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Tips for making Ninja Creami Peanut Butter Banana Ice cream (Low Sugar)
Stevia is a sugar substitute that is natural, has zero calories, and comes from the stevia leaf from the stevia rebaudiana plant which is found in Brazil and Paraguay. Stevia is much sweeter than sugar.
Banana extract provides a stronger and more concentrated flavor than bananas alone. Banana extract is commonly found in most grocery stores, specialty food stores, and online on Amazon. It’s inexpensive and shelf-stable which means you can have easily have banana flavors even if you don’t have any fresh bananas.
Coconut cream comes in cans or squeeze bottles. Coconut cream is made from coconut milk and is made by chilling coconut milk. Once chilled, the coconut milk separates into a thinner liquid at the bottom and a thick cream at the top. The cream at the top is what you get when you buy the coconut cream and it will taste like coconut based on how much you add to the recipe. There are sweetened and unsweetened options available.
Usually, if your ice cream 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.
To help resolve this issue, after processing, add 1 tablespoon of dairy and then reprocess.
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.
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Ingredient substitutions and tips for making Ninja Creami Peanut Butter Banana Ice cream (Low Sugar):
Directions for making Ninja Creami Peanut Butter Banana Ice cream (Low Sugar):
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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
- 2 Tablespoons (2 Tablespoons) Cream Cheese
- 1 ½ Tablespoons (1 ½ Tablespoons) Cocoa Powder
- ½ Teaspoon (½ Teaspoon) Stevia
- 2½ Tablespoons (2 ½ Tablespoons) Raw Agave Nectar
- 1 Teaspoon (1 Teaspoon) Banana Extract
- ¾ Cup (180 g) Coconut Cream
- 1 Cup (236 ⅗ ml) Almond Milk
- 2 Tablespoons (2 Tablespoons) Peanut Butter
- 1 (1) Banana (Fresh)
Make the Ice Cream Mixture
- Using a microwave-safe bowl or a microwave-safe blender cup, microwave the cream cheese for 10 seconds.
- 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 "LITE ICE CREAM."
- If the ice cream is dry or crumbly looking, pour in a tablespoon or two of milk and then re-spin. You may have to repeat this process a couple of times.
- Remove the pint from the machine and enjoy!
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