I'm a Vitamix fan--it can do anything!
Make smoothies (pulverizes EVERYTHING--including little seeds), sorbets (using only fruit), soups (even HEATS them), salsas, dips, nut butters, nut milks--EVEN COMPOST FOR YOUR GARDEN!
It has a powerful 2 horsepower motor and comes with a warranty. You can buy a refurbished one from their site and save $$$.
And yes, it can crush ice in seconds, but certainly not quietly.