Mexican hot chocolate ice cream is the ultimate seasonal treat! It’s the perfect ice cream to enjoy during the holiday season, and it’s incredibly easy to make. If you’re like me and love indulging in hot chocolate while watching a Christmas movie, then this ice cream is a must-try.
Easy to Make in the Ninja Creami
Making Mexican hot chocolate ice cream in the Ninja Creami is a breeze. You don’t need any special ingredients; everything you need is already in your kitchen. And the best part? The ice cream turns out super creamy, just like drinking a warm cup of spiced hot chocolate on a cold winter day.
Want to Take the Spice Level Up a Notch?
If you’re a fan of spicy flavors, you can easily ramp up the spice level in your Mexican hot chocolate ice cream. Simply substitute 1/4 tsp Chili Powder for 1/8 tsp Chili Powder + 1/8 tsp Ground Cayenne Pepper.
For those who prefer a dairy-free option, you can still enjoy the deliciousness of Mexican hot chocolate ice cream. Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 tbsp vegan cream cheese instead of regular cream cheese
- 1 cup oat milk instead of whole milk
- 3/4 cup cream of coconut instead of heavy cream
Tips for Using the Ninja Creami
If you’re new to using the Ninja Creami or looking for some useful tips, I’ve got you covered. Here are a few tips and tricks to make your ice cream-making journey a success:
- Marshmallows as Mix-ins: While marshmallows are fantastic in a mug of hot chocolate, they don’t work as well as mix-ins in ice cream. They tend to get hard and don’t blend smoothly. If you want to add a marshmallow-like texture, try using marshmallow creme instead. Just be careful not to overpower the delicious hot chocolate flavor.
- Hot Chocolate Powder vs. Cocoa Powder: While I haven’t tried this yet, substituting hot chocolate powder for cocoa powder could be a fun experiment. Feel free to give it a try and see how it turns out!
- Re-Spinning the Ice Cream: Surprisingly, you don’t need to re-spin the ice cream after putting it back in the freezer. With the typical base ingredients like whole milk and heavy cream, re-spinning helps restore the creamy consistency. However, when using oat milk and cream of coconut, the ice cream retains its soft-serve texture even after freezing. So, no need for re-spinning unless necessary.
- Choosing the Right Button: The Ninja Creami has different buttons for varying speeds. For ice cream, the ice cream button works best. If you’re making a gelato with eggs, use the gelato button. The sorbet button is ideal for fruit mixtures. Experiment with the buttons to find your preferred ice cream consistency.
More Ninja Creami Recipes
If you’re on the lookout for more delicious Ninja Creami recipes, check out our recipe e-books, “Top 25 Ninja Creami Recipes” and “Ninja Creami Cookbook: Ice Cream & Gelato Edition.” They contain over 50 amazing recipes, including favorites like cake batter gelato, red velvet ice cream, and Shirley Temple ice cream.
If you’re running out of ice cream storage containers, we’ve got you covered with a two-pack of Ninja Creami pints. Keep your freezer stocked with all of your homemade ice cream creations!
And if you’re still on the fence about getting a Ninja Creami, read my honest review to help you make an informed decision.
Create Your Own Ninja Creami Cookbook
If you want to personalize your own Ninja Creami cookbook, check out our Ninja Creami Recipe Page Template. It’s a fun design that provides space for spin settings, number of servings, ingredients, directions, and notes – everything you need for a perfect Creami recipe.
Now, grab your Ninja Creami and indulge in the creamy goodness of Mexican hot chocolate ice cream. It’s the perfect treat to enjoy while snuggled up under a blanket, watching your favorite Christmas movie. Don’t forget to visit Ice Cream for more delightful ice cream recipes and inspiration. Happy ice cream making!