Product reviewed: Ninja Storm 450-Watt 40 oz. Food and Drink Maker with Recipes
With summer approaching, many of us are looking forward to making some fun cocktail or mocktail recipes, as well as dips and spreads galore. I’m a sucker for any recipe that screams summertime poolside. And I love a good kitchen gadget that can help you turn your favorite poolside classics into lower sugar homemade favorites!
The Ninja Storm 450-Watt 40 oz. Food and Drink Maker with Recipes looks like such a fun kitchen gadget and comes in lots of fun colors. I picked the bright yellow one because it reminded me of summertime. The official product description promises “you’ll be able to whip, blend, ice crush and food process all in the perfect sized 40-ounce processing bowl.” And that’s not too far from the truth.
When I first opened the box, all the pieces were securely packed and easy to remove. The machine comes with a processing bowl, blade, a lid for pouring and storage, a lid to use while you’re blending or processing, and the motor, which snaps on top. It also comes with a full recipe book with lots of great ideas.
My youngest daughter was very intrigued and helped me whip up a few recipes. We tried frozen lemonade, smoothies and salsa. I quickly realized this is the perfect gadget for making fun drinks and sauces, but not really strong enough to blend a thicker smoothie or large pieces of ice. The frozen lemonade with crushed ice blended nice and easy, but our smoothie was a bit too thick; the blades weren’t quite powerful enough to blend it all together.
The handle and pour spout make it easy to transfer whatever you’re making out of the bowl, and cleanup was very simple.
While its bending capability is not on the same level as a high-powered blender, the Ninja Storm 450-Watt 40 oz. Food and Drink Maker is perfect for making more fluid beverages and sauces. For those looking for a less expensive blender or food processor, this could be a great addition to your kitchen for only $30 from HSN.