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25 Best Healthy Ninja Creami Recipes (Easy and Tasty)

published: October 11, 2023

updated: October 25, 2023

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Since you landed here, I am going to go ahead and assume that you either own a Ninja Creami and are looking for some fun, new, protein-packed recipes or you’re on the verge of taking the leap and want to know that you’re making a good choice.

Whatever the case may be, I’m glad you’re here because I am obsessed with my Creami and love making new delicious creations that make eating healthy and fitting treats into your macros feel like a dream.

Below are my current top 25 Ninja Creami Protein Ice Cream recipes that are healthy, delicious, and simple to make. If you like these recipes, then you’re going to love Volume I of our Ninja Creami Protein Ice Cream eBook (Free download below)! Inside you’ll find our top 25 Ninja Creami Protein Ice Cream creations along with all of the guidance you need to make delicious Creami creations of your own!


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What’s a Ninja Creami?

If you fall into the category of someone who has seen the Creami buzz online but hasn’t made the decision to purchase one yet, here’s a brief explanation of what the Ninja Creami is.

Ninja Creami is a 7-in-1 (or there’s an 11-in-1!) ice cream maker made by the popular appliance brand, Ninja (I also have one of their high-speed blenders and it’s my favorite!). Using the Ninja Creami, you have the ability to make anything from ice cream and sorbet to milkshakes and smoothie bowls.

This machine can make all kinds of delicious, frozen treats, not necessarily just “healthy” versions. But to be honest, my obsession with the Ninja Creami stems from the fact that I can make protein ice cream that actually tastes good and helps me hit my daily goals - it’s a win, win!

Be sure to read our best protein powders for ninja creami ice cream, as I have tried them all! And, in that post, those are the ones that work / taste the best.

How to Make Ninja Creami Recipes Healthy

Before we dive into the recipes, let’s first address the elephant in the room; can ice cream really be healthy? Will it fit your macros? How?

First, let’s remember that the term “healthy” is subjective and I don’t promote labeling any foods healthy or unhealthy, however, there are certainly ways to make foods more macro-friendly and easier to fit into your meal plan than others. And by macro-friendly, I am referring to foods that are high in protein and more balanced in carbs and fats. A traditional bowl of ice cream doesn’t really fit the bill, but a Ninja Creami Protein Ice Cream does!

To make your Ninja Creami creation healthy, your best bet is to pack it with protein! No matter what your nutrition goals are, hitting certain protein targets daily should be an absolute priority, yet so many people (women especially) struggle with doing so. That’s why protein shakes, bars, and now protein Ninja Creami are so popular.

fhm making protein ice cream with ninja creami - update

A good (healthy) Ninja Creami recipe is made with some kind of protein source (powder or liquid shake) and some milk. It’s amazing how simple it is to get 20+ grams of protein in!

One important thing to note is that mix-ins are a big thing for Creami creations. The mix-in options are endless and it allows you to create a completely customized treat that includes all your favorite fun ingredients. Keep in mind that your mix-ins can make or break your macros, so make sure you’re tracking properly and using discretion to keep things on the “healthier” side.

Can You Use Frozen Fruit In Ninja Creami?

Absolutely! In fact, adding some frozen fruit to make a Creami sorbet, shake, or ice cream is highly encouraged as it will add additional nutrients to your treat. I am fond of more traditional ice cream base flavors like chocolate and vanilla, however, mixing it up every once in a while and making something fruity is never a bad idea!

If using frozen fruit to make a fruity creation, make sure you fully blend all of your base ingredients in a blender before adding them to your Creami Pint to be frozen. You will want the fruit to be fully emulsified.

Can You Use Almond Milk In Ninja Creami?

Yes! You can use almost any kind of milk you’d like, but keep in mind that different kinds of milk will produce different consistencies. I have found that using high-quality cow’s milk like Fairlife produces the best flavor and consistency, but I also recognize that cow’s milk is not an option for everyone. I have used almond milk, coconut milk, and cashew milk and have enjoyed them all. Using a milk alternative is a great way to reduce the amount of calories in your ice cream.

The Best Ninja Creami Base Recipes

You can have a good Creami pint without first perfecting your base recipe. Trust me, you’re going to want to have your base nailed down so that you can add whatever toppings and mix-ins you want to take it over the top.

