Nostalgia Electrics dishes out a double scoop of frozen treats

Two new Nostalgia Electrics frozen-treat makers hit the shelves. The Fro-Frutti blends frozen fruits into a custom treat, while the Mix 'N Twist transforms ice cream and toppings into soft-serve.

The Nostalgia Electrics FFT100 Fro-Frutti Frozen Fruit Dessert Maker lets users create their own unique flavors.
The Nostalgia Electrics FFT100 Fro-Frutti Frozen Fruit Dessert Maker lets users create their own unique flavors. Nostalgia Electrics

Decisions, decisions; life has enough of them. Sometimes, the best course of action is to opt not to choose. Take a hot summer day, for example. After a long hot day at the beach or the park, there comes a time to choose what the cool-down treat is to be. Naturally, having gone through a long day of decision making regarding which sandwiches to bring to the park or whether to barbecue at the beach, the finishing touch should be an easy one to make.

Just in time for the warm weather months, Nostalgia Electrics has released not one, but two frozen treat makers. Each sold separately (so if you simply must make a choice you may), the two gadgets offer kid-friendly interaction that will be sure to grab their attention.

The Nostalgia Electrics FFT100 Fro-Frutti Frozen Fruit Dessert Maker (around $39.99) takes previously frozen berries and fruits and turns them into something resembling a blended sorbet. Simply place ingredients into the food chute, depress the plunger, and out comes a custom treat unlike anything found in a store. With no need for any extra added ingredients, the device is something that both kids and adults can enjoy.

Letting users customize their own blends also extends to the Nostalgia Electrics MTC100 Mix 'N Twist Ice Cream and Toppings Mixer (around $39.99). Similar to the frozen fruit treat maker above (it even shares the same design), the countertop gadget turns regular ice cream into soft-serve ice cream -- complete with mix-ins. The process is the same: add ingredients and collect the results in a cone or cup.

Side by side, the two kitchen gadgets would make for an impressive pair. Of course, the reason they would be placed side by side in the first place is to avoid the need to choose between them. Luckily, the decision to turn the kitchen countertop into a frozen treat serving station is really not that difficult to make.

The Nostalgia Electrics MTC100 Mix 'N Twist Ice Cream and Toppings Mixer makes soft-serve better with mix-ins.
The Nostalgia Electrics MTC100 Mix 'N Twist Ice Cream and Toppings Mixer makes soft-serve better with mix-ins. Nostalgia Electrics
About the author

    Brian is the author of the culinary based novel Stealing Food Road. A lifelong Californian, he has been consistently exposed to some of the best food in the world. With a deep appreciation for the kitchen, he is always on the lookout for that perfect appliance that combines style and grace with the ever-popular ability to save time.

     

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