29 Interesting Recipes You Can Make in Your Blender (2024)

Over the last couple of months, I have been wanting a Blendtec blender. I will be purchasing one later this week so I thought I would share some of the more interesting recipes that I cannot wait to try.

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Recipes You Can Make In Your Blender

1. Homemade Nutella

Making your own homemade Nutella means that you can get rid of some of the yucky stuff that’s in the store-bought product.

If you do have a Blendtec, I recommend getting the twister jar because the consistency is a little bit thick. That being said, you can make it in the traditional jar as well, just make sure you scrape it down often.

The recipe can be found at Just Putzing Around the Kitchen.

2. Grinding Grains

Turning things such as wheat berries and whole almonds into flour is easy to do with the higher powered blenders.

I enjoy making homemade almond flower because in the process you can also make almond milk.

Even better with the newer blenders is that you can push a button and walk away, letting it finish on its own.

This particular recipe covers all of the grains that you see above. When you go to the site, you will see a sheet to tell you exactly what you need to do.

3. Almond Milk

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Here’s the recipe for the almond milk that I was talking about.

I recommend whenever making almond milk, is to let it sit over the stove for a little while to thicken up, at least if you like the taste similar to the way you buy it at a store.

This almond milk recipe can be found at Detoxinsta.

4. Tomato Soup

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The cool thing about the high-end blenders is that it can make your soups warm without needing a stovetop. This is thanks to the motor which is very powerful.

I like this particular recipe because you get to torchthe tomato before you peel it and put it in the blender.

You can find the recipe over at how does she.

5. Homemade Orange Julius

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If you’re a big fan of the Orange Julius, then this one will hit the spot for you.

The author uses a Vitamix in her recipe which is just as good as a Blendtec- it’s just a matter of which one you prefer.

To see the full recipe head over to Or so she says.

6. Chunky Salsa

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Typically when people think of a blender, they think of smoothies. One of the great features on this one is that you can have chunky recipes as well as smooth recipes all with a push of a button.

So if you’re looking for something savory full of lots of vegetables, head over to No. 2 Pencil and see this recipe for yourself.

7. Fruit Roll-Ups

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Fruit roll-ups are one of my favorite things to make because it’s super easy and super delicious.

If you want the roll-up to be super smooth and not come out very chunky, then you need to use a high-end blender.

Head over to Real Food Real Deals to find the recipe for yourself.

8. Pesto

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If you live in an area where basil grows aplenty, then thisrecipe for pesto will become your friend. Having this simple way to mix it up is perfect.

So check out Capturing Joy to see the recipe for yourself.

9. Chocolate Mousse

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This easy blender chocolate mousse is exactly what it says it is. Whipped to perfection, it almost melts in your mouth.

Last year my school had a Blendtec, and this was one of the things that we made. We also made some whipped cream to go on top and coffee beans in our food science class. It was a lot of fun.

The recipe can be found at A Family Feast.

10. All the Smoothies

I like the title of this post on the blog it says “How I keep sane: Blendtec recipes that keep me going.” I adore making green smoothies because it grosses my kids out and it tastes good. If you feel the same way, then be sure to check out the recipes here.

11. Powdered Sugar

When the Blendtec came in at the school that I worked at I was flipping through the recipe book while we were watching an episode of Good Eats. I stopped the episode so that we could make powdered sugar.

It is as simple as putting in a cup of sugar and letting the machine do its thing. Super cool to watch!

Don’t believe me? Head over to One Good Thingby Jillee to see for yourself.

12. Nice Cream

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I have said it before, and I will say it again: Nice cream is one of the best recipes I have ever decided to try. My daughter swears by it, and we make it at least once a year for breakfast so she can go to school and tell everyone that she had nice cream.

This recipe uses bananas, peanut butter, and chocolate to make the yummy treat in the blender.

That’s right no liquids! To see the recipe for yourself head over to The Big Man’s World.

13. Best Blender Brownies

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Still stuck on chocolate, I had to put brownies in here as well. This blender brownies are perfect for a day whenever you want something delicious but don’t feel like putting all the work in the stirring and mixing the batter.

Head over to the Blendtec blog to see for yourself.

14. Hollandaise Sauce

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Hollandaise sauce is delicious and perfect for breakfast or even to go on top of the asparagus in the afternoon.

If you’re looking to make a savory treat, head over to Cook The Storyto see the recipe for yourself.

