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KitchenAid - KICA0WH Ice Cream Maker for Most KitchenAid Stand Mixers - White-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 390 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Your house will be the new ice cream parlor

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    nomuyvivo
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    Many many things have been said about this Kitchen Aid accessory, some are good, some others are just plain nasty. I bought mine back in may and I wanted to give it some time to make a real fair review. As per the bad reviewers, well, I must say that my unit came defective, blue coolant began to show just after 2 weeks. I just went to BB and they replaced it without any objection. Leaving that bad incident in the past, I must say this Ice Cream maker will make you happy if you are an ice cream enthusiast. Of course a few important things must be say OUT LOUD first: You need to follow the instructions to the tee if you want product durability and then, the most important characteristic you must develop is PATIENCE. It takes somewhere from 15 to 24 hrs to have the unit cool enough for ice cream preparation, then, any custard base you might need to prepare to make the ice cream mix must be "mellowing" in the fridge overnight and once ice cream is ready, you need, at least 10 hours for maturation on the freezer, in other words, if you begin friday, you will be enjoying ice cream most likely at sunday. The other key issue about home made ice cream shall be the cost. As per my experience so far, it will cost you approximate $12 to $15 (depending on flavors) for each 1/2 gal of ice cream. All that being said, reward will be like no other. I will paraphrase what my ice cream book author says: "HOME MADE ICE CREAM SHALL NOT BE CHEAPER THAN THE SUPER-MARKET ONES, BUT THE SUPER-MARKET ONES, NEVER EVER WILL BE BETTER THAN THE HOME MADE ONES". Honestly, there are no limits as far as how many flavors you could make, once you get the hang of it, the sky is the limit. Believe me, you will be rewarded...Ahhh and finally, if you don't happen to reach ice cream consistency (Ice cream maker will produce soft-serving texture right off the bat), for sure you are doing something wrong. With the Kitchen Aid Ice Cream accessory you won't buy any other ice cream carton never again, not at the supermarket nor any ice cream parlor. Welcome to the endless world of Ice Cream.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Loving it

    Posted
    angelbaby84
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    As long as instructions were followed, it went perfectly. Keep in mind everything going into the mixture needs to be frozen or cooled for a few hours in the fridge. I also hand clean it only after it's completely defrosted (I can hear the liquid inside sloshing around). Obviously putting hot water to clean into a partially cold mixer will cause fractures to happen in the seal (expanding and contracting). So I simply let it thaw out, and don't put it back in the freezer until it's totally dry. Here are some things that I learned after making my first batch. 1) Don't be tempted to scrape the sides during freezing. I couldn't resist, but all I did was remove cold cream that would have helped my ice cream freeze faster. 2) Freeze the dasher! I don't think that's in the instructions, but the room temperature dasher can transfer the heat to the cold custard base. 3) Add a little more sugar than you think you need, the colder it gets the less apparent the sugar becomes. 4) DO NOT, and I mean really DON'T touch the frozen bowl with wet hands... 5) The warmer your kitchen, the quicker the bowl will defrost. Try not to make ice cream if your oven is on...yeah that happened! 6) If you're making vanilla ice cream use the real extract or beans

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Problem with part

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    Lois
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    I would give the ice cream maker a 5 star rating if there were not a problem with the bowl getting stuck in mixer and would not release. I tried for almost a week. I emailed kitchenaid but they did not respond. I went on line and found in youtube the problem existed since 2014. I watched a few videos on their experiences and how they finally got the bowl unlocked but I still could not. I called Kitchen from a number I found online and it did work and I got someone to talk to. They told me to do all the same things I learned already on YouTube. I told them I had tried it all so they asked if I had someone strong to try and if they couldn’t to try tapping with a hammer to get it to move. My son came and he couldn’t get it off until he used the hammer. I had tried that but it didn’t work for me but he is much stronger. It is back working byt now I worry it will do it again. The first video said it still would get stuck every time she used it. The ice cream maker is great. But my concert I’d the company. Why did they continue to sell it unless they had resolved the pribkfn. I am not sure how many others had this problem but I found 3 on line who did. So 5 I love it but q!¡’

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Welcome to the world of homemade ice cream!

