Immersion blender… what do you do with yours?

posted 3 years ago in Cooking
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Butternut squash soup.   What more is there??  LOL

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

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.

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Soups and sauces!  I last used it to make a giant batch of pizza sauce and then I froze it in batches.  

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • 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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

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 # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Smoothies and like everyone says, any kind of puréed soup.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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.

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Buzzing bee
  • 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
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Helper bee

I have no input, but I’m going to go put an immersion blender on my registry list!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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
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Bee Keeper

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.

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Sugar bee

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.

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