Ninja Creami Blueberry Ice Cream

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You can make blueberry ice cream with just a few ingredients, but it’s what you do with those ingredients that makes a huge difference when it comes to flavor and texture.


Prep Time: 5 minutes mins

Cook Time: 5 minutes mins

Freeze Time: 1 day 

Total Time: 1 day 10 minutes


Ice Cream Base

  • 1 Cup Milk
  • ½ Cup Half and Half
  • 1 Teaspoon Cream Cheese Room Temperature
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Bean Paste

Blueberry Sauce

  • 1 Cup Blueberries Fresh
  • ¼ Cup Sugar
  • ½ Teaspoon Lemon Juice


Prepare the Blueberry Sauce

  • In a small saucepan, combine the blueberry sauce ingredients; blueberries, sugar, and lemon juice. Stir over medium heat until the sugar has dissolved and the blueberries have burst and turned into a saucy consistency. This should take about 5 minutes. Allow to cool while making the ice cream base.

Make the Ice Cream Mixture

  • Pour the ice cream base ingredients into a small blender and blend until all ingredients are fully combined. Pour the cooled blueberry sauce into the blender and mix together with the rest of the ice cream base. Pour this mixture into a Ninja Creami pint container.
  • 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 “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!


What is vanilla bean paste and where can I buy it?

Vanilla bean paste is a thick syruplike vanilla flavoring. The vanilla bean paste is a combination of vanilla pods (the little seed-looking things inside the bean) and vanilla extract. The flavor is more intense but has less of an alcohol and artificial taste. Vanilla bean paste is used just like vanilla extract, it’s a 1:1 ratio. The result is a rich vanilla flavor with vanilla bean speckles throughout. You can buy vanilla bean paste at most grocery stores (even Home Goods and TJ Maxx sell it now!!) near the vanilla extract and on Amazon.

Can you use frozen berries in the Ninja Creami instead of freezing for 24 hours?

Some people put frozen berries along with the dairy and other ingredients into the Ninja Creami container and then process, without freezing the mixture first. I DO NOT recommend doing this. If you want to do that, then just use a blender. The Ninja Creami is not made to process hard frozen chunks (frozen fruit) that are suspended in liquid (dairy and other ingredient). Processing frozen fruit with liquid (without freezing the mixture first) can damage the machine and may void the warranty.


Calories: 620kcal | Carbohydrates: 91g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 184mg | Potassium: 650mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 85g | Vitamin A: 970IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 444mg | Iron: 1mg

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