It’s summertime and that means cool, refreshing drinks. Usually a smoothie fan, sometimes I want something crispy and light, enter agua fresca!!
Hamilton Beach reached out to us recently and asked us to try out their Wave-Action (wanded) Blender. According to the box it’s perfect for smoothies, icy drinks and milk shakes. No better time than the present to try it out!
Whenever I have fruit with really high water content like watermelon or grapes, I like to make agua frescas, a drink popular in Mexico and the Caribbean. It’s usually made with some blend of fruit or flowers with water and sugar.
In our fridge today there were organic grapes, blueberries and organic lime juice, seemed like a perfect mix.
The recipe for this is simple.
- 1 Cup Whole Grapes
- 1/8 Cup Lime Juice
- 2 Tbsp Organic Sugar
- 1 1/2 Cups of Water
- 1/2 Cup Blueberries (Optional)
Give a few pulses in your blender to breakdown the grapes. On the wave action I used the grind/chop ice pulse setting and pulsed about 8 times to get the desired consistency of this drink. Please note that most people will pour the mixture into a strainer and remove the grape skins, but I do not. I like the texture of them.
As for how the Hamilton Beach Wave-Action blender performed, it definitely handled this job well. The 700 Watt Peak power should be able to handle most drinks, smoothies and sauces pretty easily. The pitcher can hold 48oz. so it’s a good size for 4-6 drinks at a time. This is definitely the blender to use for small batch drinks, dips, and salsas.
So what do you think? Want to try this blender and recipe for yourself? Eat The Burbs has partnered with Hamilton Beach to a giveaway contest for our fans. So let’s do it.
In order to enter, do these things.
1. Leave a comment below, telling us your favorite kind of shake, smoothie or agua frescas.
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ABOUT THE CONTEST
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. ONE WINNER WILL BE CHOSEN AT RANDOM. LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES (D.C.), 18 YEARS AND OLDER WHO DID NOT PURCHASE ANY EQUIPMENT FOR PURPOSES OF ENTERING THE CONTEST. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. THE WINNER WILL BE CONTACTED VIA EMAIL AND WILL NEED TO PROVIDE A MAILING ADDRESS TO BE SHARED WITH SPONSORS (HAMILTON BEACH) IN ORDER TO RECEIVE PRICE.
Hamilton Beach provided this blender for the purpose of review, all opinions are my own