A few summers ago we got a small electric ice cream maker. We had fun making some delicious batches of ice cream when we first got it. Then we discovered it could also be used to make yummy slush drinks. Just pour in your favorite soda and 15 minutes later you have a nice slushy drink that you can eat with a spoon. It turns out that the sugars in the drink are what keeps the slush soft instead of just freezing into solid ice. We found this out the hard way when a sugar-free grape soda almost broke the machine.
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