Looking for the best blender for frozen fruit?

One of the best parts of a homemade smoothie is the frosty deliciousness that comes from blending up frozen fruits…as long as there are no chunks left!

A good blender is key for blending up smooth frozen fruit smoothies. A blender that can blend up frozen fruits easily and efficiently will really expand your options for the kinds of drinks and blends you can make at home.

This article will review some of the best blenders for ice and frozen fruit, including pros and cons of each. Several budget-friendly options are listed as well.

Let’s get into it!

5 Best Blenders for Frozen Fruit

1. Vitamix 5200

Vitamix blenders are known for their high quality and incredible power. With Vitamix blenders, you really can’t go wrong – they are all built to be able to crush through frozen fruit and ice.

The Vitamix 5200 is one of the most popular Vitamix blenders for home use. It is a powerhouse of a blender with a user-friendly simple design and incredible versatility. It is also one of the cheaper options and is from the Classic series so it has a simple design while still delivering the power of the other more powerful (and expensive) Vitamix blender options.

Simply put, you don’t have to worry about whether or not this blender can handle frozen ingredients, because it can handle anything!

Other similar Vitamix blenders to consider include: Vitamix 5300, Vitamix Pro 750, E310 Explorian.

Vitamix 5200 Specifications

Price~$480 USD
Motor/Wattage2 HP motor, 1380 watts
Controls-10 speeds (dial control)
-On/off switch
-High/variable switch
Parts/Accessories-Classic 64-oz container (BPA-free plastic)
-Spill-proof two-part lid with plug for tamper use and for adding ingredients while blending
-Stainless steel blades
-Classic tamper
-Cookbook, Getting Started guide
Size20.5 x 8.75 x 7.25 in
Weight10 lbs 9 oz
Special features:Radial cooling fan and thermal protection system prevents overheating.

Vitamix 5200 Pros and Cons


  • Powerful and versatile – can blend through practically any ingredient, including ice and frozen fruit.

  • Durable – all parts are made to last (jug, lid, blades, motor, etc.).

  • Easy to use – simple and intuitive controls; no complex or excess features.

  • Easy to clean

  • Relatively quiet

  • Sleek and classic design

  • 7-year full warranty
  • Expensive

  • Can be difficult to store and transport tall jug and overall structure/weight.

  • Lacks smart tech features, such as pre-programmed settings.
  • See full Vitamix 5200 review here.

    2. Ninja Professional Blender 1000 (BL610)

    The Ninja BL610 is another great blender for frozen fruit, and has the major pro of being quite an affordable option (compared to other similarly-powered blenders).

    While much cheaper than something like a Vitamix, this blender can still handle ice and frozen fruit thanks to its powerful motor and blade system. This blender has a unique blade positioning, where the blades are positioned on a stick in the centre of the pitcher.

    Similar Ninja blenders include: Ninja BL600, Ninja BL660, Ninja BL770.

    Ninja BL610 Specifications

    Price~$130 USD
    Motor/Wattage1000 watts
    Controls-Power button
    -Pulse button
    -3 speed buttons (low, med, high)
    Parts/Accessories-72-oz container (BPA-free plastic)
    -Spill-proof lid with spout
    -Stainless steel blades (3 sets of blades going up the centre of the pitcher) (removable)
    -25-Recipe Cookbook
    Size17 x 9.5 x 7.5 in
    Weight7.1 lbs
    Special features:Programmable

    Ninja BL600 Pros and Cons


  • Affordable (compared to other similarly-powered blenders)

  • Powerful

  • Easy to use

  • Dishwasher-safe parts
  • May still see specs left

  • Blades are positioned in the centre of the container so it can be difficult to scrape stuff out from the sides

  • Can be difficult to clean the blades

  • Can get cut on the blades (more easily than with other blenders with blades at the bottom of the pitcher)
  • 3. Blentec Total Blender Classic

    The Blendtec Total Blender Classic is another quite expensive blender, but one that can crush through frozen ingredients with ease and offers excellent versatility and convenience.

    Special features of this blender include several pre-programmed blending cycles. These presets allow you to simply push a button and walk away while the blender blends at the optimal time and speed for the type of blend you are making.

    Total Blender Classic Specifications

    Price~$400 USD
    Motor/Wattage1560 watts
    Controls-Pulse button
    -10 speeds
    -6 pre-programmed cycles: Smoothie, Batters, Hot Soup, Whole Juice, Ice Cream, Ice Crush
    Parts/Accessories-90-oz WildSide+ container (BPA-free plastic)
    -Spill-proof lid with pouring flap
    -Stainless steel blunt blade
    -Illuminated LCD timer on motor base – shows remaining time on blends
    Size15 x 8 x 7 in
    Weight7 lbs
    Special features:Pre-programmed cycles

    Total Blender Classic Pros and Cons


  • Powerful

  • Presets allow for one-touch blending

  • Convenient and easy to use
  • Expensive

  • Can be noisy
  • 4. Cleanblend Commercial Blender

    People love the Cleanblend Commercial Blender because it does everything that more expensive high-powered blender do, but at half the price. It’s definitely still not a cheap blender, but it does offer a powerful and versatile motor and user-friendly controls on par with most expensive blenders out there.

