ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Dairy Queen Blizzard Maker Review - One Shot Wonder

Updated on November 6, 2011

See Product in Action

Read further for snow cone machines!

Are you looking for an educational toy that is also a lot of fun for your child? Better yet, how about one that has a great reward when you are done? If you like toys that allow you to interact with your kids, you might try the Dairy Queen Blizzard Maker, but you might be disappointed. It starts out great, but here is the deal.

The Dairy Queen Blizzard Maker is basically an old fashioned ice cream maker. You will need to help your child set it up. You will also require some half&half to go with the packaged ingredients, although I have heard of people successfully using regular milk

The Dairy Queen Blizzard Maker requires a bit more than the claimed minute for the ice cream to firm up, but it wasn't more than a few minutes. 3 packages of mix come with the machine and 3 extra packages can be ordered for another $12. There is also 3 packages of various toppings for the ice cream. The machine includes a couple of toy spoons and a couple of toy cups for the ice cream. The machine can be easily cleaned and it is dishwasher safe.

The Dairy Queen Blizzard Maker is kind of fun for a child the first time, but it just doesn't have any real reuse value. It is a one shot wonder. It requires to much patience for most children and an older child with enough patience will quickly grow bored of it. It is the type of toy that will just sit in a closet after its initial use. The powder mix is fairly expensive and requires a special order. To be honest, you would have just as much fun making cookies with your child. Don't buy it.

A Much Better Gift

Snow Cone Machine

I would strongly suggest buying your child a snow cone machine instead. They are much easier to work with and I remember using my sister's snow cone machine dozens of times in the hot summer. A snow cone machine also uses just ice and flavored drink mix. You can use sugar or sugar free mix, whichever you decide is best for your child.

I would strongly suggest the Nostalgia SCM-502 Old Fashioned Snow Cone Maker. This will make enough ice for several snow cones in just a few minutes. It is a small fully functional version of a full sized snow cone maker. And it will be used over and over again, especially in the hot summer. It may very well be the one toy that your kid will keep till he is off to college. It is a blast at parties, and even teenagers and adults will love it.


Submit a Comment

No comments yet.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)