Best Blender for Crushing Ice and Frozen Fruits

Okay! Let’s be honest with each other!

How many of us have tried to crush ice for any other icy drinks or turn the good and healthy fruits or vegetables for smoothies with our regular blender? Some of you might have got a good result and lived happily. But that was not the case with me.

Blender for Crushing Ice or Frozen Fruits

I went up to my kitchen with full confidence that my blender would do the job given to it, but little did I know that me and my blender, both would struggle. Then I realized that every blender is not meant for every blending and crushing of ice job.

Of course, there are other ways to crush ice — using a mallet. I have done it before. But what will you do for frozen fruits?

A mallet won’t give us a good, tasty or smooth drink. And also the mallet-used crushed ice is more of a cracked ice. Cracked ice isn’t bad either, but it won’t be the best option when it comes to making smoothies, snow cones, ice creams and few other drinks.

So this article is basically for those who were and still are struggling with the blender when it comes to hard ingredients like frozen fruits, vegetables or ice.

It took me a long time to find these blenders which are capable of delivering you the perfectly smooth smoothie you want to drink and allows you to enjoy the finely crushed ice for your icy drinks at home.

What to look for in a blender if you want to Crush Ice and Frozen fruits

Every blender is not quite suited for the job. Some blenders suffer a lot when it comes to churning ice cubes and frozen fruits. They won’t give you the texture you need but they sure will give you a headache.

Crushing ice into snow is not a very easy task for regular blenders. It can be difficult for a blender if it was not designed with the power to crush ice or other hard foods. A blender needs a powerful motor, high speed, strong blades and many more.

Strong Motor:

A blender has to have a powerful motor to perform tasks such as crushing hard ice and other hard vegetables like carrots. Here it doesn’t mean that the blenders with lower wattage cannot chop ice. But they cannot blend ice blend like the blenders with higher wattage. So if you don’t want your regular blender’s life to end, think wisely about the job you give to your blender.

The speed of the motor:

When the task is crushing ice and frozen fruits, it is better to get a blender which offers you high-speed settings. Slow speeds are just not the right choice.

There are many blenders which have different speed settings enabling you to crush ice and still do the slow-speed blending.

Blades Design:

The only powerful motor is not enough for a blender to do the “ice crushing” job smoothly, it also requires high-quality strong blades.

The blades provided in such blenders should be powerful and durable. I’m sure you don’t want to spend money on blades after every interval. The blades should be able to handle the tough job.


The material used for the pitcher is also important. The pitcher made of thin and weak material might get stained or cracked because of the hard cubes of ice. They should be able to withstand the pressure and should not get shattered.


Every high-end product is not always a good product. You should think carefully if the product you’ve chosen is worth the price and how often you will use it. If the plan is to use it regularly, you can get a little pricey one but remember it should be powerful enough to cut through ice and frozen fruits. Otherwise better stick to a low priced option.

Here we have a list of few blenders, chosen wisely; strong and fast enough to crush that little ice cubes and frozen fruits making your favorite icy drinks or smoothies reach the perfect taste and texture.

1. Vitamix 5200 Blender

Vitamix 5200 Blender, Black

I really doubt if there is someone who does not want a Vitamix blender. We want to own a Vitamix blender but are scared to spend a fortune on Vitamix blender. So reading this review might help you to decide whether to buy a blender which is this pricey or not.

From what I have learned about this blender, the power it has is amazing. It is not only powerful, it also delivers the power required to process any ingredient into the liquid. No matter what ingredient is, it gives the best result. Of course, it is expensive but I’m convinced that it gives no opportunity for regrets.

I realize the fact that breaking ice can be a challenging task to many blenders, but this blender is at some other level. It can easily break the ice and turn it into the snow and same goes for the frozen fruits and other tough ingredients. It is a great choice for those who are trying to figure out a way to crush ice and frozen fruits without using a mallet and without making a mess.

One thing that sets it apart from other blenders is that you can use it to reheat your soups. Isn’t it quite amazing? It’s because of the friction that is developed in the blades but it takes 10 minutes. So I would rather reheat my soups on a stove.

If you’re craving for ice cream, you can just make it in your home. You can just make it at home using this blender. You can also use it to make batter and dough. The tampering tool comes in handy when it comes to crushing and blending.

This blender is better if need to blend frozen fruits, tough foods or crush ice on a every day basis because this blender is strong and durable. Otherwise spending too much is not a wise idea. You can just get a normal, mid-priced blender.

What I like
  • It is stylish,strong and powerful.
  • The blender is made of safe BPA free plastic.
  • The pitcher is capable of serving 8 cups of your favorite smoothies or drinks at once.
  • It is a perfect family appliance.
  • It can crush ice, frozen fruits and other tough ingredients easily.
  • It comes with a 7 years long warranty.
What I don't
  • It is a loud appliance when used at high speed.
  • Though cleaning it is easy, it is not dishwasher safe.

