Dippin' Dots are frozen treats made of small balls of flavored ice. Some flavors are milk-based while others are water-based. They can be purchased at storefronts, kiosks and in vending machines across the United States. Beginning in the fall of 2009, Dippin' Dots liscensed its concept and logo for use by Big Time Toys, LLC. Big Time Toys now produces a Dippin' Dots Frozen Dot Maker, marketed as a way for children to make Dippin' Dots treats at home. The popularity of the Dippin' Dots Frozen Dot Maker and the enormous response from the market place during the holiday season has left a void on the shelves of many retailers.