I have a long standing love of infomercials . . . I can remember being home during the summers as a pre-teen and watching programs for food dehydrators, carpet cleaners and ceramic knives. In between episodes of Gilligans Island. While eating Triscuits. (I swear, I was the most BORING tween ever.)
So when one of Boy's MANY sets of aunts and uncles got us a Magic Bullet as a wedding gift I was thrilled. Seriously? THRILLED. Apprehensive though . . . Boy bought a Shamwow a few months ago and it is so lame we've renamed it the "ShamFAIL". As in: Boy: "I've spilled something! Can you pass the ShamFAIL?" Me: "Why bother?".
I'm fairly certain most infomercial products aren't as awesome as they think they are. The Magic Bullet though? Pretty freaking awesome. The first day we had it we used it three times. Once to turn leftover morning coffee into afternoon ice blendeds. Once to make strawberry and iced tea smoothies. Then a third time to make blueberry milkshakes for dessert.
This thing ACUTALLY PULVERIZES ICE and, even more amazingly, it ACTUALLY WHIPS CREAM. Like, as if it had been in a stand mixer, not in that watery, half assed way a whisk or stick blender does. And it is so small I do actually leave it out on my counter. If you're doing the mental math while reading along, you know that means I can have strawberries with fresh whipped cream pretty much all summer long without ever having to haul heavy equipment out of my cabinets. Which is THE AWESOME. My stand mixer is still indespensible for baking . . . but for quick desserts for just boy and I the Magic Bullet is just perfect.
Two nights ago we had a pile of strawberries in the fridge and a bag of blueberries in the freezer. I thought "Gee . . . I wonder what would happen if I put a few blueberries in the Magic Bullet with some cream and powdered sugar." Then I found a stash of chocolate chips in the baking cupboard. It was every bit as amazing as it looks!