Margaritaville DM900 Explorer Cordless Frozen Drink Maker Review

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Margaritaville DM900 Portable Frozen Concoction Maker

Margaritaville DM900 Portable Frozen Concoction Maker

Price:    4.6 out of 5 stars 

Have you ever dreamed of an island getaway, being in a secluded spot savoring the peace and quiet looking at the tranquil blue sea glistening under the sun – with a margarita on your hand?

Or chilling on a boat, toasting the beginning of a new relationship?

Or tailgating with friends, whipping-up frozen drinks by the gallon right before a big game?

All of this is now possible with Margaritaville’s newest portable margarita blender, the Explorer Cordless Frozen Concoction Maker.

Now your frozen drink bar can travel with you!

Surprising Drink-Making Capacity

Margaritaville Explorer Portable Frozen Concoction Maker - 36 oz jar

Using Margaritaville’s signature shave-and-blend technology, the Explorer makes it possible to blend frozen, top-shelf restaurant-quality drinks to satisfy dozens of friends, wherever you go.

On just a single charge, the Explorer Cordless Concoction Maker can blend up to 60 frozen drinks – or around 20 pitchers – to serve a lot of guests.

Buy the optional additional battery ($100), and you can handle the largest of events by charging and swapping batteries as needed.

Heavy Duty Construction

Margaritaville Explorer Portable Frozen Concoction Maker - base of unit with controls

The beautiful and stylish yet rugged design, along with the cargo style box makes the Explorer worry-free to carry around.

It is constructed using heavy-duty, high quality parts including:

  • transparent ice reservoir built with a locking lid
  • transparent 36-ounce blending jar with easy grip handle
  • charging base
  • a long-lasting rechargeable 18-volt high performance battery.

Easy Operation

Margaritaville Explorer Portable Frozen Concoction Maker - Controls

Mixing drinks with the Margaritaville Explorer is simple.

Just pour your choice of mix – traditional, strawberry, anything you wish – then put the ice on top, turn the knob, then push the button.

The pre-programmed mixing options keep things simple, while the Margaritaville ice shaver shaves the ice and the secondary blender mixes your drink perfectly.

You can automatically shave and blend a frozen drink, or opt for the manual blend only to mix traditional cocktails.

The low-battery indicator will let you know when you need to have it charged, ready for another venture.

It comes with a quick start guide and detailed instruction manual. A measuring glass is included too.

Cleaning up won’t be a problem, as the unit is dishwasher safe.


  • Delivers 20 pitchers of frozen drinks per charge
  • Integrated ice reservoir with locking lid
  • Transparent 36-oz plastic blending jar with easy-grip handle
  • Charging base
  • One rechargeable 18-volt Ni-Cd battery
  • Dual DC motors for shaving and blending
  • One-year limited warranty
  • 10 x 21 x 15 inches
  • 18 pounds

Customer Reviews

Most customers who own the Explorer are wowed by the blender’s drink quality, given that it runs on battery.  The drink mixing definitely lives up to Margaritaville expectations.

The only downsides are the inability to plug it into a wall (it only works on battery power) and the machine can get loud, but not much louder than any other powerful blender. Given it will be mainly used outside, this probably won’t be a problem for most.

This is so fun and easy to use. We use it on our boat. So great!!!

I used this at a festival for about three hours over 2 days… probably blended around 10 pitchers’ worth of piña coladas and margaritas…

The only thing that would make it better would be the option to also plug it in.

…the carry bag is a definite plus – makes it so mobile you really get more out of it.


The Margaritaville Explorer Cordless Frozen Concoction Maker produces excellent restaurant-quality drinks anywhere, for dozens of your friends.

What more could a true margarita enthusiast want?

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