As the warm weather arrives and the days grow longer, our cravings for cool, refreshing treats intensify. And when it comes to summer indulgences, few things can compete with the classic appeal of homemade strawberry ice cream. Luckily, with the help of the Ninja Creami, crafting this beloved frozen delight has never been easier.

The Ninja Creami is a game-changer when it comes to creating homemade ice cream. Its specialized bowl and paddle attachment work together to whip air into the cream and milk mixture, resulting in a silky-smooth, aerated texture that’s simply unmatched. No more struggling with heavy, dense ice cream – the Ninja Creami delivers a frozen treat that’s light, creamy, and oh-so-indulgent.

At the heart of this recipe are the star of the show: fresh, ripe strawberries. By pureeing the berries and combining them with a custard-style base, the flavors of the fruit are able to truly shine. The addition of a touch of vanilla extract and a pinch of salt helps to enhance the sweetness and balance the flavors, creating an ice cream that’s both rich and refreshing.

So, as the temperatures rise and the days grow longer, embrace the flavors of the season with this Ninja Creami strawberry ice cream. It’s a delightful way to cool off and indulge in the sweet, juicy essence of summer.

1. Ninja Creami Strawberry Ice Cream

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh or frozen strawberries, hulled and halved
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

In a blender or food processor, puree the strawberries until smooth. Set aside.

In a medium saucepan, combine the milk, cream, and 1/4 cup of the sugar. Heat over medium, stirring occasionally, until steam begins to rise and the sugar has dissolved, about 5 minutes.

In a small bowl, whisk the egg yolks and the remaining 1/4 cup of sugar until smooth and pale in color.

Slowly pour 1/2 cup of the hot milk mixture into the egg yolk mixture, whisking constantly. Then, pour the egg mixture back into the saucepan with the remaining milk mixture.

Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon or heat-proof spatula, until the mixture thickens slightly and coats the back of the spoon, about 5-7 minutes. Do not boil.

Strain the custard through a fine-mesh sieve into a clean bowl. Stir in the vanilla extract and salt.

Allow the custard to cool completely, then refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or until chilled.

Pour the chilled custard into the Ninja Creami bowl and install the paddle attachment.

Select the “Ice Cream” setting and let the machine run for 20-25 minutes, or until the ice cream reaches your desired consistency.
In the last 5 minutes of churning, slowly pour in the pureed strawberries.

Stop the machine and use a spatula to transfer the strawberry ice cream to an airtight container.

Freeze for at least 2 hours before serving. Scoop and enjoy!

Some Tips For You

  • For a creamier texture, substitute 1/4 cup of the milk with additional heavy cream.
  • Experiment with different berry varieties, such as raspberries or blackberries, to create unique flavor combinations.
  • Add a splash of balsamic vinegar or a sprinkle of black pepper to enhance the strawberry flavor.
  • Top with a drizzle of strawberry syrup, a sprinkle of crumbled shortbread, or a dollop of whipped cream for extra indulgence.
  • Store leftovers in the freezer for up to 2 months.

This Ninja Creami strawberry ice cream is the ultimate summer treat. Its bright, fruity flavor and velvety texture make it a delightful way to cool off and savor the season. Indulge in the delicious simplicity of this homemade frozen delight and let the flavors of summer transport you to a sweet, creamy paradise.

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Julia Jane is a home cook inspired by her mother's cooking. With the desire to share my cooking experiences with everyone, she created this website

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