A little while back my old Russell Hobbs mixer died.  I was devastated.  As someone that loves to cook having a mixer is invaluable as it is a great time saver and saves my arms from lots of mixing especially when making a pavlova and I make quite a few pavlovas – they are very popular amongst my family and friends.

I managed to get another Russell Hobbs Mixer in a super short space of time and once it arrived I was off yet again creating a large array of dishes.

Now contrary to belief mixers are not just for making sweet treats.  Although you can make some wonderful desserts easily, you can also make a large array of other foodie items.  These are just some of the desserts I have made with my fabulous mixer:

Amaretto Ice Cream with Caramelised Pecans, Mango Swirl Pavlova, Macabella Cupcakes, Pineapple Upside Down Cake, Baked Strawberry, Strawberry Jam and Vanilla Cream Cake, Almond and Amaretto Cake in a Double Chocolate Cage, Coconut Ice Cream, Halloween Birthday Cake.

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I have also been making smoothies (using the blender attachment) which are great to give me energy for the school runs and also my power walks that follow.

It’s not just sweet foods that you can make with a mixer though, breads and pizza bases (using the dough hook) can also be made easily.

Lachmacun / Turkish Lamb Pizza

(more pizza recipes also included on the tagged link)

As well as these you can also make the following using either the bowl or blender:

Soups – too many to mention

Savoury muffins

Sauces ie. pesto, tomato sauces etc.



Chicken or turkey balls

 Fish cakes

Mashed Potato – It can be made super smooth and you can blend in additions as well.

It’s interesting to see that here are so many other recipes / foods that can be made other than those that we may automatically think of with a mixer.

Do you have a mixer?

If you do what unusual or savoury dishes do you make with yours?

36 thoughts on “What Foods Can You Make With a Mixer?”

  1. I don’t have a mixer only a hand blender used to have one but hubby decided to use it and then its life span ran out all in one go lol I’ve actually bougth some frozen chicken mince from iceland to try out and these meatballs are a good recipe to try out with it so might give it a try <3

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  2. Just the last week or so, I’ve used the mixer for Lentil soup (onions & carrots), Madras curry paste, pizza sauce and also pizza dough. Couldn’t live without it!

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  3. That Macabella cupcake looks divine 😍 I haven’t quite upgraded to a full-blown mixer yet, I tend to use my blender for most things. Maybe it’s time to take the plunge…

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  4. Wow I had no idea you could make smoothies or meatballs in a mixer! I have always been a blender girl but now I’m starting to think a mixer would be pretty handy around the kitchen!

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  5. I have a mixer and I love it – couldn’t be without it! I make all sorts, but it was a lifesaver for when Sophie was a baby and I could make all her purees in it! x

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  6. A kitchen without the right equipment is a sad place to be! I can so relate to your frustration when your mixer broke, it makes life so much more difficult. And wow, I’m impressed with the range of foods you use your mixer for.

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  7. Your deserts look epic, please send me some cake in the post LOL? As for ‘savories’ , I never thought of making them in a mixer but I like the idea of making a veggie Turkish style Lachumen pizza x

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  8. No i don’t have a mixer! I wrongly assumed that I only needed one to make cakes, I had no idea you could use them to make so many different things!

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  9. What great ideas! Usually I’m boring and stick to smoothies, but not I’m looking forward to trying things like coconut ice cream, cake and meatballs. x

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  10. As someone who likes exploring new recipes and cooking equipment – this blog post was very useful for me! I will try out some of your recipes – they ALL look so yummy. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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  11. My mum’s mixer died last weekend when she was mid baking a cake – she had to rush to Asda to buy another, but just got a cheapy smartprice one. She only uses it for making cakes though – so thanks for the recipe inspiration, I’ll share it with her x

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