Best Nutribullet for Frozen Fruit (Tested with Photos)


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whats the best nutribullet for frozen fruit

Trying to find the best Nutribullet for frozen fruit? You've come to the right place.

In this article, we'll break down the top models for this application and give you all of the details you need to know.

Why should you trust me?

I've owned several different Nutribullet blenders over the past few years (namely the 600 and 900 Pro) and have made more frozen fruit smoothies than you can imagine.

In this article, you'll learn...

  • My experience blending frozen fruit with the 600 and 900 Pro along with photos of my test batches.
  • Why Nutribullet Rx is better than the 900 Pro for this application (but not necessary to buy).
  • The pros and cons of all the considered models.

Quick Summary

If you're in a rush, here's a quick summary of the top Nutribullet models for frozen fruit...

  1. The Nutribullet Rx
    • Because of it’s sheer power (1,700 watt motor), the Nutribullet Rx is technically going to be the best pick for frozen fruit. However, in my experience, it’s really not necessary to get the Rx. If your main focus is thick smoothies, it’s overkill. Keep in mind, there may be some other reasons why you might want it, such as it’s ability to make hot soups.
  2. The Nutribullet Pro 900
    • This is my absolute go-to for crushing frozen fruit — I even use it more than my Vitamix because of convenience. I like my shakes pretty thick so I tend to load it up with fruit, ice and not so much liquid. Sometimes I have to move things around between blend cycles, but generally speaking, it gets the job done perfectly.
  3. The Nutribullet 600
    • To be honest, the 600 isn’t great at doing frozen fruit. My old 600 is at my parent’s house right now and whenever I stay over and use it, I’m always underwhelmed. Because I like my blends thick (as I mentioned), I often find myself overwhelming the blender and even triggering the auto shut off function sometimes. I wouldn’t get the 600 unless you like thinner blends or want to let the fruit defrost a bit before blending.
  4. NEW - Nutribullet Blender Combo
    • The latest update to the line up of Nutribullets, this product is amazing at crushing frozen fruit. It comes with multiple cups along with a big blender jar so that you can make multiple thick smoothies with ease. The blender base is more powerful than typical Nutribullet models (aside from the Rx) which gives it a slight edge compared to the others. 

Common Questions & My Tests

Can All the Nutribullets Blend Frozen Fruit?

The short answer is yes. All of the Nutribullet models can blend frozen fruit, it's just a matter of how well. The 900 Pro and Rx models can do it with absolute ease while the 600 struggles with thick blends. I don't even like doing it in the 600 sometimes because I feel like I'm going to break it.

Go with the 900 or Rx if you like thick, fruity smoothies or "nice cream".

To me, the Rx seems like a bit of overkill for the regular person who just wants thick fruit smoothies.

As you'll see by my test batches, the 900 does an absolutely awesome job.

Photos of my Test Batch

To show you guys why I love the 900 Pro so much, I took the liberty of doing some test batches.

Here's a photo of my Nutribullet 900 with frozen bananas and blueberries before I put the blades on.

nutribullet taken apart before blending

For some context, here was the amount of soy milk I put in. It's important to note that the blueberries and bananas were frozen solid right out of the freezer so there was no need for any ice cubes. It looks like more soy milk than it is because of the liquid displacement. In reality, it was probably around half a cup or less.

nutribullet with frozen blueberries bananas and soy milk before blending

Here's an action shot of the fruit being blended. As you can see, the 900 Pro is powerful enough to form a solid vortex, even with ingredients that are frozen solid. 

Important Tip: If you cannot get the vortex on your first go, stop the blending cycle, take the cup off, and shake up the cup. Sometimes the blades not catch, but that's typical of all blenders. It's why the Vitamix has a tamper.

frozen fruit vortex during the blending cycle

Here's what the final product looked like after the blending was over. As you can see it's really thick, almost like the consistency of soft serve ice cream. 

final consistency after blending the frozen fruit

And in case you were wondering, yes it was delicious!

When I do similar blends in the 600, it's always so much more difficult. To me, the 900 is the perfect compromise between convenience, price and power.

Best Nutribullet for Frozen Fruit

Nutribullet Rx

nutribullet RX Personal Blender for Shakes, Smoothies, Food Prep, and Frozen Blending, 45 Ounces, 1700 Watts, Black (N17-1001)

Awesome Stuff That's Included: 

  • Re-sealable lids and pitcher lid for soup
  • Two cups (30 oz and 45 oz) plus a soup pitcher with venting lid
  • Blade remover
  • Recipe Book

As I've already mentioned, the Rx's power gives it an edge when it comes to processing frozen fruit. At 1,700 watts, it's almost double the power of the Pro 900.

