The Ultimate All-in-One Kitchen Appliance! Homemade Ice Cream, Freshly Milled Flour, Smoothies, Grind Your Own Meat, Knead Bread Dough & More! My Blendtec Review and Give Away!

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Talk about a dream machine!!!  I’ve been having a BLAST testing my new Blendtec Total Classic Blender with the WildSide jar and the Twister Jar accessory.  I have been putting them through the paces, so I could report to you about the quality of this powerful and versatile kitchen machine.  In case you hadn’t guessed, I am head-over-heels for the Blendtec!  It’s 1560 watts of incredible power with a 4″ precision tuned blade.  I was amazed when I looked at the blades in both the Wildside Jar AND the Twister Jar.  To look at them, they are about 1/16″ thick and blunt — no sharp edges.  You KNOW the first thing I did was reach in and run my finger across it.  While it wasn’t 100% blunt, my finger definitely didn’t meet any sharp edges, unlike the multitude of other blenders I have owned, over the years.  The Wild Side Jar (it has an extra 5th side) holds almost 3 quarts and is BPA-free, so it can tackle jobs that other blenders simply don’t have the capacity to handle.  And speed!!!!  Oh my goodness!  It’s phenomenal how quickly you can whip up something healthy and delicious, with little, to no, effort.  This professional quality appliance will change the way you work in your kitchen.  You won’t believe everything I’ve done with it, so far!

Blendtec

This is the Blendtec Total Classic Blender, Wildside Jar, Twister Jar, cookbook and spatula I reviewed and the same set that one lucky Busy-at-Home reader will win for their own kitchen!!!!

From the moment I started reading about the Blendtec, I knew that making ice cream would be my first attempt at using it.  I was so curious as to how ice cream could be frozen without an ice cream machine or without being full of gritty, ice crystals.  Well, the Blendtec performed beyond my wildest dreams AND provided something I never thought could happen — a healthy ice cream that my kids will eat.  After reading through the options in the included Blendtec cookbook, I made a few variations of one of their ice cream recipes.  The beauty of it is that you can make different flavors for different family members, so everyone can have their favorites and a batch is literally done in LESS than 60 seconds!

raspberry ice cream ingredients

I actually made three different flavors of ice cream in a span of about 20 minutes. Taking pictures of the steps, the finished products and enjoying their yumminess took way more time than actually making the ice cream. Using frozen fruit, coconut milk, lemon juice and only 2-3 Tablespoons of sugar, I could mix up a batch in less than 60 seconds! It’s absolutely DELISH – creamy, smooth, & satisfying!

 

 homemade icecream

First I made raspberry, then peach and then pineapple. You can’t believe how good (and how much healthier) these are compared to commercial ice cream!

 

Dairy-Free Homemade Ice Cream with the Blendtec Blender
 
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Ingredients
  • ¼ cup coconut milk
  • 2 - 3 Tablespoons sugar (to taste)
  • ½ teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1½ rounded cups frozen fruit (choose your favorite)
Instructions
  1. I used the Twister Jar for this recipe, but I think it would do just as well in the Wild Side Jar.
  2. Simply place all the ingredients in the jar, in the order listed. If you're using the Twister Jar, hold the Twister Lid with one hand and with the other hand, select the Speed Up button (up arrow) to Speed 7 and run for 40-50 seconds or until smooth. Turn the twister Lid counter-clockwise while blending.
  3. If making this in the WildSide jar, I would double the recipe and select the Ice Cream button to make it.
  4. Serve your delicious, healthy, soft-serve ice cream immediately.

 

I haven’t tried it, yet, but I’m toying with the idea of freezing mashed pumpkin or canned pumpkin in ice cube trays, then using that in place of frozen fruit and adding in all those warm, fall spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and cloves to make a pumpkin pie version of this ice cream.  I’ll let you know, if I get it done.  :)

Next I tested the ice shaving (crushing) feature.  All the promos say that the Blendtec can turn ice cubes into snow in seconds.  Not chunky ice crystals or gritty, slushy ice, but snow.  Oh my gravy!  They didn’t lie.

crushing ice

I started with 5 cups of ice cubes in my WildSide jar.

 

blendtec ice crush

I put the lid on the jar and selected the Ice Crush button. It’s pre-programmed and shut itself off automatically at the end of the cycle.

