Zoku chills out with slushy maker

The Zoku Slush and Shake Maker makes no-fuss chilled drinks in as little as 7 minutes. With no moving parts to deal with, the chilled beverage maker is perfect for warm, lazy days.

The Zoku Slush and Shake Maker knows that it is time to kick back and relax.
The Zoku Slush and Shake Maker knows that it is time to kick back and relax. Williams-Sonoma

Spring has sprung. We can now officially start to look forward to the coming warm weather months. The cool breeze on a warm summer day is still a ways away, but the effect can be recreated now. How? With 7-minute milkshakes and smoothies, of course.

The Zoku Slush and Shake Maker ($19.95) comes in an assortment of bright, cheerful colors. Whether one chooses red, green, orange, or purple to brighten their day, the result is the same: chilled drinks in as little as 7 minutes. The gadget consists of an inner core that is kept in the freezer (for at least 8 hours). When the time is right, insert the core into the Zoku cup and pour in the ingredients. The beverage freezes with no more effort required than to occasionally stir with a spoon.

Lazy summer days are not that far away. Relaxing with a choice of cool beverage is not hard to imagine; perhaps an iced coffee or root beer float sounds appealing, or maybe a fruit smoothie or chocolate milk for the kids. Of course, the adults will want their beverages, too. And if all this sounds too good to wait for, remember, just because spring is in the air doesn't mean you can't get a head start on summer. The slushy maker is available now.

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