When I was a kid, there was no bigger treat than the Coke ICEE. Just thinking about it now takes me back to being 9 or 10 years old. They sold them at a little shop in the mall (that also sold fried fish for take out – weird) and it was such a huge treat to sip one in the summer heat.
You just use an ice cream maker and some cold Coke to whip up your own delicious slushy. Check out the post at Bake at 350 for the simple how-to.
But here’s my dilemma. I don’t have an ice cream maker and I’m generally opposed to single-purpose appliances like ice cream makers. But I want to do this so badly that I’m thinking about cashing in some of my Swagbucks on an Amazon gift card and snapping up this Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker.
If you don’t already use Swagbucks, it’s a way to search the internet (instead of Google or Yahoo) that lets you earn “bucks” or points that can be redeemed for free stuff like gift cards. I always use my Swagbucks to snag Amazon gift cards.
You’ll want to download the toolbar so it’s easy to use Swagbucks all the time. You’ll slowly earn points that you can redeem for gift cards. You can earn more Swagbucks fast if you tell all your friends and get them to sign up under your referral code. Then you earn from their searches too! Over the last 1-1/2 years, I’ve earned nearly $500 in Amazon gift cards just from searching with Swagbucks.
So back to the Coke ICEE/Ice Cream Maker thing…Tell me what you think. Do you have an ice cream maker? Do you use it? Is it worth the money? Should I just go find a take-out fried fish store and buy an ICEE?