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Keeping with the spirit of the holiday season, Alex and I decided to make spiced eggnog ice cream this week! I typically am not a fan of drinking eggnog, but I thought I’d give eggnog ice cream a try since everything tastes better in a creamy form!
We decided to make a spiced version since warm spices like cinnamon and nutmeg just make everything taste a little better around the holidays.
This was probably the easiest ice cream we have made so far, since we just had to mix eggnog with spices. That was it. Three ingredients! No extra cream or sugar, just pour the drink and go.
For that reason alone, we might be making this flavor a lot more this year! Every eggnog we buy will definitely be going in the Ninja Creami to make ice cream!
You can use any eggnog you like, though we find eggnog with higher fat content works better and makes the ice cream more creamy. We used an oat milk eggnog, and it turned out great! Definitely a treat that makes you want to grab a blanket and sit on the couch while watching a Hallmark Christmas movie (or maybe that’s just me).
So if you have some extra eggnog laying around, grab some spices and stick it in the Creami for tasty spiced eggnog ice cream!
To Make Dairy-Free Eggnog Ice Cream:
Use an eggnog that is dairy-free! There are a few good options out there for dairy-free eggnog, such as oat milk eggnog, Lactaid eggnog, etc. Choose your favorite and get spinning!
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!
- My ice cream turned out powder-y, what should I do? This happened when we made it! We added a tablespoon of eggnog and re-spun, over and over again until we got the desired consistency. All in all, we probably had to add about 3 tablespoons of eggnog and re-spin three times. But I think it depends on the type of eggnog you use, so hopefully yours doesn’t take as long to become creamy and delicious!
- 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?
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