Whether you’re looking to start off your day with a healthy breakfast shake, impress your guests with a fashionable cocktail or treat your family to a tasty appetizer, KitchenAid brings you these quick and easy techniques to satisfy your culinary cravings. The intelligent Magnetic Drive Blender will guide you in making these three delicious recipes, included below, without taking valuable time out of your busy schedule.
The blender’s pre-programmed, hands-free settings adjust the speed, power and duration of the blending and it will stop itself automatically once your soup, cocktail, or shake is ready. Use the Soups/Sauces setting for the Italian Mushroom Soup, and the Icy Drinks/Smoothies setting for the Choco-tini and Banana Pineapple Breakfast Shake. Measure and add ingredients with the conveniently located ingredient hub, and the Magnetic Drive Blender will do the rest of the work so that you can sit back, relax, and focus on your other tasks. Enjoy!
Italian Mushroom Soup
This mushroom soup recipe has subtle savory notes from porcinis and creminis and a hint of richness from heavy cream.
Makes 6-8 servings
1 ½ cups dried porcini mushrooms (about 1 ⁄ 2 ounce)
1 cup boiling water
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cups chopped onions
8 ounces sliced cremini mushrooms, plus additional for garnish
2 cloves garlic, minced
¼ teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
4 cup vegetable broth
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/3 cup Masala wine (optional)
Place dried mushrooms in small bowl; pour boiling water over mushrooms. Let stand 15 minutes or until soft.
Meanwhile, heat olive oil in large saucepan over medium heat. Add onions; cook 5 minutes or until translucent, stirring occasionally. Add 8 ounces cremini mushrooms, garlic and thyme; cook 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Stir in flour until blended; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in broth and porcini mushrooms with soaking water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 10 minutes.
Transfer soup to pitcher of KitchenAid ® Magnetic Drive Blender. Cover and blend on Soups/Sauces setting. Return to saucepan; stir in cream and wine, if desired. Cook over medium-low heat until heated through.
Season with salt and pepper. Garnish with additional cremini mushrooms.
This sweet and velvety chocolate martini recipe includes chocolate syrup, almond extract and cream of coconut.
Makes 4 servings
3 cups ice
1 cup cream of coconut
½ cup chocolate syrup
4 ounces vodka
½ teaspoon almond extract
Fresh raspberries (optional)
Place ice, cream of coconut, milk, chocolate syrup, vodka and almond extract in pitcher of KitchenAid ® Magnetic Drive Blender. Cover and blend on Icy Drinks/Smoothies setting.
Pour into four glasses; garnish with raspberries. Serve immediately.
Banana Pineapple Breakfast Shake
This frosty pineapple smoothie recipe has surprising depth of flavor thanks to nutmeg and vanilla.
Makes 4 servings
2 cups plain yogurt
1 can crushed pineapple in juice (8 ounces)
1 cup ice
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Place yogurt, pineapple, banana, ice, sugar, vanilla and nutmeg in pitcher of KitchenAid ® Blender. Cover and blend on Icy Drinks/Smoothies setting.
Pour into four glasses; serve immediately.