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How can you make ice cream using a Kitchen-Aid mixer?

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Consumers can make ice cream using a Kitchen-Aid mixer by freezing the freeze bowl, preparing the ice cream mix, assembling the mixer unit and mixing the ice cream batter in the bowl. Consumers can be innovative in adding flavors to the ice cream batter.

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To make ice cream properly, place the double-walled freeze bowl in a freezer on its coldest setting for at least 15 hours. Prepare the ice cream batter using a recipe from the user's manual or a personal recipe, and chill it thoroughly in the refrigerator. Most recipes use cream, milk, eggs and sugar along with flavors such as chocolate, caramel, nuts, berries or fruit. Heavy cream or whipping cream make the thickest, richest ice cream, while using half-and-half or eliminating the cream altogether creates ice cream with a lighter texture.

When you remove the freeze bowl from the freezer, use it right away before it begins to thaw. Attach the ice cream maker assembly and freezer bowl to the Kitchen-Aid mixer, and turn the machine on. After setting the machine to Stir, pour in the ice cream mixture, and allow it to blend for 20 to 30 minutes. Add solid flavor ingredients just before the ice cream is ready. Once the batter has reached its desired consistency, remove the freeze bowl, transfer the ice cream into containers using a wooden spoon or plastic spatula, and place it in the freezer for 2 to 4 hours before serving.

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