KitchenAid ice cream maker accessory on a white background

KitchenAid ice cream maker accessory review

Want to make ice cream but don't want to invest in a big machine? An attachment to a stand mixer is a space-saving alternative. Read our review of the KitchenAid ice cream maker accessory.

We’ve picked products we think you’ll love and may earn commission from links on this page. Read about why you can trust BBC Good Food reviews. This page was updated in May 2020.

Advertisement

KitchenAid ice cream maker accessory

Pros: makes large quantities of high-quality ice cream
Cons: needs the Kitchen Aid stand mixer

Star rating: 4.5/5

Read our full review of the best ice cream makers

To use this ice cream maker, will need a KitchenAid stand mixer. Make sure to check which model, some are not compatible.

This accessory is heavy and robust. As this machine can produce up to 1.9 litres of ice cream at one go, it will serve large families and ice cream lovers well.

Creating so much ice cream in one go means a large bowl, which takes up a lot of room in the freezer. We found it needed to be in the freezer overnight to get a solid freeze (KitchenAid recommends 15 hours).

It took us several goes to get the attachment (or dasher) connected, but once mastered, it was straightforward enough. It felt safe and secure, and adding the cream was very easy thanks to the large bowl size.

It’s relatively quiet (especially on first speed setting), but gets louder as it gets faster.

KitchenAid stand mixer with an ice cream making attachment in a kitchen

It has a lovely churning action – the dasher lifts and moves the cream around the bowl.

Within 20 minutes we had extremely light, creamy ice cream. It tasted just as good after 24 and 48 hours, needing 10 minutes out of the freezer to soften before eating.

Cleaning up was a doddle – the defrosted bowl hand-washed quickly and the dasher went in the dishwasher.

If you have a KitchenAid stand mixer (plus freezer room) and want large quantities of high-quality homemade ice cream, this accessory comes highly recommended. It produced one of the smoothest ice creams we made during our test of the best ice cream makers.

KitchenAid ice cream maker accessory specifications
Type: pre-freeze
Capacity: 1.9 litres
Size: 28cm x 26.4cm x 26cm
Noise: reasonable
Settings: variable speed
Functions: ice cream, yogurt, sorbets
Lid: n/a
Extras: drive assembly and dasher
Cleaning: the bowl handwash only, dasher dishwasher-proof
Guarantee: two years
Instruction manual: yes
Recipes: yes, five

Read our full review of the best ice cream makers

Ice cream maker recipes

Browse some of our popular ice cream recipes and give them a try in your ice cream machine.

Real vanilla ice cream
Honeycomb ice cream
Pistachio ice cream
Quick banana ice cream
Lemon sorbet
Chocolate sorbet
Ice cream maker recipes and tips

More advice on buying electronic kit

The best food processors
The best blenders
The best toasters
The best kettles 
The top 10 ice cream gadgets

This review was last updated in May 2020. If you have any questions, suggestions for future reviews or spot anything that has changed in price or availability, please get in touch at goodfoodwebsite@immediate.co.uk.

Advertisement

Do you have an ice cream maker? Leave a comment below…