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

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


    Mint Chutney

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

    Frozen Sriracha-Mango Margarita

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


    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 Blueberry-Mint Margarita

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


    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...


    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

    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

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


    Ginger Dressing

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


    Blackberry Buttercream

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


    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

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


    Quick Mango Sorbet

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