Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Yum Yum Fun? Not So Much

The Snoopy Sno Cone Machine brings back such memories. Who as a kid didn’t have one; yum yum fun is what it’s all about. 
She is so excited!
Well kiss my ass Snoopy Sno Cone Machine!

What you don’t know from your childhood (or your parents didn’t let on) is that it is a giant pain in the ass.

It took me forever to get the ice shaver and the handle to lock together. For the record, I am quite adept at putting things together (I seriously considered a career in engineering). I had to call my husband in to do it before the SPCA was called for animal cruelty.

Then there’s no flavor packet in the box. It is very likely that one of the Kraus kids (I’m not mentioning which one) took it. When I received the Sno Cone Machine (yes, it is mine), the package was sealed. (I know because I wanted to check it out one night and I couldn’t get it open and was too lazy to go get a pair of scissors.) There are three sno cone hungry kids jonesing in front of me, so I improvised by melting a freeze pop.

It is successfully put together, ice inserted, we are ready for some frozen treats…not so fast. I distinctly remember the commercial and all the kids were having a grand old time making their sno cones without any adults, not possible! LIES, all LIES!!!

I don’t remember it being that difficult; it was 30 or so years ago but still. In order to keep from an inmate uprising, I need to crank out the sno cones. A frosty treat shouldn’t cause so much sweat (or sore muscles).
This is only during the first one...oh the pain!
Half way through the second one, I said, “I hope you like them because I don’t think you’re ever going to get another.” For the love of all that’s holy, am I ever going to finish?
What seems like endless cranking only yields a miniscule amounts of snow
Finally all three were made and I threw that vile dog house into the sink and stomped out of the kitchen. If they ask to use it again, I might bark at them.

Stella put using the Snoopy Sno Cone Machine on her “Summer To-Do” list, well it’s done!

My sister and I jointly had the Snoopy Sno Cone Machine, but before she was able to enjoy them I had an Ice Bird. For a long time my husband wasn't sure what I was talking about. Well, I found it! Who out there had an Ice Bird?


  1. I remember those! We had a snoopy Snow Cone maker too! I do remember it being pretty darn hard to use!

  2. My cousin had one of those when we were little. I now know why we never had any snow cones from Snoopy's machine!

  3. I laughed the whole way through this... but if Addie ever wants one, the answer is "Oh, hell no!"!

  4. I do not remember the ice bird, but definitely recall Snoopy! I had a friend with one and I don't remember making them, but I do remember eating them. My kids have seen a commercial lately for some cup that supposedly makes ice cream or frozen desserts and there's no way in hell we are getting one. You're a good mom, Charlie Brown!

  5. That looks super fun!!!! My kids would love it on these hot RI days!

  6. Oh my gosh! I had one of these and it took forever as a kid to crank the ice into mush! I love that you stuck with it for your kids. :) Funny post!