Summer is in full swing, and it’s certainly been a hot one so far! We’re doing everything we can to enjoy this hot weather while it lasts, and keeping our cool with lots of swimming and refreshing summer drinks.
We recently received a DrinkMaster Drink Mixer from Hamilton Beach to try out, and it’s definitely been a welcome addition to our kitchen this summer. Not only does its chrome retro style look great, it’s so easy to use.
The Hamilton Beach Chrome Classic DrinkMaster Drink Mixer is perfect for making smoothies, milkshakes and other tasty summer drinks. You add your ingredients to the 28 ounce stainless steel mixing cup, set the cup on the holder and mix away.
The machine is a breeze to clean – just give the stainless steel mixing cup and the detachable spindle a quick wash and you’re all set. It’s certainly a lot easier to clean than a typical blender, and safer too, since there are no sharp blades to deal with (great for getting the kids to do the washing!)
I should mention that because there are no sharp blades, you can’t use this drink mixer to chop ice cubes, so you’ll have to add crushed ice if you want ice in your drink.
The whole family will have fun making their own delicious summer drinks from this list of drink recipes on the Hamilton Beach website. For even more fun, why not challenge everyone to see who can come up with the yummiest drink by creating their own concoction?
Just gather a bunch of ingredients such as:
- ice cream and/or frozen yogurt
- juice (orange, cranberry or pineapple)
- fruit (strawberries, bananas, raspberries, blueberries, peaches, kiwi)
- add-ins and toppings (chocolate sauce, crushed cookies, whipped cream, fruit for garnish)
and then have everyone take turns making their own signature drink. If you’ve got fancy glasses or straws, be sure to pull those out too!
Here are a few of our recent drinks created using the Hamilton Beach DrinkMaster:
Chocolate Banana Milkshake
Ingredients: vanilla ice cream, milk, chocolate syrup, sliced bananas, crumbled chocolate wafers.
Creamy Orange Frosty
Ingredients: vanilla ice cream and orange juice.
Strawberry Cheesecake Milkshake
Ingredients: vanilla ice cream, milk, fresh strawberries, crumbled graham crackers, whipped cream.
The Hamilton Beach Drink Mixer is available through hamiltonbeach.ca and Home Outfitters – or you could win one in our giveaway!
Drink Mixer Giveaway
Hamilton Beach is giving away one (1) Chrome Classic DrinkMaster Drink Mixer valued at $67.99 to one lucky Tweenhood reader.
Enter below for your chance to win, and be sure to tell us what delicious summer drinks you would mix up first!
Giveaway starts July 25, 2016 and ends August 14, 2016 at 11:00 pm EST. This giveaway is open to Canadian residents 18+ only, excluding Quebec. No purchase necessary. A winner will be chosen at random and notified via email. The winner will be required to answer a skill-testing question and have 48 hours to respond, otherwise another winner will be chosen. Prize fulfillment is the responsibility of the prize sponsor.
I was provided with a Hamilton Beach Drink Mixer for purposes of this review. All opinions are my own.
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About Kathy Sima
Kathy is a blogger and freelance writer and mom of two teens who gave up her career as a financial advisor when her son was diagnosed with autism at age 3. When it comes to parenting, Kathy truly believes there is strength in numbers and knows that sharing stories and strategies with other parents has helped keep her sane (so far!)