It is no secret that Vitamix blenders are able to make hot soup. This is one of their major selling points. But do all Vitamix blenders make hot soup? To answer this question, we need to dig deeper into what exactly it means to make hot soup with your Vitamix blender.
There are many different blenders offered by Vitamix. They make budget units with small containers for personal use and they make massively powerful blenders for industrial purposes, such as in restaurants, bars, and cafes. And the truth is that all of them have the ability to make hot soup.
It all comes down to the friction of the blades. And in this regard, any powerful blender is able to make hot soup. So long as the blades spin quickly enough, the friction will make your soup the perfect temperature. Not only that but with the usefulness of the blender you can blend the soup from raw ingredients while it is heating up.
How Does Vitamix Make Hot Soup?
Understanding how your Vitamix blender makes hot soup is the first step to making your own. It all comes down to the friction created when the blades spin fast enough. Think of it like rubbing your hands together. When you rub your hands together, the friction creates heat and it burns your palms. When the blades spin inside the enclosed container, they create heat. It’s the same scientific principle.
The exact heat created by the friction of your Vitamix blades is roughly 10 degrees every 60 seconds. That means you can go from cold soup to steaming hot soup within 10 minutes. This might feel like an extraordinarily long time to keep your blender running, but you should keep in mind that Vitamix machines are powerful and robust. They don’t mind being used for such long periods of time.
Do all Vitamix Blenders Make Hot Soup?
Even the Vitamix machines that are budget can make hot soup. You don’t need to purchase the most expensive machines to get this feature. When it comes to the small, personal units that use to-go tumblers, you can also heat your soup! These machines are smaller and have motors that are less powerful, but if you keep the blades spinning the friction will eventually heat your liquid.
And it doesn’t end with soup. If you have lukewarm coffee, throw it into the blender for about 5 minutes and it will be heated to perfection. You can also do this to heat purees, sauces, and any other types of liquid food.
How to Properly Heat Soup Using Your Vitamix Blender
There are some important steps to follow for properly heating soup inside your Vitamix blender. It is important to first note that you cannot heat or cook meat using your Vitamix blender. It doesn’t matter if you have the most expensive Vitamix blender on the planet, you cannot use it for cooking meat or other ingredients.
If you are adding potatoes or other ingredients that need to first be cooked, you must cook them separately and then add them to the soup later. This is OK, as it will give you a nice chunky texture in your soup rather than blending meat and hearty ingredients into a liquid paste.
The first step to heating your soup is to pour all your ingredients into the blender. Then you want to place the lid on the blender and turn the machine on high. You will need to keep an eye on the blender to make sure nothing goes wrong. You will be able to feel through the exterior of the container as the heat is intensifying inside, kind of like putting your hand on the exterior of a kettle while water is boiling.
It generally takes about 5 or 10 minutes to heat soup. Remember that your Vitamix blender will heat the mixture by roughly 10 degrees every 60 seconds. After about 5 or 6 minutes, and if the container is starting to feel hot, you can stop and check the mixture. Just remember that your soup will quickly lose its heat from the friction if you stop the blades.
Another thing to remember is that you need to keep your eyes open in case the motor begins to overheat. It shouldn’t, but if you have an older Vitamix or if you are using a different type of blender, there may be some issues with overheating of the motor. If you smell burning rubber, burning electricity, or if you hear an extremely disturbing noise coming for your blender, stop the process immediately.
Bonus Hot Soup Recipe: Curried Carrot Soup
As you now know, your Vitamix blender can make hot soup no matter which model it is. Every model has the capability of heating soup using the friction from its blades. Make no mistake, Vitamix blenders are the real deal.
And so, before we close I will leave you with a bonus hot soup recipe of curried carrot soup. This recipe is delicious, you can make it in under 10 minutes using your blender, and it is totally free of dairy or meat. This is an excellent carrot soup for a cold winter day, and it can be served as a full meal or as an appetizer.
- 6 Medium Carrots
- 1 Small Onion
- 1/8 Lemon
- ½ Teaspoon Salt
- ¾ Teaspoon Curry Powder
- Ground Black Pepper (Just a Pinch)
- 2 Cups Vegetable Broth
- ½ Cup Soy Milk
- The first step is to blend all your ingredients in your Vitamix blender for about 6 minutes straight on the highest speed. Be sure that your carrots are quartered and steamed first and that your single onion is chopped and steamed. Also, your 1/8 lemon should be peeled.
- After 6 minutes the blades will have created enough friction that all the raw ingredients are heated. You can now remove the hot soup from the blender and serve immediately.
- Keep in mind that Vitamix blenders work by intensifying the flavors of any of your aromatic ingredients, such as garlic, herbs, and onions.