Beyond Soups & Smoothies: 5 More Ways to Use Your Stick Blender
I reach for the stick blender to make quick work of blending a big pot of soup, and it’s also great for the morning on-the-go smoothie since I can blend it right in the cup. But beyond these two tasks, what else can stick blenders do?
An immersion or stick blender is a handy, inexpensive appliance that can often take the place of a food processor or regular blender. Its size gives it an advantage too — it’s small enough to travel with but versatile enough to tackle some of these more unexpected tasks:
- Get lumps out: Stepped away from your gravy for just a bit too long and now it’s lumpy? Buzz those lumps right out with the stick blender.
- Whip cream: Instead of hauling out the stand mixer or tiring out your wrist and arm by hand whisking, use the stick blender to quickly whip up some billowy whipped cream.
- Beat eggs: A stick blender can quickly whisk a large batch of eggs or Dutch baby pancake batter.
- Fix separated peanut butter: Use the stick blender to reblend separated nut or peanut butters back into a smooth, spreadable consistency.
- Puree fruits and vegetables: Instead of using a food mill or the food processor, use the stick blender to process tomatoes, applesauce, or fruit butters. Or whirl up a smooth salsa for taco or fajita night!
What kinds of tasks do you like the stick blender for?
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