Whether you're looking for keto ice cream recipes, protein ice cream recipes, or decadent ones, this post has you covered! Today I'm sharing the best Ninja Creami Recipes!
Ninja Creami Recipes
I was not prepared for how much I would love making ice cream in my Ninja Creami Ice Cream Maker. I was COMPLETELY skeptical at first.
How was this machine going to turn rock-solid frozen liquid into creamy, delicious ice cream without it being churned?! Technology has come so far since the days of making ice cream with rock salt at school LOL.
About the Ninja Creami Ice Cream Maker
The Ninja Creami Ice Cream maker is unlike traditional ice cream makers. With traditional ice cream makers you make the ice cream base, then churn it and then add it to the freezer. The Ninja Creami is the opposite.
To make ice cream with your Ninja Creami maker, first, you must make your ice cream base. You can use traditional ice cream recipes, make protein ice cream, or just freeze fruit and some liquid.
Then personally I like to blend my base in my Ninja Professional Blender (the one that you can make smoothies with). Then you add the ice cream base to the special Ninja Creami Pints, place the lid on and let them freeze.
I bought an extra 4 pack of pints because I was getting tired of only being able to make 1 pint of ice cream a day. It did take about 2 weeks to get here, but they were cheaper than the 2 pack price.
Make sure not to fill them over the fill line. If you do this, the machine might not work properly. Ice cream sometimes goes through the blade portion and up into your machine. And then washing it is a pain.
Also, it's very important to freeze your ice cream base on a flat surface. Don't put it sideways or at an angle in the freezer.
Their directions are to freeze for at least 24 hours, but I've only frozen them for 18 hours, and it's still worked. It's up to you to choose if you want to risk freezing it less.
After they'd been frozen completely, remove the lid. In most cases, you'll see a slight "hump" or bump in the middle of the ice cream. This is fine, and nothing to worry about.
Then you'll transfer the ice cream to the holder, insert the blade into the special machine lid, and place the lid on.
Next, transfer the holder into the machine and lock it in place. Then you'll select either the "ice cream" or "lite ice cream," aka soft serve function. You'll let it "spin." Basically, this is the process where it turns into ice cream.
If it's powdery after the first spin, then you select the function "spin again."
Once it's at your desired texture, you have the option to add in "mix-ins." If you want chocolate chips, nuts, Oreos, sprinkles, etc. - this is where you'd add those. You create a 1-inch hole in the ice cream, add the mix-ins and then select the "mix-in" setting.
Let it spin, and then you're ready to eat.
What to do with leftover ice cream
If you're not going to eat all of the ice cream in one sitting, be sure to smooth out the ice cream, replace the lid and store it on a flat surface in the freezer. When you're ready to eat the rest, simply run the ice cream setting on the Ninja Creami, and you'll have delicious ice cream again.
Ninja Creami Ice Cream Recipes
Whether you're looking for healthy ice cream recipes, keto ice cream recipes, protein ice cream recipes, or decadent ones, this section has you covered.
Chocolate Protein Ice Cream - This Ninja Creami Chocolate Protein Ice Cream is super creamy and delicious! It doesn’t even taste like a healthy ice cream recipe! Macros for the entire pint: 311kcals, 40.8g protein, 43g total carbs, 12g sugar alcohols, 5.7g fiber, 25.3g net carbs, and 6.2g fat
Ninja Creami Raspberry Cheesecake Ice Cream - This Raspberry Cheesecake Ice Cream is a delectable dessert that packs a rich and indulgent flavor. It's the perfect treat for anyone with a sweet tooth.
Chocolate Keto Ice Cream - This Chocolate Dairy Free Keto Ice Cream made in the Ninja Creami is the real deal! It’s extremely creamy and not at all chalky! No funny after tastes either! It’s not like any keto protein ice cream that I’ve had before.
