Dirty Chai Frappé & Hamilton Beach Blender Giveaway


I’ve been shopping around for a blender for a while. And I have to admit that I’ve been considering some of those super high-priced blenders like Vitamix and Blendtec. So when Hamilton Beach emailed me and let me know about their new Wave-Action blender, the timing was spot on.  I wasn’t sure what to expect. I looked it up and it had some decent reviews. It’s a $50 blender though.


I have a good track record with Hamilton Beach products. I’ve tried their food processor and coffee maker, so I know that they have some great budget-friendly products that perform well. But could this blender compete with some more expensive blenders? Could this blender work in my kitchen?

I typically use a blender for a morning smoothie and occasionally some soup or even a frozen cocktail. Each year I commit to using the blender more though.

One of my favorite drinks in the summer is iced coffee. Another favorite is an iced chai latte. I make iced coffee at home all the time, but I’m ashamed to admit that the majority of my iced chais tend to come from places like Starbucks. I always tell myself that I should be making it at home. I shouldn’t be paying five dollars for a drink.

When I do get an iced chai, I often ask for it with a shot of espresso  – which is often referred to as a dirty chai latte. So I decided to pull this blender out of the box and make myself a dirty chai frappé.

I boiled some water and seeped the tea bags in a cup of water to make a strong chai concentrate. I also frozen some cold brew coffee in some ice cube trays.


When the tea and coffee were ready, I blended both with some maple syrup and almond milk. I had myself a vegan dirty chai frappé! And it took me all of two minutes!


This blender worked wonders on my iced chai cravings. It’s Wave Action technology easily pulls everything in to the blades. The blender does include a stirring tamper piece, but I didn’t have to use it on my frappé. I imagine that it will come in helpful with soups or veggie purees. But I was very impressed with it.blender-out

And thanks to Hamilton Beach, you also have the opportunity to win your own blender! Awesome, right? So check it out and enter.

And try my dirty chai frappé.

Dirty Chai Frappé
Serves: 2-3 servings
  • 1 cup cold brew coffee
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 chai tea bags
  • 2 tbsp. maple syrup
  • ⅓ cup almond milk
  1. Freeze the cold brew coffee in ice cube trays
  2. Boil the water and brew the tea in the water. Stir in some maple syrup and chill.
  3. When both the coffee is frozen and tea is chilled, place in blender and blend with some almond milk.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

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About Hindy Garfinkel
  • Sarah Klinkowitz

    I’d make frappucinos!

  • melindakitchentested

    This looks amazing!! I actually have this tea in the house and I’m going to make ice cubes asap!

    • http://www.confident-cook.com/ Hindy Garfinkel

      You could totally do ice tea cubes and coffee cubes and it would be extra icey!

  • Rebecca Estep

    I love to make shakes so that is one of the things I would make with this new blender.

  • Rivka Breuer

    I’ve actually never heard of blending coffee and tea together…where have I been? It sounds really delicious. I would love to use the blender to make healthy soups.

  • Shelley Serber

    This looks amazing! I want! I need!

    I’d make a frap with a scoop of ice cream,, of course!

  • Chuck


  • Esther


  • Cindy

    milkshakes with my grandkids

  • Wendy


  • Marlene Steinberg

    Frozen Strawberries, yogurt and protein powder for lunch!

  • HS kraftmaking

    I will make green smoothies.

  • Carol Olson

    I’d make a green smoothie with some berries

  • Britne

    Yum, just the blender for margaritas!

  • Anonymousities

    I’d make lots and lots of tropical smoothies in my blender! ~Elizabeth

  • Dawn Monroe

    I would make milkshakes for the kids, protein shakes for my husband and strawberry/kiwi daiquiri for me.

  • danarsab


  • Lauren

    I would like to make a mango smoothie.

  • Emily Ducatte

    I would make this dirty chai for sure lol! I have been drinking chai tea every day lately and this just sounds amazing…

  • http://apileofpenguins.blogspot.com/ Ally

    I mean, this recipe looks pretty darn good! I’d love to make a drink with frozen watermelon cubes, though!

  • usnamom2014

    I would make smoothies in it.

  • miriamrkahn

    looks yum

  • Jenniferanne

    I would make lots of green smoothies in it

  • yy e

    Yum! I’m a total fan of dirty chai lattes.

  • DJohnson

    I would make yummy breakfast smoothies.

  • Lisa Brown

    I would make chipotle salsa

  • Rust

    Salsa and smoothies!

  • Miriam

    Smoothies, milkshakes and the dirty chai latte sounds fabulous!

  • Mita

    Salsa and smoothies!

  • Linda

    a mango smoothie

  • Lea Anna

    Milkshakes all day

  • susitravl

    I’d make frozen coffee drinks.

  • cezovski

    I would make Margaritas

  • Mariaelena Dominguez

    I would make a green smoothie.

  • Tina W

    I would make fruit & protein smoothies for my Dad.

  • shellypeterson

    I would make a peanut butter banana milk shake.

  • Jessica To

    I would make a strawberry smoothie.

  • Heather Hayes Panjon

    I’d Make A Peanut Butter Milkshake!

  • Janice Cooper

    I would make a strawberry banana smoothie 🙂

  • lee mckoen

    I would make a high protein smoothie!

  • anita leibert

    I would make delicious fruit smoothies and milkshakes!

  • Jolene Yeo

    Dirty chai frappe it sounds something different than other chai latte drinks. brewing of coffee and chai together added an extra flavour in this smoothie with an almonds extracts which added fragrance in this smoothies.

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