$39.90 on Amazon
Sometimes life calls for ice cream. Sometimes life is too hard to put your pants on to get said ice cream. Sometimes your said pants are too tight and you realize you really shouldn't be eating ice cream at all. Meet your new best friend, The Swirlio Frozen Dessert Maker.
The Swirlio is a small kitchen appliance that turns fruit into an ice cream-esque consistency. It goes without saying why one may want to have a gadget like this. The thought of making ice cream at home with a powered object is enough to make a grown man giddy with excitement.
Besides the obvious reason why one would consider buying this object there are some other things to consider. The "ice cream" that the machine makes is really just 100% fruit (unless you get fancy and decide to add chocolate).
This means that you can satisfy that insatiable craving for a sweet treat without any added sugar or dairy products. It is also very simple to use. The design is similar to that of a juicer. All the user has to do is put the fruit in the top and push down on it with the plunging tool and outcomes the gold. The frozen-fruit maker is a reasonable size and is able to be easily stored away. The product also comes with a recipe book that includes 50 or so recipes that you can try.
The gadget can be a bit difficult to clean. Most parts of the Swirlio are dishwasher safe, but removing all of the fruity gunk from the blades can be a bit laborious. Another minor con of the Swirlio is the noise level. Although the company claims 'quiet operation' it is a bit on the noisy side. You will also have to be ready to eat your treat as soon as it comes out because it will melt fairly fast.
You could easily turn this device into a fun activity to do with your kids. There is truly no limit to the fruity combinations that you can make. Having a "who can make the best flavor?" competition could keep the rascals entertained for at least thirty minutes. Not to mention the fun you can have with toppings! Did someone say sprinkles?
The potential to mix your frozen fruit with beverages brings a whole new dimension to the fun of The Swirlio. This is not a per se "tested" benefit of buying the gadget, but if nothing else could make for a great story. It's also a great way to use up any fruit that you buy that is in danger of going bad because when you bought it you were feeling really healthy and ambitious but then life happened.
The Swirlio is great for people that love ice cream, but would like to try a healthier alternative. It's also great for people that love DIY stuff and for people that want to be the cool parent. Most importantly it's an easy way to have a luxurious dessert without ever having to put pants on.