePour two inlet caps of salt into the central ice canisterPour 40ml of water into the central ice canisterTop up the central ice canister with ice - it should remain 3cm below the topPour a further three inlet caps of salt into the central ice canisterScrew the inlet cap securely on the canisterAdd syrup via the syrup inletLeave for 15-25 minutes until there are ridges in the mix - you should add more salt and ice as the level dropsServe up your Slush Puppies

The reviews

The Amazon reviews on the Slush Puppie machine are quite mixed.

One reviewer left the product four stars and wrote: “I always wanted one of these as a child so when my son put one on his Xmas list I couldn't resist. It takes about 25 mins to get the slush ready to drink and it's quite noisy. Also depending on cup size you would probably only keep a max of 4 kids happy as it doesn't have a huge tank. Having said that my son was thrilled and the slush is great.”

However another buyer wasn’t quite as impressed: “Complete waste of money. Not fit for purpose. Noise is unbearable & motor not strong enough to cope with the ice buildup.”

This article originally appeared on our sister site Edinburgh Evening News