As the season heats up, it’s the perfect time to enjoy blended drinks, whether it’s a margarita or a healthy smoothie. A kitchen essential, a good blender takes center stage, from everyday use to entertaining.
When shopping for a new blender, what should you look for?
The best blenders will turn tough ingredients like frozen fruit and veggies, ice cubes, leafy greens, grains, and even nuts into a silky smooth puree. You should make sure your blender is BPA free and durable enough not to crack even if you’re using it every single day. A quality blender should also accommodate your needs. Below are blenders made specifically for margaritas. They will take your frozen cocktail to the next level.
Are you limiting your blender use to single serving drinks? Upgrade to the Ninja Pro Blender. Planning to mix up big batches of frozen cocktails? Opt for the Margaritaville Concoction Maker.
Here’s our list of the best blenders for icy drinks to buy this summer:
5. Oster Versa Pro Performance Blender
Indulge in a blender that performs like a premium $400 model but costs less than $200, with the Oster Versa Pro Performance Blender. Its power-packed performance ensures incomparably smooth nut butter whisking while also rapidly blending icy margaritas.
This top-of-the-line blender is more than just a kitchen gadget. It possesses the lasting potential of a lifetime companion. You can effortlessly store the Oster Versa appliance, not intruding on the aesthetic of your kitchen, should you choose to leave it out.
Benefit from a 7-year warranty to give you peace of mind for those times when you need a repair or replacement. Don’t be fooled by its price, this blender will give you the most bang for your buck!
Oster Versa Pro Performance Blender: Cost: $170-$200
4. Nutri Ninja Pro Blender
For those craving a quick fix, the Nutri Ninja Pro Blender is your go-to. With 900 watts of power, it effortlessly blends your morning smoothies, pestos, sauces and nut butters catering to single servings with minimal effort, all with the convenience of its 24-ounce or 18-ounce cup options with sip and seal lids. The sleek and compact blender is easy to clean, BPA-free and dishwasher safe, accompanied by a complimentary 75-page recipe book to inspire that inner chef in you!
Nutri Ninja Pro Blender: $90-$105
3. Vitamix Ascent 3300 Blender
If you’re looking to splurge on a top-of-the-line blender, the Vitamix Ascent 3300 won’t let you down. This high-performance model crushes ice like it’s nobody’s business. With 1,440 watts of sheer power, you can blend virtually any ingredients quickly and easily.
Beyond its impressive strength, this blender also boasts sleek touchscreen controls, a programmable timer, and the ability to adjust blending times based on the container size. It’s the ultimate blend of power and convenience, making it perfect for crafting custom recipes with ease. Simply set it and let it do its thing.
Vitamix Ascent 3300 Blender: $400-$550
2. Ninja Prep Master
The Ninja Master Prep is one of the best blenders you can get for under $50. This revolutionary drink maker can crush ice in a matter of seconds, chop veggies for a creamy guac, and get your frozen drinks silky smooth. Score!
If you don’t need a blender with a million different function this one will do the trick. It comes with a 48 ounce pitcher and a 16 ounce bowl so you can blend and serve without switching dishes. The Ninja Prep Master blender also comes with convenient lids to store any leftovers, is dishwasher safe and easy to clean.
Ninja Master Prep: $30-$45
1. Margaritaville Bahamas Frozen Concoction Maker
This bad babe keeps the icy cold drinks flowing. It’s the queen of best blenders. If you’re only going to be using your blender to make delicious frozen cocktails try this one by Margaritaville. Switch it to the “shave n blend” setting and it automatically makes a 36 ounce restaurant worthy pitcher of frozen drinks.
The durable pitcher is shatterproof and dishwasher safe. Your margarita blender also comes with a shot glass and frozen drink recipes. Unlike other blenders, this one shaves the ice for the perfect frozen drink consistency.
Margaritaville Bahamas Frozen Concoction Maker: $149.99 – $190
Here are two of the best frozen margarita recipes to whip up in your new blender:
For all the margarita lovers, here’s a Chili Lime Mango Margarita recipe that will seriously spice up your life. It’s fruity, boozy, subtly spiced, refreshing, and absolutely delicious. It’s the perfect frozen drink for a hot summer night and goes great with Mexican food. Pull out your new blender and blend away!
Chili Lime Mango Margaritas
1 ripe mango, cubed
1 cup of orange juice
2 small limes, juiced
2.5-3 ounces silver tequila
1 ounce triple sec or orange liqueur
Dash of hot sauce
1-3 tbsp of agave
1 lime wedge for rimming
1 tsp chili powder + 1 tsp of sea salt (for salted rim)
- Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth and silky.
- Blend in a large handful of ice cubes to make a frozen margarita or transfer to a cocktail shaker with plenty of ice and shake vigorously.
- Rim serving glass with lime wedge and dip in the salt/chili mixture.
- Pour margarita into glass and garnish with a lime wedge.
The Ultimate Blender Margarita
Here’s a classic blended margarita recipe by The Kitchn. It’s simple, refreshing and zesty! Try using some of the homemade limeade concentrate to make extra flavored ice cubes. Unlike regular ice cubes, they won’t water down your frozen drink.
6-7 medium limes
1 medium orange
One cup of granulated sugar
1 cup of water
8 ounces 100% agave silver or blanco tequila
4 cups of ice
- Zest and juice the citrus.
- Combine sugar, water, lime zest, and orange zest into a small sauce pan over medium heat. Stir until the sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and let cool.
- Stir the fresh squeezed lime juice and orange juice into the simple syrup you just made. Pour the mixture into ice cube trays.
- Run the flesh of a lime wedge around the rim of a glass and dip in the kosher salt.
- Once the ice cubes are frozen pour them into a blender. Add in the tequila and blend. Add up to 3 cups of ice as you blend to get your desired consistency.
- Pour into the salt rimmed glasses and serve.
- Garnish with a lime wedge and enjoy!