A Magic Bullet is a small, compact blender with a powerful punch. Here’s why I love mine.
Years ago my dad bought me a Magic Bullet. Yes, really. As Seen on TV, and all that jazz. I confess; I rolled my eyes.
However, we’ve used that bullet for well over six years now. I absolutely love it. Though we have a food processor and a traditional blender, the Bullet is my go-to for making smoothies and blending stuff.
It’s a party!
The Magic Bullet works like a traditional blender, but with the added benefit of “party cups”. These are individually-sized mugs that fit on the blender base. So, when I make smoothies, every kid can have a different flavor. I don’t have to make one pitcher of the same flavor.
Likewise, I’m not washing a large blender and all the cups to serve it in. With the party cups, I can serve in the blending vessel itself.
Friends have told me that you can use mason jars just like party cups with a traditional blender, so if you already have a blender, well, there you go. You don’t need a Magic Bullet. But, if you’re in the market for a blender, this is one that I recommend.
I make a variety of things in my Magic Bullet besides smoothies. Since one cup is small and easy to wash, I can easily make salsa, whipped cream, bread crumbs, as well as smoothies. I’ve even blended up pintos for a healthier version of refried beans.
Some of my favorite recipes:
- Coconut Mango Banana Smoothie
- The Ice-Blended Mocha & Tips for an At-Home Date Night
- The Red Banana Smoothie
- DIY Smoothie Bar
- Homemade Salsa
- Homemade Whipped Cream
Care and storage
We have a small narrow cupboard in the kitchen where we stash the Magic Bullet and all the party cups and attachments. If the cups get rinsed and set in the dishwasher right away, clean up is a snap.
Or you can do what my dad does. He fills the cup with water, adds a few drops of dish soap and blends away. After he rinses off the suds, the cup and blender base are clean and ready to dry in the drainer.
Purchasing a machine
I’ve never purchased a machine. Mine was a gift from my dad. He ordered it straight from their website. My set came with a travel set as well as eight party cups in total, so our family is set.
I’ve seen them at most department stores and at Costco. You can also order one on Amazon.
What’s your experience with a Magic Bullet or other blender?
Love it or hate it? Do tell.
(Check out past posts in which I wax eloquent about the bread machine, the food processor,the immersion blender, the waffle maker, the Keurig, the electric griddle, the home juice extractor, the toaster oven, the slow cooker.)