Post # 1
I just bought an immersion blender, and am looking for ways to use it. I initially bought it to make soups (will be attempting sweet potato curry with coconut milk tonight, and I plan to pretty much love off of butternut squash soup this fall/ winter).
What do bees use theirs for? Feel free to send yummy recipes!
Post # 3
Butternut squash soup. What more is there?? LOL
Post # 4
No fail homemade mayo/creamy salad dressings
Post # 5
I make homemade tomato soup, potato leek soup, cheddar potato soup…Mmmmm, soup. If you want the recipes for any of those, let me know. They are deeeelicious.
Post # 6
Soups and sauces! I last used it to make a giant batch of pizza sauce and then I froze it in batches.
Post # 7
- Wedding: July 2012 - Catholic Church
We use it for shakes and potato soups so far. I’ve been wondering if there’s anything else we can do with it.
Post # 8
I use it mainly to make soup. FI uses it more than I do though, he uses it for sauces as well. We have rhubarb and apples in our yard so when they’re in season he makes a rhubarb sauce with quinoa or wheat germ or oats, then when the apples are in season he makes apple sauce. Some years we get a crazy number of hot peppers and he’ll make various hot pepper sauces using the blender as well. When he does that though he makes sure to wash the blender multiple times because the pepper oils REALLY stay on the blender…
Post # 9
@icanhearyousmile: cheddar potato sounds amazing!! That reminds me of a cheddar beer soup I had at a restaurant that I’ve been meaning to recreate.
Thanks for the ideas ladies. Keep them coming!
Post # 10
Smoothies and like everyone says, any kind of puréed soup.
Post # 11
it’s a soup machine in my house. Especially black bean soup, and zucchini curry. All include just the obvious ingredients, some stock, water, onions, and spices. hitting any veggie soup with an imersion blender makes it a heavenly slurry of deliciousness. drool.
Post # 12
- Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza
Soooo many smoothies! Frozen berries with some greek yogurt and milk or peanut butter with chocolate syrup and milk are my favorites right now. Yum!
Post # 13
I have no input, but I’m going to go put an immersion blender on my registry list!
Post # 14
The only thing we really use it for is making taro shakes, by reading the comments it sounds like we need to expand our horizons.
Post # 15
I used to have one to make smoothies before I bought a standard blender, but it randomly died pretty early in its life, after sitting in my drawer. I was really annoyed and it’s put me off buying another, even though they look so neat and convenient (what originally tempted me). It was a lot easier to clean than my blender, but I guess my blender has already lasted 10 times longer, blended 100 times more things, and can crush ice, so the hassle of cleaning is worth it for me.
Post # 16
Soups, sauces, dressings, homemade mayo/aioli, and smoothies, of course; you can also use it for whipping cream, making frosting, beating eggs (especially if you are making scrambled eggs for a big group of people), pancake and waffle batter or any sort of fairly runny batter.
The big advantage to the immersion blender is soups, because it’s risky to pour hot liquid into a regular blender.