These 16 easy, quick, and delicious immersion blender recipes are all made using my favorite kitchen appliance. Learn my best tips for how to use an immersion blender and why you totally need one. This post is sponsored by Braun.
It’s getting to be that time of year when we can finally start thinking about soups and stews and lattes and warm, filling holiday goodness in our tummies. Hooray!
Fall is upon us and that means two things in my world: (1) cooking fall foods and (2) eating said fall foods. Oh yeah — and school and holidays and football, but those come second to the food. I mean…this is ME we are talking about here. Let’s be real.
Many of the foods I make and enjoy during the holidays and, really, all year-round, require blending, whether it’s a sauce or a soup or a latte. That means I make very good use of my stick blender (AKA immersion blender) during this time of year, too. My stick blender is easily one of m most favorite kitchen tools – I use it to make so many things. In fact, I’ve listed 7 reasons why they absolutely rock below.
7 Ways To Use An Immersion Blender
- You can blend soups and stews and sauces right in the pot and super quickly without having to transfer back and forth to a blender or food processor.
- You can avoid the inevitable blender explosion of fiery lava all over your hands and face because, inevitably, the blender knows the contents are too hot to handle and wants to get rid of it any way it can.
- Less clean-up — stick blenders are super easy to clean, as opposed to blenders and food processors (*blenders and food processors, please note that I still love you to pieces, but I’m trying to make a point here).
- You can totally make a Starbucks-quality latte at home using a stick blender and the microwave.
- See number 4 because it is that awesome of a reason.
- Stick blenders are light, easy to handle, and are super versatile.
- If it needs to be pureed, whipped, emulsified, beaten or made into a smoothie or sauce, your stick blender can do the job.
The Immersion Blender I Use
I use (and LOVE) my Braun MultiQuick 9 Immersion Hand Blender. According to a survey by Braun, 66% of Americans say they avoid complex recipes if they require too many tools. That’s what I love about this one tool. It blends, purees, chops, emulsifies, froths, and whips like a pro. It even comes with all the attachments you need to pretty much replace your food processor, blender, knife, and hand mixer. For realz.
The actual immersion blender by Braun is awesome because it is specially made NOT to be a mess. Other immersion blenders I’ve used have been a lot more difficult to keep from splattering yourself with tiny bits of hot soup. Not only does the Braun MultiQuick 9 blend without spraying food everywhere, it also purees in way less time and makes everything quicker. Super awesome.
Plus it comes with ALL these useful attachments:
- beaker <– super useful for spill-less lattes and whipped cream
- whisk <– great for whipped cream
- 1 1/2 cup chopper <– perfect for salsas
- masher <– love this for mashing cooked veggies
- jug blender/ice crusher <– I use this for salad dressings
- food processor <– seriously awesome
Tips For How To Use an Immersion Blender
After making a lot of recipes with my immersion blender, I’ve learned several helpful tips to make your life easier. Here they are:
- Avoid shallow liquids. The blender works best when it has enough liquid or sauce to move around and blend. The higher the volume of stuff to blend, the better.
- Wash quickly. The attachments are super awesome and very easily cleaned right away, when everything washes off super easily and without trying to get into small crevices.
- Move around slowly. I find it the most effective to slowly move the blender around the pot to get everything evenly pureed.
16 Healthy Immersion Blender Recipes
Below, I’ve listed my 16 favorite healthy immersion blender recipes. These recipes include soups, bisques, sauces, salsas, dressings, drinks, and even whipped cream. They’re all made so much easier by using my easy handheld immersion blender, too!
How to Use an Immersion Blender To Make Soups
Making soups is probably the number one thing I use my immersion blender for. Now that I have one, I refuse to add hot liquids into a kitchen blender because, in my experience, it just spells a recipe for disaster. Here are some tasty soups to try that were made to be blended with an immersion blender.
1. Cream of Tomato Soup – Easy, fresh, and the perfect use of vine-ripened tomatoes. [GET THE RECIPE.]
2. Roasted Acorn Squash Soup – This soup is like Fall in a bowl – warm and cozy all around. [GET THE RECIPE.]
3. Roasted Butternut Squash Bisque – Sweet, buttery butternut squash, roasted to creamy perfection and then turned into a smooth bisque. [GET THE RECIPE.]
4. Easy Cream of Broccoli Soup – In just 25 minutes and is so flavorful, you wont even believe it doesn’t have cream. So simple, yet so yummy! [GET THE RECIPE.]
How to Use an Immersion Blender To Make Salad Dressings & Sauces
Next to soups and bisques, immersion blenders make homemade sauces and salad dressings a no-brainer. Here are my favorite sauces and dressings that are easily made using a hand blender.
