KitchenAid Ice Cream Maker issues
Just wondering if anyone else has had this problem......I just bought the Kitchenaid Ice cream maker 2 days ago, followed the instructions, made a batch of vanilla ice cream and poured it in the bowl and instantly the dasher started clicking and the mixture started clumping and the sides froze and wouldnt churn anymore all within 2 minutes of pouring the batter in - is it possible my freezer and bowl were TOO cold? has anyone else ever had this problem. Took out the bowl, had a hard time prying out the dasher and my fingertips froze immediately .........
I just happened upon your question today - coincidentally the exact same thing happened to me when I was making ice cream the other day with my Kitchenaid ice cream maker - the same clicking & clumping as you described. After reading the recent response from the KitchenAid employee I may know the problem - my mixture (not the bowl/dasher) may have been too cold. My recipe states to put the ice cream base in the freezer for 2 hrs., stirring every 30 minutes, and when that was done it did have some "frozen" sections (the employee states the base should be "refrigerator temperature"). I am going to try it again just keeping the base in the fridge until it is very cold, rather than chilling it in the freezer per the recipe.
I am having a new problem with my KitchenAid ice cream maker - even after 20 minutes, the ice cream is not rising, so the batch is far smaller than it should be. It's thickening but not rising. I'm making ice cream for a big group this weekend and want to make sure this doesn't happen again. Any ideas?
Hi, I am a KitchenAid employee. Here are some tips on using the Ice Cream Maker Attachment.
Using the KICA:
Important Note: Pouring batter into the freeze bowl before starting the mixer may cause the
batter to freeze prematurely and lock the dasher.
1. Ice Cream batter should be prepared and cooled to refrigerator temperature before using in
the KICA. (Cooked recipes require about 8 hours in the refrigerator to be cooled
2. Remove the KICA from the freezer (after freezing for a minimum of 15 hours).
3. Immediately assemble the KICA on the mixer.
4. Turn the mixer to the "Stir" speed.
5. Pour the ice cream batter into the freeze bowl.
6. Mix 20 - 30 minutes or until to desired consistency. (After about 30 minutes, the mixture will
harden no further.)
Note: If the dasher begins to slip and make a clicking noise, this is an audible indicator that the ice cream is done.
7. Add any solid ingredients, such as fruits or nuts, after 12 - 15 minutes into the mixing
Removing the KICA / Storing Ice Cream:
1. At end of the freezing process, turn the mixer to OFF and unplug the unit from the outlet.
2. Remove the KICA from the mixer. (Follow assembly instructions in reverse).
3. Use a rubber spatula or a plastic or wooden spoon to transfer ice cream to dessert dishes or to an airtight container for storage in the freezer.
4. For firmer ice cream consistency, store ice cream in an airtight container in the freezer for 2
- 4 hours.
Important Note: Do not store ice cream in freeze bowl in the freezer. The ice cream will be
"rock" hard and removing it from the freeze bowl with metal scoops or utensils may damage the freeze bowl.
Cleaning the KICA:
1. Freeze bowl:
1. Let the freeze bowl warm to room temperature.
2. Hand wash with warm water and mild detergent, rinse and dry thoroughly.
3. NEVER wash the freeze bowl in the Dishwasher.
4. Let the freeze bowl dry completely before storing in the freezer.
2. Drive assembly, dasher and bowl adapter ring:
Wash in the automatic Dishwasher or hand wash in warm, soapy water, rinse and dry.
re: Indirect Heat
I had the mixer running and the dasher was moving while I slowly poured it in just as per the instructions.........stlil perplexed.......although tried my ice cream this morning and its delicious :) but i still want to figure this out because it doesnt make sense and i wasnt able to add my chocolate chips since it froze so fast :(