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Does It Work: Tervis Tumbler and Ice Cream Magic

(Toledo News Now) -

Ice Cream Magic for kids and Tervis Tumblers for adults are popular products, but do they work?

Teacher Linda Engelmann has her coffee mug and a jug of ice water going throughout the day, as she teaches fifth and sixth graders.

With the new Tervis Tumbler, she could drink both hot and cold liquids with no worries of the cup dripping water beads all over her desk. This tumbler promises no condensation and long-lasting cold or heat.

We'll let it sit while we also test this cup for kids: Ice Cream Magic. It's a fun-shaped personal ice cream maker that promises to churn out the cold stuff in as little as three minutes.

After we toss in all the ingredients and students take turns shaking the cup, it's taste test time.

Luke Moore, and the rest of his classmates, say they would get a kick out of making their own ice cream like this.

"Well, it tastes a little creamy, but it's good," said Moore.

Still, Engelmann thinks over time this ice cream will lose its flavor.

"After the novelty wore off, I don't know if it'd be widely used. It seems like a lot of trouble," said Engelmann.

It's also expensive for only churning out one small scoop at a time: $10 for the maker and about $20 for all the ingredients. Plus, how long you shake it determines whether it's too chunky or more like a milkshake.

"I'd have to give it a 'B-,'" said Engelmann.

However, the Tervis Tumbler passes its test. No condensation developed at all over the 30 minutes spent testing the ice cream maker. Engelmann also used the tumbler over several days and said her drinks would be cool for the better part of her work day.

"I would give it an 'A,'" said Engelmann.

We'll drink to that! The $11 hot and cold Tervis Tumbler washes down an excellent grade 'A' on this Does It Work test.

Tervis Tumbler can be bought at Bed, Bath and Beyond. Ice Cream Magic can be found at Walmart.

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