Magic Bullet blenders are typical uni-taskers: they're small, expensive, have weak motors and while they're useful, if you have a blender already, you have a superior tool. Thankfully, all you need to make your own large, powerful version of the Magic Bullet with your home blender is a standard mason jar. Just unscrew the blender pitcher from the cap with the blades, screw on the mason jar and go to work.
Primer Magazine explains that most, not all mason jars will fit, and even though mason jars are super cheap, you can check to make sure a jar will work with your blender by measuring the width of the cap first. The opening of a standard mason jar is about 2 6.6cm and as long as that's the width of your blender bottom, you should be set. We'd still suggest buying just one jar and giving this a try first before you buy a box.
Then, just put in the ingredients you want to blend, whether it's the makings of your morning protein shake, the ingredients to a salsa or marinara sauce, or the makings of single-serve margaritas, screw the cap with the blades on nice and tight and blend away.
The end result is a quick way to swap out the jug from your blender for single-serving, no-mess drinks, sauces and soups, with super-quick clean up. It's worth warning that not all blenders are the same, so take a look at yours before you try this, and start on a low setting to make sure you don't rattle the thing apart. Your mileage may vary, but looking at the results, it's worth a shot. What do you think? Too dangerous, or a cheap way to make a better version of an expensive gadget? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Homemade Magic Bullet: Using a Mason Jar with Your Blender [Primer Magazine]