Given that we have moved from summer into fall, you may not think that you are as interested in a frosty cold beverage. But that is probably because you have not checked out Icey’s crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter.
In a nutshell, Icey is basically a cup that you fill with the liquid of your choice (juice, soda, boozey drinks). An attachment has a number of blades that constantly stir the drink (powered presumably by batteries, or wizardry). Put the steadily stirred drink into the freezer and voila! After about an hour and a half your drink is transformed into a slushy concoction.
According to the promotional video, because your drink is stirred as its freezing, the result is the drinkable crystalized goodness. It’s not turned into a block of ice that you need to chip, and it’s not diluted because its blended with a bunch of ice cubes.
Now, we should be clear. We have not tried the device ourselves, so how well it actually works, but it seems pretty straightforward. The big hurdle at first, however, is the price. Super Early Birds can back Icey for $39, which isn’t cheap, and if you only have one, that means only one person can enjoy one drink every 90 minutes.
What you won’t have to worry about is Icey reaching its crowdfunding goal. The campaign set out to raise $15,000, but has already raised more than $324,000 with 40 days to go.
However! As we are wont to do here at The Spoon, buyer beware with any crowdfunding campaign, especially hardware campaigns. There is a huge different between creating a prototype and moving into mass production.
But if you can stomach the risk, and the project comes through, you can chill with your own homemade slushies when Iceys ship next May.