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Ninja Creami Ice Cream Machine

Ninja Creami Ice Cream Machine review is here! Easy way to make ice cream, smoothies and milkshakes at home with NO churning on your part required.


Here’s a look at the new Ninja Creami Ice Cream Machine! Want to make homemade ice cream at home really easily? THIS is a great way to do just that. In under 15 minutes you too can prep and then enjoy this quick easy dessert in a few hours with mix ins. Machine gifted by Ninja Kitchen. (affiliate links present, originally published 7/21)

Ninja Creami Recipes

I am sure you’ve noticed that I share A LOT of Ninja Foodi recipes here on The Typical Mom blog. When they came out with this new ice cream maker they sent it to us to try out. It was so fun!

I mean we loved the Ninja Foodi Grill we got too but dessert is our jam. My teens got to creating as soon as they opened the box you see here.

ninja ice cream machine

First off I will say that I’d never share something I didn’t love, even if I got it free of charge. We have tried other ways to make ice cream at home and they have required a lot more preparations.

With the Ninja ice cream machine you just mix the basic ingredients together, pour it into the containers provided and freeze!

Once that is nice and hard you’re ready to mix. Well, not you, the machine is ready to do it’s thing. There is literally NO effort on your part other than the initial mixing and pressing a button, maybe two.

Ninja Ice Cream

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Ninja Creami Review

Inside the box there is an ice cream cookbook that comes with it free of charge. Therefore there is no searching the internet to find out how to make homemade chocolate ice cream, vanilla, etc…

So here is how you get started once you order your own unit:

  1. Unwrap and wash the items included in your box.
  2. Mix ingredients necessary together in a bowl. Refer to Creami cookbook.
  3. Pour into the container with a handle provided with your machine.
  4. Put lid on tight and store in your freezer overnight, 24 hours is ideal.

Then it is time to get mixing!

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Ninja Creamy Yogurt

Once your pint is frozen solid you’ll want to take the plastic lid off and replace it with this one with the mixer underneath.

  • Lock mixer lid on tight.
  • Place the closed container underneath (kinda’ looks like a coffee maker) and lock into place.
  • Turn your machine on and press the ice cream button.
  • Wait a minute and then the metal piece will slowly move itself down as it mixes, mixes, mixes.

Then your rock solid mixture will be churned into a smooth consistency. Lift that lid off and enjoy as is or you could add in mix ins like chocolate chips etc… Freeze until harder and make Fried Chicken Ice Cream out of it!

Ninja Creami Chocolate Ice Cream

homemade ice cream machine
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Homemade Ice Cream Machine

It really is that easy. You can make things like this simple chocolate style, a Creami milkshake (instead of hauling out your blender), vegan and dairy free ice cream and even homemade sorbet!

We actually don’t own a blender so this was a fun treat too for my kids. They made strawberry milkshakes with store bought ice cream and milk as well as a smoothie with frozen blueberries, crushed ice and yogurt!

ninja creami recipe

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How to Make Ice Cream at Home

Ninja Creami Ice Cream Machine review is here! How to make ice cream at home, smoothies and milkshakes at home with NO self churning required.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword creami, homemade, ice cream, ninja, no churn, sorbet
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 184kcal
Author The Typical Mom



  • Add cream cheese and cocoa powder into a bowl and microwave for 10 seconds. Then add sugar and vanilla and combine with a rubber spatula until smooth like frosting.
  • Mix in heavy cream and milk until sugar is dissolved.
  • Pour this into an empty Creami pint container, place lid on top and freeze for 24 hours.
  • Remove from freeze, take off lid. Place lid with mixer underneath on the top instead and lock closed.
  • Place into Creami machine and twist until locked. Press start, then ice cream button and allow to mix. Once done, remove pint, take off lid and enjoy.


Nutrition Facts
How to Make Ice Cream at Home
Amount Per Serving (2 oz)
Calories 184 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 47mg16%
Sodium 37mg2%
Potassium 106mg3%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 536IU11%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 70mg7%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Thursday 23rd of May 2024

All of these recipes are for the Creami, and I have the Creami Deluxe! How would you change thd recipe for the Deluxe??


Tuesday 26th of December 2023

i made my first batch of vanilla ice cream the other day. Came out way too soft. It was in the freezer for two days before processing. Can you stop the processing, i think 4 minutes is too long

Crystal Sue

Tuesday 19th of April 2022

Recipe provided is great. The only thing I really have to say about Creami, is that it technically isn’t an ice cream maker. It’s actually really only just an ice cream mixer. Because all the “ice cream” is combined and frozen outside of the machine. Then “churned” 24hrs later. So I feel like to great a true vanilla ice cream, I still needed an actual ice cream churn. But otherwise it’s a great appliance. (Quite loud when in use, too)


Thursday 7th of April 2022

Can honey be substituted for agave

The Typical Mom

Saturday 9th of April 2022

I would think so

Karen Zelensky

Friday 18th of March 2022

I just got a Ninja Creami for Christmas 2021 and it's Fabulous and Ice Creams are Great and Delicious . I soften the Cream Cheese for 10 Seconds in Microwave then add sugar, Vanilla and Stir , I add in Cocoa and Slowly Whisk in Milk and Cream until Thick and Pour into Creami Pint and Freeze . Vanilla, Strawberry and Chocolate are Delicious . This Machine is Worth it . I made some Sorbets as Well . Ok , it is Noisy but You get used to it . Tip: I let the PInt sit out about 10 Min until Soft and doesn't need Remixing . They taste better than Store Brands . I'm Anxious about trying Melon Sorbet . Can I do Watermelon Because of the Water ??? , Can I try Ricotta Cheese for Milk to make Canoli or Yogurt ???

The Typical Mom

Sunday 20th of March 2022

I haven't tried that yet

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