Dairy Free Cream of Mushroom Soup With BlendTec Blender (And BlendTec Blender Giveaway)

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We have “food issues” in our house.

And not “food issues” like…”I only drink high-end Columbian Coffee.” or “The only steak I eat is Filet Mignon.”

We have Mr. Lactose-Intolerance. (aka Mr. Dairy Free)

And this is a HUGE bummer for Mr. Lactose-Intolerance because he has lived a lifestyle for years of “more dairy is better”.

Cream Cheese….ADD IT ON!

Baked Potato Soup….MY FAVORITE.

Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream…..I’LL TAKE SECONDS PLEASE.

So as you can imagine, not being able to eat dairy without taking a handful of pills has cramped Mr. Lactose-Intolerance eating style. He tries to not care as the rest of us pig out on Silas & Maddy’s Ice Cream while he eats sorbet. Or smiles while we eat Three-Cheese Lasagna and he has pasta and sauce.

But honestly, a little part of him dies inside watching his family chow-down on all of the foods that he used to love to eat.

Well, not anymore!

With the addition of one of the BlendTec Blenders – the BlendTec Total Blender Classic Wildside – we are able to create amazing Dairy Free Dishes like Cream of Mushroom and Wild Rice Soup and Chocolate Banana Ice Cream. (Recipes below.)

And I’m so excited to tell you that my friends at Blendtec have offered to give away one Blendtec Total Classic Wildside Blender (ARV $454.95) plus Twister Jar (ARV $119) to one lucky Kansas City Mamas reader. I’m so excited to share this giveaway with you all because it is truly an incredible appliance.

PS: Without a doubt…this is a Cadillac Blender and once you own one, you’ll wonder why you waited so long because it does everything….grain mill, smoothie, milkshakes, ice cream, soup, pesto, bread, pie crust, pizza dough and so much more. You will love it!

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Contest will be open till end of day on October 14, 2012. Winner will be notified by email and has 48-hours to respond before another winner is chosen. Good Luck.

Disclosure: Blendtec provided the giveaway prize and I received a BlendTec Blender and Twister Jar as well. However, written remarks on Mr. Lactose-Intolerant are entirely my own. Want more information – check out my full disclosure statement.

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  1. Bill Foust says

    Ya, I’m thinking smoothies is the way to go. Way to get kids to eat their fruits and veggies!

  2. Stephanie Funk says

    I would make banana ice cream! I try in my magic bullet, but its hard to blend without making it too melty

  3. Nikki says

    I’m recently dairy-free because I’m breastfeeding my 1o-week old son who’s allergic to dairy. I miss ALL dairy but am craving ice cream big time. Would definitely love to try the chocolate banana ice cream!

  4. Jennifer G says

    I want a smoothie or strawberry sorbet. Or cantelope, hmmm these prego cravings are all over the place.

  5. Lauren says

    I would make mango sorbet- Just frozen mangoes, and perhaps a little honey. SO YUMMY. Add raspberries for a little texture.

  6. Michelle Salinas says

    I’d probably use it first as a grain mill. We have a local grain producer and I’d love to have super fresh grains for bread & pasta :) Thanks for the chance to win!!!

  7. Jen C says

    Our family loves berry smoothies that are made using fresh fruit. That’s what we would make first!

  8. Jessica says

    I would make a green smoothie…my current blender just can’t handle the spinach very well.

  9. Annette Park says

    My kids would love a smoothie afterschool! I could even indulge in this healthy low-fat treat.

  10. Jackie says

    I would make a green smoothie. I would love a blender where I don’t end up chewing little bits of kale!

  11. Tiffany Kinard says

    The ice cream looks really good.I’d probably make a nice smoothie or something.You can usually tell how good a blender is by how well is crushes the ice.

  12. Angie says

    Would love this blender for my grandma who is living with cancer and all of it’s wonderful side effects. I have been trying to get her to do smoothies to get the nutrition she needs without having to choke down all of the food necessary. This looks like it is easy to use ( push buttons) and powerful enough to cut through nuts and leafy greens. What a wonderful product!

