The handheld immersion blender is a kitchen tool that I most strongly recommend keeping around. This power-tool of sorts emulsifies ingredients beautifully and easily, making dressings, milkshakes, ganache, and sauces easy as can be.
If you've ever made mayonnaise by hand you probably know 2 things.
1. it takes forever if you use a whisk
2. it tastes so much better than store bought mayo
The stick blender changes thing one without compromising taste.
Here's how it's done.
30 Second Mayonnaise
-3/4 cup oil (I use walnut)
-1/8 tsp sea salt
-pinch of ground black pepper
-1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
-1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1. Place all ingredients in a glass jar or bowl and immerse the immersion blender. Blend until completely emulsified, about 30 seconds.
Easy, right? Plus the stuff will keep at least a week in the fridge.