I have two Ninja Creami base recipes that I use on repeat, and they’re very basic - chocolate and vanilla. From here, we can create an endless amount of Creami creations using a variety of mix-ins to make them fun and a pure joy to eat.

Chocolate Creami Base Recipe:

plain chocolate ninja creami (2)
plain chocolate ninja creami (1)

Vanilla Creami Base Recipe:

  • 1 cup Fairlife 2% Milk (or any white milk of choice)
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I recommend Clean Simple Eats or 1st Phorm Level-1)
  • Optional - vanilla extract
  • *Many people like to add some sugar-free JELLO pudding mix to their pints to enhance the flavor level. Personally, I do not like sugar-free mixes as I feel like it gives a weird flavor/texture. However, you’re welcome to add some if you’d like!

How to Make a Creami Base

One of my biggest tips for making your Creami creation smooth and delicious is to make sure you’re properly mixing your ingredients before freezing them. For our Creami base, there are only two ingredients, but we want to ensure that the protein powder is mixed fully into the milk before freezing or else the outcome won’t be as smooth and creamy as we’d like.

There are a couple of ways to go about this:

  1. Add your base ingredients to a blender and blend fully. This is a MUST when using any kind of frozen berry.
  2. Use a frother.
  3. Mix your base ingredients in a shaker cup.

I tend to use the shaker cup method as it requires less work than using my blender and I can mix it harder than when I use a frother.

Once your base recipe is mixed, it needs to be frozen for a minimum of 12 hours, however, I encourage you to give it 24 hrs to freeze before spinning.

25 Healthy, High-Protein Ninja Creami Recipes

Here they are! 25 of my favorite Ninja Creami Creations to date.

1. Loaded Chocolate S’Mores

loaded smores ninja creami

Ingredients:

1 cup Fairlife chocolate milk

1 scoop chocolate protein powder

2 tbsp. Marshmallow fluff

1 tbsp. Mini chocolate chips (mix-in/topping)

1 graham cracker sheet, crushed (mix-in/topping)

How to Make:

  1. 1
    Take your frozen base out of the freezer
  2. 2
    Run one cycle on Lite Ice Cream
  3. 3
    Add a splash of milk and 1 tbsp. of marshmallow fluff
  4. 4
    Run the re-spin cycle
  5. 5
    Add your crushed graham crackers, chocolate chips, and remaining marshmallow fluff to the top, mix it in & enjoy!

Macros:

Serving Size: 1 pint

Calories: 368

Protein: 33g

Carbs: 42g

Fats: 9g


2. Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup

chocolate peanut butter cup - ninja creami

Ingredients:

1 cup Fairlife chocolate milk

1 scoop chocolate protein powder

2 tbsp. Mini Recees peanut butter cups (mix-in/topping)

1 tbsp. Powdered peanut butter (mix-in/topping)

How to Make:

  1. 1
    Take your frozen base out of the freezer
  2. 2
    Run one cycle on Lite Ice Cream
  3. 3
    Add a splash of milk
  4. 4
    Run the re-spin cycle
  5. 5
    Add your mini peanut butter cups and powdered peanut butter on top, mix it in & enjoy!

Macros:

Serving Size: 1 pint

Calories: 420

Protein: 39g

Carbs: 41g

Fats: 14g


3. Vanilla Berry Protein Sorbet

vanilla berry - ninja creami

Ingredients:

1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

1 scoop vanilla protein powder

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1 cup frozen mixed berries

How to Make:

  1. 1
    Be sure to fully blend your base ingredients in a blender prior to pouring into your Creami pint - we need the frozen berries to be completed emulsified
  2. 2
    Take your frozen base out of the freezer
  3. 3
    Run one cycle on Sorbet
  4. 4
    Add a splash of milk
  5. 5
    Run the re-spin cycle
  6. 6
    Enjoy!

Macros:

Serving Size: 1 pint

Calories: 220

Protein: 22g

Carbs: 27g

Fats: 3g


4. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

healthy version

Ingredients:

1 cup Fairlife 2% milk

1 scoop vanilla protein powder

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1 tsp. Cashew butter

2 tbsp. Prepared cookie dough bites (mix in/topping)

How to Make:

  1. 1
    Take your frozen base out of the freezer
  2. 2
    Run one cycle on lite ice cream
  3. 3
    Add a splash of milk
  4. 4
    Run on re-spin
  5. 5
    Add cookie dough bites to the top, mix in & enjoy!

