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Can You Put Snow in Your Margaritaville Machine?

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Parrotheads are summer people. They love when the sun is warming them with every ray, concert season is in full swing and short sleeves are appropriate attire. When winter comes, Parrotheads may start thinking about how to cope. While many people plan a tropical vacation where the sand is warm and the drinks are cold each winter, others may look at the snow and think to themselves, "Can I use this snow in a cocktail?" 

Can You Use Snow in Your Margaritaville® Frozen Concoction Maker®
The short answer is that you can use snow in your margarita maker. Snow is frozen water, just like ice, and can be placed in your Margaritaville® Frozen Concoction Maker's® ice reservoir. 

Snow doesn't belong in your frozen concoctions.

However, just because your machine can use snow doesn't mean it's a good idea. Here are a few reasons to avoid using snow in your margarita machine. 

  • Snow is dirty - Whether it fell from your roof, an animal got into it or it simply passed through pollutants in the air, snow isn't as clean as its pure whiteness suggests. You don't want to drink all of that uncleanliness. It's best to leave the snow outside where it belongs. 
  • Snow melts quicker - Snow isn't designed to be the perfect size and shape for a frozen margarita, like shaved ice is. This means that it's bound to melt more quickly and leave you with a warmer and more watered down cocktail. 
  • Margaritaville® Frozen Concoction Makers® are designed for ice - Although snow won't hurt your margarita machine, it isn't ideal for it. The Margaritaville® Frozen Concoction Maker® has been specifically engineered to turn ice into the perfect size for your favorite frozen cocktails. Take ice cubes of any shape, toss them into your ice reservoir and watch as your machine shaves them into the perfect consistency for your next margarita. 

Make Snow with Your Margarita Machine Instead 
If you or the kids really have the hankering to eat some snow, you can use you frozen concoction maker to make your own snow. Instead of setting your appliance to shave and blend with a blender jar full of ingredients, just shave the ice into an empty container. You'll end up with a pile of freshly shaved snow. It's perfect for snow cones or other fun snowy desserts.