Based on numerous online opinions, the best blenders for crushing ice are the products advertised specifically for this purpose. These include many Margaritaville models, which - as the company's name implies - are especially designed for making frozen margaritas and other alcoholic beverages.
According to users, the best ice crushers efficiently blend other substances as well, and are made of good quality materials. Unsurprisingly, most of these blenders are not cheap, averaging at around $150. Nonetheless, they all receive decent value ratings by users.
The best rated brands in this category are: Margaritaville, Oster and Ninja.