10 of the best cool treat makers

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Treats don’t have to be expensive. A fun-shaped ice cube tray will reward you again and again – for hardly much money at all.

2 Gele ice cream maker, £188.99, from drinkstuff.com

Now you can make delicious homemade ice cream in the same amount of time it takes to drive to the supermarket and do your weekly shop.

The Gele Ice Cream Maker makes creamy soft-scoop ice cream and fruity frozen desserts in as little as 45 minutes.

3 Zoku quick pop maker, £32.50, from amazon.co.uk

You store this unit in your freezer, pour in the fruit juice of your choice and your ice lollies will be ready in under 15 minutes.

The beauty with this one is that you can experiment to your heart’s content.

You’re unlikely to find honey and banana lollies in the shops but if that’s what you fancy, that’s what you’ll get.

4 Rachel Allen ice cream maker, £39.99, from argos.co.uk

This easy-to-use ice cream maker comes with two jelly moulds so you can enjoy the two treats together.

5 Retro slush maker machine, £58.99, from drinkstuff.com

Pour in ice cubes, a small amount of water and your favourite syrup to have an ice cold slushie – and a childhood flashback – in minutes.

6 Funny face ice lolly moulds, £7.99, from Lakeland

The silicone moulds come with sticks that create eyes in your lollies. Fill with juice, yoghurt or ice cream and stick in the freezer for delicious treats.

7 Gin and tonic ice cube tray, £7.40, from amazon.co.uk

You can have ice ocean liners and icebergs floating around your G&T with these novelty trays.

A genius idea and a grown-up way to enjoy ice cool treats.

8 Ice straw moulds, £4.94, from thediscoverystore.co.uk

Ice Straws are no more difficult to make than regular ice-cubes – so you can use them whenever you need a refreshing drink.

All you need to do is fill the ice straw tray with water and put it in the freezer. When the freezer has done it’s work you’ve got straws made out of ice.

9 Frosty ice tankard, £4.95, from gadgets.co.uk

Well you wouldn’t want a warm beer would you?

Pop this in the freezer to cool and then pour in your favourite tipple when it’s time for a drink.

10 Musical ice cream scoop, £10.49, from kitchenware.co.uk

Get that ice cream van feeling every time you go to dish out some of the soft stuff.

The scoops play traditional ice cream van tunes, such as Greensleeves, Daisy, Daisy, Oranges and Lemons, plus Happy Birthday and a random ‘oink’ ‘oink’ pig sound.