I want to make things clear about this blender. It is a noisy blend but the noise is produced due to the powerful motor. Such high-speed blenders make noise. The speed of this blender is controlled by the knob present on its base. There are no push buttons nor does it have automatic pre-programmed settings so you have to control the speeds yourself.

2. Blendtec Total Blender Classic, with FourSide Jar

Blendtec Total Blender Classic, with FourSide Jar, Black

When I saw this blender blending those frozen fruits without getting stuck, I just knew this is the one. The way it blended was a sight to see; without any effort.

At first, I thought this blender would be as expensive as other Blendtec Blenders, but later when I found out its price it left me with my mouth open. It is not expensive, rather it is so affordable. Some of you might feel that it’s highly priced blender but look at its performance. It blends fluently without getting stuck for a single second.

How this blender does its job is so perfect. It pulverizes ice in few seconds, blends frozen ice without any obstructions, makes bread dough and does many things. This blender makes blending easy.

This blender is provided with such stronger blades that no matter how tougher foods I put in there, it cuts through them and gives me a result that’s healthy and smooth. It does not leave any lumps on my morning smoothies. These blades are safe to handle which means no cuts and wounds.

I like how it can handle both cold and hot. It grinds the tough ice into snow and still perfectly thickens hot soups to their perfect texture. You don’t have to worry about the jar getting damaged. The blending jar is strong enough to bear the hits of tough ice cubes and can endure the hot soups.  I think you’ll love it too. I can make icy drinks for my family, make my morning smoothie and make ice creams.

I’m sure you as well will love how this beautiful blender sits on the kitchen countertop. The stylish jar looks amazing, doesn’t it? It is neither too small nor too big. One thing I’m a little upset about this blender is that it is not a dishwasher friendly blender. If it only was a dishwasher-safe blender, it would be the perfect blender.

I know you all are wondering if this blender is as loud as other blenders. Yes, it is a loud blender, especially when used on the highest speed. But it is not too loud. For a powerful blender like this which has a motor of 3HP, the noise it makes it bearable.

What I like
  • It is a strong and durable blender.
  • It can do a lot more than crushing ice and frozen fruits.
  • The pre-programmed settings allow easy and perfect blending.
  • It also has an auto-shutoff feature.
  • It comes with 8 years of warranty.
What I don't
  • It is not a dishwasher friendly unit.

Apart from not being dishwasher safe and making noise during blending, I like everything about this blender. It crushes ice and frozen fruits into the snow without too much effort. The digital touch pads on the base of the blender look cool and are not complicated either. The blender is powerful and affordable which is why I chose it to be the best blender.

3. Ninja Mega Kitchen System

Ninja Mega Kitchen System (Blender, Processor, Nutri Ninja Cups) BL770

I know you’re looking for a blender which will pulverize ice and crush frozen fruits. Trust me this Ninja blender constructed with Total Crushing Technology can do a lot more than that. I like how it can do other jobs like mixing, dough making as well. And this is why I chose it.

This blender also works well with hot soups or liquids. Don’t misunderstand when I say hot soups because I only said it can work hot liquids; it does not reheat them.

It works perfectly as an ice crushing blender but can also be great as a food processor and a personal blender. It has a big pitcher which is perfect if you plan on making drinks for your whole family. It also comes with a food processor bowl which is perfect for chopping, preparing the dough and other tasks. The bowl has its own lid.

This blender also comes with two small sized cups with lids and built-in blades. Just switching from the huge pitcher to the small cups will turn your blender into a single-serving personal blender. This is perfect for someone like me who makes drinks for the family but at the same time likes to make protein shakes for myself alone.

These pitchers are very easy to handle and also they are dishwasher safe which means less work and not cutting off fingers. I want products which are safe and I know you feel the same. As we are talking about safe products, the pitchers are made of BPA free plastic. So, these plastic pitchers won’t affect our health.

It is a powerful blender with a motor of 1500Watt so it’s better if you don’t expect a peaceful blending. It makes noise but bearable. The noise won’t deafen you.

What I like
  • It has a 1500Watt base.
  • It has a big (72-ounces) pitcher, a food processing bowl (8-cup) and two small (16-ounces) blending cups with lids on.
  • Cleaning is easy as it is dishwasher safe.
  • It has 3-speed settings suitable for different food types.
  • It also has a pulse feature.
  • It comes with 4 blade choices— 6-blades assembly, 4-blade assembly, dough blade and single-serving blades.
What I don't
  • It does not have Auto-iQ Technology like many Ninja Blenders have.
  • It is not a quiet blender.

For me, this blender is actually very good. The largely sized pitcher makes things easy for me when I have the guest. I can make enough drinks or smoothies for my guest at once. The work bowl makes dough easily without making any mess. Though people think that this blender being a powerful one will be big and cover huge space of their countertop, it is not the case. It won’t disappoint you if you’re okay with a Nutri Ninja Blender without an Auto-iQ technology.

