Ninja Creami Chocolate Milkshake Recipe

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The Ninja Creami Deluxe Ice Cream Maker makes all kinds of great frozen treats, like ice cream, sorbet, and a fantastic Ninja Creami chocolate milkshake and you don’t have to wait 24 hours for the ingredients to freeze.

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We reviewed the Ninja Creami recently and I was pretty excited to give it a try so the first thing I made was the chocolate milkshake. The joy of the milkshake is that you don’t have to let the ingredients freeze for 24 hours first. You can use store-bought ice cream and milk to make a shake right away.

All you need is 2 ingredients – ice cream and milk. You can use the ice cream that you’ve previously made in the Creami, or use any store-bought ice cream you like. For the milk, it’s best to stick with whole milk for a creamier outcome.

If you want to make this milkshake diary free, that’s easy too. You can use vegan ice cream and oat or almond milk instead.

You can make all kinds of variation of milkshakes in the Ninja Creami. Use any ice cream you want, first of all. But you can also do add ins to change up the flavor. I personally really like chocolate malts, so I add malt powder to the mix.

You can add things like mini-chocolate chips, chocolate candies, nuts or Oreos. Maybe add some candy canes or toffee bits!

Ingredients You Need

  • Chocolate Ice Cream – Use any store-bought or already processed ice cream you want.
  • Whole milk – Best to stick with whole milk for a creamier shake.

Equipment Needed

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Ninja CREAMi Deluxe

There are two version of the Ninja Creami, but I’d suggest going with the Deluxe because it adds more features and churning power.

Make completely customizable ice cream, slushies, Italian Ice, Creamiccinos, sorbet, milkshakes, and frozen yogurt functions.

How to Make a Ninja Creami Chocolate Milkshake

Put the milk and ice cream in the pint jar. They recommend putting the milk in first, then the ice cream. However, if you’re using your own pre-made ice cream, you can re-spin it in the Ninja Creami, then make a whole in the center of the ice cream and pour in the milk, plus any toppings you want to blend in.

Secure it in the blending jar. Turn on the Ninja Creami. Slide the blending jar into the machine and lock it in to the right.

You can only select “full” when making milkshakes. Select the milkshake setting with the dial. Press the dial in to start. It will take 2 minutes to blend.

Blending a Ninja Creami milkshake

When done, push the button on the left of the machine to release the blending jar, then slide it out of the machine and remove the lid.

Pour the milkshake into your glass, top with whipped cream, if you like, and enjoy!

Tips for Making Great Milkshakes

  • You can make your ice cream first in the Ninja Creami, then use it to make your milkshake, or you can use store-bought ice cream to make a milkshake right away.
  • Get creative! Try different flavors and add ins for unique milkshakes. I like to make coffee ice cream and make a coffee shake!
Ninja Creami milkshake

Ninja Creami Frequently Asked Questions

Do you really need to freeze it for 24 hours?

The manufacturer’s guidelines suggest that 24 hours is the optimal time to freeze your base. I’ve tried it after 20 hours and that worked well for me, possibly because my freezer is colder than some. The unit is designed to process bases that are between 9F and -7F. I would try to stick with the 24-hour requirement as closely as possible so it has time to reach this range.

What if my ice cream or treat turns out powdery?

I believe this happens because the mixture is very cold. If you let it sit for 10 minutes and stir it again, it will blend better and be more creamy. However, the best way to deal with this issue for me has been to respin it immediately. The respin always fixed the issue.

How much of my add-in ingredients should I add?

Ninja recommends adding a total of 1/4 cup of your favorite crushed candies, frozen fruits, chopped nuts, chocolate pieces, or whatever add-ins you want. You can mix and match, as you like. I like to blend the top with 1/8 cup of one add-in, then blend the bottom with 1/8 cup of another add-in, for variety.

What do I do with leftovers?

It’s quite possible you will have leftovers, since the Deluxe pints hold 3 cups. Ninja recommends storing leftovers in the pint jar so that it can be processed again. Some treats re-freeze very hard and need to be processed again in order to enjoy leftovers. If you move them to a different container, you can’t reprocess.

Do I have to make the whole pint each time?

There is no minimum fill line. You should try to fill the pint at least half way to the MAX FILL line to achieve the best output texture, but filling below this level will not harm the machine. For me, making half a recipe has turned out just fine.

» If you love ice cream as much as I do you will love these 47 Homemade Ice Cream Recipes for the Ice Cream Maker!

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Ninja Creami milkshake

Ninja Creami Chocolate Milkshake Recipe

The Ninja Creami Deluxe Ice Cream Maker makes all kinds of great frozen treats, like ice cream, sorbet, and a fantastic Ninja Creami chocolate milkshake and you don't have to wait 24 hours for the ingredients to free.
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Prep Time: 2 minutes
Churn Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 4 minutes
Servings: 2 Shakes
Calories: 376kcal
Author: Laura Lynch

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cup chocolate ice cream
  • 3/4 cup whole milk

Instructions

  • Mix the ice cream and milk in the pint jar. Secure it in the blending jar. Turn on the Ninja Creami. Slide the blending jar into the machine and lock it in to the right.
  • Select top, bottom, or full, depending on how much of the pint jar you want to mix. Select the ice cream setting with the dial. Press the dial in to start. It will take 2 minutes to blend.
  • When done, push the button on the left of the machine to release the blending jar, then slide it out of the machine and remove the lid. Pour into a glass and enjoy.

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Notes

  • You can make your ice cream first in the Ninja Creami, then use it to make your milkshake, or you can use store-bought ice cream to make a milkshake right away.
  • Get creative! Try different flavors and add ins for unique milkshakes. I like to make coffee ice cream and make a coffee shake!

Nutrition

Calories: 376kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 148mg | Potassium: 507mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 766IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 274mg | Iron: 1mg

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