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    Snowcones anyone?

    So who broke down and bought a snowcone machine for the kids? Shaved ice anyone?
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    Re: Snowcones anyone?

    Not me. My new Margarita machine provides both adult beverages and plain shaved ice if I so desire. I figure if I get some syrup or juices to pour over the shaved ice the kids will love it.
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    Re: Snowcones anyone?

    My Ninja will shave ice
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    Re: Snowcones anyone?

    Quote Originally Posted by YippeeSkippy
    Not me. My new Margarita machine provides both adult beverages and plain shaved ice if I so desire. I figure if I get some syrup or juices to pour over the shaved ice the kids will love it.
    I was going to post the same thing

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    Re: Snowcones anyone?

    I bought one 4-5 years ago as a Valentine's Day gift for my wife (she loves them but rarely gets one). It looks like this one



    The ice is makes is not quite "shaved" but it is also not like just finely chopped up ice either. I've found that if i feed it ice that was frozen in a bowl, it makes the best "shaved" ice, regular ice cubes make it more ice-y...
    Anyways I get flavor from http://www.hawaiianshavedice.com/

    How is the ice from ya'lls various fancy blenders? I don't have a fancy blender and tried to make a pina colada the other day and get ****** at my crappy blender so i had to break out the snowcone machine, not ideal.
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    Re: Snowcones anyone?

    Quote Originally Posted by Suziqzer
    My Ninja will shave ice
    You just saved me $300! We were going to buy a shaved ice machine, I had no idea my Ninja would shave ice! I tried it after I read this and holy cow I am amazed! Now all I need are the syrups
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    Re: Snowcones anyone?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jules
    Quote Originally Posted by Suziqzer
    My Ninja will shave ice
    You just saved me $300! We were going to buy a shaved ice machine, I had no idea my Ninja would shave ice! I tried it after I read this and holy cow I am amazed! Now all I need are the syrups
    How was the ice?!? Can someone take a pic and post it?
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    Re: Snowcones anyone?

    Quote Originally Posted by harleysilo
    Quote Originally Posted by Jules
    Quote Originally Posted by Suziqzer
    My Ninja will shave ice
    You just saved me $300! We were going to buy a shaved ice machine, I had no idea my Ninja would shave ice! I tried it after I read this and holy cow I am amazed! Now all I need are the syrups
    How was the ice?!? Can someone take a pic and post it?
    It was fine, like snow. I'll make some more and add a pic.
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    Re: Snowcones anyone?

    Couldn't figure out how to post the pic here's the link http://www.flickr.com/photos/38921510@N04/7466986138/ it's super fine, not pebbles like snow cones, it's REAL shaved ice. Hard to tell exactly from pics though.
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    Re: Snowcones anyone?

    I had seen it done on infomercials when they first started selling it. When I got mine a few months ago, the first thing I did was put some ice in it to see what it would do. You could use Kool-Aid for syrups and maybe not add the full amount of water... I think the bought syrups are too sweet anyway.
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    Re: Snowcones anyone?

    Quote Originally Posted by harleysilo
    Anyways I get flavor from http://www.hawaiianshavedice.com/
    Yay for this, Harleysilo! I've got a couple of kid's parties that I wanted to find the paper cones, syrups and other do-dads for snow cones. Thanks for the link!!
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    Snowcones anyone?

    We got the ninja last year. That thing is awesome. From making fresh fruit and vegetable smoothies to pizza dough to any kind of adult beverage you can think of. It does it all.


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    Re: Snowcones anyone?

    Thinks for the picture, i'll take your word that it is like snow cause it looks like little tiny granuals of ice in the picture.

    So these ninja's ya'll have appear to be right around $100 for just the blender with the ability to purchase some other attachments, is that correct?
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    Snowcones anyone?

    I bought the ninja kitchen system. I think we got it at be bath and beyond for 160 plus you can google 20% off coupon and use it on a single item so around $130. It came with the pitcher and the smaller pitcher With all the attachments for dough an whipping like 5 total. It is so much more than a blender though. Well worth the $


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    Re: Snowcones anyone?

    I'm surprised (since I don't own a Ninja and thought they were just cheapy "as seen on television" things) but on checking the Consumer Reports ratings, the $60 Ninja Master Prep Professional QB1004 is rated immediately below a Vita Mix. And those things are super powerful as well as super expensive!

    So if you're looking for a blender- CR says its a good one!
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    Snowcones anyone?

    They are good machines. I have used a vita mix and both have their quirks. at $100 more or less depending on which one you get it is well worth it over a $400 to you name the price vita mix machine.


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    Re: Snowcones anyone?

    I just saw a Ninja at Big Lots today... wasn't the whole professional kit but if you just wanted the basic model it would do the trick... Think it was $60 or something like that.
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