Abby was very happy to get her very own Slushy Machine for Christmas. She requested a blizzard maker, but since we already have 2 different types of ice cream churns, I'm glad her grandparents decided to go with this instead. You can get one at Toys R Us. We tried it out on Christmas night and it did a great job of shaving the ice. Much better than doing it in the blender like we have tried before.
The syrup mix on the other hand was disgusting. What a letdown for a kid that just made her first slushy. We tried the orange flavor and it tasted slightly orangey and very chemically. So, today, I made my own syrup using the recipe below, and we all had wonderful grape slushys for an afternoon snack. Abby was a very happy little girl.
1 cup water
1 packet unsweetened Kool Aid mix
1 3/4 cups sugar
Put everything in a small pot on the stovetop and heat on medium until the sugar is completely dissolved. Allow it to cool. We re-used a water bottle with a sports bottle top to store ours in and make it super easy to pour over our shaved ice.