Macros:

Serving Size: 1 pint

Calories: 487

Protein: 35g

Carbs: 52g

Fats: 16g


5. Monster Cookie Crunch

monster cookie - ninja creami

Ingredients:

1 cup Fairlife 2% milk

1 scoop vanilla protein powder

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1 tsp. Blue food coloring

2 Chips Ahoy thins (mix-in/topping)

2 tbsp. Mini M&M’s (mix-in/topping)

How to Make:

  1. 1
    Take your frozen base out of the freezer
  2. 2
    Run one cycle on lite ice cream
  3. 3
    Add a splash of milk
  4. 4
    Add 1 Chips Ahoy Cookie + 1 tbsp. Mini M&M’s
  5. 5
    Re-spin
  6. 6
    Add remaining crumbled chips Ahoy Cookie + M&M’s to the top, mix in, and enjoy!

Macros:

Serving Size: 1 pint

Calories: 445

Protein: 35g

Carbs: 51g

Fats: 13g


6. Chocolate Birthday Cake Batter

chocolate birthday cake batter ninja creami

Ingredients:

1 scoop cake batter protein powder (I used Clean Simple Eats- code TAMI saves you)

6 oz Fairlife choc milk

6 oz unsweetened almond milk

1 tsp cake batter extract

Sprinkles (mix-in/topping)

How to Make:

  1. 1
    Take your frozen base out of the freezer
  2. 2
    Run one cycle on lite ice cream
  3. 3
    Add a splash of milk
  4. 4
    Re-spin, add sprinkles & enjoy!

Macros:

Serving Size: 1 pint *Not including sprinkles*

Calories: 234

Protein: 30g

Carbs: 19g

Fats: 5g


7. Strawberry Cheesecake

strawberry cheesecake

Ingredients:

1 scoop vanilla protein powder

1 cup unsweetened almond milk or milk of choice

1 tbsp. cream cheese

½ cup frozen strawberries

Crushed graham crackers (mix-in/topping)

Fresh strawberries, chopped (mix-in/topping)

How to Make:

  1. 1
    Be sure to fully blend your base ingredients in a blender prior to pouring into your Creami pint - we need the frozen berries to be completely blended
  2. 2
    Take your frozen base out of the freezer
  3. 3
    Run one cycle on Lite Ice Cream
  4. 4
    Add a splash of milk
  5. 5
    Re-spin
  6. 6
    Add your toppings (crushed graham crackers, chopped strawberries) to the top & enjoy!

Macros:

Serving Size: 1 pint

Calories: 264

Protein: 23g

Carbs: 25g

Fats: 9g


8. Chocolate Mint Cookie Crunch

chocolate mint cookie crunch - ninja creami

Ingredients:

1 cup Fairlife chocolate milk

1 scoop chocolate protein powder or chocolate mint protein powder

¼ tsp mint extract

2 grasshopper mint cookies

How to Make:

  1. 1
    Take your frozen base out of the freezer
  2. 2
    Run one cycle on Lite Ice Cream
  3. 3
    Add a splash of milk
  4. 4
    Run the re-spin cycle
  5. 5
    Add your crushed mint cookies on top, mix them in & enjoy!

Macros:

Serving Size: 1 pint

Calories: 289

Protein: 30g

Carbs: 29g

Fats: 7g


9. Cookies & Cream

cookies and cream ninja creami protein ice cream

Ingredients:

1 cup Fairlife chocolate milk or regular milk depending on if you want your ice cream to be more chocolatey or not

1 scoop chocolate or vanilla protein powder (again, depending on what you want)

2-3 Oero thin cookies (mix-ins/toppings)

How to Make:

  1. 1
    Take your frozen base out of the freezer
  2. 2
    Run one cycle on Lite Ice Cream
  3. 3
    Add a splash of milk & 1 crushed Oreo
  4. 4
    Run the re-spin cycle
  5. 5
    Add your remaining crushed Oreos to the top & enjoy!