15. Pizza Sauce

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Here’s another sauce recipe that you can just put the ingredients into the blender and let it go. Add spices that you like to make it yours. After all, the sauce for the pizza is one of the key factors as to whether not taste good.

Head over to Blendtec to see the recipe.

16. Crepes

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With crêpe batter, you want to make sure you get it absolutely smooth. Putting it in a blender is a sure fire way to make sure that you get it right.

Go check out Self-Proclaimed Foodie and get the recipe to make the crêpes in the blender.

17. Cheesy Avocado Bacon Poutine

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So this is essentially a french fry recipe. It’s one that I’ve never heard of. It sounds interesting, and I love avocado so why not?

I mean, when you get a new toy you got to play with it right? Head over to What’s Gabby Cooking to see the recipe, complete with the fresh farm ingredient twist, for yourself.

18. Copy Cat Trader Joe’s Cookie Butter

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I may or may not have bought my first one of these the other day while I was in the store. However, knowing that I’m going to be able to make it myself very soon is exciting. I want to be able to make as much as I can from scratch.

Head over to The Cookie Rookie to see the recipe for yourself.

19. Hummus Dip

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If you love chickpeas, you will love this dip. It is healthy and pairs well with vegetables.

Adding the oil and the Tahini at the end makes for a beautiful presentation.

To see the recipe, head over to the Blendtec blog.

20. Salad Dressing

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One great thing about the high powered blenders is the ability to make dressings for salads. It purees it smoother than most other blenders will.

I am a big fan of tasty, fulfilling salads and this one fits the bill. Head over to Layers of Happiness for the recipe.

21. Hot Chocolate

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Remember how I told you that the powerful engines could make soups warm? The same thing works for hot chocolates or coffee drinks.

This recipe has a hint of espresso powder, to give the hot chocolate more flavor. I prefer this over a box mix any day because it comes with ingredients I have heard of.

To see the recipe for yourself, head over to Nutmeg Nanny.

22. Corn Chowder

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Corn Chowder is one of my favorite recipes because it is so soothing and it reminds me of my childhood. While my mother never made chowders, I would attend a festival in our hometown each year, riding my bike up to the park to get a bowl of the good stuff.

Naturally, to keep the chunkiness of the corn, you don’t blend it all at once. Instead, you add the thicker ingredients into the smooth ones at the end.

The recipe can be found at Cooking Classy.

23. Sorbet

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Healthy Happy Life came up with the sorbet recipes to tease us. As much as I love something rich, I equally enjoy something fresh. This is like a fresh version of ice cream. Even better is that it doesn’t take much to make it.

24. Strawberry Margarita

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Ali over at Gimme Some Oven decided to create this recipe for her birthday. I chose to add it to the list because it shows you that you can have a somewhat regular drink on the menu and it still comes from the blender.

25. Chocolate Chip Frappe

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You already know my deep love for anything coffee related. Naturally then, my blender will be used in our coffee shop at school to make Frappes such as thisChocolate Chip Frappe.

26. Sweet Potato Souffle

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Sommer at A Spicy Perspective comes up with this recipe in her Blendtec and, just like with crepes, you want your souffle to be as smooth as possible. Another critical component of souffle is to make sure they are airy, and a blender will definitely do that!

27. Bread

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I love this picture because it shows you the machine hands on. I’m a bit starry-eyed over the whole thing. It makes me want to pull my wallet out now!

Back in the day, I purchased a bread machine from a yard sale. I decided within the first couple of batches that it wasn’t something I would spend money on when the machine broke down. I felt like my Kitchen Aid can do just as good of a job.

The Snarky Vegan must feel similarly because she did all of the work for her bread right there in the machine, leaving the last two steps (let it rise in the pan and baking) to do “hands-on.”

28. Fruit and Vegetable Gummies

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If you struggle with your kids eating healthy food, here’s a sneaky way to get them down. My daughter says that my fruit roll-ups and gummies are not like the store bought stuff and yet she still eats them- even when I sneak vegetables in!

I, personally, would opt for honey or sugar instead of agave syrup. For this post, you can choose if you want to watch The Stay-at-Home Chef’s YouTube video or her blog post.

29. Baby Food

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There are so many great baby food products out there. My only concern with it is that babies only stay babies for a short time and then you’ve spent a hundred dollars or more on a product that, unless you plan on having a couple of more little ones, you don’t have any more use for. While you can sell it and reap some of the money you spent, why not purchase something that you can use over and over?