 

crushed ice

Extraordinary! I’ve never seen so much power and the job was completed in seconds! It’s, literally, snow. This would make fantastic blended drinks, smoothies and snow cones. Yum!

 

Next, I filled my WildSide jar with a combination of veggies, that I just had in the fridge.  I broke them into chunks and added about 3/4 cup of water.  I don’t know if your family is like mine, but they love veggies and their flavor, IF they don’t know that’s what they’re eating.  I have been camouflaging vegetables in my family’s favorite dishes for years; and after seeing all that the Blendtec can accomplish, I had an idea.  With the cool fall weather, soup is a staple in our home and no matter what kind I make, I love to cook lots of vegetables in the stock for the flavor and nutrition.  Not being fans of very soft-cooked vegetables, my family rarely wants to eat them, though; and I either puree them and add them back to the stock, or simply throw them out.  I knew with more liquid and a few seasonings, I could use these vegetables to make my own version of V-8 juice, but I wanted to make a slightly thicker, albeit smooth base to add to soups.

veggies in the blender

The veggies I used to make my veggie “soup and stew base”. It was just what i had in the fridge and it turned out SOOO good!

So I pureed a full blender jar of RAW veggies in only 3/4 cup of water, adding about 1 teaspoon lemon juice, 2 Tablespoons of worcestershire and 1 teaspoon of salt.  The resulting “vegetable base” was delicious and perfect to bring extraordinary flavor to soups and stew broths!  It’s simple and you can use your family’s favorite vegetables, herbs and seasonings.  I normally wouldn’t put cauliflower, broccoli, cucumber or tomatoes in my chicken soup stock, but the addition of the extra fiber, flavor (and antioxidants) was a huge hit!  The other “up-side” to prepping the vegetables in this way is that I’m not fishing hot, cooked vegetables out of my stock, then trying to blend hot vegetables and liquid in the blender and then, finally, adding them back to the stock pot.  Much simpler and safer, this way!

blended raw veggies

The resulting veggie base had great flavor to impart to soups and stews. I’m guessing it would be fairly easy to mix into spaghetti sauce and casserole sauces, as well. I poured some in this bowl to try and give you an idea of how thick and rich it is. This is about 1/3 of what the batch actually made, so it would definitely add fabulous flavor to a batch of homemade chicken stock or a beef stew gravy.  Yum!

 

After vegetables, I decided to make a typical blender or food processor staple — bread crumbs.  The difference was I was going to use fresh bread, not dry or toasted.  Typically, that choice would result in a blender full of gummy dough balls.  There is definitely no reason to go to the expense of buying pre-made bread crumbs, any longer.  Use your own homemade bread and you’ll know exactly what’s in them.  Plus, you can season them as you wish.  Of course, if you have day old or dry bread, it will be simple to make your bread crumbs, but if you don’t — no worries.  Blendtec’s got you covered.  :)

bread in blender

I tore four slices of bread into large pieces and put them in the WildSide jar. I used the “Speed Up” arrow button to go to speed one.

 

Blendtec bread crumbs

In about 15 seconds, I had these gorgeous bread crumbs — perfect for meatballs, topping casseroles, meat loaf or breading something to be fried. Super simple!  They could easily be seasoned or toasted.

 

Curious, and maybe even a little skeptical, the final task I out set out to accomplish with my Blendtec was grinding meat.  I know all of you struggle, just as much as I do, navigating the grocery store in light of steadily rising food prices and incomes that don’t keep up with the increased cost of living.  Paying nearly $4.00 a lb for hamburger is very difficult for me to justify.  So when I saw bottom round roast go on sale for $1.98 in one of our local markets, I decided to put the Blendtec to the test.  I know you will be as excited as I am at what I achieved and the potential for savings and better nutrition that can come from grinding meat, fresh, in your own kitchen.

roast

Bottom round roast for $1.98 a lb. I intend to turn it into very economical, fresh and lean ground beef!

 

cubed roast

I cut the roast into approximately 2 inch cubes. I will do a better job of trimming the fat BEFORE cubing it, next time. The thicker pieces of fat, didn’t grind as easily as the meat and a few larger chunks of fat needed to be picked out of the finished meat. But, no one was more surprised than me at how quickly and effectively the Blendtec produced ground beef from my roast.

 

hamburger

Can you believe it! I couldn’t be more pleased!

 

frying hamburgers

The hamburgers were easily shaped and fried, just as though I had purchased the meat, already ground.

