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4. Or make classic pesto.
6. Get drunk on homemade frozen cocktails all summer long.
Learn how to make peach bourbon mule here, a drink that necessitates whimsical gatherings on a veranda.
8. Make the perfect pie crust or any pastry.
Need a rolling pin? Get this one with cats engravings for $26.
9. Knead all kinds of breads, like this low-carb, healthyish bread.
It takes about a minute to prep. You heard that. ONE MINUTE. Learn how to make this simple sandwich bread from A Clean Bake.
11. Stir up some frothy lattes.
Want that frothy texture without selling your soul to coffee shops? Use a blender.
16. Churn together the ingredients for ice cream.
It’s summer. You have no excuse not to try making your own ice creams. This avocado recipe from Two Peas and Their Pod starts with blending together the ingredients first, then adding them to an ice cream maker. However, you don’t need an ice cream maker. You can easily use frozen bananas and a few other ingredients to make ice cream that’s just as good.
If you plan on making the avocado recipe, you’ll need an ice cream maker. Get one here for $29.
17. Crumble oats and nuts together to make tasty granola bars.
Too often, store-bought granola bars lack a crucial ingredient. Control exactly what you want by making them yourself (add mostly chocolate). Here’s a recipe from Five Heart Home that’ll get you started.
19. Finally, compost all that food you didn’t eat.
For those who don’t have composting readily accessible, there’s an easy alternative. As soon as you’re done eating, gather the scraps, toss them into a blender, and spread it out in your garden or community garden. Find out more here.
20. EXTRA!! You probably didn’t know this, but you can customize your body scrubs with a blender.
It’s the summer of “I feel so good in my own skin” so cherish it with DIY scrubs. Here’s how to make three scrubs including mango, papaya, and pineapple.
One of the scrubs calls for glycolic acid. You can get it for $18.
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