Mason jars – have you heard of them?


It’s all but impossible to scroll Pinterest, Instagram or most food/craft/lifestyle blogs without being assaulted by the next cute way to use a mason jar – from photo frames to hanging lights, soap dispensers to terrariums.

Yes, the mason jar is certainly having its moment – so I thought I’d jump on the bandwagon and share MY favorite way to use it – and I’ve got a great recipe too (natch).

Did you know that a typical size mason jar fits perfectly in your blender base?

mason jar blender hack


So for those times where you want to make a smoothie or shake for one or two, skip the pitcher and screw in your mason jar instead. You’ll have less clean-up and the jar serves as a cute container too!

This tip is also great for grinding coffee and spices, and making small amounts of whipped cream (as if).

And MY favorite drink to make in the blender? A straight up coffee malted.

mason jar blender hack

mason jar blender hack

Now go grab those striped paper straws and get to work!

mason jar blender hack

Coffee Malted (serves one; can be doubled)

2 generous scoops of coffee ice cream
1/2 c. milk
3 T. (heaping) malted milk powder

Combine all ingredients in your blender – blend till smooth.

(print this recipe)

This delicious recipe brought to you by Sheri Silver


  1. Shalagh Hogan on July 19, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    You have got to be kidding me. And so now I’m running into my kitchen and seeing this for myself. You are the Queen of the kitchen hacking. I’m making you a kraft paper crown after I play with my blender.

    • sherisilver on July 20, 2014 at 6:15 pm

      As long as the crown has chevron stripes… 😉 Thank you as always for your generous compliments Shalagh! xo

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