Turning An Ice Dispenser Into A Candy Machine [VIDEO]

Moving nearer to Valentine’s day, I chose to make something worthwhile for my love. I saw she generally kept candy in the cooler and swore that it tasted better that way. Sufficiently reasonable. As a little present, I chose to transform our fridge’s ice cube dispenser into a cold candy machine. I got a couple of bags of her top choices, and equipped with an X-Acto blade, measuring tape, pipe tape, and froth center, I made it conceivable. Thus, when the ice switch is pushed on the cooler entryway, candy shoots out!

The essential thought here is to make a calculated slope for the sweets to ensure that its own weight will conduct it into the pivoting container gear. Filling the tub itself doesn’t work. Due to the size of the treats, there isn’t sufficient motor power driving the candy out of the gap, so it just stays there pitiful and uneaten.


  • X-Acto Knife
  • Tape Measure
  • Duct Tape
  • Pencil
  • Candy!

Step 1:

Remove Ice tub from the fridge and rinse and clean it. They are surprisingly dirty. This is mine:

Step 2:

Measure the inside width of the tub. Also, measure at about a 45-degree angle from the dispenser opening to the top rim. As shown at 00:16 and 00:20 in the video

Step 3:

Measure from the base of the tub to the center of the drive shaft at a 45-degree angle. This is because you will cut a slit and circular hole in the foam core so you can slide the ramp in, and the shaft can still spin and function correctly.

Step 4:

Utilizing your X-Acto, cut the width and length of the foam center from the past estimation to fit inside the tub. At this point, mark the metal shaft point and cut a roundabout gap marginally bigger than the perimeter of the drive shaft. From that gap, slice a little strip to the base of your foam center towards the exit side of the slope, 00:33 in the video. You can do a width somewhat smaller than the pole distance across as the foam center already has a bit of a gap. The base of my ice tub has two tightened edges on each side, so I made two straightforward slices to fit it. The total cut is underneath.

Step 5:

Slide the slope into the tub to check whether it fits, 00:44 in the video. Make any modification cut so that it is fairly flush, and there are no gaps for the candy to fall through. Ensure the head of the incline runs flush with the tub edge, so it doesn’t get captured on the track framework or other cooling equipment.

Step 6:

Tape it down. Use duct tape to secure the top and bottom of the ramp to the tub. Then one final piece of tape across the top of the ramp for good measure.

Step 7:

You’re pretty much done. Mix the candy in the bowl and fill the inside of the ramp.

Step 8:

Slide the tub back into the freezer. Close the door and make sure your dispenser is set to cube and not crush. Push the ice lever and voila!

Note: I tried a couple of different methods before finding this was the best one, so if you decide to do this for yourself and run into a roadblock, shoot me a message in the comments, and we will troubleshoot it.