Get ready for ice cream so chocolaty you’ll have to say it twice! This chocolate Chocolate Chip ice cream is creamy, rich, delicious, and so easy to make in your Ninja Creami!
Chocolate Ice Cream With Chocolate Chips
Sometimes you just need a dose of chocolate. What better way than with this Homemade Small Batch Chocolate Chip Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe?
It only requires a handful of ingredients and comes together with very little effort with the help of your Ninja CREAMi Ice Cream Maker.
By using Fairlife milk in this recipe, we increased the protein content, making it a great choice for a sweet treat without derailing your health goals. One serving of this ice cream is just over 250 calories and 6g of protein!
This recipe also uses a blend of monk fruit erythritol and stevia, so the carb content is much lower than traditional ice cream. And don’t forget the Stevia-sweetened chocolate chips!
There are only 8g of net carbs per serving of this Ninja Creami Chocolate Chocolate Chip Ice Cream. You could even put some low carb chocolate sauce on it for that triple chocolate ice cream effect.
You will also love this Ninja CREAMi Chocolate Banana Protein Ice Cream and this Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Ice Cream. For even more ice cream recipes, check out this post on the best Ninja CREAMi recipes.
Why You’ll Love This Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
- Healthier Dessert Option – One serving of this recipe (⅔ cup) is just over 250 calories and has 6g of protein and only 8g of net carbs!
- Easy to do – This recipe requires few ingredients (many of which are probably already in your fridge or pantry).
- rich in protein – By using Fairlife milk, you are increasing the protein content in this ice cream, making it that much more satisfying to eat!
- Half and half or heavy cream – it’s hard to imitate the creaminess you get from half and half or heavy cream on ice cream. Note that this also increases the calories and fat in the recipe.
- fair life milk – Fairlife is a great low-fat, high-protein, low-carb milk option. And it doesn’t have those chewing gums or emulsifiers that can cause stomach upsets!
- Vanilla extract – you can use liquid vanilla extract or you can even use vanilla paste for a richer vanilla flavor
- stevia extract – I love the convenience of NOW Organic Stevia Extract (I used it, but forgot to put it in the ingredients photo)
- Besti Monk Fruit Erythritol Blend – I have loved the Sweeteners of the Besti brand. I have a few of them that I alternate between.
- cocoa powder – make sure it’s the sugar-free kind. Regular or dark cocoa powder works. Just make sure you don’t use cocoa powder for this or it will be bitter and not as sweet.
- Stevia Sweetened Chocolate Chips – I love Lily’s; They have been my favorite for years!
tips and tricks
Be sure to make this recipe the day before you want to eat the ice cream. It takes a considerable amount of time for the dough to freeze before it can be finished in the Ninja Creami.
For best results, allow the base to freeze for 18-24 hours. The manual says 24 hours, but I have done it in less and the ice cream has come out deliciously creamy.
Tools to make this recipe easy
- Ninja Blender: I love my ninja blender. Not only can you use it for the obvious like shakes and shakes, but it also works perfectly for making the base of ice cream!
- Ninja Creami Ice Cream Maker – I’m honestly in love with this Ninja Creami. Before I bought these extra Ninja Creami pints, I used them every day. I now make ice cream in my Ninja Creami in bulk, making 4-5 recipes at a time. I opted for those pints because they were about half the price, but be careful if you need them quickly, they took about 3 weeks to get here. They had a few main options, but I was being thrifty.
How to make chocolate chip ice cream
- Add all ingredients to a blender or mason jar except for the chocolate chips. Mix or shake until ingredients are well combined.
- Transfer liquid to Creami ice cream pint and replace lid. Freeze for 18-24 hours.
- Once the ice cream base is completely frozen, remove it from the freezer.
- Remove lid and transfer pint to Ninja Creami pint holder.
- Place the blade on the lid, and then place the lid on the pint stand.
- Lock the ice cream in the creami and select the ice cream or soft serve selections.
- If after one round of spinning, your ice cream is a bit powdery in texture and not creamy, select the “spin again” setting.
- Next, poke a hole in the ice cream and place the chocolate chips. Then select the “mix” setting and let it run. Once you’re done, remove the pint from the holder and enjoy.
- If you are wanting a low calorie ice cream, you can substitute the heavy cream or half and half with whole milk. It may lose some of the rich and creamy texture, but it’s still delicious! If you’re looking for a low-calorie, high-protein ice cream, try my Chocolatei Protein Ice Cream or this 3-Ingredient Keto Strawberry Ice Cream.
- If you can’t find Fairlife milk, you can use skim or 1% milk of your choice. I used 1% fair life milk for this recipe. You can even use Fairlife Protein Shakes if you want a higher protein chocolate ice cream.
- You can also use any milk alternative in place of Fairlife milk to reduce the caloric content of this chocolate ice cream.
- You can substitute regular chocolate chips if you can’t find sweetened or unsweetened stevia. Just keep in mind that this will adjust the nutritional content, especially calories, sugar, and fat.
How to store chocolate chip ice cream
Store this Chocolate Chocolate Chip Ice Cream in the freezer with the lid on. It should last 3-6 months in the freezer as long as the lid is on tight. Before going to eat the double chocolate ice cream, place it in the Creami and choose the ice cream function.
If you don’t want to use the ice cream maker, you can always let it thaw on your counter for 15 minutes to soften.
This recipe calls for unsweetened cocoa powder and stevia-sweetened chocolate chips. This is a low carb ice cream recipe, but you can use sugar-sweetened chocolate chips if you’re not watching your carbs.
This really depends on the recipe you are using. Pay attention to the ingredients and nutrition information for ingredients called for in the recipe, especially sugar, fat, calories, and protein.
Focus on using items that help you reach your health goals! Take a look at the BEST Ninja Creami Recipes for some ideas! You will find varieties of ice cream that are high in protein, low in calories and low in carbohydrates.
Chocolate Ice Cream With Chocolate Chips
Get ready for ice cream so chocolaty you’ll have to say it twice! This Chocolate Chocolate Chip Ice Cream is creamy, rich, delicious, and so easy to make in your Ninja Creami!
- ½ cup half and half or heavy cream
- 1 cup fair milk
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- 5 drops stevia extract
- 2 tablespoons Besti Monk Fruit Erythritol Blend
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 3 tablespoon stevia sweetened chocolate chips
Add all ingredients to a blender or mason jar except for the chocolate chips. Mix or shake until ingredients are well combined.
Transfer liquid to Creami ice cream pint and replace lid. Freeze for 18-24 hours.
Once the ice cream base is completely frozen, remove it from the freezer.
Remove lid and transfer pint to Ninja Creami pint holder.
Place the blade on the lid, and then place the lid on the pint stand.
Lock the ice cream in the creami and select the ice cream or soft serve selections.
If after one round of spinning, your ice cream is a bit powdery in texture and not creamy, select the “spin again” setting.
Next, poke a hole in the ice cream and place the chocolate chips. Then select the “mix” setting and let it run. Once you’re done, remove the pint from the holder and enjoy.
Net Carbs = 24g Total Carbs – 8g Fiber – 8g SA = 8g Net Carbs per serving
Calories: 264kcalCarbohydrates: 23gramProtein: 6gramFat: twenty-onegramSaturated fat: 13gramPolyunsaturated fat: 1grammonosaturated fat: 4gramTrans fat: 0gramCholesterol: 51milligramsSodium: 51milligramsPotassium: 223milligramsFiber: 8gramSugar: 3gramVitamin A: 590UIVitamin C: 0.2milligramsCalcium: 44milligramsIron: 1milligrams