Monday, June 1, 2009
Meet the Ice Pet
Is this not the most gorgeous piece of retro awesomeness you have ever seen?
First of all... the colours? Perfect.
Second of all, its an appliance whose sole purpose is to shave ice. Ah shaved ice.
Third - it doesn't require any electricity to run.
Fourth - I got it for $3.99 at the Salvation Army. (so I don't have to count it in my total spending for the month in the consumer goods category of the Riot for Austerity)
Hubby and I gave the ice pet a test drive last night (is it me or does that sound rude? ;-)). The pet comes with 3 cylindrical containers to make the ice that you transfer to the pet (in the space you see between the hand crank and the blade). It worked perfectly! We made a grown up take on a snow cone and instead of flavoured syrup, we used the sweet, delicious damson plum vodka that I made last summer. Even though the weather wasn't perfect (the weather in ottawa lately has me wishing for long johns and hot tea as opposed to iced drinks), that was one great drink.
I can't wait for our niece and nephew to come over next so I can make them snow cones. Non alcoholic ones of course. Suggestions for delicious natural kid friendly snow cone toppings?
And for further retro awesomeness, check out the instruction manual....