  13. michelle says

    thank you for the recipes-I have a 2 year old who is lactose intolerant-he gets so angry with me when he can’t eat what his brother and sister are eating

  14. Emily S. says

    We would try the mushroom soup for sure! And doing pizza dough – we make a lot of homemade pizza at our house! Thanks

  15. Monika says

    I’m Mrs. Dairy Free and terribly miss ice-cream. I adapted really well, reinvented most of my recipes. Good luck !

  16. Amy says

    I would be making some kind of soup… with this awesome chilly weather, that sounds wonderful :)

  17. Natasha says

    From the sounds of what it can do, I would use it for everything! I’m sure my kids would want smoothies first though! And I’d use it to make my baby’s food too!

  18. Sharon says

    Our blender died and I’ve been looking at these. They are awesome. And I am trying to be dairy free so your recipes are extremely helpful.

  19. Angelique Campbell says

    I am totally digging your recipe for the Dairy FREE Cream of Mushroom soup!!! That’s what I would make!!!

  20. Lisa says

    I would make a Strawberry Daiquiri. Blown out motors on a lot of blenders trying to make slushy drinks. So far, nothing beats my Kitchen Aid so would love to see this one in action.

  21. says

    I have this blender and I LOVE IT. I use it to make almond butter…which is why I’m entering. I want the twister jar. Were I to win I would give the blender to a friend who truly needs. it.

  22. Jackie M says

    Thanks for the great recipes and the chance to win. My hubby has the same issues and I love new ways to expand his choices. Thanks again!

  23. Lisa says

    I’d make a healthy smoothie! My current blender was a wedding gift and is 23 years old and can barely blend a milkshake…would LOVE a new one! :-)

  24. Leslie says

    I would make lots and lots of creamy soups…and, in doing so…avoid the old blender that my daughter used to make paper. :(

  25. Laurie says

    With my gluten intolerance I would have to make that soup recipe! I haven’t had a creamy soup for soooooo long!

  26. Rebecca Hayes says

    I would make pear sorbet. Love it, but my old blender just can’t handle it anymore :)

  27. Molly says

    awesome blender! we do a lot of protein smoothies at our house cause the little one doesn’t like to eat meat.

  28. says

    I would make almond butter so my deprived kids can finally have something that resembles a PB&J. Only without the PB, because is this house PB = big time allergic reactions. And all the other pre-made “butters” I’ve found are cross-contaminated with our other allergens!

  29. Jessica says

    I bought one once & had to return it cuz I knew I’d spent too much!!! Would LOVE to have one though!!!

  30. Andrea says

    That soup looks wonderful. I’m having to go dairy free too, so I love finding recipes for my favorite foods that are safe to eat. (Wonder if I can sub out the walnuts though, as I’m allergic.)

  31. Heather says

    I would be making a pina coloda for my husband who loves them and has missed them since our blender broke.

  32. Michelle says

    You had me at Blendtec (came over from Cha-Ching) and you totally nabbed me with the Mushroom soup recipe. My total fave so that’s what I’d be making as soon as it came out the box.

  33. Andio says

    The blender we got for our wedding 17 years ago broke a few weeks ago, and so our lives have woefully been without smoothies and banana bread.

  34. Stephanie says

    Yum, first thing I would make is some broccoli and asparagus soup. My grandmother used to make it before I moved out and I haven’t had some since I left!

  35. Felicia Krajack says

    I love this blender. It’s been on my wishlist for a while! Crossing my fingers!

  36. Jennifer B says

    I’d make that mushroom soup in a heartbeat! Cream of mushroom is my favorite and I’ve been searching for a healthy recipe for it. Thank you for sharing yours!

  37. Julie says

    Awesome giveaway! I would make smoothies for my family and add in all kinds of stuff they don’t know about – flax seeds, spinach etc etc! :)

  38. AM Dorn says

    I’ve been wondering how the all banana/ no dairy ice cream taste, I’d like to try your recipe.