Macros:

Serving Size: 1 pint

Calories: 314

Protein: 31g

Carbs: 39g

Fats: 5g


10. Coconut Caramel Delight

coconut caramel delight

Ingredients:

1 cup 2% Fairlife milk, or milk of your choice

1 scoop vanilla or caramel protein powder

2 tbsp. Sugar-free caramel syrup (mix-in/topping)

1 tbsp. shredded coconut (mix-ins/toppings)

2 Mrs. Thinster Coconut Cookies (mix-ins/toppings)

How to Make:

  1. 1
    Take your frozen base out of the freezer
  2. 2
    Run one cycle on Lite Ice Cream
  3. 3
    Add a splash of milk & 1 tbsp. Caramel syrup
  4. 4
    Run the re-spin cycle
  5. 5
    Add crushed coconut cookies, shredded coconut, and remaining caramel syrup, & enjoy!

Macros:

Serving Size: 1 pint

Calories: 389

Protein: 30g

Carbs: 52g

Fats: 9g


11. Buttered Biscoff Cookie

buttered biscoff cookie

Ingredients:

1 cup milk

1 scoop vanilla or caramel protein powder

1 tsp. butter extract

1 tbsp. Biscoff Cookie Butter

2 Biscoff Cookies

How to Make:

  1. 1
    Add milk, butter extract, and protein powder to your Creami container. Using a milk frother or blender, blend until smooth. Cover and freeze overnight.
  2. 2
    Take your frozen base out of the freezer
  3. 3
    Run one cycle on lite ice cream.
  4. 4
    Add a splash of milk *optional* & 1/2 tbsp. Biscoff Cookie Butter.
  5. 5
    Run the re-spin cycle until desired consistency.
  6. 6
    Add your crushed Biscoff Cookies and drizzle the remaining Biscoff Cookie Butter on top & enjoy!
  7. 7
    *Notes: Put your Biscoff Cookie Butter in a microwave-safe bowl for 15-20 seconds before drizzling on top! Clean Simple Eats Caramel Toffee protein powder works great in this recipe.

Macros:

Serving Size: 1 pint

Calories: 374

Protein: 31g

Carbs: 39g

Fats: 12g


12. Key Lime Pie

key lime pie

Ingredients:

1 cup milk

1 scoop key lime or vanilla protein powder

1 tbsp. lime juice (fresh or bottled)

2 tbs. graham cracker crumbs

2 tbsp. lite whipped topping

How to Make:

  1. 1
    Add milk, lime juice, and protein powder to your Creami container. Using a milk frother or blender, blend until smooth. Cover and freeze overnight.
  2. 2
    Take your frozen base out of the freezer.
  3. 3
    Run one cycle on lite ice cream.
  4. 4
    Add a splash of milk *optional*
  5. 5
    Run the re-spin cycle until desired consistency.
  6. 6
    Top with crushed graham crackers and enjoy!
  7. 7
    *Note: Clean Simple Eats Key Lime Pie protein powder works great for this recipe code TAMI saves you 10%.

Macros:

Serving Size: 1 pint

Calories: 308

Protein: 31g

Carbs: 45g

Fats: 4g


13. Cotton Candy

cotton candy

Ingredients:

1 cup milk

1 scoop cotton candy or vanilla protein powder

1 tsp. cotton candy flavored syrup (optional)

1 tbsp. rainbow sprinkles

1 tbsp. sugar-free cheesecake pudding mix

2 tbsp. lite whipped topping or spray whipped cream

How to Make:

  1. 1
    Add milk, protein powder, pudding mix, and cotton candy flavored syrup (optional) to your Creami container. Using a milk frother or blender, blend until smooth. Cover and freeze overnight.
  2. 2
    Take your frozen base out of the freezer
  3. 3
    Run one cycle on lite ice cream.
  4. 4
    Add a splash of milk *optional*
  5. 5
    Run the re-spin cycle until desired consistency.
  6. 6
    Top with sprinkles and whipped topping and enjoy!
  7. 7
    *Note: Clean Simple Eats has a Cotton Candy protein powder that's perfect for this recipe.

