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My favorite flavor of ice cream growing up was black raspberry ice cream. It wasn’t just because the ice cream was purple (which to my ten-year-old self was a huge plus); it was because of the fruity raspberry flavor.
My obsession also might have stemmed from the fact that I only got to have it once every summer when my family went on vacation to New England, as grocery stores in Tennessee did not sell it. It’s true that you want what you can’t have. Either way, black raspberry has remained one of my top flavors to this day!
Since getting a Ninja Creami, raspberry has been at the top of the list to try. Thankfully, we were able to use the same base as our black sesame ice cream, but we were missing raspberry extract. Alex and I were on the hunt for it for a few weeks before finding it at one of our local grocery stores.
One of our favorite ways to try out new recipes is switching up extracts. While there are other ways (that we will probably eventually test) to make raspberry ice cream, this recipe is the most basic way to get the flavor and creaminess!
We threw in some red and blue food coloring to give the ice cream a nice “raspberry” tint, but feel free to skip that step! If you make it following the recipe with no food coloring, the ice cream will end up being more “vanilla” colored.
So grab some raspberries, a Ninja Creami pint, and get spinning!
To Make Dairy-Free Raspberry Ice Cream, Use the Following:
- 1 tbsp vegan cream cheese for 1 tbsp cream cheese
- 1 cup oat milk for 1 cup Whole Milk
- 3/4 cup cream of coconut for 3/4 cup heavy cream
First Time Using the Ninja Creami or Looking for Tips?
While the Ninja Creami is a machine with only 7 buttons, it can still be intimidating! Here are a few tips and tricks Alex and I have picked up since beginning our ice cream journey with the Ninja Creami!
- Should I use fresh or frozen raspberries? You can use either! However, if you like soft serve or follow our tip about re-spinning below, it shouldn’t be a problem! If using frozen raspberries, put them in the microwave to soften them up before mixing them in. Hard, frozen fruit may cause damage to the machine or the blade.
- If I put the pint back into the freezer, do I need to mix the ice cream up again before enjoying? Surprisingly, no! When using the typical base ingredients (whole milk, heavy cream), re-spinning is probably best to get the ice cream back to its original creamy consistency after freezing. However, we have found when using oat milk and cream of coconut, our first spin leaves the ice cream very creamy (almost like a soft-serve texture). After putting it in the freezer for 24 hours after this original spin, the ice cream is the perfect texture to enjoy without re-spinning! My suggestion is see how the texture is without a re-spin, and re-spin only as necessary!
- What button should I use to spin my ice cream? This all depends on the consistency you’re going for! Each button operates the machine at varying speeds. For thicker concoctions (like ice cream), the ice cream button is best. However, if using eggs in the recipe (like a gelato), use the gelato button! The sorbet button is best used with fruit mixtures. For example, if mixing a can of pineapples in heavy syrup, use the sorbet button to make a delicious fruity creation! Overall, it’s something you can experiment with to find your personal preference for your ice cream consistency!
Looking for More Ninja Creami Recipes?
If you’re on the hunt for more Ninja Creami recipes, be sure to grab one of our recipe e-books, Top 25 Ninja Creami Recipes ($2.99), or the great value of over 50 recipes in Ninja Creami Cookbook: Ice Cream & Gelato Edition! Each includes favorites such as cake batter gelato, red velvet ice cream, Shirley Temple ice cream, and many more!
If you’re like us and are running out of ice cream storage containers, grab a two-pack of Ninja Creami pints to keep your freezer full with all of your ice cream creations!
Or if you don’t have a Ninja Creami and are on the fence about getting one, check out my honest review!