 

burger and chips

Delicious, inexpensive and easy!

I don’t have one reservation about the Blendtec Total Classic Blender with the WildSide jar.  Upon first receiving it, I was disappointed to learn I had been sent a factory reconditioned base with new jars.  My disappointment was immediately alleviated when I learned that reconditioned Blendtec blenders have the same 7-year warranty as the new models, because they have been restored to like new condition, often having been returned for cosmetic reasons.  Any necessary repairs are made and the good as new appliance is ready for a new owner.  The giveaway winner will receive the same high quality items that I’ve been testing in my own kitchen — a factory reconditioned Blendtec Total Classic Blender Base with new Wild Side Jar and new Twister Jar!

There is so much more I’m excited to try with the Blendtec, but this post is getting longer and longer and I definitely need to leave room for the giveaway!  There are dressings, and sauces, dips and nut butters, hummus and freshly milled flours, in my very near future.  The potential of this amazing appliance is limited only by imagination.  I can’t wait to test it further and I can unreservedly recommend it as a professional-quality, essential, kitchen appliance that will eliminate the need for, and most certainly outperform, many of your other appliances.  You’re going to LOVE it!

 

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  1. You must be 18 or older and reside in the United States to enter.
  2. Mandatory Entry (must be completed, before optional entries will be counted.)  Leave a comment on this post telling me the first thing you would make if you win this fabulous Blendtec.  Then use the Rafflecopter form, below, to register your entry!


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I received a Blendtec Reconditioned Blender with Wild Side and Twister Jars in order to test them in my own kitchen and gather data for this review.  No monetary compensation was received.  The views and opinions expressed are wholly my own and based on my personal experience with the product.  Links in the post include my affiliate ID.
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Comments

  1. Debi H. says

    How am I going to choose? I want to try them all! I have a frozen berry yogurt every day so will probably start with that. I also think it will be amazing to grind my own hamburger. How about chicken? Have you tried that yet?

  2. says

    Hmmm… the ice cream sounds yummy, but with the chilly weather coming on, I might be more likely to use it to puree some soup. No matter what, I think I’d be using it just about every day. (Oh, the ice crushing abilities~ my kids would be so happy! Me too, really! :D )

  3. Melyssa Sivard says

    I have so many ideas….ice cream, smoothies, soups, and definitely some homemade nut butters! Very exciting. :)

  4. says

    I’d like to use it to make minced fish meat for bouncy fish balls in Chinese soups–it’s been a while since I’ve tasted them! I’d Iike to ground buffalo to make my own Spanish chorizo too!

  5. Joni Owada says

    I would make some non dairy ice-creams I think. The recipe shared above using coconut milk sounds fantastic!

  6. Marti Parks says

    I would love to try this for grinding my own meat. i love grinding venison, but the old fashioned way with the big grinder is just too much of a hassle. This would be awesome.

  7. says

    The first thing I would make is healthy ice cream! We eat a ton of ice cream and I love the fact that you can make it out of healthy stuff!! I enjoyed this blog….I had been thinking about a VitaMixer, but you make a great case for the Blendtec!

  8. GinaMarie Montano Rees says

    I would make rice flour because we just learned my daughter is incredibly gluten intolerant. I can’t afford all the expensive pre-made flours in order to be able to make her baked foods, bread, crackers, etc. Since she is 3 it is hard for her to understand why she can’t have the same things her sisters can have. Prepackaged g-free food is SO expensive we can’t afford it right now. I would LOVE a Blentec!

    • says

      Gina, it would definitely be a life saver for preparing special diets. I have a daughter and a sister who struggle with the same difficulties and you’re right; the Blendtec definitely opens some new doors to saving money on the special foods they need.

  9. Gail S says

    The very first thing would be to make crushed ice because I would want to to see this baby in action as soon as I opened the box. Right after that I would ground some chicken I have in my freezer.

  10. Lynn says

    definitely ice cream, i’ve always wanted an ice cream maker but there’s really no more room for extra appliances… this is so awesome!

  11. Sandy VanHoey says

    I would give to my daughter who loves to cook and bake so not sure of what she’d make but I’ll bet it would be good. Her kids love orange julius so it may be that

  12. Joseph Stowell says

    I drink a protein smoothie (frozen strawberries, banana, milk, whey protein, vanilla, and flax seed meal) after workouts. That would be the first thing I try in the new Blendtec Total Classic Blender with the WildSide jar and the Twister Jar accessory if I won.

