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Instead of Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream...
Make slushy margaritas in your ice cream machine. The appliance's slow churning motion is perfect for creating frozen drinks. Freeze the bowl ahead of time, just as you would for ice cream, and then pour in the mixed margarita (we're partial to this pomegranate one, which includes habanero tequila). Turn the machine on and let the drink spin; after about 10 to 15 minutes, you should have the perfect consistency. The frozen bowl also keeps any unpoured margaritas from melting too quickly.