5. 10 Minute Salsa Verde – It just takes 10 minutes and a few ingredients to get loads of salsa verde flavor. [GET THE RECIPE.]
6. Homemade Hummus – Arguably the perfect snack in the history of the world! [GET THE RECIPE.]
7. My Go-To Pico De Gallo – The only salsa for chips and salsa in our home! [GET THE RECIPE.]
8. Cauliflower Cheese Sauce – You’d never believe this cheese sauce is made mostly of pureed cauliflower! [GET THE RECIPE.]
9. Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing – Just as it’s name suggests, pure awesomeness in a sauce! [GET THE RECIPE.]
10. Chimichurri Sauce – The best sauce to put on a flank steak. Period. Plus ready in less than 5 minutes! [GET THE RECIPE.]
11. Easy Pesto Sauce – A great go-to pesto sauce to make with fresh basil. [GET THE RECIPE.]
12. Raspberry Vinaigrette – Sweet, tangy, and vibrant pink – perfect to drizzle over this springtime cobb. [GET THE RECIPE.]
13. Honey Lemon Vinaigrette – The combination of tart and sweet pair perfectly in this honey lemon vinaigrette. [GET THE RECIPE.]
14. Fig Balsamic Vinaigrette – Aint nothing better than fresh figs, especially when you use them in a fresh salad dressing! [GET THE RECIPE.]
How to Use an Immersion Blender To Make a Latte
Ahhh lattes…they’re creamy, sweet, and delicious. Too bad they’re often super expensive and loaded with sugar. Next time, make your own latte at home with just a cup of coffee, some warm milk, and an immersion blender.
15. Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte – Forget Starbucks – enjoy this easy, homemade, and healthy pumpkin spice latte any time of the year! [GET THE RECIPE.]
How to Use an Immersion Blender To Make Whipped Cream
Finally, as if making your own blended soups, stews, dressings, sauces, and lattes wasn’t cool enough, I’ve got this incredibly easy homemade whipped cream recipe to share that is amazeballls yummy. Plus – it happens to be vegan, too!
16. Vegan Whipped Cream – Whipped cream never tasted so sweet! This whipped cream contains no dairy or processed sugar. [GET THE RECIPE.]
There you have it! I hope I’ve convinced you how awesome immersion blenders are and that you should totally go get one. If you’re looking for a great one, definitely check out this Braun MultiQuick 9 – it’s full of handy attachments and it’s awesome.
What are some of your favorite immersion blender recipes? I’d love to know – just leave a comment to share!
This post contains affiliate links for products I use regularly and highly recommend.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Braun. The opinions and text are all mine.
173 thoughts on “16 Immersion Blender Recipes (And Why You Need One!)”
Love this article gonna try them all.
Hi Lacey Baier,
Wooow.. fantastic write up!
A question about the smoothie recipes…
What are some of your best smoothie recipes for beginners?
Actually, I’ve bought a new blender this month.
I love this article! I been looking for different smoothie recipes and this is just awesome! Thank you for this I will surely do this at home for my family. delicious and healthy I couldn’t ask for more. I also want to recommend this site which may probably help you in making you delicious and healthy smoothies.
Why no smoothie recipes here? I got a hand blender for my older father and was hoping to find soup and smoothie recipes in one easy place!
can I use an immersion. Blender to stir rich cocoa fudge
This hand blender would be awesome! Would love to use this for many different purposes.
I don’t have a hand beater for making whipped cream. I tried using my food processor for this purpose since I had found a recipe online but failed miserably. Let’s try with an immersion blender this time since you say it will work. I hope I succeed.
Love ALL your recipes! Thank you.
Yay! Thanks 🙂
I love your blog and newsletters!
Yay! So happy to hear that, Elena 🙂
Thanks for making me a better cook!
You are SO very welcome, Teri 🙂
could really use this! Love your recipe. I can’t wait to try the chocolate zucchini bread
I hope you enjoy it, Danielle!
I love your blog and follow you on pintrest. I love getting your emails with recipes. You make everything so simple and easy to do and my picky eaters really enjoy many of your recipes. Love ya!
Love this, Angelia. Thanks for the follow on Pinterest, too 🙂
Love this website!
Thank you for doing this giveaway! Would love to win and be able to add this nifty gadget to my arsenal of kitchen appliances. 🙂
You’re very welcome, Valerie! Good luck 🙂
I hope to win a red stick blender. Want to use it to make salad dressing recipes.
