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The Ice Machine of Your Dreams

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Let me set the scene. 

There we were, in Palm Springs- me, Michael & all our friends. Gillian started describing this ice maker that all of her friends in Dallas have. She said it’s this amazing machine that makes crushed ice so when you’re hungover you can walk right into your own kitchen, grab a huge glass of coffee bean-esque crushed ice & make your very own lemon water snow cone. Immediately I was intrigued. 

Gillian went on to explain that one of her friends uses it for iced coffee snow cones, skinny margaritas, grapefruit Spindrifts & fresh mint SPORTea. I was sold. Influenced. HAD to have it. Right then & there I went on Amazon & bought the exact ice maker she was talking about. But recently I got this upgrade.

The Ice Machine of Your Dreams

Ok, so let me break down this machine for you:

♡ It will fit right on your countertop. ( Ours is in a corner of our kitchen ).

♡ It only takes 20 minutes to make amazing, crunchy, perfectly sized pebble ice. So cool!

♡ The ice bin can hold up to 5 lbs of ice at a time.

♡ You don’t need a water hookup. This is very convenient because it means you can move your ice maker around. You fill up a water reservoir & then it just needs to be plugged in to a standard outlet.

♡ When the ice melts it GOES BACK into the water reservoir. This is ideal because it means your ice bin won’t have a big frozen brick at the bottom.

This is one of the best purchases I’ve made this year. It’ll probably be yours too. You’ll be able to go to your kitchen, load your favorite cup with coffee bean-esque ice nuggets, fill it with water, tequila -whatever- & a cute silicone straw, kick your heels up & relax with your freezing cold beverage.

It’s so fun to have guests over & serve them specialty cocktails with crushed ice. Your friends will literally think you’re so legit.

Favorite cups right now:

+ W & P Porter mug

+ glass/bamboo tumblers

+ reusable glass tumblers

+ Stanley neon green Quencher w/ perfect straws

+ my kids’ mason jar cups

Here are some supplements I love with my special nugget ice cubes:

+ Kroma matcha (use code SKINNY)

+ Kroma cranberry electrolytes (use code SKINNY)

+ Le Depuff drops

+ Hydrogen tablets

+ Quinton hypertonic and isotonic minerals (use code SKINNY and listen to the founder here)

+ Athletic Greens

+ colostrum

iced coffee

Other drink ideas:

 skinny margarita

+ 1.5 oz blanco tequila

+ 1 oz Cointreau or Triple Sec

+ tons of lime juice

+ a little lemon

+ a FUCKING speck of agave syrup

+ half rim of salt


+ Use a lime to rim your glass & then add salt to only half the rim. In a martini shaker add lime juice, one squeeze of lemon, then add Cointreau ( or Triple Sec ), & tequila.

 Rule of thumb: when making a cocktail, start with the cheapest ingredients first & finish with the most expensive last.

+ THEN add your amazing CRUSHED ice to the shaker ( you don’t want the ice to melt into your ingredients, so do this last ).

+ Pack your glass with more crushed ice & pour your drink.

Enjoy your buzz, mkay.

Kristin Cavallari’s Spanish spiced ( & iced ) coffee

+ 1 tbsp raw cocoa powder

+ 1/4 tsp cinnamon

+ 1/4 tsp nutmeg

+ 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper

+ 6 oz black coffee – let it cool or use a cold brew.

+ 1 tbsp maple syrup

+ 2 tbsp coconut cream


+ In a small pitcher or bowl, mix all the ground spices.

+ Add coffee, maple syrup & coconut cream & mix well.

+ Pack a glass with crushed ice & pour in the coffee mixture. Bonus points for using a Softy Straw.

You should know: Kristin’s recipe is good with hot or cold coffee.


TSC pink detox drink

+ 3-5 tbsp raw, organic, unfiltered apple cider vinegar

+ 1/2 a grapefruit, juiced

+ TONS of mint leaves

+ 1-2 tbsp cayenne powder

+ 1 tbsp turmeric powder


+ Grab a mason jar or whatever gigantic glass you have & fill it with your pebble ice.

+ Add ACV, grapefuit juice & as much mint, cayenne & turmeric as you want then top it off with water.


The crazy thing is we use the ice machine every single day. Now, it’s something I can’t live without. Sure, it’s extra, but it just adds a little something to your day. 

Cheers to pebble ice & it’s contribution to the world.

xx, lauryn

+ why you need silicone straws in your life. 

++ mint kombucha vodkas are so good with crushed ice too. 


  1. Now this is something that I would love to have!

    Danielle xx

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