Macros:

Serving Size: 1 pint

Calories: 234

Protein: 30g

Carbs: 22g

Fats: 4g


14. Peaches & Creami

peaches and creami

Ingredients:

1 cup milk

1 scoop peach or vanilla protein powder

1 cup diced peaches (frozen, fresh, or canned)

2 tbsp. lite whipped topping or spray whipped cream

How to Make:

  1. 1
    Add milk, peaches, and protein powder to your Creami container. Using a blender, blend until smooth and the peaches are fully broken down. Cover and freeze overnight.
  2. 2
    Take your frozen base out of the freezer.
  3. 3
    Run one cycle on lite ice cream.
  4. 4
    Add a splash of milk *optional*
  5. 5
    Run the re-spin cycle until desired consistency.
  6. 6
    Top with whipped topping and enjoy!
  7. 7
    *Note: Clean Simple Eats has a Peaches & Cream protein powder that's perfect for this recipe.

Macros:

Serving Size: 1 pint

Calories: 258

Protein: 30g

Carbs: 28g

Fats: 4g


15. Chocolate Fudge Brownie Batter

chocolate fudge brownie batter

Ingredients:

1 cup milk

1 scoop chocolate protein powder

1 tsp. cocoa powder

2 tbsp. brownie batter pieces

1 tbsp. sugar-free chocolate syrup

How to Make:

  1. 1
    Add chocolate milk, cocoa powder, and protein powder to your Creami container. Using a frother or blender, blend until smooth. Cover and freeze overnight.
  2. 2
    Take your frozen base out of the freezer.
  3. 3
    Run one cycle on lite ice cream.
  4. 4
    Add a splash of milk *optional*
  5. 5
    Run the re-spin cycle until desired consistency.
  6. 6
    Top with chocolate syrup and brownie batter pieces and enjoy!
  7. 7
    *Note: If you can't find brownie batter pieces, feel free to use a regular brownie broken up in there!

Macros:

Serving Size: 1 pint

Calories: 349

Protein: 32g

Carbs: 38g

Fats: 10g


16. Salted White Chocolate Pretzel

salted white chocolate pretzel

Ingredients:

1 cup milk

1 scoop vanilla protein powder

1 tsp. sugar-free white chocolate pudding mix

1 tbsp. white chocolate chips

4 white chocolate covered pretzels

Sea salt

How to Make:

  1. 1
    Add milk, pudding mix, and protein powder to your Creami container. Using a frother or blender, blend until smooth. Cover and freeze overnight.
  2. 2
    Take your frozen base out of the freezer.
  3. 3
    Run one cycle on lite ice cream.
  4. 4
    Add a splash of milk *optional* and 2 crushed white chocolate covered pretzels
  5. 5
    Run the re-spin cycle until desired consistency.
  6. 6
    Top with remaining crushed white chocolate covered pretzels, white chocolate chips, and a dash of sea salt and enjoy!

Macros:

Serving Size: 1 pint

Calories: 389

Protein: 31g

Carbs: 46g

Fats: 10g


17. Half Baked Chocolate

half baked chocolate

Ingredients:

1 cup milk

1 scoop chocolate protein powder

1 tsp. cocoa powder

1 tbsp. edible cookie dough pieces

1 tbsp. edible brownie dough pieces

2 tbsp. sugar-free chocolate syrup

How to Make:

  1. 1
    Add milk, cocoa powder, and protein powder to your Creami container. Using a frother or blender, blend until smooth. Cover and freeze overnight.
  2. 2
    Take your frozen base out of the freezer.
  3. 3
    Run one cycle on lite ice cream.
  4. 4
    Add a splash of milk *optional* and 1 tbsp. sugar-free chocolate syrup.
  5. 5
    Run the re-spin cycle until desired consistency.
  6. 6
    Top with edible cookie & brownie dough pieces and remaining chocolate syrup, and enjoy!

Macros:

Serving Size: 1 pint

Calories: 344

Protein: 32g

Carbs: 42g

Fats: 7g


18. Butterfinger

butterfinger

Ingredients:

1 cup milk

1 scoop vanilla or peanut butter protein powder

1 tbsp. powdered peanut butter

2 fun sized Butterfinger Bars

How to Make:

  1. 1
    Add milk, powdered peanut butter, and protein powder to your Creami container. Using a frother or blender, blend until smooth. Cover and freeze overnight.
  2. 2
    Take your frozen base out of the freezer.
  3. 3
    Run one cycle on lite ice cream.
  4. 4
    Add a splash of milk *optional* and 1 fun sized Butterfinger bar, crushed.
  5. 5
    Run the re-spin cycle until desired consistency.
  6. 6
    Top with remaining crushed butterfinger pieces and enjoy!

