Have you ever wished you could make your own protein packed ice cream at home. Now you can! Ninja Creami Protein Ice Cream is an easy way to make a healthy version of ice cream right at home. It's an easy recipe that only has one ingredient!
Let's dig into this delicious ice cream recipe.
Protein ice cream has become popular but it can be so expensive to buy at the grocery store.
Thanks to the Ninja Creami, making homemade ice cream has never been easier! Not only can you make your own ice cream at home but you can also mix in just about any topping you can think of.
Ninja Creami Protein Ice Cream Ingredients
To make protein ice cream you'll need either a protein powder or a premade protein shake.
I like to use premade Fairlife shakes because I prefer the taste. I find they're creamy and consistently come out well in the Ninja Creami.
If you prefer to make your own protein mix, you'll want to blend the protein powder with their milk or almond milk.
Water typically makes the protein powder too watery when blended so it's not the best taste. Milk (dairy or non dairy) will provide the richest taste and texture.
Before Making Ice Cream
Before I get into how to make the ice cream, I want to note that even though this method works for me, it might take some tweaking around for you.
Depending on where you store the ice cream pints in the freezer, the temperature of the freezer, and even how level you store the pints will impact how the ice cream comes out.
So while this method I share works for me, you might find you need to do a few more respins to get the texture how you want it.
Using the Ninja Creami
Using the Ninja Creami ice cream maker isn't just about pressing the ice cream button and waiting. It's an art.
From making sure the pint is frozen just right, to choosing between the lite ice cream mode or the regular ice cream mode, it takes some experimenting to perfect.
Pro tip: Does your ice cream look powdery after the first spin in the Ninja Creami? Don't panic.
Just respin and adjust.
With each attempt, you get closer to the ideal creamy ice cream that is way beyond what traditional ice creams offer.
Best Protein Shakes to Use for Ninja Creami Protein Ice Cream
My favorite protein shake to use are chocolate Fairlife, but really any protein shake will work!
The trick is making sure it has a little fat content in it so I'd recommend to look for a protein shake that has a little.
If you want to use a protein powder, make sure the base you mix it with is something other than water. My favorite to use is milk - either dairy or almond milk.
There's a ton of warnings in the instruction manual about not using ice or fruit that's in water because the ice can be too hard on the motor so you'll want to avoid using water.
Try to use a milk or non dairy milk, and look for one that has a little fat in it.
Premier Protein is another popular protein shake that would work great in this recipe!
Ninja Creami Tips and Tricks
Here are a few tips and tricks I've learned while making ice cream
Don't overfill the container
I've found the best ice cream I make is when I fill the Ninja Creami container a little under the max fill line.
When the Ninja Creami runs it does expand the ice cream so the pint will fill up! It's ok for the pint to be a little under the fill line, you just want to avoid it being over.
Make a Few Pints at Once
I like to keep a few frozen pints in my freezer so I don't have to wait the 24 hours freeze time when I want ice cream.
I ordered a few extra pints off Amazon so I'd always have some available.
How to Store Leftovers
If you have some ice cream leftover, you can put the lid back on and store it back in the freezer.
When you're ready to eat, I've found the best way to eat is to fill a bowl with cold water and let the frozen pint sit in it for about 10-15 minutes.
More Protein Packed Recipes
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During the holidays I love to make Protein Packed Skinny Peppermint Mocha. It's a Starbucks Copycat Recipe that dare I say is even better than the original?
One of my go to family meals are Chicken Burrito Bowls. Not only are they a healthier option, they're easy to make and can be customized by everyone in the house.
During the colder months my family loves Turkey Chili Mac and Cheese. It's all the yummy flavors of Mac and Cheese with a chili twist.
- 1 (11.5 oz) bottle Fairlife Protein Shake, Any flavor
- Optional mixins ie M&Ms, oreos, etc
- Pour the Fairlife shake into a pint and freeze for 24 hours.
- After 24 hours, remove from the freezer and allow the pint to sit for 10 minutes.
- Put the pint into the Creami and process on Sorbet. Run again on Respin.
- Check the texture and see if it's how you like it. If not, do a respin or Lite Ice Cream mode.
- Check texture again. If it's still not to you're liking, try another respin until it's to the texture you'd like.
Any flavor Fairlife shake would work for this recipe!
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 150Total Fat: 2.5gSaturated Fat: 1.5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 230mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 30g