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Buying a new kitchen gadget can be a tough decision. Is it worth the money? Will you use it enough? Today I’m talking about a gadget that I love having in my kitchen. My immersion blender! Here are a bunch of fantastic ways to use it.
I first heard about immersion blenders over a year ago when I was registering for my wedding. I decided to add it to our registry, and I was so glad I did! I’ve found so many ways to use it.
You might already have a blender, but there are lots of things that an immersion blender can do that your big blender can’t. It’s also so much easier to clean and doesn’t take much room to store.
This is probably my favorite way to use an immersion blender! The immersion blender blends the avocado perfectly. If you like your guac to be chunky, you can blend a little less. If you like it smooth, just blend longer. Here’s my favorite guacamole recipe!
Want the fluffiest eggs you’ve ever had? Use an immersion blender to mix them up before cooking. This technique is also great for omelets, french toast and other breakfast favorites. Here’s a great way to use your scrambled eggs: this Breakfast Puff Pastry from A Joyfully Mad Kitchen.
Making homemade whipped cream is actually so easy! I made some to use as a pancake topping with this recipe.
An immersion blender is also great for puréed soups. This Pumpkin Soup is made in the slow cooker and then you can purée without having to transfer to another container!
Homemade salsa is the best! Just like with guacamole, you can blend the salsa to your liking.
Instead of bringing out your big blender to make a smoothie, use your immersion blender! The container that comes with the blender is just the right size for a smoothie.
And of course, we can’t forget about milkshakes! Just like with a smoothie, you can use the container from the blender as your cup after blending up the milkshake.
This is the easiest way to get lump-free pancake batter! Plus you can just pour the batter from the container right onto the griddle. Some immersion blenders even come with a container that has a spout that is perfect for this.
Have you ever tried making your own tomato sauce for spaghetti or chicken parmesan? You can get exactly the flavor you want, whether it’s extra garlic-y or super chunky. After simmering the ingredients in a saucepan, you can use your immersion blender to blend it to just the consistency you want.
This one is perfect for Fall! One of my food blogger friends, Kathryn from Family Food on the Table shared a yummy apple butter recipe that I’ve been wanting to try. It’s made in the slow cooker and then you can use your immersion blender to finish it up.
Do you have an immersion blender? What are some of the creative ways you use it?