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What Foods Can You Make With a Mixer?

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?

This Post Has 41 Comments

  1. Wow these look incredible. I’ve been meaning to get a mixer for a while and this post has certainly tempted me to do it!

  2. 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

  3. I have a devoted hand mixer for making sweets but I always use my hands for the pizza dough. Nice recipes I am bookmarking them!

  4. 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!

  5. 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…

  6. 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!

    1. The smoothie would be in the blender attachment but yes these are very versatile!

    2. I had no idea that you could make meatballs in a mixer either. Definitely time to get myself a good mixer x

  7. 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

    1. That’s great and it’s interesting to see how many things can actually be made with them.

    2. Clearly I need to get on the mixer trend haha. It made save me some time in the kitchen which is key x

  8. 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.

  9. The amaretto ice cream sounds yummy, and the cakes to, my children and I love making cakes but I use a whisk, I need to invest in a mixer xxx

  10. Ok, thanks becuase now I am bloody hungry. Saying that I have been craving to purchase a mixer.

  11. These all look gorgeous! I wouldn’t want to go without my mixer, though I tend to only make the same few things with it.

  12. 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

  13. 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!

  14. I love my kitchen aid mixer. I cannot imagine having another one. They are just so useful for all kinds of things.

  15. I have a mixer too and I can’t imagine my life without it lol

  16. I don’t have a mixer……but I never really realised how much you can make with one! I think I could definitely make use with one! xo

  17. You have created some delicious looking things there!

  18. I’m no cook and a much more of an eating out type of person so it’s no surprise that I didn’t know how much you could do with a mixer.

  19. haven’t heard of this before that you can mix them together , great idea 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  20. Looks like you have been very busy. I would be lost without ours

    1. Same here I use it quite a bit. They are brilliant!

  21. I do have a mixer, yet, all I can do with it , is mix a pancake batter. Time to experiment in the kitchen!

  22. 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

  23. I didn’t know that so much can be done with a mixer. Great ideas to keep in mind. I usually make fruit smoothies. 🙂

    1. It’s great that you can do so much with them.

  24. 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. 🙂

  25. 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

  26. I use my mixer for everything lol. I seriously would be lost without it!

  27. There’s actually quite a lot. I don’t bake a lot, but surely love baked foods!

  28. That pizza looks amazing I will definitely have a go at making some of this delicious food

    1. Enjoy Sarah. It’s fantastic that these machines are so versatile.

  29. I love my mixer with attachments. There are so many lovely things to make. ( you are an amazing cook)

  30. I’ll will have to tell the other half that he has to get me a mixer

    1. Lol. This really is a good one!!!!

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