You know what the funny thing about shopping online is? When your order shows up in a box that tells exactly what’s inside.
Let’s just say that’s what happened when my new Vitamix Immersion Blender showed up. My husband bought it for me as a gift that was supposed to be a surprise, and yes, I was surprised when I found it on our front porch.
I’ve been a dedicated Vitamix 7500 user for about seven years. I’ve used and abused that thing almost daily, and it may be one of my favorite kitchen appliances.
However, it’s heavy, and sometimes I find myself saying “ugh, do I really need to drag this whole thing out?”, and I do, but it would be nice to have another option.
Then I saw Vitamix recently came out with an immersion blender. Of course, I wanted it almost immediately, but I figured why bother since I have a perfectly good Vitamix already. I wasn’t going to get one.
Long story short, I now have one, and I absolutely love it.
Vitamix Immersion Blender Review
Let’s talk about why I love this thing so much. As someone who cooks every meal we eat, I love things that make my life easier.
The main feature of the Vitamix Immersion Blender is how powerful it is. It has a 625 watt motor, which is extremely powerful for such a small little blender.
The Cuisinart Immersion Blender has a 200 watt motor, the Magic Bullet has a 250 watt motor, and my Vitamix 7500 has a 1500 watt motor to put things in perspective.
It also has five speeds, and is extremely light at under 3 pounds. The best part? You can blend in anything with a 3 inch opening or bigger which means, yes, mason jars!
I’m the queen of home made salad dressing, and this little Vitamix made it worth it just for that!
Best of all, it cleans quickly like a regular Vitamix. Just throw a couple of drops of dish detergent in a mason jar, fill it with hot water, and blend for 30 seconds.
Single serve smoothies in a mason jar (I have the Vitamix smoothie cup attachment, but this is soooo much easier)
Making my favorite dips, like my favorite olive tapenade
It would have also been great to make just a little bit of baby food when my kids were younger. The large Vitamixes have a 1/2 cup minimum, and things don’t even blend that well with that little in them. You really need a larger quantity to get the blending you want. It would have been nice just to make a serving of pureed carrots for my son for him to spit them in my face instead of a Vitamix pitcher full.
That’s another area the Vitamix Immersion Blender really shines – small quantities.
For me, all of these things have already made it worth it, but there’s a ton of things you can make with an immersion blender. It’s one of those things that you don’t think you need, but when you actually have it you use it all the time.
What I don’t use my Immersion Blender for
Some things I still do in my regular old Vitamix because its just so powerful.
I still pull out the big Vitamix to:
Make non dairy milk
These are all things I do fairly often, so the immersion blender has in no way replaced my Vitamix. If you’re sticking more along the lines of soups and smoothies, you can get away with a Vitamix immersion blender vs a regular Vitamix.
The Vitamix Immersion Blender smoothie test
The first thing I did of course, was make a smoothie. In a mason jar. Mason jars are so popular these days, and I use them all the time.
The instruction booklet that comes with the immersion blender gives you some helpful tips on layering.
In case you can’t tell, there’s WHOLE FROZEN STRAWBERRIES in there. Yes you read that right. I figured I would really test this thing out.
Sure enough, I had the perfect smoothie in about 30 seconds.
Why the power of my Vitamix Immersion Blender surprised me
I decided to really test this thing out with two ingredient pineapple ice cream.
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This is a super simple recipe. All you need is:
Frozen Pineapple Chunks
I use coconut milk, so this is like a Pina colada in a bowl. Frozen pineapple is really, really hard though.
I freeze chunks in a bag, and no joke, throw it on the kitchen floor to break them apart because they are frozen together.
I did not think in a million years I could make this with an immersion blender, because even my Vitamix 7500 takes a bit of finessing.
Sure enough, the Vitamix immersion blender didn’t have a problem.
I really love this thing. It is totally a convenience item, but with the amount I cook, it is totally worth it for me.
If you find yourself wondering what else you can make with an Immersion blender, whether it be a Vitamix or another type, fear not, I have you covered.
I’ve collected a ton of recipes that you can use your immersion blender with! There’s everything you can think of here and more. If you’re looking for immersion blender recipe ideas, I guarantee you’ll find something you want to make this list.
Vitamix Immersion Blender Recipes
I love my Vitamix Immersion blender! Looking for something new to make to take advantage of your immersion blender? You are bound to find somehting you LOVE in this list!
Lentil Butternut Squash Soup is a heartier version of the classic Butternut Squash Fall soup. It’s tasty, filling, and very quick to make. Serve this soup with croutons or toasted garlicky pita wedges (recipe included!). You might never go back to regular butternut squash soup.