  39. says

    I’m just now starting to really try recipes from our HUGE garden and find that a lot of recipes call for a good blender. I have a few “cheap” ones I limp by with, but something like this could really make my life easier. Your soup recipe sounds heavenly…..

  40. says

    My blender recently fell from where it lived, above my stove and shattered in a million pieces. Yikes! I used to make scones and pumpkin butter often. I sure could use a replacement.

  41. Kathy says

    We have a bunch of frozen fruit from this summer and I’d love to try some ice creams and smoothies with those, then give homemade flour and pasta a whirl. This blender sounds amazing! winterwrens at gmail dot com

  42. Jennifer Huber says

    I would make pumpkin soup! Our blender died, so we’ve been using my parents 30 year old avocado green blender. A new one would be fantastic! :)

  43. Sarah says

    It would be amazing to have a blender that works! I could make babyfood for our little munchkin!

  44. Marsha says

    Great giveaway! Greenbacks Gal sent me over! I would use this for so many things I’m not sure where I would start……maybe ice cream :)

  45. Susan Stahley says

    The first thing I would make is a Pina Colada… I haven’t been able to make one in a long time because none of my blenders will crush the ice good enough.

  46. Tanya says

    would def. make a smoothie!!!! I love them and they can get expensive if you want one daily

  47. Tina W says

    I would make a pineapple smoothie for my Dad – using some tofu to help heal his broken hip a little faster.

  48. barbara says

    This would be great for my morning yogurt smoothie. I make it with frozen fruits and they don’t always get completely blended plus the time it takes because I have to stop and stir sometimes more than once cuts into my actual breakfast time.

  49. Kristi C. (@lov2read68) says

    We have food issues at our house – not just dairy intolerant but allergic to dairy, eggs, peanuts & treenuts. That dairy free ice cream looks fantastic! I know I can get dark chocolate chips at Whole Foods that are made in an allergen free facility. Would love to make that for my youngest!

  50. Zack says

    Probably ice cream, but I’d have a tough time not trying to see if random things around the house will blend……

  51. lindsey says

    This blender is beautiful and would be a great way for me to blend smoothies for myself and my kids.

  52. Mary Beth Elderton says

    The first thing would be breakfast smoothies. The very next thing would be your recipe for dairy free ice cream for my grand-daughter who has a milk allergy.

  53. Morielle says

    Ahhh!!!! I’ve been wanting a Blendtec for SOOO long! My blender hit the dust a couple of months ago and i’ve been dying to make the raw nut and date bars that I love so very much again. Those would definitely be the first thing I would whip up in my Blendtec. :)

  54. Renee S. says

    I would love to make homemade fresh peanut, almond and cashew butters fresh for the family! Also would enjoy whipping up soup purées, dips and fruit/veggie smoothies too! Thank you and Blendtec so much!

  55. says

    I really want to start making my own flour and would love to have a Blendtec for this!! But the first thing we would probably make is a smoothie – we love our smoothies!

  56. Diane Christensen says

    I would make my husband a green smoothie (loves healthy things) and then I would make me some ice cream with some strawberries.

  57. Alison Seitz says

    I would love a Blendtec blender! The first thing I would make is a yummy smoothie with fruit & spinach. But after that, I would like to try making my own almond milk with it.

  58. MelissaO says

    Smoothie with almond milk first, and then some tomatillo salsa to eat with dinner.

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  59. Georgiana says

    Definitely a veggie/fruit smoothie with some healthy greens like spinach and kale for energy! Yum! Thank you so much!

  60. Mj says

    Love the recipes. Really hope to win so I can try them out! My little mixer just isn’t cutting it.

  61. Jenny says

    I want to make Green smoothies with baby carrots and spinach! I’m amazed at what the Blendtec can blend!

  62. Melissa says

    The first thing I would make is Almond Flour for our Gluten Free Dairy Free home! It sure would save a ton of $! :)

  63. Bridgett says

    I would love to make soups and smoothies! I would love to try some new recipes as well!

