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Although there are blenders specific for making frozen fruit smoothies, almost any blending device would do just fine. Just put your mix of frozen fruit, juice, and greek yogurt into the blender and turn the knob. Keep it on until the mix is free from lumps.
Are you finally home after a long day of work? Is the weather a little bit too hot for you to handle? Do you own a blender and some frozen fruit and are wondering how you can blend frozen fruit in a blender to make some cold refreshing smoothies? Do you need to get a specific blender for frozen fruit smoothies?
We’re going to answer all your questions and take you on a journey to quench your thirst in the most refreshing, classy, and healthy way possible, by preparing a frozen fruit smoothie. Frozen fruits in smoothies have been around for a while and as long as there is a need to cool down after a long, hot day, I don’t think they’re going anywhere any time soon.
Can You Put Frozen Fruit In A Blender?
You’re probably thinking to yourself, “can I put frozen fruit in a blender?” and are reserved in answering this question for fear of damaging your blender components. Well, you totally can! How else were you planning to make your refreshing frozen fruit smoothies?
All you need to do is add a little bit of liquid like orange juice, plain or flavored yogurts, and/or milk to reduce the work your blender motor has to do. These liquids are also really nutritious and tasty, so you’re getting a bunch of additional nutrients in addition to making the kitchen procedure safer.
Can You Blend Frozen Fruit Without Liquid?
Most fruits used in making frozen fruit smoothies already contain large amounts of fluid, but since they are frozen, they may cause some damage to the blades of your blender and may also give rise to a smoothie that is lumpy.
So, if you don’t plan to make use of liquids like yogurt or orange juice, you should let the fruits thaw out a bit to free up some of the juices before putting it in a blender.
How Do You Blend Frozen Fruit In A Blender?
Making a frozen fruit smoothie can be as easy as just putting your available frozen fruits into a blender and blending them with a little bit of liquid like white grape juice, pineapple juice or cranberry juice, etc. Even regular milk, almond, or coconut milk would work just fine as a blending juice.
Although there are blenders specific for making frozen fruit smoothies, almost any blending device would do just fine. Just put your mix of juice or milk and greek yogurt into the blender and turn the knob. Keep it on until the mix is free from lumps.
Note* that for a smoother blend of fruits and also for the safety of your blender, it is generally advised to put in the liquid parts of the mix first and ensure there is enough liquid to cover the frozen fruits, followed by the smaller frozen fruits and then the larger frozen fruits.
Here is a quick video showing how you can blend frozen solids without killing your blender –
Can You Blend Frozen Fruit With A Hand Blender?
Hand blenders are suitable for making frozen fruit smoothies but there are two catches. You don’t get to make a lot of smoothies for one as hand blenders are quite smaller than their regular-sized counterparts. You also have to let the frozen fruit thaw out a bit like the engine of the hand blender may not be powerful enough to deal with completely frozen fruits.
To do this, just combine your partially thawed out fruit, juice, or milk in a glass. Submerge the blender in the glass and turn the regulator to high. Blend until it is smooth.
Ensure you chop the fruits into smaller pieces than you would’ve on a regular blender and try to be liberal with liquid components as this reduces the strain on the engine and blades.
Why Is My Blender Not Blending Frozen Fruit?
This is not an uncommon finding when blending frozen fruit and may be due to one or both of the following:
● You probably combined the smoothie ingredients in the wrong order. Ensure that you put the yogurt and other liquids first and that it is enough to cover the fruits, followed by the smaller frozen fruits like diced bananas, then finally, put in the larger fruits. This way, you prevent the larger fruits from getting stuck in the blades of the blender.
● Overfilling the blender with frozen fruits may also cause the blender to stall. Check the maximum capacity of your blender and try not to exceed it.
Which Blender Is Best For Frozen Fruit?
Basically, any regular blender would do, but my personal favorite for evenly blending frozen fruits would have to be the Vitamix 7500. Even though its 7500W motor is certainly impressive, my reason for choosing this blender is not only based on that.
My main reason is that the Vitamix 7500 is specifically tailored to deliver its 7500W power in a more focused way that results in smoother blends and better flavors. Also, the 7500 has ten-speed settings that ensure the consistency of your blends is as precise as possible, from chunk to very smooth, depending on your preference.
Can You Put Frozen Fruit Straight Into A Smoothie?
Yes, you can. Not only can you do this, I highly recommend it, because blended frozen fruit tends to have a better consistency than the alternative of using regular fresh fruits and adding ice to it.
The direct use of frozen fruit gives the mix that thick and frosty texture and gets rid of chances of biting ice while enjoying your beverage which can be unpleasant for some people.
A well-blended frozen fruit beverage might just be what you need to properly end your long and hot day. All you have to do is get a blender, preferably your Vitamix 7500, and mix your liquids and frozen fruits in the right order, and voila! There you have it.
If you encounter any issues while making your frozen fruit smoothie, be sure to leave a comment and we would get to it as soon as possible.