The KitchenAid ice cream maker attachment secures to any KitchenAid stand mixer and lets you make homemade ice cream without lugging out a large, potentially messy, traditional-style ice cream machine. The attachment includes a freeze bowl, which must be thoroughly frozen prior before use, drive assembly, dasher and adaptor ring.
Begin with the mixer turned off and unplugged from the electrical socket.
Lift the motor unit on its hinge and take the stand mixer's regular stainless steel bowl out.
Set the ice cream maker's dasher attachment into the frozen freeze bowl, and set the freeze bowl on the ridged bowl plate, where the stainless steel bowl usually goes.
Twist the freeze bowl toward the left to lock it. Wiggle it gently to determine whether it is secure. If it does not feel completely secure, twist it back to the right to unlock and remove it. Place the attachment's adaptor ring on the bowl, turn it to lock it, then place it on the ridged bowl plate. Twist it to the left to lock.
Put the drive assembly on the motor unit. Look closely at your beater shaft. If yours has a spring, you will need to place the end of the drive assembly with the shorter plastic protrusion over the shaft. If your beater shaft does not have a spring, use the end of the drive assembly that extends farther from the assembly. Position the flat side of the drive assembly toward the motor unit, and push the appropriate end onto the shaft.
Pull the motor unit back down on its hinges so the drive assembly makes contact with the dasher in the freezer bowl. Ensure the unit is down as far as it will go, then lock the motor unit by flipping the lever toward "Lock." Pull up on the motor unit to make sure the lock has engaged.
Plug the stand mixer into a three-prong outlet.
Flip the mixer's speed control lever to "Stir."
Pour your already-prepared ice cream liquid into the mixer's bowl while the dasher is running.
Allow the ice cream to mix for about 30 minutes, keeping an eye on the mixture to determine whether it appears to be the proper thickness. If you hear a clicking sound coming from the dasher, the ice cream has finished setting.
Move the speed control lever to "Off." Unlock the motor unit and lift it. Turn the freeze bowl to the right to unlock and remove it from the stand mixer's base.
Scrape the finished ice cream into a storage container with a rubber spatula.