  13. Vickie Riddle says

    Oh my goodness what a machine! I would start out with making our own hamburger meat, and there are so many more of the features I’d love to try.

  14. Andrea D. says

    I think I would make fresh bread crumbs or some of your yummy ice cream. Thanks for the chance to enter this giveaway.

  15. Gina O says

    Homemade hummus is a dish we make frequently – this would be perfect for that. My health conscious daughters make smoothies on a daily basis and I am sure that the ice cream recipes would be tested right away :)

  16. Robin says

    Ice cream! How about freezing chocolate almond milk in ice cube trays, adding a teaspoon of espresso powder and blending?!?

  17. says

    I would have to say ice cream would be the first thing on my list too! We try to stay away from dairy as much as possible, and the grocery store in our town does not carry any dairy-free ice cream. What a dream to own this!!! Thank you. :)

  18. says

    Hmm – the list is endless of what I would make first given the fact that I burned up my blender a month or so ago. (so mad at me!) Our rainy season has officially arrived – with that I think I would probably make a veggie base for soup. Its also Pumpkin Time so I would also love to see how quickly it can puree pumpkin for a pie. Or applesauce. Or a smoothie. While my soup simmered away, I am quite certain I could find more things to make. Wonderful!!

  19. Rust says

    I would try some soups …broccoli or potato …and I want to try making ice cream with a Blendtec. Your ground meat, too ….I am impressed with how that came out!

  20. Jesllee says

    This is going to be so boring, but I would make crushed ice. We are living in a place with no ice machine in the door of the fridge and I miss my crushed ice!

  21. Sue Ellison says

    I would make something simple, like a strawberry banana smoothie, to get acquainted with all the Blendtec can do.

  22. gigi (gina p) says

    I’d love to make the ice cream first, but in reality – I would use it to make breadcrumbs for the outside birds!!

  23. says

    Omigosh, my blender is so old, it’s harvest gold! Yes ma’am! And I’m tired of making my morning protein smoothie and having to suck the chunks thru a straw! I’d definitely make a silky, smooth protein smoothie first!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  24. Sumer says

    I’d start in on some power veggie drinks! My kids were just tested as being SUPER low in Iron, and my current blender is horrible for smoothies… this will make their ‘happy hour’ drink so smooth and tastey!!

  25. Emily says

    I just finished trying to make homemade goldfish crackers without a food processor and it did not go well. So I would make crackers and smoothies and much more, I’m sure!

  26. Sandy says

    I would make banana soft serve with frozen bananas! My current blender isn’t strong enough so I have to use my food processor to make it now and its a pain to get out and clean!

    A Blentec would be awesome!

    sandysaveseveryday AT gmail DOT com

  27. Jen L says

    I would probably do something fun the first time like ice cream then I would get down to serious stuff like soups, sauces etc.

  28. Margaret Smith says

    I’d like to make some strawberry/banana smoothies. I’d really love to try to make that ground beef too. Love that idea.
    Thanks so much.

  29. Tanya Canfield says

    My 13 year old son is the Smoothie King in our house. My mouth is watering just thinking about the wonderful smoothies he could make with this.

  30. Kristi says

    I would give this to my mom. The first thing she would do is mill flour. She has been wanting an appliance that would do that.

  31. Mer says

    So many choices…I make a curry carrot soup that’s delicious but a real pain with my current blender so that would be on the list. But I’ll be honest and say I’d start with ice cream!

  32. Mandy says

    Oh my goodness…this post has just inspired me to grind my own meat!! That would be awesome!! Oh…I look forward to getting one of these (hopefully in this giveaway!)!

  33. Kimberly says

    I love this post. I’ve never thought to make vegetable stock in a blender like that. What a great idea. I’d also love to try the ice creams you make. They look so delicious.

  34. Aerowynn says

    Oh man, I’ve wanted a Blendtec to call my own since the first ‘Will It Blend?’ video. I’m crossing my fingers! :)

  35. says

    I’m sure the first thing we would make is a smoothie – because we love our smoothies. But I am also excited about grinding my own grains, that would be great.

  36. Stephenie says

    I would make a super smoothie with all fruits, especially rasberries(haven’t had it in a while because the seeds are grainy in other blenders) and pomegranate seeds(yum but hard to blend)

  37. Kristina C says

    We make green smoothies every day round here, so in all honesty that is probably the first thing I’d make. THEN, I’d make a carrot ginger raw soup!