Macros:

Serving Size: 1 pint

Calories: 414

Protein: 35g

Carbs: 48g

Fats: 11g


19. Toffee Crunch

toffee crunch

Ingredients:

1 cup milk

1 scoop vanilla or caramel toffee protein powder

1 tsp. butterscotch pudding mix

1 tbsp. Heath Bar Bits (or a fun sized Health Bar, crushed)

2 Toffee Crunch Oreos

How to Make:

  1. 1
    Add milk, pudding mix, and protein powder to your Creami container. Using a frother or blender, blend until smooth. Cover and freeze overnight.
  2. 2
    Take your frozen base out of the freezer.
  3. 3
    Run one cycle on lite ice cream.
  4. 4
    Add a splash of milk *optional* and Heath Bar Bits or crushed Heath bar.
  5. 5
    Run the re-spin cycle until desired consistency.
  6. 6
    Top with crushed Toffee Crunch Oreos and enjoy!
  7. 7
    *Note: Clean Simple Eats offers a Caramel Toffee protein powder that works great in this recipe. Code TAMI saves you 10%

Macros:

Serving Size: 1 pint

Calories: 397

Protein: 31g

Carbs: 44g

Fats: 13g


20. All American Cupcake

all american cupcake

Ingredients:

1 cup milk

1 scoop cake batter or vanilla protein powder

1 tsp. cake batter extract

1 tsp. red food coloring

1 tbsp. red, white, & blue sprinkles

2 tbsp. lite whipped topping

How to Make:

  1. 1
    Add milk, cake batter extract, red food coloring, and protein powder to your Creami container. Using a frother or blender, blend until smooth. Cover and freeze overnight.
  2. 2
    Take your frozen base out of the freezer.
  3. 3
    Run one cycle on lite ice cream.
  4. 4
    Add a splash of milk *optional*
  5. 5
    Run the re-spin cycle until desired consistency.
  6. 6
    Top with red, white, & blue sprinkles and whipped topping & enjoy!
  7. 7
    *Note: Clean Simple Eats offers a Cake Batter protein powder that works great in this recipe. Code TAMI saves you 10%

Macros:

Serving Size: 1 pint

Calories: 244

Protein: 30g

Carbs: 24g

Fats: 4g


21. Cinnamon Toasty

cinnamon toasty

Ingredients:

1 cup milk

1 scoop cinnamon or vanilla protein powder

1 tbsp. Cinnamon Toast Crunch spread

1 tsp. Cinnamon Toast seasoning (or a blend on cinnamon & sugar)

2 tbsp. Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal, crushed

How to Make:

  1. 1
    Add milk and protein powder to your Creami container. Using a frother or blender, blend until smooth. Cover and freeze overnight.
  2. 2
    Take your frozen base out of the freezer.
  3. 3
    Run one cycle on lite ice cream.
  4. 4
    Add a splash of milk *optional* with 1/2 tbsp. Cinnamon Toast Crunch Spread & a shake of Cinnamon Toast Seasoning.
  5. 5
    Run the re-spin cycle until desired consistency.
  6. 6
    Top with remaining Cinnamon Toast Spread, seasoning, and crushed Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal & enjoy!
  7. 7
    *Note: 1st Phorm offers a Cinnamon Cookie Batter protein powder that works great in this recipe. Using my link will get you free shipping on orders over $75.

Macros:

Serving Size: 1 pint

Calories: 410

Protein: 32g

Carbs: 50g

Fats: 11g


22. Vanilla Maple Shortbread Cookie

vanilla maple shortbread cookie

Ingredients:

1 cup milk

1 scoop maple or vanilla protein powder

1 tsp. vanilla extract

2 tbsp. crushed suagr-free shortbread cookies (I like these ones)

1 tbsp. sugar-free maple syrup

How to Make:

  1. 1
    Add milk, vanilla extract, and protein powder to your Creami container. Using a frother or blender, blend until smooth. Cover and freeze overnight.
  2. 2
    Take your frozen base out of the freezer.
  3. 3
    Run one cycle on lite ice cream.
  4. 4
    Add a splash of milk *optional* with 1 tbsp. crushed shortbread cookies.
  5. 5
    Run the re-spin cycle until desired consistency.
  6. 6
    Top with remaining shortbread cookies and drizzle sugar-free maple syrup over top & enjoy!
  7. 7
    *Note: Clean Simple Eats offers a Maple Donut protein powder that works great with this recipe, code TAMI saves you 10%.

