There’s nothing like a big bowl of ice cream on a hot summer day. It’s even better when you’ve made it yourself. Luckily, the Kitchenaid mixer makes that pretty easy to do. Whether you like vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, or something more exotic (like fig!), just follow the recipes below to learn how to make your own fresh ice cream with your mixer’s ice cream attachment.
You can make about 2 quarts of ice cream, sherbet, or sorbet in only 25 minutes or so. Freeze the bowl, make the ice cream recipe, put it together, turn the mixer on, add the ice cream mixture, and mix until it starts to freeze. Then transfer to your freezer to freeze more solidly.
Oh, but first, before you do anything else, do as the first reviewer recommends and carefully black out all the calorie and fat information in the recipe guide!
(One more important note, this attachment is designed to fit US mixers made after 1990).
How to Use Your Kitchenaid to Make Ice Cream
Watch this video to see how the attachment works.
Vanilla Ice Cream Recipes
French vs. Philadelphia Ice Cream
The difference between the two styles is that French ice cream is cooked first, and uses eggs to make a custard. On the other hand, Philadelphia style requires no eggs and no cooking.
- Vanilla ice cream Serve this French vanilla ice cream with caramel sauce
- The perfect vanilla ice cream Recipe adapted by David Lebovitz from his cookbook “The Perfect Scoop”
- Philadelphia style vanilla ice cream Vanilla ice cream without eggs
- Traditional vanilla ice cream No cooking and no eggs makes this ice cream easy and delicious. A great option if you can’t have eggs.
- Vanilla chocolate chip Make vanilla even better by adding grated chocolate.
Chocolate Ice Cream Recipes
- Chocolate ice cream on Chowhound Homemade chocolate ice cream (from a Chowhound poster)
- Triple chocolate ice cream Not just single, or double, but triple chocolate ice cream
- Milk Chocolate Ice Cream If you prefer something less intense than the triple chocolate, try this milk chocolate ice cream recipe instead.
- Mexican chocolate ice cream For a different kind of “kick,” try this ice cream with espresso, cayenne, and brandy.
Ice Cream Recipe Cookbooks
David Lebovitz was once the pastry chef at Chez Panisse, and his expertise comes in handy here (so does a long-ago summer job as an ice cream scooper). There are recipes for ice cream, gelato, sorbets, and frozen yogurt.
It tells you both what to do, and why you’re doing it (which helps reduce mistakes). There are lots of familiar flavors, such as fudge ripple, coffee, and French vanilla. Then he throws in a few curves: green tea, fig, and egg nog.
Recipes include butter pecan, strawberry, and even double ginger. Plus, there are also recipes for toppings and ice cream with swirls (like fudge or caramel).
Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Ice Cream & Dessert Book
Make your own classic Ben & Jerry’s flavors: Heath Bar Crunch, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, and Fresh Georgia Peach. And remember their two rules of ice cream making:
ICE CREAM RULE #1
You don’t have to be a pro to make incredibly delicious ice cream.
ICE CREAM RULE #2
There’s no such thing as an unredeemingly bad batch of homemade ice cream.
Kitchenaid Strawberry Ice Cream Recipes
- Strawberry ice cream A delicious way to eat strawberries in season (or even not in season). Omit the lemon, add a bit of Grand Marnier if you like, or try it with a mixture of different kinds of berries.
- Strawberry ice cream from Pinch My Salt Heavy cream, egg yolks, vanilla, and strawberries.
- Homemade strawberry ice cream – She has a good tip here about getting creamier ice cream: dry the strawberries thoroughly before using them.
- Strawberry Balsamic Ice Cream This one has a bit of a twist. Balsamic vinegar and strawberries may seem a bit odd, but it’s actually quite good. If you’re skeptical, try the same combination (strawberries and balsamic vinegar), with some fresh strawberries. If you’re really daring, add a bit of cracked black pepper. This recipe also has helpful step by step photos.
Coffee and Oreo Ice Cream Recipes
- Kona Coffee Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Now that’s what I call covering all the basic food groups!
- Emeril Lagasse Coffee Ice Cream Recipe Serve with chocolate curls, or add toasted almonds and chocolate sauce.
- Oreo ice cream A cooked custard ice cream with eggs (and oreos!) Double-stuffed oreos, to be exact. Please excuse me while I go wipe the drool off the computer.
- Coffee Oreo ice cream Ice cream, oreos, coffee, and rum!
More Kitchenaid Recipes