We all love cooking with mixers because they make baking and cooking infinity easier. When I got mine, I couldn’t believe how helpful it was and I definitely bake more now that I have it which is a good thing for other people – not so great for me. When putting this article together, I discovered some incredibly creative uses for creating some amazing foods with the mixer that aren’t all desserts! I will definitely be trying some of these out over the next few months and especially look forward to shredding chicken with a mixer!

1. Mashed Potatoes

This is a tried and true method for re creating those delicious garlic mashed potatoes found at your local steakhouse. The mixer makes the potatoes beautifully whipped and smooth – just how you like it!

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2. Whipped Cream

Skip the grocery store whipped cream and create something sweet and fluffy all by yourself! It doesn’t take very long and won’t contain any preservatives that would be in the canned Whipped Cream. Top your famous dessert recipe with this creamy topping to create a crowd pleasing dessert.

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3. Shredding Chicken

It’s just so genius. That’s all there is to it! Remember how long it takes to shred chicken? Well, this time, toss your chicken breasts in the mixer and let the machine do the work. Supper will be ready in no time and you’ll even have time to toast the buns and make coleslaw.

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4. Ice Cream

Summer goals right here. The key is to chill the mixing bowl and to puree any fruit you want to add to your ice cream. This chilly treat will be a hit – especially when you flavor with real vanilla and fresh local produce!

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5. Marshmallows

It seems like a random item on this list – but word is, nothing will be the same after you make your own marshmallows! It will give you a reason to start a bonfire for s’mores and make hot chocolate after. Use a cookie cutter to slice these puffy clouds of sugar into your desired shape.

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6. Bread and Breadsticks

Make some amazing, home made breadsticks that will taste almost exactly like the breadsticks at Olive Garden. Pair with a home made soup or hearty pasta to really feel like you are dining at an Italian restaurant.

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7. Meatballs

Making meatballs with the help of a mixer just became a fast, home made supper you can throw together on a Tuesday night. They are wholesome and easy to create when the mixer does all of the mixing, instead of you!

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8. Butter

Have a throwback Thursday kind of experience and churn your own butter! Well, actually, get the mixer to churn it for you. Add some lovely spices to create new flavors and next time you’re invited for supper, just tell the hosts that you’ll bring the butter!

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9. Guacamole

It seems so simple to start, so why put it in the mixer? Because, it makes it so creamy and consistent, and you’ll be able to convince your family that you went to Chipotle and brought some of that too good Guac home just for supper. Brownie Points.

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10. Cake Pops

To use the mixer when making cake pops, let the mixer do the shredding of the cake for you! It will be done in a matter of minutes and will create a good consistency of cake crumbs that are perfecting for shaping and icing.

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Lindsay Duncan

Lindsay loves cooking fun and creative meals for friends and family. At home, you can find her trying out a new recipe found on Pinterest while trying to balance her husband's sweet tooth with her healthy eating habits. If she's not in the kitchen, you'll find Lindsay photographing people she loves and going out with friends to try the newest restaurant in her small town.

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