This maker is a real bargain for those that already own a KitchenAid stand mixer. Let’s start with the mixer itself. Those with small and large kitchens should consider a KitchenAid stand mixer due to all the different attachments that can be purchased.
When you have a single high quality motor that can power a lot of attachments, then the emphasis can be on the quality of the attachment rather than saving costs due to having to include a motor on different tools.
2 Quart Ice Cream Maker
The 2-quart ice cream maker attaches to your mixer and creates a wide array of delicious frozen desserts for you and your family. The attachment for the 5- 6-quart mixer is under $65 while the 8-quart mixer attachment comes in at under $85. This puts the ice cream maker in the range of a mid-priced home model.
KitchenAid has managed to create an attachment that can make 2 quarts of your favorite frozen treat in 25 minutes. The strong gear assembly and canister is made to last for many years of delectable ice cream, sherbet, frozen yogurt, and gelato treats.
This attachment fits all KitchenAid Stand Mixers except the KSM6573C and KSM7 models so potential buyers should be sure to check their model number before ordering to ensure they can use this attachment. If you have the two models listed above, you can order the KitchenAid KAICA Ice Cream Maker Attachment which has all the same great features of the one reviewed here.
This ice cream maker is about as compact as you can get. You will not even notice the amount of space you lose storing it. It is little to give up when you consider how much fluffy ice cream you can make with your existing appliance. While this attachment gets some fantastic reviews it is important to point out that even those that experienced distress using this later said that KitchenAid did everything they could to make it right.
Disadvantages include that you have to freeze the bowl ahead of time so you are limited to one batch at a time unless you can get extra bowls and keep them on hand. For most people this isn’t a problem because 2 quarts is 16 standard ½ cup servings, far more than many households will consume in the time it takes to refreeze the bowl.
The bowl does not come with a lid so you will want to transfer ice cream to another container very soon after it is done.
The KitchenAid easily makes any recipe you can find in an ice cream book. Experimenting with ice cream, custards, sorbets, yogurts, and more is a fun and inexpensive way to bring joy to your home and kitchen. A small investment like this can make family dinners a lot more festive and fun.
At this price the ice cream maker is one of the least expensive ways to expand the capability of your KitchenAid mixer. If you have a friend that enjoys their mixer this attachment would make a great gift idea.