16 Immersion Blender Recipes (And Why You Need One!)

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.

16 Immersion Blender Recipes | My favorite kitchen appliance is definitely my stick blender because it can make so many things, including sauces, soups, lattes, whipped cream, and so much more.  Learn my best tips for how to use an immersion blender, including tons of recipes that use a blender.  This post is sponsored by Braun. #ConquerTheExpected #MultiQuick9

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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).
  4. You can totally make a Starbucks-quality latte at home using a stick blender and the microwave.
  5. See number 4 because it is that awesome of a reason.
  6. Stick blenders are light, easy to handle, and are super versatile.
  7. 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

Overhead image of an immersion blender and several attachments, including a whisk and a chopper.

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.

Image of a pot of fresh cream of tomato soup that is being blended using an immersion blender.

1. Cream of Tomato Soup – Easy, fresh, and the perfect use of vine-ripened tomatoes.  [GET THE RECIPE.]

Cream of Tomato Soup

2. Roasted Acorn Squash Soup – This soup is like Fall in a bowl – warm and cozy all around. [GET THE RECIPE.]

Roasted Acorn Squash Soup

3. Roasted Butternut Squash Bisque – Sweet, buttery butternut squash, roasted to creamy perfection and then turned into a smooth bisque. [GET THE RECIPE.]

Butternut Squash Bisque

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.]

Easy Cream of Broccoli

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.

Jug blender attachment of the immersion blender that is being used to make an avocado cilantro lime dressing.

5. 10 Minute Salsa Verde – It just takes 10 minutes and a few ingredients to get loads of salsa verde flavor. [GET THE RECIPE.]

Salsa Verde

6. Homemade Hummus – Arguably the perfect snack in the history of the world! [GET THE RECIPE.]

Homemade Hummus

7. My Go-To Pico De Gallo – The only salsa for chips and salsa in our home! [GET THE RECIPE.]

Pico De Gallo

8. Cauliflower Cheese Sauce – You’d never believe this cheese sauce is made mostly of pureed cauliflower! [GET THE RECIPE.]

Cauliflower Cheese Sauce

9. Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing – Just as it’s name suggests, pure awesomeness in a sauce! [GET THE RECIPE.]

Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing

10. Chimichurri Sauce – The best sauce to put on a flank steak.  Period.  Plus ready in less than 5 minutes!  [GET THE RECIPE.]

Chimichurri Sauce

11. Easy Pesto Sauce – A great go-to pesto sauce to make with fresh basil. [GET THE RECIPE.]

Easy Pesto Sauce

12. Raspberry Vinaigrette – Sweet, tangy, and vibrant pink – perfect to drizzle over this springtime cobb.  [GET THE RECIPE.]

Raspberry Vinaigrette

13. Honey Lemon Vinaigrette – The combination of tart and sweet pair perfectly in this honey lemon vinaigrette. [GET THE RECIPE.]

Honey Lemon Vinaigrette

14. Fig Balsamic Vinaigrette – Aint nothing better than fresh figs, especially when you use them in a fresh salad dressing! [GET THE RECIPE.]

Fig Balsamic Vinaigrette

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.

Beaker filled with warmed milk that is being emulsified and frothed to make the milk for a homemade latte using 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.]

Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte

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!

Beaker and whisk attachment being used to make whopped cream with the immersion blender.

16. Vegan Whipped Cream – Whipped cream never tasted so sweet!  This whipped cream contains no dairy or processed sugar. [GET THE RECIPE.]

Strawberry Shortcake with Vegan Whipped Cream

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.

Lacey Baier

Hey y’all, I’m Lacey Baier and I’m so glad you’re here! I’m a healthy lifestyle influencer and the creator of this clean-eating blog and YouTube channel, A Sweet Pea Chef. My recipes have been published on Food Network, Good Morning America, FoxNews, Tastemade, Fitness Magazine, and much more. I live in Dallas, Texas with my husband and four kiddos. Let’s get started!

173 thoughts on “16 Immersion Blender Recipes (And Why You Need One!)

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. Thank you for doing this giveaway! Would love to win and be able to add this nifty gadget to my arsenal of kitchen appliances. 🙂

  7. 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.

  8. 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!

  9. 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

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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!

  13. 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!

  14. 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!

  15. 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!!!!!

  16. 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.

  17. 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?

  18. 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.

  19. 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!

  20. 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! 🙂

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