Macros:

Serving Size: 1 pint

Calories: 355

Protein: 34g

Carbs: 37g

Fats: 10g


23. Double Peanut Butter Cookie

double peanut butter cookie

Ingredients:

1 cup milk

1 scoop vanilla protein powder

2 tbsp. powdered peanut butter

2 peanut butter cookies, crushed (I like these ones)

How to Make:

  1. 1
    Add milk, powdered peanut butter, and protein powder to your Creami container. Using a frother or blender, blend until smooth. Cover and freeze overnight.
  2. 2
    Take your frozen base out of the freezer.
  3. 3
    Run one cycle on lite ice cream.
  4. 4
    Add a splash of milk *optional* with 1 crushed peanut butter cookies
  5. 5
    Run the re-spin cycle until desired consistency.
  6. 6
    Top with remaining crushed peanut butter cookie and a sprinkle of powdered peanut butter & enjoy!

Macros:

Serving Size: 1 pint

Calories: 430

Protein: 41g

Carbs: 44g

Fats: 11g


24. Lemon Cookie Cream

lemon cookie cream

Ingredients:

1 cup milk

1 scoop vanilla protein powder

1 tbsp. sugar-free lemon pudding mix

2 lemon creme Oreos

How to Make:

  1. 1
    Add milk, pudding mix, and protein powder to your Creami container. Using a frother or blender, blend until smooth. Cover and freeze overnight.
  2. 2
    Take your frozen base out of the freezer.
  3. 3
    Run one cycle on lite ice cream.
  4. 4
    Add a splash of milk *optional* with 1 crushed lemon Oreo.
  5. 5
    Run the re-spin cycle until desired consistency.
  6. 6
    Top with remaining crushed oreo and enjoy!
  7. 7
    *Note: If you can't find lemon pudding mix, try squeezing in some lemon juice and a little sweetener to achieve a similar taste.

Macros:

Serving Size: 1 pint

Calories: 374

Protein: 30g

Carbs: 44g

Fats: 10g


25. Chocolate Brookie Dough

chocolate brookie dough

Ingredients:

1 cup chocolate milk

1 scoop chocolate protein powder

1 tbsp. edible cookie dough bites (any flavor!)

2 tbsp. crushed Oreos

How to Make:

  1. 1
    Add milk and protein powder to your Creami container. Using a frother or blender, blend until smooth. Cover and freeze overnight.
  2. 2
    Take your frozen base out of the freezer.
  3. 3
    Run one cycle on lite ice cream.
  4. 4
    Add a splash of milk *optional* with 1 tbsp. crushed Oreos
  5. 5
    Run the re-spin cycle until desired consistency.
  6. 6
    Top with remaining crushed Oreos and edible cookie dough pieces & enjoy!

Macros:

Serving Size: 1 pint

Calories: 417

Protein: 34g

Carbs: 48g

Fats: 12g


My Top Ninja Creami Tips & Tricks

Getting the hang of using your Creami might take a time or two before you figure out the right consistency for your liking and the best methods for your preferences. But here are my top tips and tricks for making healthy and delicious Ninja Creami creations:

1. Give your Creami ample time to freeze. Per Ninja, you need to allow at least 12 hours for your pint to freeze, however, I have found that 24 hours is a safer bet to get the best consistency. Failure to properly freeze can result in a runnier, less structured ice cream.

2. You’re probably always going to need to add a splash more milk after your initial cycle, no matter which option you choose. After your first cycle, the mixture will look powdery, just add a splash of milk to the middle and pop it back on to make sure things come out smooth and creamy.

3. You can re-freeze your leftovers and make it again another day. Can’t eat the whole pint at once? No worries! Eat what you wish, pop the top back on, and re-freeze it. You can easily put your pint back onto the machine another day.

