The frosting is delicious. It’s also a pain to make. Luckily, there’s an easy fix: use your immersion blender!
It’s hard to keep up with all the latest products in the kitchen appliance world, especially if you’re on a budget. You probably already own a hand mixer, but if you find yourself making a lot of frosting for cakes or cupcakes, it might be time to take the plunge and invest in another blender so you can speed up your baking process.
While immersion blenders are great for making soups, sauces, and purees, they’re also excellent for mixing frostings. If you have one at home already and are wondering if you can use an immersion blender for frosting rather than buying another gadget or tool, we have good news: yes!
We’re going to walk you through how to make frosting using your immersion blender at home so you can get back to the fun part: adding lots and lots of sprinkles.
How to Use an Immersion Blender for Frosting
Sometimes, you want that perfectly smooth, fluffy cake frosting that you get from your local bakery. But how do they do it? How do they get it to be so smooth and airy? Well, one of the secrets is a tool called an immersion blender. Read on to learn more about immersion blending and how to use one to achieve frosting perfection!
What is an Immersion Blender?
An immersion blender is a small handheld blender that can mix liquids and ingredients together into a smooth mixture. It’s an incredibly handy tool, especially when you’re trying to make something like frosting. By using an immersion blender, you won’t need to transfer your frosting into a regular standing mixer—just use the immersion blender right in the bowl!
How Do I Use an Immersion Blender for Frosting?
1. Make sure all ingredients are room temperature before mixing them together in a bowl with the whisk attachment.
2. Once everything is mixed together and instructions have been followed (for example, you’ve added all the sugar), attach the whisk attachment to the hand-held portion of the immersion blender.
3. Turn the immersion blender on and slowly immerse it into the ingredients and start the blending, untill you reach your desired texture.
What you Should consider before using your Immersion blender for frosting
There are a few things to consider before using your immersion blender for frosting:
Is it an emulsified frosting? You won’t have to whip your frosting as much if you’re using an emulsified buttercream. My favorites are Swiss meringue buttercream and Italian meringue buttercream. They will be fluffy and ready to use with just a quick blend. American buttercream and cream cheese frosting should be whipped until fluffy with a regular mixer before blending with the immersion blender.
Is the frosting stiff enough? If your frosting is too soft, it may not hold up well to the force of the blender. It’s easy to add powdered sugar if it’s too soft. If you’re making a Swiss or Italian meringue buttercream, you’ll want to make sure that all of your sugar crystals have been dissolved before blending with an immersion blender. This usually takes about 7 minutes of whipping in a stand mixer.
How much frosting do you need? If you’re making a small amount of frosting, you can use your hand mixer or even a fork or spoon. But if you’re making a large quantity of frosting, then it’s best to use your stand mixer or a hand blender.
What type of frosting are you making? The more butter in your frosting the better it is to use your stand mixer or hand blender. If your recipe only calls for a small amount of butter and large amounts of powdered sugar, you can probably just use a fork or spoon.
If your recipe calls for egg whites or cream to be added to the frosting, it may not be a good idea to use your hand blender. This is because the ingredients will splash out of the bowl or pan and make a mess. You should also avoid using your hand blender if you’re making whipped cream—the cream won’t get as fluffy when mixed with a hand blender.
You’ll need to make sure that you have enough power in order for your hand blender to work properly. If you don’t have enough power, it may cause problems like overheating or burning out your motor. It’s also important to know what kind of power supply is available at home so that you don’t have any issues when trying to use it for frosting recipes that require electricity (such as electric mixers). In general, it’s recommended that people use their own generators instead because these types of devices tend not to be affected by power fluctuations as much as other kinds of appliances would be!
Why You Should Use an Immersion Blender for Frosting
1. Immersion blenders are powerful and versatile tools that can be used for a wide range of culinary tasks. While you’ve probably heard of them as an alternative to standing blenders, they’re also great for whipping up the delicious frosting. Here’s why you should try it:
2. –It’s faster! A traditional hand mixer can take a long time to get the job done (and could cause your arm to feel like Jell-O afterward). Immersion blenders get the job done in much less time and require much less effort.
3. –It’s more accurate! Not only is an immersion blender easier to use, but it allows you more control over how you want your frosting to look and feel. You can blend until the frosting takes on the color and consistency of your choice, without risking overmixing.
4. –It’s safer! With an immersion blender, there’s no risk of splattering hot ingredients all over yourself or having lumps of flour fly into your eyes. It’s much more convenient and user-friendly than a standing mixer.
Other Funny Reasons you May need an Immersion Blender for Frosting
1. You might be making a cake for someone who is gluten intolerant and you need to make the frosting out of bananas and peanut butter.
2. You might not have any cake left to frost, but your friend has a new boyfriend who likes being spanked with an immersion blender, and she wants you to do it.
3. You might be in a hurry to finish the cake because your dog just ate all the frosting, so now you need to run errands before he gets sick.
4. You might be making a cake for someone who is lactose intolerant, so you will use an immersion blender to blend the frosting ingredients together with some almond milk before adding them to the cake.
5. You might not want to waste time cleaning up after using an electric mixer, but you still want your cake frosting nice and smooth!
You can use an immersion blender for frosting, but it might not be the best choice. Immersion blenders are great for making things like soups, smoothies, purées, and other recipes that involve liquids. Frosting, on the other hand, is typically quite thick and requires a lot of power to blend properly. Also, if you have any recipes that have small chunks or dice in them, those will get caught up in your blender and will likely add too much texture to your frosting.