The Icee Maker is a home slushy maker manufactured by Spin Master. With the Icee Maker, kids and adults can make their favorite frozen drink flavors with just ice, salt and soda or a fruit drink. Setting up the Icee Maker is easy, and in just a few minutes you can make and enjoy your slushy.
Before the first use, wash off all of the parts of the Icee Maker in warm, soapy water to clean off any dust or debris that may have accumulated in the packaging and shipping process. Once clean, place the Icee chamber on the base. Flip the unit over while holding onto both pieces and turn the locking mechanism a quarter of a turn clockwise. This will lock the chamber to the base. Press the base plate onto the bottom of the base to snap it in place. Finally, set the ice mixer post over the small button on the bottom of the metal ice canister.
Once the main components of the machine are setup you are ready to mix your ingredients. Start by filling the metal ice canister with ice cubes, leaving enough room to replace the canister lid. Smaller ice cubes work better than larger cubes, and you should hold the mixer post when placing the ice cubes in the canister to ensure it stays over the button on the bottom of the canister.
Fill the supplied measuring cup with salt and pour it over the ice following with 1 tablespoon of warm water. Close the canister with the lid and wrap a towel around the canister to protect your hands from the cold. The temperature of the ice and salt mixture will drop to below freezing levels, which could hurt your hands. Pick up the canister and shake it vigorously for at least five seconds.
Place the metal canister in the auger. Close the auger lid over the canister and turn it clockwise to lock it in place. Put the auger in the Icee chamber and attach the paddle to the back of the chamber. Fill the chamber with soda or fruit juice by pouring it over the paddle. Hold the chamber cover over the chamber and press down until you hear it click in place. Attach the crank handle onto the mixer post.
The crank on the top of the machine mixes the ingredients on the inside of the canister and creates the Icee. Turn the crank clockwise to start the mixing process. It may be difficult to turn the crank at first. If you have trouble, turn the crank back and forth a few times until it is easier to turn. Continue to turn the crank for at least four minutes, pressing down on the paddle every 30 seconds to help the mixture flow easily through the canister. Check the mixture after four minutes to see if it has turned into an Icee. Continue to turn the crank for several minutes as needed.
Once ready, turn the dispensing handle and turn the crank handle counterclockwise to dispense your Icee.