    Cleanblend Commercial Blender Specifications

    Price~$290 USD
    Motor/Wattage3 HP, 1800 watts
    Controls-On/off toggle
    -Pulse toggle
    -Variable speed dial
    Parts/Accessories-64-oz container (BPA-free plastic)
    -Spill-proof two-part lid with plug for tamper use and for adding ingredients while blending
    -Stainless steel blades
    Size15 x 18 x 13 in
    Weight12 lbs

    Cleanblend Commercial Blender Pros and Cons


  • Powerful

  • Easy to use

  • Relatively quiet (given its power)

  • 5-year warranty
  • Expensive (although much cheaper than similarly-powered blenders)

  • Can be difficult to store and transport tall jug and overall structure/weight.
  • 5. Hamilton Beach Professional Quiet Blender (58870)

    The Hamilton Beach Professional Quiet Blender is a great option if you want a quiet blender than can still crush through frozen fruit.

    No blender is going to be perfectly silent, especially when blending frozen fruit and ice, but this blender is specifically designed to be quiet. Features like a removable sound shield really help reduce the noise, resulting in a much more pleasant blending experience than you get with most high-powered blenders.

    Hamilton Beach Professional Specifications

    Price~$320 USD
    Motor/Wattage2 peak HP, 1500 watts
    Controls-Start/stop button
    -Pulse button
    -Variable 10 speed dial
    -4 programmed settings: Smoothie, Clean, Ice Crush, Puree
    Parts/Accessories-32-oz container (BPA-free Tritan plastic)
    -Spill-proof two-part lid with plug for tamper use and for adding ingredients while blending
    -Stainless steel blades
    -Removable quiet shield
    Size7.7 x 17.2 x 11.4 in
    Weight9.85 lbs
    Special features-Sound-dampening quiet shield
    -Resettable thermal protection device

    While these 5 blenders listed above are some of the best for frozen fruit, they are also all quite large and expensive. So here are some other options of blenders for frozen fruit

    Best Cheap Blender for Frozen Fruit (under $100)

    These blenders are pretty affordable at under $100 USD, but they come with motors powerful enough to blend through ice and frozen fruit.

    Just keep in mind that these blenders have much smaller portion sizes than the blenders listed above.


    Price: ~$80 USD

    Wattage: 600 watts

    Size: Blender dimensions: 11.61 x 6.85 x 12.28 in; Weight: 6.04 lbs.

    Operation: Push and twist to blend.

    Parts/Accessories: Motor base, extractor blade, (1) 24-oz tall cup with comfort lip ring, (1) 18-oz short cup with handled comfort lip ring, mobile app.

    Ninja Nutri Pro

    Price: ~$70 USD

    Wattage: 900 watts

    Size: Blender dimensions: 12.9 x 7.9 x 14.8 in; Weight: 7.1 lbs.

    Operation: Push and twist to blend.

    Parts/Accessories: Motor base, pro extractor blade, (1) 24-oz to-go cup, (1) 18-oz to-go cup, (2) sip and seal to-go lids, 30-recipe and wellness guide.

    Best Small Blender for Frozen Fruit

    The two cheap blender options listed above are also small, but if you are willing to pay a little more (around $100), consider these two similar small blenders that pack in a little more power:

    NutriBullet Pro

    Price: ~$110 USD

    Wattage: 900 watts

    Size: Blender dimensions: 12.01 x 7.72 x 15.94 in; Weight: 4.7 lbs.

    Operation: Push and twist to blend.

    Parts/Accessories: Motor base, extractor blade, (2) to-go lids, (2) 32-oz cups, (2) cup rings, (2) handled lip rings, recipe book.

    Nutri Ninja BL580

    Price: ~$100 USD

    Wattage: 1100 watts

    Size: Blender dimensions: 6.69 x 6.3 x 15.94 in; Weight: 7.58 lbs.

    Controls: Start/Stop button, Pulse button, Smoothie Auto-iQ button, Extract Auto-iQ button

    Parts/Accessories: Motor base, stainless steel blades, (2) 24-oz cups, (2) spout lids, FreshVac component.


    Some of the best blenders for frozen fruit include highly powerful and durable blenders such as the Vitamix 5200, Ninja BL610, Blendtec Total Blender Classic, Cleanblend Commercial Blender, and Hamilton Beach Professional.

    For cheaper and/or smaller options, consider the NutriBullet, NutriBullet Pro, Ninja Nutri Pro, or Nutri Ninja BL580.

    If you liked this article, be sure to drop a comment down below and let me know what blender you love to use for blending frozen fruit!

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