Food - Drink
Why You Should Never Put Frozen Foods In The Blender
Blenders are one of the modern heroes of the kitchen, delivering smoothies, milkshakes, sauces, soups, and more with amazing speed and minimal effort. If you treat your blender right, it will return the favor, and to keep this tool in good shape, you should refrain from using it to blend large chunks of frozen ingredients.
Unless you have a specialty blender, chunks of frozen fruit or ice cubes can break or dull the blades, or even damage the blender's glass or plastic vessel. Not only will you risk the integrity of your blender, but that of your smoothie as well; blending chunky frozen ingredients can lead to an icy, inconsistent, non-homogenous texture.
If you prefer to use frozen ingredients in smoothies, your blender can be saved by taking a little time to thaw your fruit. You can either let the fruit defrost in the fridge, or in a bowl of cold water in the microwave for quick results; cutting the fruits into smaller pieces will also make them much easier for your blender to handle.