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Ninja Creami Strawberry Sorbet (Made with Jell-O®)

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​It’s super easy to make strawberry sorbet in the Ninja Creami with just two simple ingredients!

This easy Ninja Creami strawberry sorbet is made with Jell-O® gelatin, for a flavorful treat that’s perfect for a hot summer day.

overhead view of a Ninja Creami pint container of strawberry sorbet made with Jell-O gelatin.

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Ever since I bought my Ninja Creami ice cream maker, I’ve loved experimenting with all of the different frozen treats that can be prepared in it.

​We’ve made several flavors of homemade ice cream, multiple varieties of refreshing sorbet, and even some thick and creamy milkshakes.

My kids love that we can create small batches of different flavors, so there’s always something to suit everyone’s preferences.

​One variety that always disappears fast is this Ninja Creami strawberry sorbet! It’s super simple to whip up, and is the perfect cold treat on a hot day.

side view of a glass ice cream dish with scoops of Ninja Creami strawberry Jell-O sorbet in it

Making Strawberry Sorbet with Jell-O® Gelatin

One thing I appreciate about the Ninja Creami machine is the ability to use ingredients that might not otherwise be used in traditional ice cream makers.

We’ve enjoyed Ninja Creami peach sorbet, mango sorbet, and spiced pear sorbet made with canned fruit.

I’ve even made cherry limeade sorbet and berry lemonade sorbet with canned pie filling!

So when I experimented with Ninja Creami ice cream made with instant pudding mix, I knew I wanted to try using gelatin mix in the Ninja Creami.

I’m happy to report that the results have been delicious!

a pint of Ninja Creami strawberry sorbet, with a box of Strawberry Jell-O mix next to it.

While I do love making strawberry sorbet with fresh strawberries, sometimes you just need a simple shortcut. That’s how this strawberry Jell-O® sorbet was born!

The strawberry gelatin mix provides both flavor and sweetness, and it’s easy to keep a couple of boxes in your pantry for whenever the craving strikes. 

You don’t need a food processor or fresh fruit for this simple strawberry sorbet, so it ends up having the flavor of a strawberry popsicle but in sorbet form.

And since it doesn’t call for any heavy cream, whole milk, or cream cheese, this easy recipe is already dairy-free!

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ninja creami strawberry sorbet made from gelatin, with an ice cream scoop in the sorbet

How to Make this Ninja Creami Strawberry Sorbet Recipe with Jell-O®

It’s easy to make this deliciously refreshing frozen treat with just two ingredients.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • Apple juice
  • Strawberry gelatin, such as Jell-O® brand or store brand
a glass dish of ninja creami strawberry sorbet, with the pint container and box of jello in the background.

How to Make it:

Dissolve the gelatin. Pour 1 cup of apple juice into a microwave-safe bowl or large measuring cup. Microwave for about 90 seconds, until it’s very hot and near-boiling.

​Add the strawberry gelatin mix to the hot juice and whisk until dissolved. Add the remaining juice and whisk to incorporate.

Pour the mixture into a Ninja Creami pint container, being careful not to exceed the max fill line, and close the lid.

two photos; one shows strawberry gelatin whisked into hot apple juice, the other shows the mixture in a ninja creami pint container.

Freeze. Place the pint container on a level surface in your freezer and allow it to freeze for at least 24 hours.

Process. Remove the pint from the freezer and take off the lid. Place the container into the outer bowl and secure the outer bowl lid.

Place bowl assembly into the Ninja Creami machine and lock it into place.

Press the Sorbet button and allow the cycle to complete.

two photos; one shows a frozen pint of strawberry sorbet base, the other shows the pint in the ninja creami machine. A woman's finger points to the Sorbet button.

Check consistency. Remove the pint from the machine and check the consistency.

If it appears crumbly, scrape down any icy patches on the inside wall of the container (using a butter knife or spoon), then insert the pint back into the machine.

Press the Re-spin function and allow it to cycle through. It should have a nice, creamy texture now!

two photos; one shows crumbly-textured strawberry sorbet, the other shows creamy sorbet after the Re-spin function.

Notes and Adaptations:

  • I have tried this method without heating the juice first, and although the flavor is still fantastic, the texture can be ever so slightly gritty, due to the sugar. If you don’t mind that, you can skip the step of heating the juice. But if you want it nice and smooth, dissolving the gelatin in hot juice is the way to go.
  • I have not tested this recipe with sugar-free gelatin mix. 
  • I used apple juice, but you could use white grape juice if you’d like.
  • You can use water instead of juice, if preferred, but I find the extra sweetness from the juice really enhances the strawberry flavor.
overhead view of a ninja creami pint of strawberry jello sorbet

Recommended Equipment:

Yield: 1 pint

Ninja Creami Strawberry Sorbet (Made with Jell-O®)

overhead view of Ninja Creami strawberry sorbet in a pint container with an ice cream scoop

It's easy to make strawberry sorbet in the Ninja Creami, thanks to strawberry gelatin!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Additional Time 1 day
Total Time 1 day 7 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups apple juice (or water)
  • 3-oz strawberry gelatin mix, such as Jell-O® brand

Instructions

  1. Add 1 cup of apple juice (or water) to a microwave-safe bowl or large liquid measuring cup. Microwave until almost boiling (I microwaved mine for 90 seconds to get it very hot).
  2. Add strawberry gelatin mix to the hot liquid, whisking to combine until dissolved.
  3. Add remaining 3/4 cup of juice or water, whisking to incorporate.
  4. Pour mixture into a Ninja Creami pint container and close the lid. Place on a level surface in the freezer and freeze for at least 24 hours.
  5. Remove pint from freezer and take off lid. Place pint in the outer bowl and secure the outer bowl lid.
  6. Place outer bowl apparatus in the Ninja Creami machine and lock into position. Press the Sorbet button and allow the cycle to complete.
  7. Remove pint from the machine and check the consistency. If it seems crumbly, scrape down any frozen patches on the inside wall of the pint and insert it back into the machine and use the Re-spin button. If it's still crumbly, you can add a tablespoon of water or juice and Re-spin again.

Notes

  • I have tried this method without heating the juice first, and although the flavor is still fantastic, the texture can be very slightly gritty, due to the sugar. If you don’t mind that (we didn’t!), you can skip the process of heating the juice. But if you want it nice and smooth, dissolving the gelatin in hot juice does the trick.
  • I have not tested this recipe with sugar-free gelatin mix. 
  • I used apple juice, but you could use white grape juice if you’d like.
  • You can use water instead of juice, if preferred, but I find the extra sweetness from the juice really enhances the strawberry flavor.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1/2 cup

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 131Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 103mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 0gSugar: 29gProtein: 2g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated and is not guaranteed for accuracy.

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a Ninja Creami pint container of strawberry sorbet with an ice cream scoop in it, along with a box of strawberry Jell-O in front of the pint.
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