Are you a fan of canning jars? I sure am. They always look good whether you’re using them for storage, decoration, or for some other functional use. I have more ideas on my “Mason Jar Love” Pinterest Board than I’ll probably ever be able to make.
And now . . . I have yet another fun reason to love canning jars.
They fit on blenders!
That’s right, you should be able to screw a regular size mouth canning jar (not the wide mouth variety) right onto your blender.
Of course there are pros and cons to this little trick too.
One of the good things about this strategy is that whatever you’re blending together is already conveniently in a smaller sized container that a lid can be put onto. If you’re making a smoothie, for instance, it’s all ready to go out the door with you in a sturdy container. It’s kind of like Making Your Own Magic Bullet!
The down side is that the container opening is on the bottom, rather than a usual blender container with the opening on the top. When it comes time to unscrew the container with the blended stuff inside it, you have to be a little clever and careful about it, but it’s still pretty easy.
Here’s the method I used to put a canning jar on a blender. I put the rubber gasket ring on my canning jar opening first, and then put the blade on next, laying it over the ring with the blades inside the jar.
Next I screwed on the “collar” and then everything was ready to be screwed onto the blender base. (These photos were simply How-To photos, and normally your jar would already have the contents to be blended inside)
I was blending up some homemade sweetened condensed milk that turned out just beautifully.
That recipe is coming up next!
Click here for the recipe: Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk Recipe