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How to Make Homemade Ice Cream with a Ninja Blender

Discover the joy of making ice cream with a Ninja blender in your own kitchen. This versatile appliance can help you create creamy, delicious desserts that rival store-bought ice cream. Using this household appliance—not a bulky ice cream machine—you can make your own custom ice cream flavors, incorporating various add-ins like nuts for extra crunch or chocolate chips for a chocolate infusion. Learn how to make homemade ice cream with a device you already have, with the ice cream add-ins that you know and love.


Table of Contents

  • Making Ice Cream Base with Ninja Blender: Pudding Method
  • Making Homemade Ice Cream with a Ninja Blender: Ice Cream Mix Method
  • Customize Your Ice Cream Flavor
  • Creative Ideas to Serve Your Homemade Ice Cream
  • FAQs in Relation to How to Make Ice Cream With Ninja Blender
  • Conclusion


Making Ice Cream with Ninja Blender: Pudding Method

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Want to make homemade ice cream with your Ninja blender? It's easy-peasy. Freeze milk and pudding mix in an ice cube tray, blend them until smooth, and voila. Create a creamy base with the frozen milk and pudding mix, then personalize it to your taste.


  1. Mix 1 cup of whole milk with instant pudding mix (you can use vanilla or chocolate pudding mix) in a bowl.
  2. Place the milk-pudding mixture into an ice cube tray and freeze for several hours or overnight.
  3. Remove the frozen cubes from the tray and put them in your Ninja blender. Blend at low speed, then gradually increase until you get the perfect consistency.


Making Homemade Ice Cream with a Ninja Blender: Ice Cream Mix Method

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If you’re looking for a simple ice cream recipe that doesn’t require a lot of extra ingredients, you might want to try a DIY ice cream mix, like Hijinx, for creating easy, homemade ice cream without an ice cream maker. Using an ice cream mix will reduce your prep time, and help you focus more on creativity than on the little details.


  • 1 packet of Hijinx ice cream mix (makes 1 pint)
  • 1.5 cups hot water (or half & half)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (for vanilla ice cream)*

*Replace with or add 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder to make it a chocolate ice cream recipe.

Recipe for Homemade Ice Cream with an Ice Cream Mix:

  1. Blend one packet of HIJINX ice cream powder with 1.5 cups of hot water (or half & half), and vanilla extract for 3-4 minutes. Make sure HIJINX is fully dissolved.
  2. Let the mixture rest for 30 minutes on your counter
  3. Transfer to a freezer-safe container with an airtight lid
  4. Freeze for 3-6 hours. Enjoy!


Customize your Homemade Ice Cream Flavor with Add-ins

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When using a Ninja blender method, you can use ANY ingredient you like to customize your ice cream. Fruit and ice cream are a match made in heaven. Toss fresh strawberries into the blender along with your ice cream base to make fresh strawberry ice cream. Feeling adventurous? Try tropical fruits like mangoes or pineapples for an exotic dessert reminiscent of beachside vacations.

And the possibilities are endless! From nuts to caramel sauce and frozen chocolate chips, to candy, to peanut butter, to peanut butter whiskey, it’s so easy to turn an ice cream recipe, into your ice cream recipe.


Creative Ideas to Serve Your Homemade Ice Cream

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Don't settle for boring bowls when it comes to serving your homemade ice cream. Turn your dessert into a masterpiece that will wow the crowd.

Upgrade Your Bowl Game

Why settle for plain bowls when you can serve your ice cream in waffle cones or cookie bowls? Not only do they add a fun twist, but they also make for a tasty treat once the ice cream is gone. Plus, no spoons required. Serve up banana ice cream on top of a real banana, or orange ice cream into a hollowed-out orange, like in this video

Top It Off

No sundae is complete without toppings. Add a dollop of whipped cream and a cherry on top for a classic touch. Feeling fancy? Drizzle hot fudge, warm peanut butter, or caramel sauce over warm brownies or apple pies before adding scoops of your homemade ice cream. The contrast between warm and cold is a match made in dessert heaven.

Get Creative

Don't be scared to explore new topping combos and presentation techniques. Crushed nuts, rainbow sprinkles, and fresh fruit are just a few options to consider. You can even turn your unique ice cream into a unique milkshake!

With these ideas, you can turn your humble Ninja-blender-made-ice-cream into a gourmet masterpiece worthy of any high-end restaurant menu. So go ahead, impress your guests and treat yourself to a delicious dessert.


FAQs in Relation to How to Make Ice Cream With Ninja Blender

How to Make Ice Cream with Your Ninja Blender

For a quick and easy ice cream fix, freeze milk and pudding mix, blend until smooth, then add your favorite flavors and mix-ins.

How to Make Ice Cream with Ninja Creami

Follow our pudding method or use Hijinx ice cream mix to prepare an ice cream base, freeze it for 24 hours in the provided pint containers, then churn it in the Ninja Creami machine per the step-by-step instructions from the manufacturer.

What is an Ice Cream Mix?

Ice cream mixes like Hijinx are a starter base for no-churn homemade ice cream. Simply add your favorite flavorings—like vanilla extract, frozen strawberries, peanut butter, or cocoa powder—then blend. Stir in your favorite mix-ins (if desired), then freeze!

Do You Really Need to Freeze Ninja Creami for 24 Hours?

Yes, for optimal results, freeze your mixture for at least 24 hours before churning in the Ninja Creami.

Can I Add Mix-Ins?

Try adding frozen fruit, peanut butter, chocolate chips, or even a swirl of caramel to your ice cream for a unique and delicious treat.



Scoops of colorful ice cream

Get ready to blend your way to ice cream heaven with a Ninja blender - it's easy, fun, and oh so delicious!

Customize your flavors and add-ins to create a unique treat that will have your taste buds dancing with joy. Feeling adventurous? Try experimenting with different fruits or instant pudding mixes to create new and exciting flavor combinations. If using an ice cream mix, you can easily add alcohol for a boozy frozen dessert.

And don't forget the presentation - serving your ice cream in a waffle cone or topping it off with whipped cream and cherries will take your dessert game to the next level! Ready to impress your friends and family with your homemade ice cream skills? Follow the simple steps outlined above and get blending!





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