    Posted
    Charger55
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    For Christmas I bought the wife (myself) a Kitchen Aid mixer and decided shortly after it was time to buy some of the wonderful gadgets that go with it. So far the grinder and sausage attachment have been outstanding so I figured I'd jump into the world of homemade ice cream and the ice cream maker attachment is fantastic. So far in the month that I've owned it I've made 6 different flavors of ice cream and two sorbets, next up is Cherry Cheesecake Frozen Yogurt. It's simple to use, easy to clean and the ice cream turns out awesome. If you don't mind doing a little internet research you can find super ice cream and yogurt recipes that can be made in a snap with this attachment. Just be prepared to give the ice cream a little extra time in the freezer as the finished product is more like a soft serve ice cream. My only knock on the maker is I wish it had a bigger freezing bowl. Bigger bowl equals more ice cream!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    perfect compact ice cream maker

    Posted
    Nick
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    Not much to say, it works as intended, and is very beneficial in a sense that you don't have to get up and go to the store if you get that ice cream craving (as long as you have the ingredients on hand, which is just whipping cream, half-n-half, and sugar).. Our first batch was vanilla.. 2 cups whipping cream, 1 cup half-n-half, 3/4 cup sugar, and 1 cap full of vanilla extract.. it came out tasting better than blue bell honestly.. we have only owned it for about 1 month now, but we have made at least 1 batch of ice cream per week for our house.. changing it up to peanut butter, strawberry, chocolate, etc.. Very easy to use, only takes 15-20 minutes to create ice cream.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great so far

    Posted
    veila22
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    So far I've only made one batch of ice cream (vanilla, then threw in some broken Reese's chunks and smashed banana). It was soft, and then it hardened up in the freezer. It makes a deceptively large amount of ice cream for a small container. I filled a large Rubbermaid container from one batch. Luckily I have a large freezer, so I always keep this frozen. (Otherwise I'd have to do more pre-planning since it does require to be in the freezer overnight.) The trade off with this method is that it makes it a little hard to clean up since I always keep it cold. The reason I put up with this is because I've read reviews about the blue coolant coming out with too many freeze/thaw cycles. I like having an accessory to work with my Kitchenaid mixer, but I don't think ultimately saves that much space vs a normal ice cream maker.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fairly Easy to Use

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    SAVEngineer
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    This attachment works well and as advertised. Using some of the include recipes or ones found online, you can make everything from plain ice cream to gelato. And it's easy to taste the difference between homemade and store bought. My only complaints are that the bowl is large s drinking room in the freezer to prepare it is difficult at times. Also, although some of the recipes can be made quickly, you either need to leave the bowl in the freezer all the time or plan way ahead of time before using. Finally, you need to let the bowl return to room temperature before cleaning it with hot water. These are probably the same limitations as all the entry level machines so that's why I didn't deduct a star.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I can eat ice cream again!

    Posted
    Bulletproof04
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    I have been eyeing this for awhile now. I picked it up because the price was the best I had seen. I took it home immediately washed it and placed in the freezer and started planning what flavor I would make the next day. This worked like a dream! Easy to assemble, turn on and viola soft serve ice cream in under 1/2 hour. I'm slightly disappointed that the paddle attatachment is plastic so I'm worried it might get broken...my only other complaint is the bowl size is not very big. It makes enough ice cream for 6 maybe 8 people but wont cut it for a large cookout party like my parents used to feed with the old ice and salt type of ice cream maker. Perfect for my need of making low carb ice cream though

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    good ice cream maker

    Posted
    Jenna
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    This is a good ice cream maker if you're looking to save space and make ice cream occasionally. If you make ice cream regularly, I'd probably recommend investing in an actual stand alone unit but for us, this is an ideal compromise. It's nice that you can just keep the bowl in the freezer and use it whenever you feel the need. Bad news is that there's a lot time involved....time to let your custard age in the refrigerator then even more time to harden the ice cream after it's done. You also have to let the bowl warm completely to room temperature before cleaning by hand. The ice cream turned out great though and went off without a hitch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Homemade ice cream made easy

    Posted
    ElKabongo
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    We have used other ice cream makers. They tend not to last as the motor wears out eventually. Looking for something more permanent, we ran across this ice cream maker attachment for the large kitchen-aid mixers. It's easy to use and works well. The one caveat is that you need the kitchen-aid mixer to go with it. If you already have one, then it is a great option as you save some cabinet space buying this attachment instead of a separate larger ice cream maker. In any case, if you want to make your own homemade ice cream, and you have the mixer already, this a great option to look into.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    fantastic

    Posted
    paulieph
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    We have only made ice cream one time so far but did enjoy the ease of making cream. Do not cut any corners in freezing the bowl. You need to know a day or two before you want ice cream to start making ice cream. The day before you will need to freeze the bowl and make the ice cream mix and chill overnight. The next day you put your mixture into the bowl and let stir for 10-15 minutes and the place in a separate container and allow to thicken or harden for a couple of hours.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great ice cream fast.

