Blender Drinks without a Blender

Today — August 17th, 2012 — is The Boat Galley’s second birthday!  Last year, I posted a favorite birthday cake recipe.  This year, it’s time for a celebratory drink . . . and while we normally drink iced tea, beer or wine, somehow a birthday seems to call for something a little more special.  Say a margarita . . .

Sounds great — but what about the blender and the ice?

Luckily, a couple of weeks ago reader Diane Dashevsky gave me a great idea for blender drinks:  pre-mixed drink pouches.  One big advantage is that you can store them anywhere until you want to freeze/chill them.

If you have a freezer, they easily tuck into nooks and crannies.  Since they don’t freeze solid, it’s okay if they’re sort of wedged in.

If you have a refrigerator, often you can get them to be “slushy” by putting them right up against the chill plate.  And if you use a cooler, freeze the pouches at home and put them in the very bottom of the cooler under all the ice.  Even if not still totally frozen, they’ll be icy cold.

An idea that I’ve had, but haven’t actually tried yet is to freeze the pouches into a block of ice.  The biggest question would be whether you’d be able to break the ice block when you wanted the drinks . . .

Cheers!

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16 Comments
  • Allan Cobb on Facebook
    Posted at 17 August 2012 Reply

    Happy birthday!

  • Janet Bussie on Facebook
    Posted at 17 August 2012 Reply

    Becky Seabolt Hamm you need one of these today 🙂

  • Rhonda L Shopfner on Facebook
    Posted at 17 August 2012 Reply

    They are tasty too!

  • The Boat Galley on Facebook
    Posted at 22 February 2013 Reply

    Cheers!

  • Marcie Steele
    Posted at 03 January 2014 Reply

    Happy Birthday Carolyn! I’m heading to happy hour and will have one with you in mind

  • Janice Sterling
    Posted at 04 January 2014 Reply

    Happy Birthday! Enjoy your evening!

  • Debbie Williamson
    Posted at 04 January 2014 Reply

    Happy Happy Birthday Carolyn!!!!

  • Annette Cleckner Baker
    Posted at 04 January 2014 Reply

    Happy Happy Birthday

  • Gladys Bragg Strickland
    Posted at 04 January 2014 Reply

    Happy Birthday! Cheers to another fabulous year!

  • Nancy Orloski
    Posted at 04 January 2014 Reply

    Happy Birthday! Enjoy your day and night!!!

  • Beth Tyler
    Posted at 04 January 2014 Reply

    Happy Birthday and thanks for all the knowledge and insight you give us.

  • Stephanie Hamilton
    Posted at 04 January 2014 Reply

    have a wonderful birthday, carolyn! have a nice little cocktail for me.

  • Yes Missy
    Posted at 04 January 2014 Reply

    Happy Birthday Carolyn!

  • Anne Ellingsen
    Posted at 04 January 2014 Reply

    Hope you had a wonderful day. Happy B’day. Cheers!!

  • Debie
    Posted at 23 May 2017 Reply

    Happy Birthday! I use a snow cone maker/ice shaver with a crank handle for slushy drinks. You just need the ice. You can get them at Toys R Us, Bed Bath and Beyond, anywhere that sells summer/kid stuff.

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