How to Make Ice Cream with the Ninja Blender
Gather your ingredients:
- 2 cups of heavy cream
- 1 cup of whole milk
- 1 cup of granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract
- Pinch of salt
- Ice cubes
- Rock salt
- Desired mix-ins (chocolate chips, fruits, etc.)
Combine the cream, milk, sugar, vanilla extract, and salt in the Ninja Blender:
Blend the mixture until smooth:
Start blending on low speed and gradually increase the speed until it reaches high. Blend for approximately 3-5 minutes until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
Transfer the mixture to an ice cream maker:
If you have a separate ice cream maker, pour the mixture into it and follow the manufacturer’s instructions. If not, proceed to the next step.
Prepare the ice cream without an ice cream maker:
Place the mixture in a shallow, freezer-safe container. Cover it tightly and put it in the freezer for about 2 hours. Then, remove it from the freezer and use a fork to break up any ice crystals that have formed. Return it to the freezer and repeat this process every 30 minutes, breaking up the ice crystals until the ice cream is firm and scoopable.
Add your desired mix-ins:
If you want to add any mix-ins such as chocolate chips, fruits, or nuts, fold them into the ice cream during the last few minutes of churning in the ice cream maker, or right after reaching the desired consistency if you’re making it without an ice cream maker.
Enjoy your homemade Ninja Blender ice cream:
Serve the ice cream immediately for a soft-serve texture or transfer it to an airtight container and freeze for a few hours for a firmer consistency.
Tip: You can customize your ice cream flavors by experimenting with different ingredients such as cocoa powder, coffee, mint extract, or even adding cookies or brownies.