Post # 1
With the holidays approaching I thought it would be fun to share your favorite things to do with your mixer!
We just got ours so it’s completely unused… looking to change that soon with some help from everyone!
Post # 3
We got a kitchenaide last year as a gift, and it is wonderful! I use it mostly for baking, cakes and cookies turn out really great- light and fluffy! It took me a few times to get used to it, but it is so easy to use.
My mom actually gave me a cookbook that is full of recipes that are specifically meant for kitchenaide mixers- and it’s really amazing how many things you can make with a kitchenaide mixer! Has anyone tried anything besides baked goods with success?
I’m hoping for a few of the attachments this year
Post # 4
I love making whipped cream from scratch with mine!! it’s super easy and yummy! I also use it for cakes and cookies a lot.
Post # 5
Just made these with my dough hook, they were sooo delish!
Post # 6
My first big thing I made was a big batch of mashed potatoes!
Also, I made my first batch of meringue and it turned out great thanks to my kitchen aid. I can’t wait to make little snow men for Christmas!
Post # 7
My new obsession is Italian Buttercream icing. It is so unbelievably delicious, worth the little bit of extra effort if you ask me! I sub out the grand marnier for whatever other type of flavouring I want (chai concentrate from Starbucks is AWESOME). There’s no way I could make it without my KitchenAid! I’m thinking about upgrading to the Pro series….
Post # 8
I love to make homemade ice cream, if you don’t have the attachment it’s a must!
Post # 9
@Jerseygirl23: PLEASE tell me your secrets to the ice cream attachment!!!!! It’s making me nuts! It doesn’t get to the consistency of “Soft serve” like it says it should in the instructions no matter how long I leave it churning in the bowl. Then when I put it in the freezer it gets SO hard. I read somewhere to put in a shot of alcohol, but that only helped marginally. It’s making me crazy!
Post # 10
@bakerella: I have read that the longer you churn it, the harder it’s going to freeze.. That happened to us the first time we made it and we just had to let it sit out for like 5 minutes before eating it, lol.
Do you chill the mixture for at least 4 hours (or longer) before making the ice cream and freeze the bucket for at least 24 hours before?
Oh, and don’t short on sugar or use a substitue as Sugar doesn’t freeze, maybe add the alcohol and an extra few tablespoons of sugar and see if that helps.
Also consider what size eggs you are using in your recipes… Maybe try using 1 less egg if you’re using extra large and see if that helps.
Here is a helpful link.
Post # 11
Oooh, I hope people have recipes. I just got my mixer as a gift for our wedding. I bake A LOT, but would love other things to use it for.
Post # 12
@Jerseygirl23: Thanks for the link! I keep my bowl in the freezer 24/7 when I’m not using it, so I don’t think it’s a temperature problem.Hmmm not sure if I’ve chilled the mixture. I think so… It’s been a long time since I’ve made any. I just literally cannot get it to do that soft-freeze like consistency like in the picture on that site. I’ll try some of the tips there and see if it helps (especially chilling the mixture). I haven’t tried it in a while because I felt defeated 😉 Time to get back on the horse (or ice cream wagon?!)!
Post # 13
I lurve my KitchenAid Pro!
Got it a couple years ago as a christmas present from my husband!
I use it for all baking and some cooking. They make the fluffiest mashed potatos!
Got the pasta attachment for our wedding and looking ot use it soon to make our own lasagna and ravioli for starters!
It’s funny but for whip cream I will use the bowl but still prefer to use my handheld.
Have you ladies use the dough attachment to make bread?? I’ve yet to venture into the dough attachment!