These blenders are designed to give smoothness to the ingredients, making it perfect for baby food and beyond.

Conclusion to Recipes You Can Make in Your Blender

Now that you have seen how versatile this power horse will be in my kitchen, I hope you also see just exactly why it would be good to have one in your kitchen as well. If you have a powerful blender and make some great stuff, please share your recipes!

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29 Interesting Recipes You Can Make in Your Blender (2024)


What can I do with a blender besides smoothies? ›

What can I make in a blender?
  1. Almond milk.
  2. Blended ice drink.
  3. Cheesecake.
  4. Chopped fruits.
  5. Chopped vegetables.
  6. Coffee shakes.
  7. Cream cheese-based spread.
  8. Cream soup.

What are the best blended foods? ›

Some good foods to consider blending and eating include bananas, apples, peaches, pears, plums, avocados, oats, rice, sweet potatoes, green beans, squash, peas, chicken, turkey, and beef.

What not to do with a blender? ›

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  5. Turmeric Root. ...
  6. Almonds. ...
  7. Some Frozen Fruits. ...
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What should I put in a blender? ›

Think sauces, dressings, pancake mix, and even ice cream created easily and quickly in this versatile countertop favorite. The best blender can do a whole lot more than deliver a tasty fruit-packed drink. And if you have less space in your kitchen, you needn't miss out.

Can you put anything in a blender? ›

You can put many foods into a blender, including fruits, vegetables, milk, chickpeas (to make hummus), hard cheeses, and bread (to create breadcrumbs), but there are some ingredients that don't produce good results.

Can you live off of blended food? ›

Smoothies offer a great way to take in calories and vitamins in liquid form. So, in conclusion, the answer is yes you could live on smoothies if you took in the correct amount of vitamins, nutrients and proteins. You will need roughage too to make sure to stay regular.

What is the hardest food to blend? ›

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What food can you not blend? ›

Raw High-Fiber Foods

Vegetables, such as celery and broccoli, tend to get stringy in a blender if they're raw, so best to cook them before tossing them in. Beans should always be cooked before blending too—otherwise, they'll dull the blade. Another high-fiber food that doesn't do well in the blender is cauliflower.

What does P on a blender mean? ›

The Pulse button on a blender allows you to have precise control over the duration and frequency of blending. As you manually push and release this function, the quick bursts of the blade can crush or chop ingredients.

Is it bad to run a blender empty? ›

Tip #1- No Overloading, No Empty-running

Overloading will cause the blender's motor to wear down more quickly and putting additional stress on the blades. Running your blender when it's empty does the same damage as overloading it. Having no content in a blender causes the over-running of the blender's blade and motor.

What is the best fruit to put in a blender? ›

Banana is a great base flavour for any smoothie, and will give you a lovely creamy texture. Other fruits that work well are berries, mango, peaches, plums, nectarines, grated apple or pear, and melon. You may have to add more fruit or liquid, depending on the type of fruit you choose.

What do I put first in blender? ›

First pour in the milk, water, cold brew, or whatever you're using as the base of your smoothie. With the blades submerged in liquid, the blender creates a vortex that pulls solids down into them.

What should I do first in blender? ›

Step 1: Opening. This is what blender looks like when you open it. You are faced with a toolbar to the left an right, file operations to the top, timeline on the bottom, and the 3D view in the center. Blender's default starting mesh is a cube, we will be demonstrating basic functions on this.

What can I use a personal blender for? ›

A great personal blender can easily whip up smoothies, shakes, and small batches of sauce or pesto. These compact machines aren't as powerful as full-size blenders, so they can't totally replace them for all tasks, but they are easy to use, clean, and store.

Can you use a blender like a food processor? ›

The blender is a food processor's close relative in the kitchen and makes a great food processor substitute for a few tasks. These two countertop appliances are sometimes interchangeable for things like emulsifying and pureeing, but a blender can more thoroughly break down foods for ultra smooth results.

Can you cook in a blender? ›

An immersion blender like the KitchenAid® Variable Speed Blender can help streamline the cooking process by allowing you to blend your ingredients directly in the pot, while the KitchenAid® Pro Line® Blender with Thermal Control Jar can blend and heat your room-temperature ingredients for soup that's ready in a matter ...

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