  38. S.A. says

    OMG, I have always wanted one of these! The first thing I would do is make a vegetable and fruit smoothie. I have a machine right now that juices them, but it spits out a lot of pulp, it’s hard to push the items down the tube and it’s a pain to clean.

    The second thing I would make would be ground meat. I have a great chicken meatball recipe that I would love to try.

  39. Lesa W says

    I have been wanting a blendtec for some time now. The first thing I would make would be ice cream. Then I want to do fresh orange juice.

  40. Amanda Rauch says

    Snow!! Are you kidding?? Then I would make bread. My hands hurt too much to knead bread anymore, so this would be a super kitchen companion for that!!

  41. sandy weinstein says

    i would make some low fat shakes and some things for my 4 legged girls…i could make them smoothies as well

  42. linzWegner says

    I would make dairy free ice cream for my sisters boyfriend- he’s allergic to dairy and cant eat ice cream.

  43. Beth says

    When I was at costco the other day they were making ice cream with this and it was so yummy.. That’s what I’d make first!

  44. Michelle P says

    The first thing I would make is a chocolate peanut butter milkshake. Can you tell I am craving Reeses right now? LOL

  45. Sandy R says

    I would have to say a veggie soup. Some days its all my picky eater wants and I hate the sodium content of canned.

  46. Monica Young says

    MMMM I think I’d start with the smoothies and ice cream and then have the burgers for dinner! I can not lie that was a yummy looking burger!

  47. Caroline says

    my roomate is gluten free due to an allergy and i usually try to practice the paleo lifestyle for health reasons. however, we are broke college students and i would LOVE to use this to grind my own oat flour or use it to make almond flour for the roomie (especially so she can make her absolute FAVE dessert that is also hideously expensive- french macarons)!! i can think of so many uses though, i wouldnt even know which recipe to start with!

  48. says

    What a fabulous product! I would first “test drive” by making blueberry ice cream and then I would move on to grinding the beef that I buy in bulk and on sale. This is the kind of product that people trying to eat healthhier would really want.

  49. Eliza Day says

    I’d make a smoothie I’m sure in about half the time that I make it on my current outdated Cuisinart and without the chunks of fruit and ice that get left behind. So want one of these or a Vitamix to make some totally smooth smoothies!

  50. Laurie Harrison says

    What a concise review! I would try the meat first. I too can not justify the price of ground round. It’s crazy high and I live in beef country!

  51. Parris says

    My mom has pancreatic cancer and Ive been wanting to make her Dr. Oz green smoothie, something to supercharge her you know. There are lots of recipes Ive been wanting to try in addition and Lord knows my cheap blender isnt up to par. Below is the list of ingredients from Dr. Oz:

    Ingredients
    2 cups spinach
    2 cups cucumber
    1 head of celery
    1/2 inch or teaspoon ginger root
    1 bunch parsley
    2 apples
    Juice of 1 lime
    Juice of 1/2 lemon

    God bless

  52. Christina Roth says

    I would love to have a blender like this! I never would have thought to make my own ground beef…I wonder what else I could make with it.

  53. sharon says

    I am recently recovering from an illness, and this blender sounds like such a wonderful product. Especially after reading other comments, I cannot wait to try this appliance!

  54. Peggy says

    I’d make a great banana strawberry and blueberry smoothie! My smoothie maker broke so I’m in search of a great one!!

    sweetheart4171(at)yahoo(dot)com

  55. Estella says

    I think the first thing I would make is a classic Green Smoothie… or perhaps I’d celebrate winning by making a Frozen Margarita! I have been lusting after a Blendtec for ages now! starting last January 2012 I embarked on a journey for health and healing by transitioning to a 100% Raw Vegan diet. So far I’ve lost 90 lbs, stopped the onset of hereditary diseases and lost all depression and mental foggyness. The journey even led me to rediscovering my spirituality. Unfortunately, the journey also claimed the life of two perfectly innocent consumer grade blenders. I use a blender for almost everything, and so many times a day. Now that I find myself once again blender-less I dream of using this Blendtec to make smoothies, raw soups, juices, nut milks, sprouted flours, nut pate, dressings, desserts, jams, and the list goes on and on and on and on. I spend so much of my day and this blender and twister jar would make my meal preparation SO MUCH more manageable!