    Posted
    Realfood63
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    If you have or thinking about getting a Kitchenaid mixer. After that pickup this to expand your desert making. This makes fast work out of ice treats. With no ice or rock salt and no hand cranking. Just freeze the bowel, add ingredients and place on mixer. Depending on what you like, you will end up with a soft serve treat that will compare to any high end product you can purchase. What is even better is that you know what went into it. You get to control the amount sugar, salt and even make it lactose free. We are really enjoy using this. Bestbuy made it an easy choice.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Makes great ice cream

    Posted
    Tonysoup
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    This gizmo makes great ice cream but it’s quite a bit more involved than an old fashioned manual or even an electric ice cream maker. I mean, with the old fashioned kind you could make ice cream on demand and eat it within a short time. This thing requires making a batter, which in itself was confusing, chilling it for at least 12 hours and then the making process. After that it’s the same as the old fashioned ones. I think I would just as soon have the old kind.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    When they work, they work really well

    Posted
    donEddie7
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    I've had a couple of these Kitchenaid Ice Cream Maker attachments and the first one broke after the initial use. We replaced it and this 2nd one has been better. Some advice, make sure you chill the bowl as long as possible. Chill your ingredients, and do NOT overfill the bowl. It does poorly with a lot of ice cream. When it works, it works fantastic! Don't dishwash it and make sure you dry it thoroughly before putting it back in the freezer. Thanks for reading!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Love Homemade Ice Cream!

    Posted
    BigDaddyD123
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    The bowl is a little heavy and cumbersome but once you figure out how the part go, it's a great way to make just a couple of quarts for the family. Nice not having to babysit an ice cream maker outside in the heat. I've tried 3 recipes so far and gotten great results on them all. I recommend that you plan ahead and put the ice cream in a storage container in the freezer for 4-6 hours to set after making in this.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use and make many ice cream varieties

    Posted
    Lalalala3828
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    I have used my kitchenaid recipe books and Pinterest to find many yummy ice cream varieties. You are able to make exactly what you want and I am able to make diabetic friendly ice cream! Make sure the bowl is completely frozen during use. Using this attachment does create a different texture. When it comes out of the bowl, it is very smooth like and ice cream to purchase. After it has been in the freezer for a bit, the texture becomes a little icy like.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    There are easier ways to make ice cream

    Posted
    mamaofboys730
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    This was not quite what I expected. It requires freezing the bowl for a certain amount of time and no salts. That is a bonus, not having to need salt but it doesn't seem to work as well as a traditional ice cream maker. If you are short on space, I can see it being worth it but generally I would rather just have bought an ice cream maker. It might be me but I haven't really gotten the ice cream to come out the right consistency.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Pairs with Professional 500 Series & works great!

    Posted
    KMax
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    This ice cream maker pairs perfectly with the KitchenAid KV25G0X* Professional 500 Series sold by Best Buy and works perfectly when you are careful to follow the directions. My daughter is ecstatic -- and I warned her ahead of time to be sure to allow the bowl to come to room temperature and wash it by hand so as not to damage the "blue ice" inside. She's been asking for this for a few years now and is quite happy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Accessory

    Posted
    JoelNC

    This accessory makes it so easy to make delicious ice cream anytime you want it. I bought a great ice cream recipe book to use with it and enjoy experimenting with it. This accessory came free with the purchase of my KitchenAid so it was a great value. I have no complaints: it's a great size for storage in the freezer and for the amount of ice cream it produces.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great to make homemade ice cream

    Posted
    mannyojeda1
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    First let me start off by saying once the ice cream is done, It is AMAZING! But you have to leave the ice cream accessory in the freezer over night b4 you can even think about making ice cream, which is a downfall for me. But following the instructions this is probably the best ice cream i have tasted! If you know you want to make ice cream the day before it is the BEST! But spure of the moment, Not going to happen!

    I would recommend this to a friend