Learn how to make Strawberry Ice Cream in your Ninja Creami, for an easy homemade treat!
You’ll love this Ninja Creami Strawberry Ice Cream – it’s rich, creamy, and uses just a few simple ingredients.
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There’s something really comforting about homemade ice cream, isn’t there?
And while there are a handful of traditional ways to make ice cream, it’s safe to say that the Ninja Creami Machine makes it a breeze to whip up a pint of creamy goodness.
I love using Ninja Creami to make fresh fruit sorbets, like this Ninja Creami Strawberry Sorbet or this Ninja Creami Cherry Pie Sorbet, both of which are super easy.
But sometimes you just want something a little richer and creamier, and that’s where this ice cream recipe comes in!
this recipe for Ninja Creami Strawberry Ice Cream it’s a great way to use fresh, ripe strawberries when they’re at their sweetest peak.
Make Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream at the Ninja Creami
To make the ice cream base for the strawberry ice cream, I prefer to use basic ingredients, because you’ll probably have them on hand whenever the craving strikes!
To start, I like to cook the strawberries with a little sugar first. This helps bring out the natural sweetness and enhance the flavor.
Adding the strawberries and their juices to some heavy cream and whole milk really brings out the richness and creates a creamy texture that we love.
You don’t even need cream cheese for this sweet treat.
The result of this simple recipe is a dreamy pale pink ice cream with strawberries and cream that will satisfy your sweet tooth in no time.
And the great thing about Ninja Creami is that everyone in the family can have their own pint of ice cream, if we want to try different flavors!
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How to make this Strawberry Ninja Creami Ice Cream Recipe
It’s easier than you think to make a batch of this ice cream in your Ninja Creami machine.
Ingredients you will need:
- fresh strawberries
- Granulated sugar
- heavy whipping cream
- Whole milk
How to do it:
Cook the strawberries. In a small saucepan, combine the chopped strawberries and granulated sugar, stirring to combine.
Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for a few minutes, until the juices are released and begin to thicken, and the strawberries soften.
The mixture will reduce to about 1/2 cup strawberries and syrup.
Mix and mix. Transfer the strawberry mixture to a small bowl or glass measuring cup.
Let cool a few minutes, then add heavy cream and milk.
Use an immersion blender just enough to mix everything together lightly.
Freeze. Transfer the mixture to a Ninja Creami pint, being careful not to exceed the maximum fill line.
Place the lid on the pint container and transfer it to a level surface in your freezer. Freeze for at least 24 hours.
Process. Remove the pint from the freezer and remove the lid. Place the pint in the outer container apparatus and lock the outer container lid in place.
Place the bowl assembly in the Ninja Creami Ice Cream Maker and lock into place.
Use the Ice Cream button to process the pint, which will take about 2 minutes.
Turn again, if necessary. Once complete, remove the bowl from the machine and check for consistency.
If it falls apart a bit after the first spin, put it back in the machine and use the Re-spin function to process again.
If it’s still falling apart after that, you can add a tablespoon of milk and swirl again, which should work.
Notes and adaptations:
- Because there are so few ingredients in this recipe, the quality of your strawberries matters. Be sure to choose strawberries that are very ripe!
- Feel free to add 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract or vanilla paste if you would like a touch of vanilla flavor.
- Do you want to make this as a dairy free ice cream? You can try using unsweetened canned cream of coconut (not regular coconut milk) instead of heavy cream, and unsweetened almond milk or oat milk instead of regular milk.
- I haven’t tried this recipe with frozen strawberries, but I suspect it would work just fine. The strawberries will take a little longer to soften during the cooking process.
- If you’re enjoying leftovers of this ice cream, I’ve found that you’ll get better results if you let the bowl sit at room temperature for about 10-15 minutes before serving. If you’re in a hurry, you can put it through the spin again cycle in your Ninja Creami (just be sure to smooth the top before freezing).
- Do you want to add some chocolate chips? After processing the ice cream, create a well in the center of your pint that is about a half-inch wide and extends to the bottom of the pint. Add some chocolate chips to that well and place the bowl assembly in the machine, then select the Mix button on your Ninja Creami machine.
Time to cook
1 day 10 minutes
1 cup coarsely chopped fresh strawberries
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1 cup of whole milk
- Add the chopped strawberries and sugar to a small saucepan. Stir to combine.
- Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 3 to 5 minutes, until strawberries have softened and released juices, which begin to thicken into a syrup.
- Remove from heat and transfer strawberry mixture to a small bowl or liquid measuring cup. Let cool a few minutes.
- Add heavy whipping cream and whole milk to the strawberry mixture and stir. Use an immersion blender to blend into a smooth mixture.
- Transfer the mixture to a Ninja Creami pint, being careful not to exceed the maximum fill line. Secure the lid on the pint and place it on a level surface in your freezer. Freeze for 24 hours.
- Remove from freezer and remove lid. Place a pint in the outer container apparatus and secure the outer container lid. Lock the outer bowl in place on the Ninja Creami machine.
- Use the Ice Cream button to process the pint, which takes about 2 minutes.
- Once the cycle is complete, remove the bowl and check the consistency of the ice cream. If it falls apart a bit, put it back in the machine and use the spin cycle again. If it still falls apart afterward, add a tablespoon of milk and run the spin cycle again.
Amount per proportion:
Calories: 201Total fat: 13gSaturated fat: 8gTrans fat: 0gUnsaturated fat: 4gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 35mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 1gSugar: 19gProtein: 3g
Nutritional information is calculated automatically and its accuracy is not guaranteed.
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