Explore the wonderful possibilities of an often overlooked kitchen appliance: the immersion blender.
This compact, versatile tool transforms a variety of jobs into quick, easy projects. Plus, it’s easy to clean and doesn’t take up much space in your kitchen. Immersion blenders work great for puréeing soup, but they have many other uses as well. Check out these twelve things you didn’t know you could make with an immersion blender, and start putting yours to good use.
A fruity smoothie is a great way to start the day or enjoy an afternoon boost. Immersion blenders make it easy to create a smooth, fruity beverage just the way you like it.
Blending eggs uniformly combines the yolks and whites. This gives you fluffy eggs every time, whether you’re cooking scrambled eggs, an omelet, or frittata.
Whip up smooth pancake or waffle batter in a flash with this gadget. No more worrying about streaks of flour or egg white in your batter.
Treat yourself to homemade mayonnaise. The daunting task of making mayonnaise at home is simple with the help of this kitchen tool.
Turn basil, nuts, olive oil, and Parmesan into pesto with a quick whirl of your immersion blender. Experiment with different leafy greens and herbs to find your favorite combinations.
Make Eggs Benedict for a special brunch or anytime with the help of an immersion blender. It makes hollandaise sauce a snap.
Smooth homemade applesauce is easy to make and a delicious fall treat. Leave the skin on the apples and roughly chop them. Simmer in a large pot with lemon juice, spices, and sugar to taste. When the apples are soft, use the immersion blender to create a smooth sauce. This is also a great way to make apple butter.
Making your own salad dressing is a fun way to add excitement to your salads. An immersion blender makes the task easy, so you have plenty of opportunity to get creative.
Make a quick dip by using your immersion blender to create a smooth hummus out of garbanzo beans, garlic, tahini, lemon juice, and olive oil.
Whether you want pasta sauce, pizza sauce, or plain tomato sauce, an immersion blender makes it easy to make your own. You don’t even have to peel or seed the tomatoes; simply cut them in chunks, toss them in a pot, simmer for about an hour, then blend to a smooth sauce.
Create a tasty sauce for burritos, enchiladas, or chips by mixing everything with your blender for a smooth, spicy salsa.
Who’s getting an immersion blender?! *Raises hand* We can’t wait to start making some of these foods and begin to explore the possibilities of this versatile kitchen tool.