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It’s been about two months since I got my Ninja Creami, and I wanted to take a moment and share my honest experience with it! For those who don’t know, Ninja Creami is a new ice cream maker in the Ninja family of small cooking appliances. For those who may be thinking “Why do I need another cooking machine?”, Ninja Creami might just make you want to rethink. Trust me, I don’t like having unnecessary appliances cluttering up my kitchen counter, but the Ninja Creami has earned a permanent home that I can easily access. This Ninja Creami review explains why!
Let’s see the specs of the machine and then I can give you my reasons to love it! Please note this review is for the 7 button Ninja Creami, not the 5 button option.
The Ninja Creami is a refrigerator that allows one that has 7 functions:
- light ice cream
- smoothie bowl
Each function combines a different mixing speed, pressure and time to ensure your frozen pint becomes the perfect creamy treat. The ice cream button is my favorite as it always creates the perfect sundae. However, having a machine that can make ice cream along with sorbet is awesome! We can simply use fruits in thick syrup to create a delicious sorbet at the touch of a button. It’s also been fun experimenting with the option to mix ingredients. It reminds me of when I used to go to Cold Stone Creamery as a kid and watch them hand mix candy into my ice cream. The Ninja Creami basically provides the same quality of blending, all in the comfort of your own home!
The machine usually comes with 2-3 pint containers, but they are available at many stores and online if you need more. Surprisingly, the price for a 2 pint pack is around $20. Since these are the only pints that can be used with the Ninja Creami machine, I was pleasantly surprised at the low price. The Creami also comes with a Ninja Recipe Book, so you don’t need to worry about getting started making flavors! While I highly recommend checking out my blog for recipes or other ice cream blogs, the recipe book provides a great start to learning Creami!
If you’re looking for recipe ideas or don’t know where you’d start after getting a Creami, check out some of my favorites here: Salted Caramel, Key Key Pie, Orange Ice Cream, Pumpkin Pie, and Chocolate Mint.
Here is my pumpkin pie sundae. Look how creamy it turned out!
Now let’s move on to the reasons why I personally love the Ninja Creami.
I’m someone who could eat ice cream every day of the year, even in sub-zero temperatures. I love the creamy texture and the delicious flavors that I get in every bite. My husband also loves ice cream (maybe not as much as I do), which makes it something we often enjoy together. We got married earlier this year in September, and one of our friends was trying to think of a nice wedding gift. When we were having dinner with him one night, he told us that he was thinking of getting us the Ninja Creami because he knew we both loved ice cream and it seemed like an easy way to make our own. I emphatically said yes, while my husband told him we didn’t need another cooking appliance, and we didn’t need to eat all that ice cream. As he was saying this, I raised my hand between us and told our friend that yes, we still love him. Luckily he listened to me and we finished with a Ninja Creami! Since then, my husband has come to love the machine as much as I do, and we make at least one new flavor every week!
Now when it comes to ice cream my husband and I can be pretty picky. He is allergic to nuts and is lactose intolerant, so we try to buy Lactaid ice cream, or splurge on full milk ice cream from time to time. You also have to be careful with many flavors because they may contain nuts. That’s where Ninja Creami has been extremely helpful! We can know every single ingredient in our ice cream and not worry about nuts or cross contamination. We can also make the ice cream without dairy. If you eat dairy-free ice cream, you know that the flavors available to buy in stores may be limited. With Creami, we can create any flavor we can dream of without dairy.
Long story short, here are 5 reasons why you need a Ninja Creami in your kitchen!
- Ingredients – Know exactly what’s in your ice cream, allowing you to accommodate any food allergies/intolerances.
- personalization – Create any flavor imaginable!
- Speed – Make ice cream in a day, usually with just 10 minutes of hands-on preparation (depending on ice cream style or recipe).
- Easy – Make ice cream by mixing everything in a bowl, freeze it and press a button. It’s so simple!
- Small footprint – The Ninja Creami doesn’t take up much space and the design is so elegant that you won’t mind leaving it on the counter!
If you’re ready to make quick and easy sundaes of any flavor, click on the links below! Happy ice cream making!
Please note that I am not affiliated with Ninja and the opinions expressed in this review are solely my own.