Check out our recipe for Ninja Creami Strawberry Ice Cream!
Strawberry ice cream is one of the most popular…and easiest to make! For this recipe, you can choose to use fresh or frozen strawberries.
Our strawberry ice cream recipe is made up of a creamy, rich vanilla bean base with the addition of strawberries. We added in the strawberries during the base creation process instead of at the end because we wanted the strawberries to be completely combined with the vanilla bean base instead of the vanilla bean ice cream with strawberry chunks added in. The result is a creamy, strawberry ice cream that will keep you coming back for more!
How great does this strawberry ice cream look?!? Seriously…it’s one of my favorites so far. I know, not everything can be my favorite…but it’s REALLY good!
Tips for making Ninja Creami Strawberry Ice Cream
Yes! You can add additional strawberries after you have completed the ICE CREAM process. Just create a little tunnel down the sent of the ice cream in the pint and add in chopped-up strawberries. Place the pint and the pint holder back into the Ninja Creami and push MIX-INS. Now, you’ll have strawberry ice cream with strawberry chunks! Yumm!
If you have made ice cream and it just isn’t quite as creami as you would like, or if it started to melt and then was refrozen, you can very easily get it super creami again 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 ice cream should be nice and creamy again. ***If using the re-spin function on previously frozen and melted ice cream, be sure to smooth out the top so that the ice cream is level and evenly distributed in the pint.
For this recipe in particular, I found that the bottom of the pint was not as frozen solid as the top. I’m not sure if the strawberries in the pint had anything to do with that or if my freezer wasn’t as cold this time. But, if you process your ice cream and it’s not an even consistency throughout or is just not hard enough…don’t panic. Just put it back in the coldest part of your freezer for another 12-24 hours. For some reason, after I completed the ICE CREAM process and then refroze the ice cream…it was frozen solid all the way through.
You sure can! But…you will need to use 2 pint containers instead of one. You always want to make sure that the pint containers are only filled up to the max fill line and not any more than that. In order for the ice cream to turn out creamy, it needs to be mixed by the machine after freezing. If you overfill the pint, the machine is going to have a hard time mixing it and the result will not be as expected. It’s ok if you go over the max fill line a little bit when adding in the mix-ins after the ice cream has already gone through the ice cream function.
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.
You sure can! You can use fresh or frozen strawberries for this recipe. However, if you decide to add additional strawberries as a mix-in, I would recommend you use fresh strawberries for that.
Ingredient substitutions and tips for making Ninja Creami Strawberry Ice Cream:
Directions for making Ninja Creami Strawberry Ice Cream:
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- Add in the heavy whipping cream and milk. Whisk until all ingredients have combined well.
- Pour mixture into an empty Ninja Creami pint container. Add the strawberries to the pint, making sure not to go over the max fill line, and freeze for 24 hours.
- After 24 hours, remove the pint from the freezer. Remove the lid.
- Once the ice cream function has ended, turn the outer bowl and release it from the Ninja Creami machine.
- Your ice cream is ready to eat! Enjoy!
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