There are several other reasons to consider the Rx. It has several other upsides that are unique compared to the other Nutribullets...

Pros

  • Hot Soups: In addition to smashing frozen fruit with ease, this is the only Nutribullet that can do hot soups. It's got a special container for venting so that it doesn't explode when you're blending. (see instruction manual- they state you shouldn't START with hot liquids)
  • Includes 45-oz container: If you're blending for multiple people, the other Nutribullet cups are a bit lackluster. The Rx comes with a bigger container option (along with a 30 oz cup) that is useful for making multiple servings.
  • Pre-built handles: The cups that come with the Rx have handles already built in. This is not the case for the included cups with the 900. It has handle attachments which must be screwed on after blending.

Cons

  • Pricing: This is the Nutribullet that runs the most expensive. If you just want to do frozen fruit, then there's no need to spend extra.
  • Warranty: The warranty is short (1 year) for such a powerful blender. If you want something that's guaranteed to last long, I would go for a Vitamix or Blendtec.

Nutribullet Pro 900

NutriBullet Pro - 13-Piece High-Speed Blender/Mixer System with Hardcover Recipe Book Included (900 Watts)

This set comes with some neat stuff:

  • 2 x 32 oz cups cups
  • 2 x flip-top lids to drink from on the go
  • 2 x lip rings with handles
  • 2 x regular lip rings, pocket nutritionist
  • Recipe book

As you saw by the pictures from my test batches, the Nutribullet Pro 900 is really all you need. It's been doing a great job for me for years now and I'm confident you'll also be pleased. Also, it seems like it comes with a lot of extra things, but I honestly end up using almost all of it.

Pros

  • Small But Powerful: Even though it has around 1/2 the wattage of the Rx, it's still extremely powerful. I actually use it as my banana ice cream blender!
  • Blades Pulverize: The blades are the perfect design to really pulverize frozen fruit and not leave any chopped pieces. The result is always silky smooth.
  • Reliable: My Nutribullet 900 has lasted me for quite a while now (around 2 years). I feel I've definitely got my money's worth.

Cons

  • No Hot Liquids or Sauces: Unlike the Rx, the Pro 900 cannot do any hot soups or sauces. There's no way to allow the liquid to vent and the pressure build up can be dangerous.
  • Warranty: Just like the Rx, the 900 has a short one year warranty.

Nutribullet 600

NutriBullet NBR-1201 12-Piece High-Speed Blender/Mixer System, Gray (600 Watts)

Comes With: 

  • One tall cup (24 oz) and two short cups (18 oz)
  • Two resealable lids
  • One lip ring with handle and one regular lip ring
  • Recipe booklet
  • Milling blade and extractor blade

The Nutribullet 600 is kind of "meh" at doing frozen fruit. It struggles to pulverize everything, especially as you add more solids and less liquids. If you like thinner smoothies with more liquid and less fruit, then it could be okay for you.

Pros

  • Runs the Cheapest: Out of all the blenders on this list, the 600 tends to cost the least.
  • Three Cups: Comes with three cup sizes which are actually kind of convenient. I like using the short cups when I'm making something small because it's easier to clean with a sponge.

Cons

  • Rubber ring falls off a lot: I've noticed on the 600 that the rubber ring around the blades tends to fall off a lot more than the 900. This is the ring that creates the final seal when you screw it on to the base, so you can't go without it. I'm not sure if this is a personal thing or if it's typical among all users.
  • No Hot Liquids
  • Same Short Warranty

So What Should You Pick?

All the Nutribullets are good for frozen fruit, but the 900 and the Rx are going to be your best bet. It's funny, I love my 900, but really don't like using the 600. It's surprising how much of a difference those 300 extra watts of power make. 


Check out our summary list of the right Nutribullet blenders for a wide variety of applications:

Nutribullet ModelIdeal Uses
Magic BulletThinner smoothies, basic chopping, salsas
Nutribullet Pro 900Thick smoothies, sauces, fruit-based ice creams, batters, sauces, flours
Nutribullet Blender ComboSoups, large and thick smoothies, batters, sauces, nut butters
Nutribullet RxHeating soups, large smoothies, fruit-based ice cream, sauces, batters, nut butters

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