That would be a very good use of a brand new red stick blender 😉
I love all your “how to” videos. I have really learned a lot from you. Thank you.
You’re so very welcome, Elisa — so glad to have helped you 🙂
Love your blog – recipes are really so easy to follow – thanks so much …
Yay! You are very welcome, Phyl 🙂
Good luck, Janette!
I have always wanted a stick blender, but I have never gotten around to purchasing one. I basically want one to make lattes at home.
That would be lovely, Diana — and they are so easy to do, too!
You’re very welcome!
Your recipes rock and always please! Thanks for a chance at your giveaway!
Thank you, Zina! Good luck! 🙂
I think purple is the only colour I don’t have in my kitchen.
Well, let’s hope you win so you can get that last color, then 😉
love to cook, love your blog!
Thanks, Michelle 🙂
I love your e-mails and recipes, they are so “normal”, I mean that they don’t call for obscure and hard to find ingredients!
Yay for normal! I’m glad you like that about the recipes 🙂
Nice giveaway, thanks … Gina F
You’re very welcome, Gina!
Lacey – This is so generous of you, thank you. I watch your you tube tutorials and there is always something to be learned/or a new tip you give. Of course, the bloopers are too funny and I look forward to those 🙂 Thanks again! – Jackie
Yay, Jackie! Thanks so much for your feedback on the YouTube videos. I love the bloopers, too 🙂
Great giveaway! Would love to win one. Blue is my color 🙂
I love it! I’ve been wanting a stick blender for a while. I love the green!
Good luck, Alea 🙂
I just love your recipes and videos and I bought your cookbook back in July. The photos are very nice and instructions easy to follow. I look forward to getting your how to recipes in my email each week. Everything I have made comes out perfect.
Yay! Thanks so much for your feedback, Linda! I’m so glad you enjoy the cookbook and find the steps with pics helpful. I hope you enjoy the newsletter as well 🙂
These look very nice! I would love to try one.
Good luck, Holly!
A hand blender would be perfect for students who live in hostels! Much less hassle to clean and store 😀
That’s a good point — yay for stick blenders! 🙂
Thanks for a chance to win one of these! I have my fingers crossed.
Would love one of these stick blenders makes it so much easier to make broccoli cheese soup and you blend things at the stove while cooking.
Mmmmm that sounds so yummy!
Good choice 🙂
Send my way.
That is a very nice giveaway.
Thanks, Bonnie. Glad you like it!
I would love one of these! Thanks!
I enjoy your newsletters!
Yay! Thanks, Kay 🙂
This is an amazing giveaway! Thank you so much for having it!
You’re very welcome, Meena! 🙂
I’d love to win this to help me make some soups this winter
I would love to have one these to whip up butter with or whip cream
That would be a fine use of these, Shaunie 🙂
I love this! A stick blender is one of those things that I’ve always wanted but never think about until I need it! Thanks for the giveaway!
Yay! Glad I picked something you could use 🙂 Good luck!
I absolutely love your recipes
Thank you so much 🙂
Excellent giveaway! I would love to win a blue stick blender!!
Glad you like the giveaway. Good luck!! 🙂
Love your one pot recipes. Thanks.
Don’t see where to choose a color. If this is it, I would like a red or purple one. Blue is good too.
Commenting with the color is fine. Once the winners are chosen, I will ask them what color they would like 🙂
Thanks, Vicky! I should do more of those! 🙂
I’ve wanted a stick blender ever since they came out… would LOVE to win!!!
Good luck, Tess!
How did you I broke mine recently? I had it for years and years but dropped it one time too many.
LOL, what good timing! Good luck — maybe the stars will be in your favor 🙂
Thanks for the opportunity. I would love the pink to match my kitchen. Love your posts.
Oooh, a pink kitchen!?! Awesomeness. Good luck 🙂
Thanks for the great giveaway! Love your posts!
Thanks, Kelly! Good luck!
me me me… does it come in Pink? :o)
Lol I think it does! Good luck 🙂
Thanks for the giveaway! A stick blender definitely sounds like a handy appliance to have and one I would use.
Yay! Good luck!
I enjoy all of your post.
Thank you, Elvia 🙂
LOVE these little blenders & would LOVE to have own one! I never thought about using a hand blender to make some yummy coffee drinks… AWESOME! #4 is def my fav reason! Lol) Thanks for the uber sweet chance!
I’m all about number 4 😉
I’d love to win the hand blender. It’d make cooking easier.
So much easier. Good luck!
I love the blue. I’ve always wanted a stick blender…just in time for fall and winter soups. Thanks for the giveaway.
