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Sunday, December 12, 2021

Recipe: A Snowy Vegan Holiday Cocktail + Why We Love our Newair Countertop Ice Maker

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If you follow regularly, you may know that my husband changed to a vegan diet a few years ago. In honor of my husband and our vegan friends, I created this vegan holiday cocktail that was a hit - The Snowy Vegan Holiday Cocktail!  In this post, I'll also tell you about our Newair 26 lbs. Countertop Ice Maker (SKU NIM026MS00) that is perfect for holiday cocktails! We even have a coupon code (TRENDY) for you to save 10% on this ice maker!

Recipe: Snowy Vegan Holiday Cocktail

  1. Add 1/2 cup of ice to a glass.
  2. Pour the oat milk, vodka, and amaretto to the glass and stir.
  3. Enjoy!

As I mentioned earlier, the Newair 26 lbs. Countertop Ice Maker is perfect for holiday cocktails! It is great for holiday gatherings with family and friends. We love this countertop ice maker that makes two different sizes of ice for our holiday mocktails and cocktails. Let's start with a quick overview of key features:
  • Compact design takes up minimal space on your countertop.
  • Lightweight enough to take anywhere you need it.
  • Makes up to 26 lbs. of ice a day.
  • Intuitive controls make start-up and operation a snap.
  • Choose from large or small ice for perfect punch, cocktails, and more.
Personally, we keep the The Newair 26 lbs. Countertop Ice Maker on our kitchen countertop when we have a party. This energetic ice maker will make up to 26 lbs. in a day! We fill it up in the morning and let it work its magic to make the ice.  Throughout the day, we empty the ice hopper into a bag that we store in the freezer and refill the water.  We've never actually needed a full 26 lbs. of ice for any of our parties, but it's nice to know that this hard working countertop ice maker has always made more than enough for our needs.  It's very convenient!

We also love the flexibility that you are able to make two sizes of ice. I think that this is a special touch for parties and is really nice when you are making holiday cocktails and mocktails! 

The small ice is my favorite for the Snowy Vegan Holiday Cocktail!

Finally, I should comment on efficiency. We actually have an ice maker built into our fridge, but it's slow and only makes large ice. When I say large ice, it's actually about 2x larger than the "large" setting on this countertop Ice Maker.  The ice maker on our refrigerator has an option for crushed ice, but it's loud and slow.  The ice maker on our refrigerator is meant for daily use but not for special occasions. The Newair 26 lbs. Countertop Ice Maker is much nicer because it makes smaller sized ice that is pretty in holiday cocktails and mocktails.  This countertop model is also able to make a larger volume of ice.

If you follow regularly, you know that I am an engineer and overthink everything. I think that you'll appreciate this though -- it's important to have a ballpark idea of how much it costs to run appliances.  This unit seems to have used approximately 2 amps per hour at our house. This converts to 240 watts. Your mileage will vary, but based on our current electric plan, this is approximately 2-cents per hour. This is cheaper than buying ice at our local Kroger at $1.99 for a 7 pound bag of ice. More importantly, it's nice to not have to transport bags of ice from the store to home! If you live in Texas, you know that transporting ice inconvenient, especially in the heat. We have to buy ice and put it into a cooler for our car ride home from the grocery store when it's hot. (It's currently December and today's high was in the 80's!) An at-home countertop ice maker is convenient!

In summary, we love the design, convenience, multiple sizes of ice, and efficiency of this Newair Countertop Ice Maker (SKU NIM026MS00)!  We hope that you have a chance to give it a try for your holiday parties!  Even better, if you use our affiliate link here, you'll save 10% with the coupon code TRENDY!  

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