  64. Mary says

    Most definitely a strawberry smoothie! And then after that, I’d need my “salt-fix” and would make my creation of Poncho’s cheese dip in it. Boy would this be a cherished item in my kitchen.

  65. abby craig says

    Pick me, Pick me!! What wouldnt I do with it?! First thing I would make in it is chocolate malts… Mmmm!

  66. Becky says

    I would love to make both of those recipes and of course some adult summer beverages to bring me back to beach days.

  67. Meghan says

    I would be making a green “ice cream” so I could get more green stuff into my very picky toddler! I’ve been wanting one for at least 2 years if not longer.

  68. Amanda Reilly says

    We just moved with our blender getting smashed by the movers so we have been without incredible smoothies. Would love to get back on track with coconut milk and berries blended together!

  69. Stacy says

    I would make our green monster smoothies, homemade larabars, homemade almond butter, and SO Many more amazing things! what a great giveaway!

  70. Enza K says

    I would LOVE to make ice cream! I can’t believe I have to TRY that recipe! You think it would work in a $20 blender? 😉

  71. janelle says

    the first thing i would make is a smoothie honestly…but would love to try for bread, soup, etc.

  72. Mariah L. says

    I would make smoothies. I, too, have dairy issues (I love it, but it doesn’t love me!) so a smoothie is my version of a milkshake, plus it’s a lot healthier. I’m getting married in a year so I’m trying to be in a healthy state of mind! Plus smoothies are super easy to make! Hmm…now I’m craving a smoothie LOL

  73. patricia crocker says

    I WOULD MAKE ICE CREAM!!!!!!!!!!! I dont have a blender so this would be a dream come true. I would never be able to afford something of this quality.

  74. Lynda says

    I would make a green smoothie with kale since my blender cannot pulverize the kale enough and leaves it in little chunks.

  75. says

    I would make 2 soup recipes that call for a blender – when I tried using my {not to be used with hot liquids} current blender, it was not pretty!! So now I have lumpy soup :(

  76. Darlene says

    I was going to say ice cream, but that cream of mushroom with wild rice soup looks awesome!!!!

  77. says

    The first thing I would make with this amazing blender is cream of carrot soup! (And then a different creamy soup every day all fall and winter long!)

  78. Stephani says

    I would make a LARGE batch of butternut squash soup (instead of dividing it up into 4 batches to fit in my small food processor.)

  79. Ioana says

    I would love this blender so I can make some homemade butter nut squash soup and other fall favorites like eggnog and pumpkin smoothies!

  80. Carissa Pecori says

    What wouldn’t I use it for? I’d use it for smoothies, soups, sauces, breads and everything in between! What a dream….

  81. Jackie Martin says

    Found you through The Happy Housewife. I just figured out what I’m having for dinner tonight…The Mushroom Soup! I keep my freezer full of frozen bananas and berries so my kids can make themselves a smoothie anytime. What a great giveaway!

  82. Chelsea Torres says

    I would try whole wheat pizza dough, because I’ve always wanted a bread maker and have had to deal with a plain old inefficient blender instead. This thing sounds like it does everything!

  83. Kathy says

    So many soups! (and smoothies in the warmer weather) I would also love to try home made pizza dough as I have not attempted that yet. Oh, the possibilities are endless!

  84. Jason says

    I can’t wait to try this soup recipe! My boyfriend loves mushrooms and is also lactose intolerant.

  85. Jessica Armstrong says

    some type of smoothie….i’ve been trying to make a good green smoothie, but my blender leaves it a little too chunky for my liking.

  86. Tabatha L says

    I would make a peppermint milkshake if I could get my husband away from it. He LOVES smoothies!!!

  87. Melissa Beal says

    I would first try the chocolate banana ice cream…for me, ice cream always tastes better in cool weather

  88. Jana F says

    The first thing I would do is a Pineapple Mango smoothie, best thing in the world so fresh and healthy… just pineapple, mango and icecubes

  89. Tonya says

    I love smoothies and homemade vegan ice creams. I think this blender could give me some great chances at making those plus create something new!

