|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||426/524 ; 426/519 ; 426/565|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 26 인용 특허 : 8|
The present invention is a frozen drink machine and a method for making frozen drinks from a frozen substance which has been frozen into a block. According to the method of the present invention, a block of frozen substance is held in a vessel while a rotatable blade having features for grinding the frozen substance and, if desirable, for aerating the ground frozen substance, acts on the block, grinding the frozen substance while a heated liquid is simultaneously introduced into the vessel. An apparatus according to the present invention supports a cup c...
[ I claim:] [1.]1. A method of making a milkshake or smoothie, comprising the steps of:(a) providing a cup containing a block of milkshake or smoothie ingredients frozen to substantially conform to the interior of the cup;(b) grinding the block in the cup to form a ground frozen substance;(c) adding a liquid heated to at least approximately 100.degree. F. to the ground frozen substance in the cup; and(d) whipping to incorporate air into a mixture of the heated liquid and the ground frozen substance in the cup, so that the incorporated air, heated liquid,...