The flavors of an Almond Joy!
This recipe combines all of the flavors that you would find in an almond joy. Coconut, chocolate, and almonds all come together to make a delicious ice cream that will remind you of one of my favorite candy bars…the Almond Joy!
Tips for making Ninja Creami Almond Joy Ice Cream
If you’ve never tasted an almond joy before, you are missing out! Almond Joy’s have a chewy, almost gooey, coconut filling that is topped with whole almonds and then dipped in milk chocolate! They are so good!
You may be able to find toasted coconut at your grocery store. If not, don’t worry! It’s super easy to toast your own coconut! Simply put the amount of shredded coconut that you want to toast into a small skillet and cook on medium for a few minutes. Stir the coconut so that it evenly browns. It should only take a few minutes. You can use either sweetened or unsweetened coconut. If it’s sweetened, it will cook faster because of the added sugar.
If you have made ice cream and it just isn’t quite as creami as you would like, you can very easily get it super creami by using the re-spin function on the Ninja Creami. Simply place the pint into the outer bowl and snap it into place. Choose the RE-SPIN function. Once the cycle completes, remove the pint and enjoy! Your gelato should be nice and creamy again. ***Use re-spin on already spun ice cream. If the ice cream has been spun and then frozen again, do not use re-spin, Instead, use the original process (ice cream, gelato, etc.)
It depends. If you are keeping the ice cream in the Ninja pint container with the lid sealed tightly and are freezing it in a cold freezer (between 9 degrees F and -7 degrees F), your ice cream will keep for several weeks, even months. However, if you transfer your ice cream to another container or freeze it in a freezer that is not quite as cold (or that is accessed a lot/door opened and closed often), the lifetime of your ice cream will decrease greatly to just a few days and you will likely end up with freezer-burned ice cream.
Usually, if your ice cream/sorbet comes out dry or crumbly it’s due to one of the following reasons:
*Your freezer is too cold. Try to adjust your freezer to be a little warmer or let your ice cream sit on the counter for 5-10 minutes before processing it.
*Your recipe does not have enough fat in it. Try adding in a little bit of a higher fat dairy product to your recipe next time.
*Your recipe may not have enough sugar in it. The less sugar in the recipe, the icier and crumblier the ice cream will be. Regular sugar, honey, or corn syrup can be used to increase the sugar content if desired.
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Ingredient substitutions and tips for making Ninja Creami Almond Joy Ice Cream:
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Add Food Grade Vegetable Glycerin To Make Leftover Ice Cream Scoopable Right Out of the Freezer
*Add 1 Teaspoon to full fat/full sugar bases *Add 1.5 teaspoon to high protein bases *Add 2 teaspoons to low sugar/low fat lite bases. Freeze and process per the recipe. Take the leftovers out of the freezer and scoop without having to reprocess.
Original and Deluxe Ingredient Measurements
Use the multiplier below to adjust quantities based on the machine that you own. 1X=Original 16 ounce 1.5X=Deluxe 24 ounces
- 1 Cup (236 ⅗ ml) Chocolate Milk (Whole Chocolate Milk)
- ½ Cup (121 g) Half and Half
- ¼ Cup (59 ⅐ ml) Almond Milk Creamer (Silk Sweet & Creamy Almond Milk Creamer)
- ½ Teaspoon (½ Teaspoon) Almond extract (Up to 1 Teaspoon can be used based on preference.)
- 1 Tablespoon (1 Tablespoon) Cream of Coconut (Coco Real) (Coco Real)
Prepare the Ice Cream Mixture
- Freeze on a level surface for 24 hours. Your freezer should be between 9 and -7 degrees Fahrenheit. To avoid getting a bump on the top of the frozen mixture, freeze with the lid off of the container.
Process the Ice Cream
- After 24 hours, remove the pint container from the freezer.
- Place the pint container into the outer bowl of the Ninja Creami and then process on "ICE CREAM."
- If the ice cream is dry or crumbly looking, pour in a tablespoon or two of milk and then re-spin. If the ice cream looks more like dippin dots, (little balls of ice cream), re-spin without adding liquid.
- Remove the pint from the machine, top with toasted coconut, almonds, and chocolate sauce. and enjoy!
Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. Optional ingredients are not included in the nutrition information.
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