Milkshakes: Blenders are ideal for these frozen confections, as well as for making a delicious homemade whipped cream for topping. By adding different ingredients and controlling the amount of milk, you can create frothy shakes to drink through a straw or thicker blends with chunks of fruit, cookies or candy that you eat with a spoon. A simple immersion blender is optimal for single servings, or use your countertop blender for more than one portion.
Coconut oil: Put a bag of unsweetened coconut flakes in your blender and in a few minutes you’ll have creamy coconut oil to cook with. No additives or preservatives!
Confectioners sugar: With granulated sugar and a little cornstarch, you can make fresh baker’s or confectioner’s sugar. If you’re the middle of a recipe and realize you’re out of powdered sugar, you can create some in minutes and carry on with your cooking.
Crushing ice: Feel like pouring your lemonade or iced tea over crushed ice? Your high-powered blender is up to the job.
Smoothies & protein shakes: Of course, if you’re a smoothie fanatic who loves to play with different flavors and textures, a blender will bring out the best of your fusions. If you’re making smoothies that contain fibrous ingredients like kale or frozen fruits, a heavy-duty blender, such as the KitchenAid® K400 or a High Performance Series blender, will help you power through these tough ingredients with added ease.
Smooth baby food: Use your blender to puree roasted vegetables or fresh fruits for your little one just learning to eat new foods. A blender will let you create smooth flavor creations and help baby learn to love fresh and healthy ingredients. And, you can be in full control of the type and quality of ingredients when you make it yourself. Select KitchenAid® blenders are compatible with a small batch jar so you can also make just a serving or two for ultra-fresh baby food.
Smooth salsa: If you’re looking to make your salsa a blended liquid, a blender will create a smoother, more liquid texture.