  56. Edrie says

    I guess I’m gonna sound like everyone else in saying that I would make smoothies. I’ve been wanting to do a green drink.

  57. Jordan C. says

    Of course it would be ice cream…oh yum. We would have to make pineapple ice cream/whip, we miss the Dole pineapple whip and I think this machine will be able to achieve that creaminess.

  58. Bryan Welch says

    I would use the Blendtec to make a hot and cold meal. I would first use the Blendtec to make a hot tomato basil soup and then cool it off with use red raspberry ice cream. What an awesome blender!

  59. Cat B says

    I would start simple, probably with fresh pesto using items that would normally choke up my immersion blender, then make my mom’s recipe for spaghetti sauce, then I would probably start trying to make ravioli filling or spice and fruit puree to put in homemade mead or hard cider.

  60. says

    I really want to make green smoothies–trying to be healthy! Then would love to try making hamburger out of a roast–seems like it will be so much healthier!

  61. Jennifer says

    Truthfully, the very first thing I would do if I won this amazing blender is make smoothies for my 3 year old daughter and I. We both LOVE smoothies with fresh or frozen fruit!

  62. Tammy says

    Monster Margaritas all for me. Then after the proper celebratory “whoop whoop”, I’d try to perform my best Julia Child while creating ice cream for my family. Then onto everything down the list that Glenda made.

  63. Laura C. says

    I would first make almond butter. I have always wanted to make different nut butters, but my current blender doesn’t blend evenly – this thing would be a dream!

  64. says

    The email that I subscribe to your blog with is different than the email registered on my Facebook account, but there was no “additional information” box in the Rafflecopter in which to enter it. My email subscription goes to leeann @ thelifeofrylie dot com. (I hope you see this.)

  65. julie simmons says

    I saw the Will it Blend man at a conference a few years ago and have wanted one of these ever since. He blended a broom, but I’d try a green smoothie.

  66. Justine Burgess says

    That…was…cool! Loved all your prepared foods! I’d try the ice cream and the soup stock first, and then go for some healthy homemade smoothies. :)

  67. Leslie Kiley says

    I loved your review with all the pictures! I thought before I saw your post what I would love is making wonderful sauces but now I am obsessed with making snow cones!!!! The fact that you can grind things up so well just excites me!

  68. Jesselyn A/Jesstinger says

    Now that it’s getting so suddenly cold out (and in our old drafty house – inside as well!!) SOUPS are starting to sound like the perfect supper. My Honey/Hubby loves beans, legumes and whole grains.

    My first culinary experiment would probably trying to recreate this fabulous Italian White Bean Soup with Fennel, Sausage and Escarole. I think it gets it’s awesome creamy flavor first from cooking the beans in a rich stock with lots of chopped soup/stew veggies and then puree as much of the veggies as you can along with about half of the beans. Reheat adding the cooked sausage and sauteed fennel, And finally the escarole torn or cut in ribbons. Garnish with fresh crisp fried julienned sage leaves.

    Yum – just writing this is making me hungry! I would use this wonderful prize everyday to make fruit/yogurt smoothies, warm weather cocktails, sauces and lots of pureed and cream soups!

  69. Michele Baron says

    The very first thing I would make…is soft serve ice cream….I love ice cream…and knowing I can create it with my favorite flavors…would be a delicious thought….Thank you for this contest.

  70. Gina says

    My family LOVES smoothies! It’s a great way to keep them eating healthy. I’d love to replace the Osterizer my husband came with when we married 14 years ago.

  71. Nicole says

    I haven’t had a smoothie since we lost our blender in a move a while back so that’ll be the first thing I make! Yummy strawberry banana smoothie. Mmmmm.

  72. Stephanie says

    I am soo interested in grinding wheat. But after that, smoothies, Ice cream, your soup idea looked fabulous…

  73. Teri says

    A green smoothie complete with an entire carrot and loads of spinach and kale with some fruit for sweetness and a spoon of chia for fiber!!!!!

  74. Tara Liebing says

    I would make smoothies! I have tried other blenders and they always have chunks of the ingrdients or ice this Bledtec would be awesome!!!

  75. Marcelo Morel says

    Wow I love smoothies and sorbets. Definitely need a good blender for the ice to make great daiquiris and piña coladas.

  76. Amber Warfield says

    The first thing I would make would be my favorite blueberry, coconut milk, protein smoothie. I love how it crushes ice though. It looks so much better than the old blender I use now.

