A hand blender is one of the simplest kitchen gadgets to use and it can be ready to go in seconds. You might be thinking a hand blender can be used for making only smoothies but you are wrong.
No matter how much high-tech or modern equipment you may have in your kitchen, there’s nothing that can replace a basic hand blender. This tiny appliance can be used for making many foods and making them more delicious.
- Soup and Curry
- Home-Made Ice-Cream
- smoother Baby Food
- Salad Dressing
- Tomato sauce
- Any Cream including whipped
- Home Made Mayonnaise
Five Creative Recipes with a Hand Blender
A good hand blender set usually comes with multiple tools to keep things efficient in the kitchen. The beaker conveniently holds your ingredients while you blend out smoothies and sauces. Other accessories, like the chopper and whisk attachments, make dicing vegetables and whipping cream a breeze.
If that’s not enough good news, here are some great recipes to try out with a hand blender and its handy attachments!
1. Fruit Popsicles
Many people don’t have an ice cream maker but you shouldn’t be denied the pleasure of a frozen dessert. To quickly create a refreshing popsicle is another perk of having a hand blender. Here’s a great recipe to beat the summer heat!
2. Hollandaise Sauce
A serious perk of the hand blender is how it makes the most complicated dishes, like the sauce for an Eggs Benedict, quick and easy. It also goes perfectly with salmon dishes or even as an alternative dip for fries! Add two egg yolks with a squeeze of lemon juice and a pinch of salt into your beaker.
Mix for about 10 seconds with your hand blender until it’s a lightened color and slightly thickened. Melt a stick of butter and slowly stream it into the eggs while blending, till you have a glossy, smooth Hollandaise.
3. Pancake Batter
What’s not to love about pancakes? Although this popular breakfast choice now comes in pre-packaged forms for the ultimate convenience, it is even better to whip up a couple of homemade ones.
4. Whipped Cream
For that richer, sweeter taste, whipped cream is always a welcome addition to almost any dessert. Gone are the days of mixing whipped cream by hand.
What used to take about 10 minutes of whisking (if you’re really going at it) takes less than 30 seconds by a hand blender! Its compact size also makes it really easy to carry around.
A hand blender is your trusty choice if you are taking a dessert to a party and need some homemade whipped cream on the go.
4. Fresh Salsa and Homemade Tomato Sauce
Looking for an easy-to-make nutritious salsa? This simple dish may not take much finesse to prepare, but chopping up each ingredient with a knife does require the extra time you may not have during pre-dinner rush hour.
For a quick dice, cut your vegetables and fruits into rough chunks; use the chopper that comes with your hand blender set and chop the ingredients into small pieces. Deseed and remove the skin from your tomatoes before cutting them into halves.
Cook them in a pot over medium heat for an hour or till tomatoes have reduced, then leave them to cool for 10 to 15 minutes. Blend until you get the desired smoothness.
A last general tip to take note of is to wash your hand blenders as soon as you’re done with them. The hand blender can be used for many things to make your life more easier.
The hand blender has a practical click mechanism for detaching the dishwasher-safe blender foot, so you can easily run the metal piece underwater. Use a soapy sponge for a good, clean scrub before leaving it on the rack to air-dry.
With these great recipes and tips, home-cooking has gotten even more convenient. Now, get blending!