This KitchenAid Attachment Makes It a Cinch to Whip Up Smooth, Creamy Ice Cream — and It’s on Major Sale!

published Jul 13, 2023
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Pumpkin ice cream in bowl.
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On a sweltering summer day, one of the easiest ways to give yourself a little dose of happiness (and relief) is to eat some ice cream. When the weather just keeps getting more unbearable like it has over the past couple months, a cold treat will be your saving grace. It’s the perfect (albeit temporary) distraction from the sun — or maybe from your faulty AC unit that just can’t cool the room down enough.

Going out to grab an ice cream cone is a classic summer activity regardless, but over the past couple years, making ice cream has been rising in popularity. I know: It sounds like a lot of work, especially during the season when you want to conserve as much energy as possible. However, this fast-working device and your KitchenAid Stand Mixer make it so easy that you’ll be ditching the store-bought ice cream tubs in no time — and trust me, the results are totally worth it. Even better, it’s 13 percent off right now at QVC, so you’ll definitely want to add the KitchenAid Ice Cream Maker Attachment to your kitchen tool kit as soon as possible.

What is the KitchenAid Ice Cream Maker Attachment?

First off, if you don’t have a KitchenAid stand mixer already, let us here at The Kitchn assure you that it’s worth the investment. The number of tasks you can use it for is truly mind-boggling. In addition to its standard, high-quality mixing capabilities, you can buy a pasta roller attachment, grinder, spiralizer — the list goes on. Of course, one of the best attachments is the ice cream maker tool, in our opinion.

“Unlike other KitchenAid attachments that go into the hub of the mixer, this one goes at the bottom and works with the mixer’s beater shaft,” contributor Riddley wrote. “The ice cream it makes, though? Delicious and creamy and perfectly churned in about 30 minutes.” You should freeze the bowl 15 to 24 hours before you want to make your treat. (Riddley advises keeping it in the freezer longer if you hear any slushing around).

Contributor Meghan suggests turning your mixer’s speed to low before adding the ice cream base. “Pouring the ice cream base into the machine without the mixer running can cause the machine to seize, as the base becomes solid before churning,” she warned. Conveniently, it’ll make a clicking noise when it’s the right consistency and ready to be transferred to the freezer. And, voila — homemade ice cream is at your fingertips!

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What QVC Reviewers are Saying

Average Rating: 4.2/5

“This ice cream attachment does not disappoint! Very easy to attach to the mixer, and you’ll be churning out some of the fanciest I’ve cream ever in no time. This attachment will definitely be getting plenty of use all summer!” – Catwell82

“You have to plan ahead a little bit because you have to freeze the attachment mixing bowl, as well as the ice cream mix for at least 24 hours. Once we started the mixer and poured it in, we had ice cream in less than 30 minutes. I’m excited to try other flavors and recipes!” – Jlang

“Aside from the family fun it encourages, we love the end product and how reliable it’s been over the past 10 uses. Very straight forward process, 10/10 for ease of use and aesthetics.” – junkyarddawwg

One of the best parts is that once you get this attachment, you’ll have a new summer activity to do with family and friends — it’s just a bonus that the end result will help you beat the heat and taste even more delicious than store-bought ice cream. It’s only on sale for a limited time, though, so take advantage of the cheaper price while you can!

Buy: KitchenAid Ice Cream Maker Attachment, $79.99 (normally $92.37)