The immersion blender is one of the most useful and convenient helpers in your kitchen. It is compact, does not take up much space, is affordable and easy to use.
If you have a submersible blender at home and dust often accumulates on it, Get inspired with the 13 best ways, how you can use it. Some of them you may not think of.
1. Mash the soup
This is perhaps the best known and most widely used method of using an immersion blender. In no time, you can blend potatoes, pumpkin, tomatoes, peas, or any other ingredient into a hot soup and make a great thick cream that you can slather on with cream.
2. Make tomato sauce
Just as a blender can make a wonderful creamy soup from stewed tomatoes, if you add garlic, onions, and herbs to it, you can mix in a thick, delicious pasta sauce that is perfectly smooth or somewhat coarse.
3. Mix the sauce
Salsa is actually a type of Mexican pasta sauce. Take tomatoes, onions, jalapenos, cilantro, lemon, salt and olive oil and blend them all with a blender. Choose the speed to your liking for a smooth sauce or with small pieces of tomato and onion.
4. You can mix the dough with the mixer
Why mix pancake or waffle dough with a fork? It’s boring and hurts your wrists. Try to see how your blender can handle it. It will be a pleasant surprise.
5. Make mayonnaise
Mix egg yolks, lemon juice, salt, and possibly mustard in a tall bowl. Start mixing slowly and add the oil little by little, teaspoon by teaspoon. When you add it all to the mixture, you will see that the texture and color of the mixture begin to change and thicken. And homemade mayonnaise is almost out of the world.
6. Salad dressing
Like mayonnaise, salad dressing is prepared by combining lemon juice or vinegar with oil, that is, liquids that do not fully understand each other. This previously more difficult process is much easier and faster using an immersion blender. In addition, for the sauce, you can add oil to the vinegar all at once and not drop by drop, as with mayonnaise.
7. Mix the pesto
Simply mix all the usual ingredients like basil, garlic, salt, pine nuts, cheese and oil in an immersion blender. If you’ve ever made pesto another way, you’ll be amazed at how amazing this blender is.
8. Try hummus
Do you make dips and spreads with an immersion blender? Why not chickpeas? Again, use a longer bowl and start at a lower speed before mixing the chickpeas.
9. Scramble your eggs
If you are preparing a large quantity of scrambled eggs, do not do it manually. Plug in your blender and you can pour it into the pan in no time.
10. Make milkshakes or smoothies
In your kitchen, you can mix not only a lot of spicy concoctions, but also hearty dishes. But when making cocktails, use a very tall bowl, as the milk or water will most likely be wild when mixing.
11. The immersion blender will help you prepare the whipped cream
It is better not to mix the cream at full speed, so as not to make butter instead of whipped cream. If you put the mixer attachment in the freezer before use, the whipped cream will be especially bulky and will speed up the whipping process.
12. Make oat milk
This is one of the most surprising uses for your immersion blender. Put the oatmeal, water, cinnamon, and vanilla in a tall bowl, close the lid and leave to cool in the refrigerator overnight. In the morning, mix the mixture. Start at the lowest speed and increase it gradually. Mix for at least a minute and your lactose-free milk is ready.
13. Milk foam
If you like cappuccinos and don’t have a coffee maker at home, froth the milk with an electric mixer. But first, heat it up and use a saucepan high enough for this. You can also froth homemade oat milk.
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