The blue one is awesome. You’re very welcome. Good luck! 🙂
Love your blog and your cookbook. I refer to it before i make almost every special meal for inspiration. 🙂
Oh my gosh, Kachel, that is so awesome! Thank you very much for your support — I am so glad you enjoy the cookbook and blog. I wish you the best in the giveaway! 🙂
I would LOVE the purple one…PLEASE!
Lol good luck!
I’m so excited about this giveaway – stick blenders are the best! Thanks for all your fantastic recipes. I just got the one for how easy it is to roast chicken in one of your latest newsletters – can’t wait to give it a try!
Yay – I hope you enjoy the roasted chicken recipe and best of luck in the giveaway 🙂
Love it! Probably the purple 🙂
I love my stick blender, but a red one would make my food taste better. 🙂
Lol. So very true. 😉
I’ll pick red!! Thanks for the generous give-away offer! Love your videos and recipes!
Thanks, Jeanne – glad you enjoy the videos (and you’re very welcome). 🙂
I love the aqua/retro color. Goes perfect with my new kitchen and great for Zucchini Soup!
Yea, that’s an awesome color. Yum!
All those colors are great!!!!! I would use this for soups and sauces for sure! Esp your simple tomato sauce:) that was a hit in our house!!!!!
Yay! Love that recipe, too :). Good luck!
I’ve always wanted one of these, so thanks for the chance to win one. (Your fish taco recipe is still my gold standard!)
Awesome – you’re very welcome! Wow, those sound delish right now lol. Best of luck!
a stick blender sounds like it would be very useful in the kitchen~
Yep! Good luck!
I’ve been following you and trying your recipes ever since you started. Love all I’ve tried so far, and my husband is a really big fan of your salmon recipe.
Wow, thanks so much for sticking with me all these years, Nicki. That really means a lot. Your husband is a smart man liking that salmon recipe, too! 🙂 good luck!
I need a new stick blender for making soap!! Hope I win 😉
I would love to make baby food with this cool little blender for my granddaughter!
That would be awesome! Good idea 🙂
I am form Brazil, but a follow you blog/channel for ages! If I might win I would love to pass the giveaway to my friend who live in Denver. Can I?
You certainly could 🙂 how nice of you. Thanks for your support from Brazil!
Good luck!! 🙂
WOW!!This is fantastic! I was dreaming of one of these over the weekend;~))Red would be my choice–my kitchen is done in strawberries.
That’s so cool! Hopefully, it’s a sign you will get your wish 🙂
I love the red. I’ve been needing to replace the one I wore out and haven’t gotten around to replacing. I love these things!
I’m with you on the red ;). Good luck!
I love the giveaway:)
Sweet! I’m so excited you like the prize I chose 🙂
This blender would really come in handy for soups this Fall! Thanks for the opportunity!
You’re very welcome, Lynda. Good luck!
I’ve been talking about getting one of these for years!
Yay!! Good luck!!! 🙂
I LOVE stick blenders AND A Sweet Pea Chef.
Yay! Thanks, Joy 🙂
LOVE my stick blender! Have almost worn it out
Well then it’s a good time to win a new shiny one! 🙂
I am already a newsletter subscriber! Can I enter by liking on Facebook then?
Nevermind! I figured it out! Thanks! Hope I win!
Yes! And if you’re already a subscriber, you can just click on that button and add your email — being subscribed already earns you an entry too! 🙂
I would love a stick blender!! Fingers crossed…
Good luck, Carly 🙂
#4 sells it for me….that Eggnog Latte looks delish!
Good choice 🙂 It’s super yummy!
Sweet! I have always love to borrow the one my sister has, they are amazing and so easy to use! Thank you for the giveaway! 🙂
You’re very welcome. Yea, they are such awesome little tools. Best of luck!
been following you for months now and loving every single post of yours. lovely giveaway 🙂
Wow, thank you! You just made my night 🙂 Good luck in the giveaway!
Yes yes yes! This is amazing. I pretty much always forget about stick blenders and thus don’t make my favorite squash soup. Now i will!
Yea, they are super useful…if you can remember to use them 😉 Yay for squash soup!
I am hope to win any color of the stick blender. I’ll make mayonnaise for sure!
Homemade mayo is the best! Good luck 🙂
This is great. I need to become more efficient when cooking. This would help!
Yes, it would totally help with that! Best of luck!
love it! i was in jc penney’s over the weekend and picked up the exact same color immersion blender! didn’t buy it, though, put it down to contemplate whether i really needed it or not. i do want it! purple is for me! 🙂
How funny! Good luck!!
Love the giveaway.
Thank you! Good luck!!
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