Discover the Delight of Ninja Creami Protein Ice Cream
Looking for a way to satisfy your summer sweet tooth? Look no further than this delicious Reese’s Ninja Creami Protein Ice Cream! Indulge in its creamy texture, rich peanut butter flavor, and be amazed by the 38 grams of protein packed into every pint.
About This Recipe
If you’re a fan of protein ice cream, then you’re in for a real treat with the Ninja Creami Ice Cream Maker. Prepare to have all your dessert dreams come true! This low-calorie ice cream recipe is the perfect solution for satisfying your sweet tooth, whether you enjoy it as an afternoon delight or a delightful nightcap. And the best part? You can enjoy the entire pint all by yourself!
I must admit, I was hesitant at first about adding another kitchen appliance to my counter space. But let me tell you, the Ninja Creami is a game changer! It allows you to create homemade ice cream that is not only more affordable but also healthier than constantly visiting the local creamery. Plus, it takes up much less space compared to traditional ice cream makers.
If you’re not keen on adding yet another appliance to your kitchen counter, don’t worry. I’ve got you covered with some of my other go-to protein ice cream recipes, such as Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Protein Ice Cream or Mint Oreo Protein Ice Cream!
Ingredients You’ll Need
To create this delightful protein ice cream, gather the following ingredients:
Milk: I recommend using Fairlife 2% milk for this recipe. If possible, opt for milk with a slightly higher fat content to achieve a creamier ice cream. However, feel free to use fat-free milk or almond milk if that’s what you have on hand. Just note that the resulting ice cream may be less creamy unless you add something like cottage cheese or cream cheese to compensate.
Peanut butter powder: The secret to the incredible peanut butter flavor of this ice cream lies in the peanut butter powder. If desired, you can substitute it with regular peanut butter, although keep in mind that this will alter the nutritional values.
Protein powder: I personally use PEScience vanilla protein powder (use code Laurenfitfoodie to save!), but you can use any protein powder you prefer. If you follow a plant-based or dairy-free diet, opt for a suitable plant-based protein powder.
Liquid stevia: I find that liquid stevia mixes into the ice cream more evenly, imparting a wonderfully natural sweetness. However, you can use any sweetener of your choice.
Reese’s minis: Alternatively, you may use 1 regular Reese’s cup (chopped). If you require a dairy-free alternative or prefer a different candy, feel free to substitute accordingly.
Toppings (optional): Whipped cream, Reese’s Pieces, chopped Reese’s cups, chocolate syrup, and more, if desired!
Tips and Variations
Here are some tips and variations to elevate your Ninja Creami Protein Ice Cream experience:
Vegan-friendly: To make this recipe vegan, use dairy-free milk, a plant-based protein powder, and dairy-free chocolate chips (I recommend Enjoy Life!).
Switch up your protein powder: For a subtle change in flavor, try using chocolate, peanut butter, or cookies and cream protein powder instead of vanilla.
Use a protein shake: If you prefer a more convenient option, you can use protein shakes like Fairlife or Premier shakes. Simply use the same amount as the milk and omit the additional protein powder.
Oreo peanut butter ice cream: Swap out the Reese’s for Oreos to mix into your ice cream for a delicious twist!
No peanut butter powder?: No problem! Substitute regular peanut butter instead. Alternatively, you can use sugar-free pudding mix (any flavor will work). Instead of 3 tablespoons of peanut butter powder, simply use 1 tablespoon of pudding mix.
Get creative with mix-ins: The possibilities are endless when it comes to mix-ins! Some of my personal favorites include Oreo cookies, dark chocolate chips, M&M’s, sprinkles, and cookie dough bites. Feel free to experiment and find your own perfect combination!
To make this delightful protein ice cream, you’ll need the following equipment:
- Ninja Creami
- Immersion Blender (optional)
How to Make
If you can’t finish the entire pint at once, don’t worry. Simply use a spoon to level out the remaining ice cream in the Ninja Creami container and place it back in the freezer. When you’re ready to indulge again, re-spin the frozen pint until it reaches your desired consistency. If you prefer to store the leftovers in a separate container, transfer the remaining ice cream and freeze. To enjoy, allow it to thaw in the container for a bit or microwave it for 5-10 seconds to soften.
Remember, the Ninja Creami Protein Ice Cream is the ultimate summer delight. Treat yourself to this creamy and protein-packed indulgence, and make sure to share the recipe with your fellow ice cream enthusiasts. Enjoy!