Blenders: Tips, Recipes, Guides & Care

A blender is a must-have for pureeing, whipping and crushing foods. We’ll show you how to use this kitchen workhorse, plus offer recipes, tips and techniques.

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      Seared Scallops with Polenta and Avocado Cream

      This seared scallops with polenta is a really impressive dish. It's beautiful but simple and a wonderful dinner party entree. If you can find them, peppadew peppers add a bit of zing, but if you can't, roasted red peppers will work just fine. Shrimp can also be substituted for the scallops, if you prefer. —Katie Pelczar, West Hartford, Connecticut

      How to Choose a Portable Blender: What to Know Before You Buy

      If you can't live without your morning smoothie, a portable blender may be your new best friend!


      NutriBullet Just Launched a Smart Touch Blender and We Couldn’t Be More Excited

      New product alert! The NutriBullet Smart Touch blender whips up soups, purees and frozen margaritas with the touch of one...


      Spicy Thai-Inspired Noodle Watermelon Salad

      1 review

      Our county is famous for its fabulous Green River melons. While you won’t find this unique and refreshing salad at...


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      The Best Immersion Blender Brands According to Kitchen Pros

      The best immersion blender out there does a lot more than puree. Find out why our Test Kitchen chose this...

      Mint Chutney

      This versatile mint chutney recipe pairs well with samosas, sandwiches and salads! Its herby, bright flavor dresses up any dish....


      Frozen Blueberry-Mint Margarita

      1 review

      Refreshing and fruity, you need this frozen blueberry margarita in hand this summer. —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Editor

      Frozen Strawberry-Basil Margarita

      Fresh, fruity and oh, so cool, this strawberry-basil margarita may be the perfect summer cocktail. —James Schend, Taste of Home...


      Frozen Sriracha-Mango Margarita

      The sweetness of the fruit helps offset the spiciness of the Sriracha, giving this mango margarita a unique and fun...


      Best Ever Cashew Cheese Sauce

      This is a versatile cashew cheese sauce that's totally plant-based. I use it as a pasta sauce, as a pizza...


      Green Goddess Vegan Potato Salad

      Don't be fooled by the green color—this vegan potato salad is absolutely delicious! It's perfect for potlucks and for those...

      Mean Green Smoothie Bowls

      This delicious bright green smoothie bowl recipe contains powerful antioxidants. Top with cucumber slices and fresh parsley sprigs for a...


      Peppermint Milkshakes

      Rich ice cream and refreshing peppermint make this peppermint milkshake recipe a special treat, especially during the holidays. For a...


      Vegan Pumpkin Pie

      Rich, creamy and wonderfully spiced for the holidays, this vegan pumpkin pie recipe is perfect for all your guests. —Justin...


      How to Clean a Blender in 30 Seconds, According to This Viral Video

      No need to stick your fingers near those sharp blades!


      Fried Banana Milkshakes

      I love bananas—candy, bread, muffins, smoothies, with peanut butter—everything banana. So why not add bananas, kicked up several notches, to...

      Best Hummus

      2 reviews

      Hummus is my go-to appetizer when I need something quick, easy and impressive. Over the years I've picked up a...


      Parents Are Making Edible Sand for Kids by Putting Cheerios in the Blender

      Moms are taking to TikTok and mixing up edible sand with Cheerios!


      Perfect Caesar Salad Dressing

      1 review

      Everyone raves about Caesar salad, but few realize it is so simple to make at home. Add this Caesar dressing...


      Ginger Dressing

      1 review

      I love this flavorful ginger salad dressing because it's super easy to make and uses pantry staples. It's a quick...


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      Berry Smoothie Bowl

      3 reviews

      We turned one of our favorite smoothies into a smoothie bowl and topped it with even more fresh...


      How to Choose an Immersion Blender That’s Right for You

      Learn how to choose an immersion blender before you start shopping. This simple immersion blender buying guide will help you...


      Our Essential Blender Buying Guide

      From chopping and crushing to mixing and puréeing, blenders can do it all. Use our blender buying guide to choose...


      Blackberry Buttercream

      1 review

      Juicy blackberry buttercream frosting has a stunning color and sophisticated flavor. This frosting works especially well on rich, decadent chocolate...

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      16 Foods You Shouldn’t Put in the Blender

      For all the tasty things you can do with your blender, there are quite a few foods that can spell...


      Chocolate Peanut Butter Shakes

      1 review

      These rich chocolate peanut butter shakes will make you feel as if you're sitting in a 1950s soda fountain. Make...


      Quick Mango Sorbet

      2 reviews

      Last summer I decided to try my hand at making a passion fruit and mango sorbet. But fresh fruits require...


      Nectarine Smoothies

      3 reviews

      This nectarine smoothie recipe tastes great on a warm summer day. Enjoy it on your patio or at a picnic!...


      Tropical Smoothie Bowl

      1 review

      This wake-me-up smoothie bowl with fruit, oats and cinnamon helps me start the day feeling satisfied. Sometimes I top it...


      Peanutty Strawberry Banana Smoothies

      1 review

      I like that this strawberry banana smoothie recipe is fairly light, but the peanut butter gives it some protein to...