  90. Frankie says

    I would make my family’s favorite chili. I usually use a food processor to chop tons of vegetables until it is the consistency of ground beef, but this blender looks like it would do the job so much better!

  91. MIchelle says

    I would make smoothies and then pasta sauce! Thank you for the chance to win this! I killed my blender about a month ago and can’t afford to buy a new one yet!

  92. sarah says

    A nice fruit smoothy if during the day… a nice adult frozen beverage if it came while I was at work 😉

  93. Ashley says

    I would have to make the Cream of Mushroom Soup….it is truly Fall time and a warm soup is just what the doctor ordered

  94. says

    I want to try making this soup! I’m lactose intolerant too, but I down those pills like candy so I can still have dairy. But, I ALWAYS appreciate a meal where diary isn’t involved.

  95. Takeisha says

    The first thing I would do is make homemade baby food! I have a 19 week old sweet baby boy and we haven’t started solids yet but will soon and I have been wanting to make homemade baby food for him when he is ready for solids! So the BlendTec would be so wonderful to start making nutritious yummy food for his tummy!

  96. Sue says

    I would probably mostly make smoothies….but I want to learn how to make soups and lots of other yummy, healthy foods!

  97. Ellen says

    Wow… I think I would make soup. I’ve been so ch-ch-chilly today that I can’t imagine wanting to make anything else!

  98. Lisa says

    I would LOVE a Blendtec blender! My other one broke just recently and I have missed making smoothies most mornings :)

  99. says

    The first thing I would make would be smoothies! I don’t have a blender now and I am always saving great smoothie recipes for whenever I do get a blender.

  100. says

    It has been one of those days;). Based on that, the first thing I would make is some sort of blended alcoholic beverage. With fruit and sugar;).

  101. Jessica Wilhite says

    I have always wanted a Blentec blender. I would make smoothies, baby food & soups if I had the chance to win one!

  102. says

    i love having a great blender, it makes things so much easier!! The number one thing I make is cashew cheese! Its awesome and tastes great, if you havents tried it yet, you totally should make it! helps with cheese craving when you cant have them, but I almost thing they are better!

  103. Melissa C. says

    Oh, one of the many recipes that I don’t make cause I don’t have a decent blender or processor. Pick me, please!

  104. Lora Reynolds says

    I would make lots of things with a good blender! Pesto, soups, smoothies etc….I want one!!!!! Thanks for a great giveaway!!!

  105. Stephanie H says

    I would make smoothies, salad dressings, hummus and a lot of other things that I can’t do with my current magic bullet and “old fashioned” blender….

  106. Katie says

    I would make soup, smoothies, nut butter, and powdered sugar! I’m sure I would make much more later too!

  107. Lauri Clapper says

    I would LOVE this! We have “food issues”, too – and kitchen tools are becoming increasingly important. I would make butters, ice cream, soups, pizza dough, and SO MUCH MORE! YUM!

  108. says

    First, would make a smoothie for breakfast…because my blender is terrible so I never use it. I think I would have to do the Diary Free Chocolate Banana Ice Cream next!

  109. Jeannie says

    My husband has to stay away from dairy too. Would love something like this to help me expand my recipes!

  110. Katie says

    I would make lots of things! Probably a smoothie first, but I would also make nut butters, powdered sugar, salsa, and soup!

  111. Donna Barnes says

    I would make copy cat frozen blender beverage recipes…my kids share my love for frappuccinos!! Well and I’d have to give pizza and bread dough a try as I have never heard of making them in a blender!

  112. Patti says

    The Blendtec looks so amazing, I could get rid of my smoothie maker and 35 year old blender. Of course it may be an antique soon

  113. says

    That chocolate banana ice cream looks amazing! First thing in my blender, maybe with a smidge of kefir for some zip. Has hubby tried kefir? Some lactose intolerant people can handle it because the grains eat almost all the lactose up :)

  114. Susasn says

    I don’t know what I would try first!!! There are soooo many great options — probably the Homemade Oreo Blizzards or nut butters. I could make a new soup variation everyday! And with winter coming, I usually make soup four or five nights a week!

