I have been making divinity at Christmas time for the past 25+ years. It all began when I purchased the Oster stand mixer in the 80s. It always turned out great, even when the old Oster smelled like it was going to catch fire. In the 90s I purchased the first Kitchen Aid (tilt head) and continued to have success.
Last year, I upgraded to the 6 qt Kitchen Aid because I make all of our bread products and wanted to be able to make bigger batches. Gave the old KA to my daughter.
Long story short: I made three attempts at Divinity last year before Christmas and tossed all of it in the trash. A very unhappy family was the result.
Any ideas as to why this is happening with the 6 qt mixer? Do I need to double the volume for the larger mixer to incorporate the amount of air into the mixture?
Any help would be appreciated as Christmas is near and I hope to reinstate this long tradition after the one-year hiatus.