Rated 5 out of 5 by AbbSears Skeptic turned into a Believer!
When I first received this product, I was highly skeptical about how it would perform. I read all the directions thoroughly and decided to make the french vanilla ice cream for my first batch. I prepared the mix the night before. The next morning, it literally only took me 25 minutes to make my first batch. And I couldn't believe how good that it tasted! My husband said that it was by far the best home made ice cream he has ever tasted! I love my little ice cream maker now and I am even wanting to purchase a second bowl!!
July 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by MeganGinny Worked perfectly
I used this just today and loved it. It started to turn into ice cream within minutes and was completely done in about 15 min. There was no hassle in getting anything done. We have decided to leave the attachment in the freezer always, and just pull it out when we have the desire to make some ice cream. I'm really excited to make more.
August 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Momto2pups Highly recommend! Great ice cream maker.
I got this years ago now and I've used it many, many times. Every single time we end up with delicious ice cream. We leave the bowl in the freezer at all times and only need to mix the base for about 30 minutes. We've gotten in the habit of making the ice cream the day before and letting it set up overnight. I use recipes from Ben & Jerry's recipe book which are delicious. The vanilla is my absolute favorite!
December 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by kitchensuper1 Homemade ice cream in 15 minutes is awesome!
Upon reading mixed reviews, I was somewhat cautious about purchasing the ice cream maker attachment. However, after speaking with the ladies at the KitchenAid center in Greenville, I made the purchase and followed the directions closely that came with the product and those of the Greenville ladies, such as freeze the bowl standing upright in a deep freeze and chill the ice cream mixture before freezing at least 8 hours. I was amazed that in just under 15 minutes, we had delicious homemade French Vanilla ice cream! We look forward to trying new flavors!
January 19, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Nancycp22 leaked
the ice cream maker leaked blue fluid after only a couple uses. This was second unit that did this. Daughter also had 2 units that did the same.
October 2, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by terryg this item has never frozen my ice cream
I have never had a complaint about a Kitchenaid product until now. I have many attachments for my Kitchenaid mixer. A couple of years ago I purchased the ice cream maker attachment. I tried it immediately, following directions but the ice cream always remained liquid, never freezing even the tiniest bit. I put it back in the freezer and months later tried again with the same results. Then because we were renovating our kitchen I put it back in the freezer until yesterday when I finally tried it again but still the base remained liquid. My daughter has this attachment and it seems to work fine for her. Unfortunately, the product is out of warranty for me. I have emailed to see if there were problems with ones made a couple of years ago. I hesitate to buy another one but really enjoy making ice cream and sorbets. I hate the thought of having to buy a completely separate appliance to do this and had so hoped that it would work for me. It is difficult to recommend this product to others when I have never been able to make it work. Any hints from other people would be most welcome.
July 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JeffW Could use a lid.
I bought this ice cream maker because it received such favorable ratings on my fav cooking/product review show and I already owned a KitchenAid Mixer. I am very happy with it!
The one feature I wished it had was a tight fitting lid so when I did store it in the freezer for long periods of time it would be less likely to pick up freezer odors.
December 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by MarthaE Awesome ice cream!
I love my little attachment. As someone with many food allergies, I love the fact that I can make my own ice cream and KNOW exactly what is in it. And the fact that my picky eaters in my family have requested some of the unusual flavors (peppermint candy, caramel macchiato) and loved them makes it even better.
I keep this in the freezer so that it is always ready to go. Sure, the prep takes a little planning but all cooking does.
I have found a few things that MUST be done to insure greatness. The only time I had a failure, I didn't add salt, didn't have the ice cream maker in the freezer long enough and didn't put the mixture in the freezer for an hour before. Yucky mess but I learned from it.
1. Always add a little salt.
2. Keep ice cream maker in the freezer, not in cabinet. This way it's ready and you don't have to wait 15 hours.
3. Cool mixture in fridge completely and then put into the freezer for 30 to 60 minutes. This jump starts the mixing process and ensures proper temperature.
4. Don't wash with hot water. Lukewarm will work fine. Then towel dry completely before putting back in freezer. Also, don't put in dishwasher - I know instructions say this but I want to stress it since I think those who had leaky ones may have either done this or washed with hot water which would cause cracks in an ice cold item. (Think putting a very hot glass item into cold water)
I hope this helps.
January 10, 2014