That sounds like a mouthful!
What is it? It is a handheld device that allows you to puree anything in the pot you are preparing it in. Need a soup pureed? Use the immersion blender to puree it in the pot on the stove! Making homemade tomato sauce in the crockpot? Just blend in the crockpot and continue to let it cook!
I realized this was my most essential kitchen tool the other day since I was getting ready to post yet another recipe and noticed “emulsify” was in my directions, and it often is. It occurred to me that I give people directions to emulsify things quite a bit, but I have not explained the tools I use to do so! Well, here she is.
What I love about my immersion blender is that it has two attachments: one for emulsifying, one for whisking. I often use the whisk one surprisingly a lot, since it is a lot easier to make some whipped cream, or nice firm egg whites, versus getting my big monster mixer down out of the cupboard.
Sauces, soups, desserts, frostings, whipped cream… my immersion blender frequently is put to use for these.
Here are a few recipes I have blogged that I rely on my handheld immersion blender for:
So, fellow foodies – what is your favorite kitchen gadget? Do you have a handheld immersion blender at home, and do you use it?
Recommendations for your favorite appliances welcome 🙂 I want to hear them!
If you are interested checking them out, here are some links to immersion blenders like mine (Affiliate):
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