HearthSong Play And Freeze Ice Cream Maker Review & Giveaway (11/2)

11/2/10 Congrats comment #43 – Taking Back Me

The holiday season is FAST approaching and if you’re looking for something unique for a wonderful kid on your gift list, look no further!


is a wonderful site that is nationally known and respected for quality children’s toys, games, and crafts!

HearthSong believes childhood is a vital chapter in life, and knows many kids experience so many of life’s first lessons through play. They guarantee that each item is carefully selected for its quality, safety, and relevance to your child’s development! Hearthsong’s motto is Toys You’ll Feel Good About Giving, and that alone sure makes me feel good!

HearthSong carries a huge variety of items, from games and puzzles, to gardening and nature accessories, craft books, and even adorable room decor! On their website, you can shop by a child’s age, your price range, or by a child’s interest. It’s easy to navigate, and every item has a complete description to help narrow down your decision.

Finding something to review with my kids was fun in itself, but difficult at the same time! They had SO SO many products to choose from, I didn’t even know where to start! I found so many items that would be perfect for any or all of my kids, but, in the end, I chose something we could all enjoy as a family, the Play and Freeze Ice Cream Maker. HearthSong was also wonderful enough to include the set of 4 flavor fountain Ice Cream Flavoring pack, including Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry, and Butter Pecan!

The video below shows exactly why the Play and Freeze Ice Cream Ball is not your average ice cream maker! Its fun with a tasty treat at the end as a bonus reward.

We all decided we would try chocolate ice cream first, and we (well, mostly hubs, since he’s just better at this stuff than I am) followed the directions exactly, and we were off and running, on our way to making ice cream as a family!

I had bought rock salt and half and half at the grocery store earlier that day, and it was less than a carton of ice cream for those ingredients. We combined those with some of the chocolate flavor and ice, and we were ready to roll… literally!

The Play and Freeze directions were simple, and easy to follow, but most of all, the kids had a BLAST!!

Since we were given the bigger ball, we had to roll the ball for 35 minutes total. Roll for 15, stop to scrape the sides (make sure you have a good spoon or something) roll for the remaining 20 minutes, and hooray, ICE CREAM!! The ice cream was delicious, and tasted so natural and pure. We all really enjoyed it and it was Bub’s first real time having ice cream!

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