How do I mix the syrups?
You mix the syrup with water, 1 part of syrup with 4 parts water, pre mix in a suitable container, and then pour into the slush machine. Mix ratio is 1:4 – one part syrup to 4 parts water.
What is the difference between the standard and the cocktail mix?
Though both are good, the cocktail syrups have special flavoured essences added to mimic the original cocktails, even if you don’t want to add alcohol, (mocktails).
Can I add alcohol?
Alcohol can be added to any of our flavours, STANDARD OR COCKTAIL but, to reduce the amount of time to freeze, add the alcohol to the machine once the slush mix has already frozen.
Do I add alcohol in place of water?
No, do not change the mix at all, 1 part syrup to 4 parts water, then when frozen pour alcohol onto the mixture in the machine and it will mix in.
How much alcohol can you add?
Usually add 700ml – 1000ml per one full bowl of slush in the machine, a standard machine bowl will hold 10 – 15 litres of frozen slush.
Do you make sugar free syrup?
No, as it is the sugar that stops complete solid freezing, most sugar free slushies are filled with gas to froth them and are not suitable for counter top machines, which our syrups were made for.
Can I just use cordial?
Our syrups are manufactured specifically for use in slushie machines, which have the correct brix levels. That is the ratio of sugar to water. These levels have to be exact to prevent damage to your machine.
What is Brix?
Brix is the level of sugar to water. Too much sugar (syrup) will not freeze enough, too soft or even runny. Too much water and it freezes too much, too icy and thick even solid, which breaks the machine.
How long can I keep the syrup?
Our syrups have a 2 year shelf life undiluted, once diluted will last up to 6 weeks. No need to keep refrigerated.
Do the syrups contain sugar?
Yes, all our syrups contain sugar as it is the sugar to water ratio that causes the soft ice slush to form.
What occasions are Slushies good for?
Functions, parties, fairs and fetes use them anywhere for any occasion. With many flavours to choose from Slushies are always a hit.
Handy Tips for your Slushy Machine –
- To save time, you can pre mix syrup and store in a fridge so when needed it will freeze more quickly, this is helpful when large volumes are likely to be used, parties, fetes etc.
- If adding alcohol, do so when syrup is already frozen, mix syrup correctly and fill your machine, once frozen then add the required amount of alcohol into the mixture.
- Keep your machine well ventilated, it needs room on each side to “breathe” and will overheat and refuse to freeze if you don’t give it enough space
- Do not substitute alcohol for water, alcohol is an addition.
If you have any extra questions please call or email and we will be happy to help.