Strawberry Ice Cream - This Ninja Creami Strawberry Ice Cream is sweet and delicious! It’s extremely creamy and not at all chalky! No funny after tastes either! You won’t believe it’s low carb too!
Chocolate Protein Ice Cream without Bananas - If you are on the hunt for a delicious dessert without the guilt, then look no further! This chocolate protein ice cream without bananas is incredibly creamy and super chocolatey! It's high in protein and low in carbs compared to traditional chocolate ice cream recipes.
Ninja Creami Cherry Ice Cream - This Ninja Creami Cherry Ice Cream is absolutely delicious and incredibly easy to make with just 3 ingredients! It's the perfect treat for a cherry lover.
Ninja Creami Peanut Butter Ice Cream - Peanut butter Ice Cream is the definition of a guilty pleasure for me. This recipe is slightly sweet, super creamy, and has a rich peanut butter flavor. Not only is there peanut butter in the ice cream base, but I mixed in some crunchy peanut butter as well!
3 Ingredient Keto Strawberry Ice Cream - This 3 Ingredient Keto Strawberry Ice Cream is the refreshing dessert that you’ve been looking for! It’s light and creamy, and with only 3 ingredients this keto strawberry ice cream is a must try!
Chocolate Chocolate Chip Ice Cream - Get ready for some ice cream that is so chocolatey you have to say it twice! This chocolate chocolate chip ice cream is creamy, rich, delicious and oh-so-easy to make in your Ninja Creami! You'll love this double chocolate ice cream made in the Ninja Creami!
Ninja Creami Coffee Ice Cream - What better way to satisfy your coffee craving than with smooth and creamy coffee ice cream! By using the Ninja Creami you can make a delicious low calorie coffee ice cream! Perfect for an Affogato!
Eggnog Ice Cream - This Ninja Creami Eggnog Ice Cream is creamy, super simple, and way better than the ones that you can buy at the grocery store! It has only 1 ingredient, EGGNOG!
Vanilla Ice Cream - This Ninja Creami Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe is super creamy, slightly sweet, and is rich in flavor. This vanilla ice cream can be spiced up by adding chocolate chips or your favorite ice cream toppings!
Banana High Protein Ice Cream - If you are looking for a sweet treat packed full of protein, you’ll love this Ninja Creami Banana Ice Cream. This Banana Protein Ice Cream is super creamy and incredibly delicious! You won’t even know it’s healthy!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Ice Cream - You'll love this super indulgent Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Ice Cream made with the Ninja Creami. You can't even tell it's healthy!
Chocolate Banana Protein Ice Cream - This Chocolate Banana Protein Ice Cream is super easy to make and always comes out deliciously creamy! It is a low-calorie, high-protein ice cream with less than 400 calories for the entire pint!
Ninja Creami Blueberry Frozen Yogurt - Indulge in the perfect blend of sweet and tangy flavors with this homemade blueberry frozen yogurt recipe made with the Ninja CREAMi. Creamy, refreshing, and bursting with fruity goodness!
Peaches and Cream Ice Cream - Indulge in a heavenly summer delight with this Ninja Creami Peach n Cream ice cream! Ripe peaches blended with creamy perfection - pure bliss in a scoop!
Ninja CREAMI Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream - Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream comes out absolutely delicious in the Ninja CREAMi! You'll love it because it has minimal ingredients (no gums) and the texture is amazing!
Strawberry Banana Ice Cream - This Strawberry and Banana Ice Cream is rich and creamy and easy to make in your Ninja CREAMi! You can even top it with more sliced strawberries and bananas.
Ninja Creami Blueberry Ice Cream - Making Blueberry Ice Cream in the Ninja CREAMi is so easy! With just 3 ingredients, you'll be wanting to make this homemade ice cream over and over again! Plus, you won't guess the secret ingredient!
Even more recipes to make in your Ninja Creami
If you've decided you mastered the art of making ice cream in your Ninja Creami and want to experiment with some others, check out the recipes below.