Blenders are versatile kitchen tools that provide a straightforward way of creating a whole range of delicious dishes from soups to fruit smoothies. They’re also brilliant for making frozen drinks and crushing ice.
While the Nutribullet vs Magic Bullet debate is a pretty huge thing in the kitchen equipment market, one thing remains true: blenders can be used for just about anything.
If you’ve recently bought yourself a blender but aren’t entirely sure what to make, or simply want more inspiration, you’ve come to the right place! Here are some genius ways for you to use a blender
To Make Tasty Lemonade
Nothing quite beats the refreshing taste of freshly squeezed lemonade, especially on those hot summer days. It’s a brilliant way of satisfying thirst while also enjoying some delightful citrus flavors on your tongue.
But did you know that you could also use a blender to make this delicious drink? No? Well, you can!
Blending ingredients for lemonade couldn’t be any easier. Add your lemons, sugar, and water into the blender and mix until everything is smooth. Pour through a fine strainer, add some lemon slices and ice, and serve to whoever wants to enjoy a glass of sweet lemonade.
For A Piece of Pesto Perfection
If you’re a fan of using pesto in your dishes, why not try your hand at making your own?
Traditionally, pesto is made using a mortar and pestle. Yet you may be surprised to learn that it can be made far simpler (and a lot quicker) in a blender. You can also use a food processor to do the job, but a blender appears to be more efficient.
Pulse the ingredients together (usually olive oil, pine nuts, salt, garlic, pepper, basil, and Parmesan) and whiz until each ingredient is finely chopped. Slowly drizzle in your olive oil and puree the mixture until it is smooth.
Yes, it’s truly that simple!
Create Smooth Soup
If you’re sick of store-bought soup or want to learn to make your own, a blender can be a pretty useful tool.
Soup is synonymous with wintertime but is pretty popular all year round, and it’s clear to see why. When it comes to relaxing at the end of a long day, there is no feeling like sitting down and enjoying a piping hot bowl of your favorite soup.
From rich tomato soup to mixed vegetables, there are so many delicious combinations to choose from — to the point where you are spoiled for choice! The best part is that using a blender for this purpose only adds to the creamy texture of the soup.
Whipping Cream Into Shape
Excuse the terrible pun, but we’re firm believers that whipped cream in a blender works so much better than it does with a generic electric mixer. Of course, it’s up to you to make your mind up about this topic.
Instead of manning the heavy machinery, all you need to do is add the ingredients into the blender, and then press the button to get the action going.
You can add in extra flavors such as honey as the mixture is in the blender to achieve the fluffiest and most delicious whipped cream out there.
And now we come to one of the most classic ways to use a blender: to make deliciously thick milkshakes!
As the name suggests, you’ll need ice cream and milk as a base to create these drinks. However, you can add plenty of other ingredients into the mix to amp up the flavor such as your favorite chocolate bars or flavored syrups.
To achieve this, all you have to do is blend the ingredients in your trusty blender and then pour them into a glass of your choosing. Garnish however you like.
Tasty Fruit Smoothies
Whether you’re trying to achieve fitness goals or simply enjoy the taste of a tart fruit smoothie, the blender will become your best friend.
When it comes to achieving the perfect fruit smoothie taste and consistency, blenders are extremely useful (and very easy to operate, too).
In a blender, combine Greek yogurt (or a banana), milk, protein powder, and frozen fruit, and then blend until smooth. Pour into a glass and enjoy sipping on your drink.
These are some straightforward and delicious ways to use a blender. Whether you’re a novice or an expert in the kitchen, a blender will provide you with many ways to create multiple delicious dishes all year round.