8 Ways to Use Immersion Blenders

Immersion Blender If you love immersion blenders, but don't like having a lot of products in your kitchen that only perform one function, today's blog post is for you. There are many ways that you can use your immersion blender to...

Immersion Blender
Immersion Blender

If you love immersion blenders, but don't like having a lot of products in your kitchen that only perform one function, today's blog post is for you. There are many ways that you can use your immersion blender to simplify daily tasks from breakfast to dessert. Let us inspire you today with 8 ways to get more use out of your immersion blender.

8 Ways to Use Immersion Blenders

  1. Froth milk for coffee - Start your morning out right with foamed milk for your coffee. To fake your way to the perfect latte, heat milk in the microwave for 30-40 seconds. Then, dip your immersion blender into the milk and turn it on. When the blender wand hits the hot milk, it will create bubbles. Latte art is an optional upgrade on this one.

    Immersion Blender
    Immersion Blender

  2. Simplify your morning smoothie - Smoothies are a healthy way to start the morning, but so much of a pain to make when you're trying to get out the door and don't want to have to clean the blender. Combine your favorite fresh or frozen fruits with juice or even water and use your immersion blender to make a quick smoothie in any cup.
  3. Smooth out lumps - From gravy to pancake batter, lumps are problematic. Luckily, your immersion blender can smooth any lumps out of batters or sauces quickly and easily. While you could strain out lumps, the blender will help you work them out without wasting any of your food product.
  4. Blend legumes and beans - Blended legumes form the base of hummus, white bean puree, re-fried beans, and so many other fun kitchen staples. Whether you're preparing appetizers for a dinner party or getting ready for Taco Tuesday, you can use your immersion blender to puree your beans. For an even faster cooking process, toss in aromatics like garlic or fresh herbs before you puree. Your immersion blender will crush these up and blend them into the bean paste.
  5. Emulsify nut butters - Almond butter, tahini paste, natural peanut butter, and other nut butters separate over time. When these separate into a pool of oil and chunks of nut paste, you cannot use them. Make light work of emulsifying the oil and paste into a smooth, creamy butter by turning to your immersion blender.

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  6. Smooth out sauces - From homemade guacamole and salsa fresca to tomato sauce or romesco, a smooth texture creates a uniform taste and pleasing mouthfeel. While you could use a blender, it's easier to reach for your immersion blender and quickly smooth out the texture of these and other homemade sauces.
  7. Create a simple salad dressing - Whether you favor simple oil and vinegar mixes or prefer to make a healthy take on a Thousand Island or Russian dressing at home, you'll love blending and pulverizing all of the ingredients with your immersion blender.
  8. Whip cream - Homemade whipped cream is so much better than the stuff from the can. It's lower in sugar (and can be unsweetened if you prefer) and has a soft, fluffy texture. With an immersion blender, it's even easier to make your own whipped cream for strawberry shortcake, hot chocolate, or anything! Just pour heavy whipping cream into a tall bowl, add a pinch of sugar if desired, and blend until the cream holds soft peaks.

For more tips on using any of your cookware items, or to get more professional secrets on getting the most from your kitchen equipment, please contact us. We love to pass on ideas from our community of expert cooks to your kitchen. And if you have any more great ways that you like to use your immersion blender, pass them on in the comments!