Savory and simple, this lightly spicy vegan black bean soup is made from scratch with dry beans, and other pantry ingredients! Originally created to be made in an electric pressure cooker, this recipe also works great in your slow cooker, or on the stovetop!
Making your own vegan mayo is absolutely fun with this irresistible and easy recipe! All you need is an immersion blender, a few ingredients, and five minutes of your time! This homemade vegan mayonnaise is so thick, creamy, and delicious (and cheap!) that you’ll never want to buy store-bought versions again! Make it and store it all in one Mason Jar!
Delicious and healthy, this naturally sweetened simple berry sauce can be made with frozen or fresh berries and an immersion blender, and is the perfect guilt-free dessert topping for almost any occasion!
This rich and creamy vegan tomato soup is made from fresh tomatoes, lots of sautéed onion, garlic, and a little carrot for sweetness. Although it’s simple and and quick to prepare, the results are fit for royalty!
Coney dogs are steamed hot dogs smothered with all-beef chili, and topped with minced onions and mustard. The chili is a little bit sweet and a little bit spicy. Invented in Michigan, these coney dogs are a real American treat!
This rich, creamy, oil free butternut squash soup is perfect for cozy winter evenings. Ready in 40 minutes, this vegan soup is flavored with fresh ginger, red pepper flakes and lime for a mildly spicy dinner option.
Instant Pot apple butter is really easy to make, requires no peeling, and is easily blended with an immersion blender until it spreads easily like a butter. Perfect on toast, in oatmeal, on pancakes, in apple turnovers, and more!
This Easy Roasted Acorn Squash Soup Recipe is made with roasted acorn squash, carrots, celery, and cauliflower and blended with fresh garlic, ginger, and a touch of ground cinnamon for a cozy and delicious soup perfect for cold weather.
This vegan soup is easy to make and full of nutrients. Made in under a half an hour in a pressure cooker and then puréed with the immersion blender, it is a delicious and nourishing meatless Monday dinner.
This delicious butternut squash apple soup is a simple and quick to make autumn soup that your whole family will love. The soup is simply seasoned with garlic, ginger, and cinnamon. Apples complement natural butternut squash sweetness. I served it with swirls of plain yogurt, crushed pretzel, and toasted pecans.
You won’t believe how easy it is to make Instant Pot Mashed Cauliflower! This Whole30 and Keto friendly side dish comes together in a snap with whole cauliflower and almost no prep work at all, and it’s wonderful with chicken, beef, and so much more!
This vegan Instant Pot Corn Chowder is simple, healthy, and utterly divine. Make from frozen or fresh corn, this delicious, hearty meal is great for meal prep and makes for an easy, nourishing meal. Stovetop instructions also provided.
One of the best things to make when you’re feeling sick, this magic feel better soup is loaded with good vitamins and herbs, but also tastes soothing and comforting and warm. It’s so tasty, you don’t really need to be sick to make it. But it will help you feel better if you are.
Homemade gluten free tortillas are made with three simple ingredients: chickpea flour, tapioca starch and water. This recipe makes tortillas that are soft, flexible and are perfect for tacos, burritos, enchiladas and more!
This easy vegan cheese sauce is low in fat, dairy-free and high in protein. Ready in under 5 minutes, it’s perfect for quick and healthy comfort meals, budget-friendly and kid-approved. Works for pasta, lasagna, veggies, dipping and meal prep.
here is plenty of old-fashioned flavor in this Instant Pot Navy Bean Soup. The pressure cook method results in a creamy, satisfying and super wholesome soup without the need to soak the beans in advance.
Instant Pot Detox Cabbage Soup. A delicious simple instant pot cabbage soup diet recipe that is ideal for cooking in bulk ahead of your 7 day cabbage soup diet plan. Loaded with cabbage and other low calorie vegetables it is vegan, vegetarian and gluten free.
This Cream of Broccoli Soup can be as healthy or indulgent as you want! Adding cream is optional as the soup is made thick and creamy with potatoes, but cauliflower can be substituted or mixed in for a lighter alternative. Garnish with cheese if desired or keep it simple!
These cassava balls are made with the cassava root vegetable which is boiled then mashed,seasoned and made into bite sized balls with a vegan cheese filling. They can be air fried or fried via stovetop – your choice and gluten free!
Get ready to make the creamiest, tastiest vegan style mushroom soup you have ever had. This soup lends a wholesome boost of goodness that your body needs especially during the cold snap. Make this in your instant pot or on your stove top.
This thick and creamy vegan roasted garlic sauce is perfect for salads, casseroles, roasted vegetables, pasta, burgers, and more. Use it instead of mayonnaise or even your favorite vinaigrette. Healthy, flavorful, refreshing!