A blender is a kitchen appliance that many people have but don’t necessarily use on a regular basis. When people think of a blender, they automatically gravitate towards smoothies or even milkshakes. However, there are many other great uses for your blender that you should know about.
- Almond Milk
Everyone knows non-dairy milks tend to cost more than regular milk, especially milks that are made with nuts. The good news is, almond milk is super easy to make in your blender at home. And it only takes two ingredients: almonds and filtered water!
- Nut Butters
The cost of nut butters can be ridiculous, especially with peanut-alternative butters. On a brighter note, using your blender to make your own nut butters with the nut of your choice is such a simple process and oh-so fun.
- Herb-Infused Oils
Adding olive oil with your favorite herbs to a blender can give you one of the most delicious herb-infused oil. Save this idea for Italian night in your home!
- Almond Flour
Gluten-free baking just got even more affordable in your home! Making almond flour is as simple as a snap when you make it in a blender. Toss in some almonds, and blend it until it’s finely ground up. Be careful not to blend for too long. Otherwise, you will end up with almond butter!
Making a delicious, fiber-rich dip packed with healthy fats is so easy with a blender. Simple ingredients like chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, and garlic will give you silky smooth hummus perfect for dipping toasted bread, pita chips, or even smothering on a tortilla to make a wrap.
- Ice Cream
Nothing beats ice cream when you have a late-night sugar pang. But nothing is worse than opening the freezer to no tub of ice cream. Luckily, you can whip up your own homemade ice cream with your very own blender. So many flavor options to explore!
Do you hate squeezing lemons when making homemade lemonade? You’re not the only one. Simply chop the peel off several lemons, throw in a blender with sugar and water, and bam- you have some of the best lemonade in town.
- Chocolate Hazelnut Spread
Nutella fans will love this little hack! Skip buying overpriced Nutella, and instead, make your own chocolate hazelnut spread at home in your blender.
- Powdered Sugar
When you want some powdered sugar on your waffles in the morning, or the recipe you’re baking calls for powdered sugar, you don’t have to run to the store. Simply blend together cornstarch and granulated sugar.
Sometimes you just get a pesto craving, but it can be a bit pricey. Making it at home in your blender can be so much fresher, more delicious, and more affordable. It takes simple ingredients: basil, parmesan and romano cheese, garlic, pine nuts, and olive oil.
Blenders are great for making smoothies and delicious milkshakes, but there are so many more uses of this device that we don’t take advantage of. Nut butters, almond milk, and herb-infused oils are just some of the many things anyone can make with their at-home blender.