How often do we tell our kids not to play with their food? Well, we found a way to play for a while, before dessert! The Ice Cream Ball by YayLabs! is a fantastic toy that lets you roll your way to a delicious bowl of ice cream. One side of the Ice Cream Ball has a chamber that you fill with cream, sugar and any other ingredients you choose. Then you flip it over and fill the main chamber with ice cream salt (readily available in your local grocery store) and lots of ice. It even comes with a blow up cover to make it easier to roll.
Once we filled both chambers, sealed them and put the blow up case on the Ice Cream Ball, we started playing. After about ten minutes of rolling it around, I opened the chamber, scraped down the sides and mixed the ingredients around, then refilled the ice, added some more salt and we continued to roll it around. I have to admit, the second time we used it, my girls opted to toss it around. Unfortunately, one of them threw it a bit too hard and it landed smack on the corner of a desk and part of the blow up cover popped. I figured the hard outer case was safer on a soft surface, so we ended up rolling it around on the grass after the cover popped. After the final ten minutes, we headed back inside to see what we’d made. At first, it looked pretty soft, but after I started to scoop off the top layer, we found real, honest to goodness ice cream. It was super tasty and the girls had a great time burning off a little energy to make their treat.
The Ice Cream Ball came with a small instruction book that had easy to follow directions, tips, and four pages of recipes including a section for grown-up ice creams. It even says that you can make frozen coffee, tea, and frozen cocktails! The Ice Cream Ball retails for between $29.99-$49.99 depending on exact item and cover. It can be found at http://www.amazon.com/ http://www.llbean.com/, http://www.mindware.com/ and many other online retail companies. See their website for details: http://www.industrialrev.com/
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We did not receive monetary compensation for this review. Erin received an Ice Cream Ball and Inflatable Cover from Yay Labs/Industrial Revolution free of charge to facilitate this review. Giveaway item will be provided by sponsor. Sponsor has the right to refuse filling prize for duplicate winners from other blogs. This will in no way sway our opinion of the product or service. The review is in our own words and is our opinion. Your results and opinions may differ.