4. Cleanblend 3HP Commercial Blender

Blender By Cleanblend 3HP 1800-Watt Commercial Blender, Mixer with a 64 ounce BPA Free Container, Stainless steel 8 blade assembly, includes Tamper, smoothie maker, home blender

It is one of the most powerful blenders I’ve chosen. I’m impressed with the way it can crush hard ice cubes into the snow and turn those frozen fruits and hard-to-blend vegetables into tasty smoothies.

If I think about its price, it obviously is a little pricey, but the way it performs blending and pulverizes those little ice chunks into snow is worth the price.

I was looking for a blender which would pulverize ice and frozen fruits and I found this blender. It looks quite similar to Vitamix and Blendtec blenders. This blender has a pitcher of 64-ounce big, which is able to serve 8 cups of drinks or smoothies. The pitcher is made of strong and BPA free plastic. Since the material is made of plastic, there is very less chance of shattering. It is able to withstand the hits of the ice cubes while the crushing takes place.

Unlike some other blenders, it has stainless steel bearings instead of plastic on top of the housing. The stainless steel blades of this blender cut through ice and frozen fruits without any problem. And it makes smoothies, soups, ice-creams thicker and better than any blender that comes in its price range. It is just impressive.

I really like that this blender has speed dial instead of push buttons. That speed dial makes it look like a vintage piece. The pulse switch in the blender is much needed as it provides a quick and powerful blend.

I noticed that this blender has a square pitcher rather than a round one. I think it is because the baffles caused by the large area of the container make more effective blending but the cleaning becomes difficult. And plus it has to be cleaned manually.

The tamper wand that this blender avails is not required for every blending. However it is necessary while making nut butters.

What I like
  • The blending container does not shatter and it is BPA free.
  • It comes with a powerful 3HP base.
  • It has easy to use speed dial and pulse function.
  • It comes with a 5 years of warranty.
What I don't
  • It tends to make loud noise when used in high speed.
  • It is very tall blending unit so; storing it can be difficult if you have small storing cabinets.

Overall this blender is an awesome blender for ice crushing and for blending frozen fruits. The price at first might seem little too much, but it is not like that. It gives performance similar to the most reputed brand like Vitamix. I like to make soups, smoothies, and desserts often. This blender is just what I need.

5. Oster Reverse Crush Counterforms Blender

Oster Reverse Crush Counterforms Blender, with 6-Cup Glass Jar, 7-Speed Settings and Brushed Stainless Steel Black Finish

While there are blenders which are expensive but still don’t do the job properly, this blender is something that will do those tough things easily. The very first time I found out about this blender, I was really impressed. I was impressed with the fact that this blender can offer the performance of blending like any other high-end blenders.

What material do you prefer for your blending jar?

I’m mostly into the glass and this blender has a glass jar which is another reason why this blender has attracted me. But again I have to be super careful when handling this jar as I don’t want to break the jar and pay some more amount for the new one.

I don’t like how they say it has 7 speeds settings. It has 3 speeds settings, 2 pre-programmed settings, a high and a low pulse. So, don’t get fooled. But these different speeds and blending modes are enough for blending anything.

You can put any food in the pitcher, start the motor and you’ll get a smooth and healthy drink for you and your family. The pitcher is big enough to serve 6 cups of drinks at once. So if you have a family of 6 or less, then it is for you. But if there are more than 6, then I’m not quite sure about it. However, the size won’t be any problem if you don’t mind making drinks twice.

If you’re wondering about the blades of this blender, then let me tell me; it has 6 stainless steel blades which can easily crush anything. If you have this blender or are planning to get one, I advise you to replace it from time to time because too much crushing of ice and frozen fruits will wear out the blades.

The interesting thing I found about this blender is that rotates in two directions—at first the blade spins in one direction and then reverses every few seconds—which help with the clogging.

What I like
  • The 2-ounce filler cap with built in markings makes it easy to measure the amount of ingredients you use.
  • The pitcher is dishwasher safe.
  • It comes with 3 years of guarantee.
  • It is built with dual direction blade technology.
What I don't
  • It is a little noisy unit.

This blender is not a very big blender so it saves up space in kitchen. The motor of this blender is of 600 watts which is strong enough to chop foods, crush ice or blend your favorite frozen fruits. And also it is very affordable in comparison to some high end blenders with same blending power.


The blenders that I mentioned above are the ones I chose knowing that they can easily pulverize the ice and the frozen fruits. But at last, you’re the one who has to decide which blender to buy. Every blender has its own specialty and power.

So, be careful before you get yourself a blender but if you’re looking for a blender for ice crushing purposes and blending frozen fruits, better stick to high-speed blenders.

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