Tip: Blender and Mason Jar

Did you know that many, if not most, blenders can be used with a standard mason jar, or wide-mouthed mason jar? This is a trick my mother taught me. Apparently 40 years ago or so, about the time this blender pictured was bought, manufacturers used to include a mason jar in the box with the blender. Mom recalls even a booklet that listed the many things one could make with the mason jar blender, including ground spices, whipped cream, and peanut butter. We use this trick most often to make whipped cream. The blender whips it right in the jar, so if we have extra, it’s already in a jar for storage. And it is easier when it comes to making small quantities.

I was complaining the other day that I needed a spice grinder. My mother reminded me of the mason jar trick and it worked perfectly. Here’s how to do it. I’m using walnuts to demonstrate, but you could use this trick with just about anything you want to blend, chop, or grind.

Tip: Blender and Mason Jar



Step 1: Remove the base from the regular blender container.


Step 2: Screw on the base to the mason jar. Make sure it is nice and tight.


Step 3: Invert the jar and place on the blender.


Step 4: Use as you would a food processor. Pulse or blend to desired degree.

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  • kathryn

    That is A W E S O M E! I can’t wait to give it a try!

    Love your blog!

  • Grommie

    What a great tip! I wonder if this works with Ball. I’ll have to get my blender back up from the basement, I guess.

  • chzplz

    My two year old blender (Oster Osterizer) CAME with a mini mason jar. Great for spices.

  • Matt

    My son broke the mini-chopper and I have been suffering ever since. But no more. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

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