A friend of mine received a BlendTec blender for Christmas this year, and after going over to her place and seeing it on the counter, I had to ask her if she had any idea of all the cool things that this particular blender could do.  After all, BlendTek blenders are known as the ‘blenders that takes blending more seriously.’

After she confessed she had no idea, her husband walked into the kitchen and started talking excitedly about the 1560 watt motor and how it can whip through a block of ice like nobody’s business. He even emptied an ice cube tray and made really great organic orange juice slush for a pile of very happy kids.

But if you just stopped at shredding ice you’d be missing out on so many different tasks the BlendTec blenders can take on. It chops up frozen fruit, kneads dough, grinds coffee or meat, and even juices fruit. And, as Stacey found out in her BlendTec posts, you can also make soup, amazing smoothies, and even crush up a Justin Bieber doll or two. They also look great on your counter top because they come in complementary kitchen colours of black, red, and cream.

So when you’re stumped for a sweet snack or want a spectacular dessert in no time flat, all you need to do is grab your BlendTec Designer Series blender and get busy creating a cool bowl of ice cream or a yummy dessert:

Strawberry Ice Cream

I don’t know about you, but I’ve never had an easy time making ice cream at home. With ice cream makers needing ice, salt, and taking hours to prepare, I could go out to the store and be back long before the cream in my ice cream bucket has become even the slightest bit chilly.

With the BlendTec Designer Series blenders, you can whip up strawberry ice cream in no time flat. Just add the ingredients and hit the Ice Cream Button.

Peach Frozen Yogurt

You don’t need to hit the frozen yogurt bar in your local mall to have the best frozen yogurt. That’s because your BlendTek blender has a frozen yogurt button so you can make your own. And the best part? When you make your own frozen yogurt and ice cream, you know exactly what type of ingredients are in the mix. Use all organic fruit or substitute agave for honey in this delicious peach frozen yogurt recipe

Popeye’s Spinach Ice Cream

Ice cream with spinach? Who knew something this green could taste so good? This is a great treat when you want to get an extra dose of vegetables into your kids.

Classic Cheesecake

When baking anything, you’re almost always guaranteed to make a mess in the kitchen. But with BlendTek blenders, you can literally use one jar to create an amazing cheesecake.

Pina Colada Sherbet

One of my favourite treats is a Dole Whip, and I’ve always wondered how I could recreate them at home. This Pina Colada Sherbet comes awfully close, and because you make it with the BlendTek Ice Cream setting, it’s so easy.

Blender Brownies

Brownies and ice cream are the ultimate comfort food when the temperatures drop outside, and you can make both the ice cream and the brownies in your BlendTek Designer Series blender.

After watching a few videos and seeing what the BlendTek blender can do, my friend had a new appreciation for her husband’s taste in appliances, and they’re both pretty excited to try out all of the cool recipes BlendTek shares on YouTube. I can’t say I blame them – with a blender this cool, what’s not to get excited about?

Check out the BlendTek Designer Series and see what you can whip up in the kitchen.