Everything You Need to Make the Best Frozen Drinks This Summer
There's something so satisfying about slowly sipping a frozen beverage on a hot summer day. Whether you prefer frosé, slushy tropical drinks, or kid-friendly milkshakes, there's an easy way to ensure you always have the most delicious frozen drinks available whenever you want them: make them yourself. It's not that difficult, given the right ingredients, recipes, and kitchen tools.
For that last part, we've gathered some essential items from Bed Bath & Beyond, including a compact yet powerful margarita machine, a simple cocktail maker, and popsicle molds. Since our frozen-drink picks start at just $8, you can easily make a season's worth of delicious drinks for less than a night out would cost. Read on for the tasty possibilities.
Margaritaville Bahamas Frozen Concoction Maker
Whether Jimmy Buffett's music is your jam or not, you have to admit that you can't hear one of his tunes without craving a tasty tropical drink. And surprise, surprise: this Margaritaville Bahamas Frozen Concoction Maker ($190) is the only frozen-drink maker you'll ever need. It shaves ice and blends it with your personalized mix of juices and fruits for a summer's worth of delicious concoctions.
Simply Essential Popsicle Maker
Remember begging your parents to let you make your own popsicles when you were a kid? (And growing up and spending hours in therapy talking about them being withholding?) Well, you're an adult now, which means you can use this Simply Essential Popsicle Maker ($8) to make all the frozen pops your inner child's heart desires.
Rabbit Freezable Cocktail Maker
How cute is this Rabbit Freezable Cocktail Maker ($40)? Its neoprene sleeve hugs a cocktail carafe that's just perfect for making frosé, piña coladas, margaritas, and more. Not sure where to start? Check the included recipe booklet, and you'll be sipping a homemade slushie in no time at all.
Libbey Sangria Rocks 5-Piece Glass and Pitcher Set
Technically, sangria doesn't count as a frozen drink, but it's chilled and delicious, so . . . close enough? This Libbey Sangria Rocks 5-Piece Glass and Pitcher Set ($47) is made by hand, with a pleasing heft that makes toasting just as delightful as that first sip.
Our Table Ice Mold Set
Pro tip: if your drink recipe calls for ice, using an extra-large cube or sphere will keep your beverage cold without quickly diluting it. This Our Table Ice Mold Set ($8) creates aesthetically pleasing ice and helps your drink stay as delicious as it was the moment it was made.
Ninja CREAMi Ice Cream Maker
Whether you like your milkshakes boozy or alcohol free, the best shake starts with quality materials. DIY it with this Ninja CREAMi Ice Cream Maker ($230), which makes shakes (or sorbet or ice cream) in just three steps. The only downside? You'll never want to settle for store-bought again.