  77. Jacqui says

    I WOULD MAKE MAGIC FARIY DUST.
    No Im kidding, it would actually just be a green smoothie because Im in college… But Id be a healthy college kid.

  78. Megan P says

    Ohhh the possibilities! I would make homemade ice cream, smoothies, peanut butter from scratch, and soooo much more!

  79. molli mcandrews glowacki says

    I’d probably make a smoothie, or crush some ices for an iced coffee shake… then probably try some alternative milks, like almond milk! yum!

  80. Sarah says

    Honestly, your description of the ice cream sounded great! My husband has recently buckled down on his diabetes, ans we are looking for healthier meals that still taste good. Your ideas were all healthier versions of more processed foods… So itsounds great

  81. Blesilda B says

    The first thing I would make is a green smoothie (lots of spinach, berries, and ripe bananas for sweetness)!

  82. Jaque Richards says

    I am torn between smoothies and soup…I know I will make both, but not sure which one first. :-) Thank you.

  83. Deborah Hogue says

    I would make a frappe. I can’t do that now because most blenders won’t handle the thickness of the frappe drinks

  84. Pauline M says

    I make this mango smoothie that my kids love and will ask for daily! This would be the perfect break in for this blender!

  85. Aaron Bretveld says

    I would do some sort of smoothie first. I might even try making a green smoothie if I can find a good recipe. My current blender is so pathetic that I may as well just throw it away since it can’t even make a smoothie, it always comes out as more of a chunky.

  86. carol lewis says

    I would make some recipe with ground chicken. It is expensive here and this would enable me to make my own at a fraction of the cost! Chicken meatloaf.
    I could also make almond flour with this. We are on a very limited diet so this would be great to have as I could use this all the time. Almond flour baked goods are our “bread”.

  87. Char says

    I would make my homemade pasta sauce, my family will not eat onions or mushrooms they can see, blending them all up, we get the flavor and they get the healthy vitamins, without knowing.

  88. Racheal S. says

    My first creation would be a banana smoothie! I love them, but my current blender has a habit of leaving gritty tasting ice crystals.

  89. Barbara Behringer says

    This first thing would definitely be making my own flour from freshly bought wheat berries. This is something I’ve always wanted to do. Oh and to one day grow my own wheat would be a dream come true.

  90. Shannon says

    there are so many healthy things I’d like to make, nut milk, nut butter, soup with lots of veggies, definitely coconut milk ice cream as I already love making that

  91. Bonnie Weatherford says

    My teenager loves to make smoothies & milkshakes with our old nearly worn-out blender & gets pretty creative with the ingredients. He would think it was Christmas with this one so the first thing we’d make would probably be one of his smoothies, lol.

  92. Whitney Lindeman says

    I would actually give this as a gift! We received a Vitamix as a wedding present…I’d feel really selfish having both a Vitamix AND a Blendtec! But my mama would love it so so much. :)

  93. says

    Hummis! It is so expensive at the health food store. My blender is on its last legs, so I’d use my tahini, my chickpeas, garlic and olive oil, and whip up a double batch. (Hubs loves it too!)

    Then, it would be smoothies, maybe do the same thing you did with the meat.

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  94. Sharon says

    I would make the ice cream! The recipe sounds yummy and I love that I wouldn’t have to wait for it to freeze etc!
    Thank You!

  95. Diane W. says

    This would be so useful for me in my kitchen. I am on disability and my hands are always in pain. I cook all of our meals and it would be great to make the soup bases and treats like soft serve etc!

  96. Kelly Britton says

    We don’t have a blender these days, this one looks awesome. If I win, I see homemade ice cream in our future!

  97. Jennifer Peaslee says

    We actually don’t have a blender right now, and I’ve been dying for a homemade milkshake and/or smoothie. That would probably be the first, second, and third thing I make LOL!!!

  98. Pam says

    Now that it’s Fall I love to have the oven on…I would keep my. Blendtec busy creating hearty flours for fresh loaves of artisan breads and piazza crusts. Of course I would make my own pizza sauces with my lovely Blendtec and to go with my crusty breads the Blendtec will be put to use making steamy nutritious soups Mmmmmmmmm.

  99. Tricia Antosh says

    Homemade icecream and homemade yogurt=] I would also try banana bread puddings as well..yes I like my desserts<3

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