Gourmet Gadgetry 3 In 1 Drinks Maker Review – My Family Ties

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I have been making lots of healthy smoothies for my family over the last month and my youngest Lara wanted me make some authentic (well she said ‘Old Fashioned’!) milkshakes that she could help make and that had all her favourite ingredients in, I have been reviewing the 3 in 1 drinks maker from Gourmet Gadgetry so this was perfect for whipping up some tasty and easy to make milkshakes.

The design of the 3 in 1 mixer has a really nostalgic retro feel, and the metallic and deep red colour looks very striking in the kitchen, what makes this mixer different is that it comes with a freezable cup for smoothies and cocktails to give them that extra chill without adding ice that can dilute the final drink. 

3 in 1 Drinks Maker Features

  • Main base unit with motor
  • Milkshake cup with 420ml capacity 
  • Freezable cup for chilling smoothies and cocktails – 320ml capacity
  • 2 plastic cup lids to add to the milkshake cup
  • Interchangeable motor blade
  • Easy to use
  • Easy to clean
  • Small and compact to have on your kitchen surfaces
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What I noticed first about the drinks maker is the look, I like the retro feel to it and the fact is is quite compact means it will fit nicely on my kitchen surfaces without being obtrusive, or I can pack it away in it’s box into my kitchen cupboards. The drinks maker is really easy to use and once you have decided on your drinks recipe all you need to do is choose which milkshake cup to use (the chilled one straight out of the freezer or the other larger milkshake cup) add the ingredients to the cup, attach the blade to the milkshake cup ensure it is screwed on really well and flip over to attach to the main motor unit.

Once you have the milkshake cup in place all you need to do is blend for 5-15 seconds until you achieve your desired consistency and then serve and enjoy your drink. It is so quick to make and I think that is the beauty of this versatile machine, plus when you are finished with the drinks maker it is very simple to clean and only takes a few minutes. The addition of a freezable cup is a great idea as it keeps the drinks chilled for ages and what a great idea over the Summer.
Not only can you make milkshakes but also smoothies and cocktails too and it is as quick to whip up a smoothie or cocktail as it is for a milkshake. Once you have used the chilled cup you will use it again and again as it gives a refreshing chill to your drink without diluting as ice would do. All you have to do is wash the cup out and put it back into the freezer for it’s next use.

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Milkshake Recipe’s We Have Tried Out

We have tried out lots of different milkshake recipes using the Gourmet Gadget drinks maker and below are two of our favourites. The Vanilla shake is for my youngest Lara who really only likes vanilla ice-cream, and the Chocolate Peanut shake is for my oldest Siobhan who really loves the taste of the Peanut Hottie drink we discovered through the Deugstabox food subscription service.  Siobhan isn’t one for hot drinks but really loves this drink so I wanted to incorporate their new flavour (Chocolate & Peanut) into one of the shakes, and she just loved it! That left the Chocolate shake which was perfect for me as I do love the traditional style of chocolate thick shake, just add a scoop more of ice cream for that thick style shake.

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Vanilla Shake

  • 2-3 scoops of vanilla ice-cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 cup milk
  • Whipping cream – fresh or canned
  • Maraschino cherries to decorate
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Chocolate Shake

  • 2-3 scoops chocolate ice-cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • *Optional* 1-2 teaspoons chocolate sauce or chocolate hazelnut spread
  • Whipping cream – fresh or canned
  • Maraschino cherries to decorate
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Chocolate Peanut Shake

  • 2-3 scoops chocolate ice-cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2-3 tablespoons of Peanut Butter & Chocolate Peanut Hottie powder
  • Whipping cream – fresh of canned
  • Maraschino cherries to decorate
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I have found this little device quite invaluable to whip up some tasty milkshakes and smoothies for my family and at £34.99 I think it offers good value for the use you are going to get out of it, and the plus points of being really easy to use and clean while looking great are all features I look for in my kitchen appliances as it’s an instant put-off when the instructions are so complex! Not so with this drinks maker as once you have the hang of it, it really is easy and quick to use.

What are your favourite milkshake recipes?

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*Gourmet Gadgetry provided the 3 in1 drinks maker for the purpose of this review however all opinions and views remain my own * Not Sponsored*

3 Comments

  1. Tracy B
    July 17, 2015 / 6:19 pm

    Oh my!! I've been looking for a recipe that uses Peanut Hottie… and this looks and sounds amazing…. Mmmmm!!

  2. July 20, 2015 / 8:56 pm

    I have one of these too, it's great

  3. August 9, 2015 / 10:22 am

    I have a similar one, but not as colourful as this one!