I don’t know about you but I’ve seen that infomercial about the “better blender”… and I always wondered if it really was better. I kept thinking, “I like that jar concept” and “they make it look so easy.” But, I just couldn’t get out there and buy another blender when the one I got was just fine. The only thing it didn’t do was the jar thingy.
So….. I’m surfing the web today looking at pincushions, of all things, and come across a post and low and behold the blogger tells me I can use a mason jar with my blender!!! Well, I never!
I just had to drop everything and run to my kitchen and pull out that old blender and see for myself. I proceeded to make some strong coffee. While it was fixin’ in my moka pot I got out a wide-mouthed mason jar and filled it half way with crushed ice from my handy “in door ice dispenser” and added half and half and two teaspoons of sugar. Gotta use the real stuff for such a drink as this.
By now the moka pot was all done doin’ it’s thing and I poured it into the ice mixture in my wide-mouthed jar and stuck the blender attachment to the jar. Inverted it onto the blender, gave it a twist and away we go! I got a nice, fast, and delicious iced-blended coffee served up in a handy old fashioned jar on a hot day in Southern California.
The only thing that would make it better would be some good old fashioned vacation time on the Merced River in Yosemite, my feet in the water, my behind in a lawn chair, and holdin’ hands with my hunny,…. uh, with that other hand I’m not usin’ to hold my iced-blended coffee with right now. 🙂
visit: Simply Recipes to see the original post with pictures. They’re chopping some walnuts for ya.
also visit: my husbands flicker photos for more of the beautiful Yosemite Valley and some other great places we’ve been.