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When summer temperatures soar, I cool off with ice cream shakes and smoothies! I prefer making them at home because I can pick and choose which ingredients I want. Ingredients like French Vanilla Ice cream and frozen organic strawberries make for awesome smoothies and shakes. I like the ability to control how much fat and sugar are in the drinks I make and I know that they’re fresh and natural.
If you’re looking for an easy way to make smoothies and shakes at home, check out the blenders from Hamilton Beach. We received a Thermal Cooler Blender to check out and it’s awesome! I’ve never considered the possibility of blending up drinks and taking them with us to the beach or the park. But what a fabulous way to cool off and save money this summer! Maybe you blend up smoothies or shakes and then transfer them to another container that will keep them cold for a longer period of time. With the Thermal Cooler Blender, you blend right in the 48 ounce thermal cooler, take it off the blender, and you’re ready to go. Plus, it will keep your drinks cold for up to 8 hours. Now that’s cool! The cooler also has an easy-pour spout so you don’t spill and make a mess! When you’re at home, use the glass jar for blending up your favorite drink.
You would think that a blender is a blender, right? This blender actually has 10 speeds and 500 watts of power which means you can blend drinks to your desired consistency. What I really like is that the different speeds have labels like “smoothie,” “milkshake,” and “icy drink.” It makes it really easy for me that way! I’ve also experienced blenders that claim to blend ice, but leave huge chunks in my drinks. This blender does not do that.
Here’s a fun, simple recipe that I use often:
Frozen Strawberries, Frozen Peaches, Vanilla Yogurt, Orange Juice (add slowly until desired consistency is reached)
If you’re looking for a blender that will get you smoothies and shakes on the run, check out the Single Serve Blender. Just blend and sip from the same cup! And with 2 jars/lids, that’s one more day you can go without doing the dishes! Buy it for approximately $20.
Win It! One of you will win a Single Serve Blender with 2 jars and 2 lids. Simply head over to the site and take a look around. Come back here and either leave me a comment with another product you like (other than the 2 mentioned here) OR your favorite smoothie or milkshake recipe! Comments will close on July 2, 2009 at 10 PM PST. One comment per person, please (unless you do the extra credit). US residents only. Duplicates and comments not including the above information will be disqualified. Comments are moderated. If you don’t see your comment in a reasonable amount of time, send me an email. Bloggers and non-bloggers may enter. If you don’t want to leave your email address, please be sure to check back for my announcement on the winner. Please note that winners must respond within 48 hours of being announced/contacted or another winner will be drawn.
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