4. Make sure your base ingredients are fully mixed so that you have the creamiest outcome. Especially when using protein powder, it’s important to make sure it’s fully blended with the liquid you use to ensure a smooth consistency.

5. Have fun with it! There are so many different ways to use your Ninja Creami and so many different ingredient combinations to enjoy! What’s your favorite ice cream flavor? Try making that in your Creami! Love smoothie bowls but hate the high cost? Make your own at home! Have fun with it.

6. How long to freeze - I recommend freezing for 24 hours, however, you can get away with as little as 12.

7. Preventing Ice Crystals - You might notice that the sides of your frozen Creami pint tend to get stuck and create a hard, ice crystal. To minimize this, run your Creami pint under warm water or leave on the counter for a few minutes before adding to the machine.

8. Which Creami function to use - In this recipe book, we're focused on Creami protein ice cream creations, and for these you'll want to use either the "Ice Cream" or the "Light Ice Cream" modes. Light ice cream will produce more of a "soft serve" texture and ice cream will be a tad harder.

9. Getting the right consistency - After your initial "spin," you're almost certainly going to need to "re-spin" again in order to get the right consistency. You can add in a tablespoon or two of liquid and then re-spin once. Or, you can simply re-spin multiple times (without adding anything) until the consistency is right. This may take a few spins.

10. Mix-In Function vs. Manual Mixing In - The Creami has a "mix-in" function which works great if you want bits of your mix-in chopped up and distributed throughout your creation. You can also just add your mix-ins to the top of your Creami once it's ready and mix in by hand. I prefer this method when I want to keep my mix-ins intact and not pulverized.

11. Re-freezing - If you don't eat your entire Creami pint at once, you can scoop out your desired serving and put it back in the freezer to be used at a later time. If you plan to do this, be cautious of using the mix-in function on your whole pint as some of your mix-ins might not re-freeze well. Add your mix-ins as toppings if not using the whole pint at once.

12. Labeling Your Creations - If you're prepping multiple Creami bases at once (highly recommended just make sure you grab some additional pints!), I highly recommend using a labeling system to indicate what's in each Creami container as it can be tough to determine once frozen.

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Wrapping Up!

I hope this post gives you some inspiration to get creative with your Ninja Creami and make some delicious and healthy treats! Or, if you’ve been debating whether or not to get one, maybe these flavor combos will give you the nudge you need to snag one!

Ever since I got my Ninja Creami, I have made it a priority to pre-log my healthy Creami dessert into Macros First right away and then work the rest of my day around it. With my protein ice cream logged, I know I have something sweet and satisfying to look forward to at the end of my day.

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About the author, Tami Smith

Hi, I'm Tami, a certified macro coach, nutritionist and personal trainer! I love creating and sharing quick and easy macro-friendly recipes, and working out in my garage gym!

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  • Hi. I just got a creami and am excited to try some of these recipes!! What is the brand of edible cookie dough and brownie pieces do you use? Thank you!

    • Hi Sarah! I can’t wait for you to get started with your Creami! I use whatever brand I can find to be honest. Target usually has some great options! I like Ben & Jerry’s a lot and I can usually find those at Target. Hope that helps!

  • Thank you for coming up with —and sharing—all these yummy recipes! I love all these flavors, but I’m too OCD to experiment. Thanks for doing it for me! Oh, and thanks for the cotton candy pro powder tip! 🙌🏻🙌🏻

  • Hi!! These all sound amazing!! Just confused on measurements… 1cup of liquid isn’t enough to fill the cup? Can’t wait to try these add ins though.

  • Hello. I put my name and email to get the free e book of these recipes and it didn’t send it. Tried it twice. Any suggestions? Thank you!

  • Does the pint only look a 1/3 of the way full before you put it in the freezer? Doesn’t seem full enough? I see people freeze their ingredients when its too the fill line but wouldnt that be multiple servings? I’m confused haha

    • Hi April! Do you by chance have the Deluxe version of the machine? Those contains are a lot bigger and could be the reason why!

    • Hi Lauren! Absolutely, I use almond milk all the time. Up to you if you want to add anything to increase fat content. If you’re tracking your food, I would just log the almond milk!

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