KitchenAid offers many optional accessories for its stand mixer. These include a 2-quart ice cream maker, a food processor and a food grinder, among others.
The KitchenAid ice cream maker has a drive head that attaches to the mixer motor. The bowl includes a special liquid that allows the user to make homemade ice cream, gelatos and sorbets without the mess of ice and rock salt. Desserts are soft and creamy at the end of the mixing cycle, but hard frozen desserts are possible by transferring the contents to another container and placing the container in the freezer. All the parts of this attachment, except for the freeze bowl, are dishwasher safe.
The KitchenAid food processor accessory attaches to the mixer's power hub and provides the power to shred and slice fruits, vegetables and cheeses. The slicer on the food processor is adjustable, allowing the user to adjust the thickness of the finished product.
The KitchenAid food grinder grinds meats to speed the processing of foods. It allows the user to produce ground beef and control the fat level of the product. With the optional sausage stuffer, users can stuff link sausage with little effort. The optional pasta plates convert the accessory into a pasta extruder.