5 Blenders for Creating Frozen Cocktails and Delicious Smoothies

Concoct your favorite flavors of margaritas, or make fruit smoothies for the family with any one of these blenders.

Chop up some fruit, throw in some ice, and add a little bit of tequila, if that’s what the occasion calls for. Or maybe it’s a family event with kids, and you want to make refreshing fruit smoothies for everyone to enjoy. No matter the event, a blender is necessary in almost every social situation.

Ninja’s blenders are powerful and effective with the 72-ounce countertop blender having a six-blade assembly. Check out Oster’s blender, too: It has three pre-programmed settings for the most common blender recipes built in. Looking for something a little simpler? KitchenAid’s round-jar setup has five different speeds and an ice and pulse mode, too.

Whatever your needs, any of these five blenders would be a fine addition to your kitchen.

Ninja Professional 72oz Countertop Blender

Ninja blender
Amazing smoothies and frozen drinks at the touch of a button.Amazon

This Ninja blender provides 1,000 watts of power to a six-blade assembly that, as the manufacturer says, "is perfect for making large batches of creamy, frozen drinks and smoothies for the entire family," including "large batches of delicious margaritas and daiquiris." In total, it can hold up to 64 ounces of liquid. To clean its blades, simply use a damp cloth to wipe until clean.

You can purchase this blender by itself or in packs of two, three, four or five.

Hamilton Beach Power Elite Electric Blender

Hamilton blender
Hope you’re “satisfied” with this Hamilton blender.Amazon

Using 700 watts of power, the Hamilton Beach Power Elite Electric Blender has 12 functions across four buttons to blend 40 ounces of whatever you want. It uses its revolutionary wave-action system to continuously pull mixture down into the blades, ensuring a smooth blend each time. The no-mess spout with a hinged cap makes pouring easy and clean.

You can buy the blender by itself, or, for an additional $10, you can purchase an accompanying three-cup chopper.

Oster Pro 1200 Blender

Oster Pro 1200
With pre-programmed settings, you can focus on other kitchen tasks.Amazon

With seven speeds, including three pre-programmed settings for the most common blender creations, this Oster blender

{rel=nofollow} is as good as any blender out there. It has dual-direction blade technology, using an extra-wide, 3.5-inch blade system that allows ingredients to low down into the blade smoothly and efficiently.

In total, its powered by 1,200 watts of power. The container is a six-cup, dishwasher-safe Boroclass glass jar that’s able to withstand thermal shock. It also has a pulse feature for control and precision. Included with your purchase is a 24-ounce smoothie cup.

Ninja Mega Kitchen System Blender

Ninja Mega Kitchen System
The Ninja Mega Kitchen System makes your kitchen look like a secret lab.Amazon

The Ninja Mega Kitchen System is for those looking to serve up a batch of margaritas or smoothies and then some.

It comes with a 72-oz pitcher, an eight-cup food-processor bowl that can make up to two pounds of dough in 30 seconds, two 16-ounce Nutri Ninja cups with to-go lids, a 1,500-watt base and a 30-recipe inspiration guide. All equipment is dishwasher-safe and BPA-free.

KitchenAid 5-Speed Blender

KitchenAid 5-speed
Simple and effective, this KitchenAid blender is sleek and ready to do work.Amazon

The KitchenAid blender has five different speeds and pulse and ice options with a soft-start feature. It comes with a round jar and a die-cast metal base. The blade inside is made of stainless-steel.

You can purchase it in either empire red, onyx black, silver or white.