  115. says

    I would probably make a smoothie since my husband loves fruit smoothies. During the fall/winter we have to rely on frozen fruit which gets hard to blend.

  116. Dierdre says

    I would make biscuits! We’re gluten free and finding it hard to bake with commercial GF flours. would be great to be able to mill my own flours!

  117. Amanda says

    That is a tough question but I’d probably make something simple like almond butter or coconut milk. I’d be like a mad scientist with this thing! lol

  118. Joan says

    My choice would be full dairy milk shake but kiddos might talk me into a straw-banana smoothie, hubby would vote for a spinach smoothie. Guess we could play around and make them all!

  119. Heather Freeman says

    SOUP! SOUP! SOUP! This would be perfect for my family’s “soup sundays” tradition… and maybe we’ll add in some homemade ice cream for dessert!

  120. Katrina Dauzat says

    Oh my, I have looked at these blenders for a long time.
    Smoothies, Margarita’s, soups… You name it.. IT WILL BE MADE!!

  121. Mary McCoy says

    Call me unoriginal but I think that the dairy free cream of mushroom and wild rice soup recipe looks great and I would probably try that first.

  122. says

    What I made first would depend on what time it showed up! I can think of something for every meal – including snacks – that I would use it for. I would definitely try the mushroom and wild soup though. mmmmmm

  123. Rebecca says

    Oh my, how I want one of these. Probably one of the first things I would make is peanut butter with honey roasted peanuts. It is amazing with apples!

  124. M. Middleton says

    I would make a lot of smoothies for my sons and the chocolate banana ice cream sounds good too!

  125. Paul Lu says

    I would start making smoothies using frozen berries. Also I’d like to try to make homemade almond butter – preservative free.

  126. Melinda says

    I would probably make nut milk or butter of some kind, like almonds, sunflower seeds, or pumpkin seeds. Try a pumpkin cranberry smoothie with pumpkin seed milk. Oh, so yummy.

  127. melissa says

    I have been dreaming about upgrading to a better blender for smoothies and smooth soups (w/ lots of hidden veggies:))- But I had no idea it could do so much!!!

  128. says

    Since I make shakes for breakfast for Santa and I that would probably be the first thing I would make but I can imagine all kinds of cookies I could make using this amazing blender!

  129. Thea Adamo says

    We are big fans of Tomato Basil Soup. So that would probably be the first of a long list of ‘smooth’ foods! Perfect timing for soups with the weather changing.

  130. Stephanie Ellis says

    Margaritas! Our current blender just doesn’t do it right and leaves chunks of ice.

  131. Renee S says

    Homemade nut butters – almond, cashew and walnut – pure and simple without any additives, preservatives or transfats like the grocery store brands! Yum!

  132. Jody Hill says

    I’m thinking Banana, Chocolate & Peanut Butter ice cream for my lactose intolerant man! Ya’ll are making me drool over this lovely piece of machinery!!!

  133. Kelly in KC says

    I love the “Orange Julis” type drinks but can never get my crushed enough to taste like that!

  134. Julie says

    I’ve been wanting one of these for a long time!! Would love to make so many things with it!!

  135. teri pastorino says

    i want to try the mushroom soup! dairy doesn’t like me any more – this looks amazing

  136. Jennifer says

    I’d make the chocolate banana ice cream because my son has only ever had the sorbets because of his milk allergy. I’d love to give him something that was chocolate flavored for once!

  137. Anna says

    I’d make almond milk, then a smoothy and finally, icecream with bananas and coconut cream. YUMMY!

  138. HeidiAnn says

    Oh my goodness! I love the Blendtec my parents have and would love one all my own! This is exciting!

  139. Tara says

    My boys and I love smoothies at the health club. It is a big treat. Would be wonderful to make our own at home. Chocolate peanut butter please.

  140. olive says

    I would make homemade rice milk newsquick. Been dairy free a while now. Mine is more of an allergy. Home made nesquick is easy. Its sugar, cocoa powder, and salt. Put in blender. Yum.