Learn how to make cherry chocolate ice cream in the Ninja Creami for a decadent and refreshing treat.
Whip up a batch of Ninja Creami cherry chocolate ice cream in a flash with this easy recipe.
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One of the best things about the Ninja Creami is the ability to make multiple pints of various flavors of ice cream and sorbet, stocking your freezer with ease.
It’s a great way to satisfy multiple people in your family, or to simply have your own ice cream assortment to choose from whenever cravings strike.
This cherry chocolate ice cream is super easy to make with just a handful of simple ingredients, so there’s minimal prep involved.
It’s sort of like a Ninja Creami version of a black forest ice cream, as the base is full of sweet cherry flavor and chocolate bits are mixed in after processing.
I’m betting it’s going to be a favorite in your home!
Cherry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream in the Ninja Creami
The great thing about this recipe is that it’s a simple way to enjoy a cherry chocolate dessert without a lot of effort.
The base for this homemade ice cream gets its cherry flavor by the use of cherry pie filling, because it’s already sweet and mixes well with the other ingredients.
If you prefer to make your own cherry compote, you could certainly do so.
Instead of using cocoa powder in the ice cream base, I wanted to include bits of chocolate in the cherry ice cream. You can use chocolate chips, chocolate chunks, or pieces of chocolate brownies.
Because it’s made in the Ninja Creami ice cream machine, it’s a no churn ice cream recipe. You simply mix up the base, freeze for at least 24 hours, then process in the machine.
The result is a rich and creamy ice cream with the perfect amount of cherry flavor, accented by delicious bits of chocolate. Similar to a traditional black forest cake, but much easier!
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How to Make Ninja Creami Cherry Chocolate Ice Cream
This is one of the easiest Ninja Creami ice cream recipes that you’ll want to make again and again!
Ingredients You’ll Need:
- Heavy whipping cream
- Whole milk
- Granulated sugar
- Cherry pie filling
- Chocolate chips or brownie chunks
How to Make it:
Mix the base. To start, you’ll mix together heavy cream, milk, granulated sugar, and cherry pie filling until evenly combined.
I like to do this in a small bowl or large measuring cup.
Freeze. Pour the ice cream base into a Ninja Creami pint container, being careful not to exceed the max fill line, and close the lid.
Transfer to a level surface in your freezer and freeze for at least 24 hours.
Spin. Remove the pint from the freezer and take off the lid. Place the pint container into the outer bowl apparatus for the Ninja Creami machine, closing the lid.
Lock the outer bowl into the machine and use the Ice Cream button to process the mixture, which should take about 2 minutes.
Re-Spin if needed. Remove the outer bowl from the machine and check the consistency of the ice cream. If it appears crumbly, you can insert it back into the machine and press the Re-spin button.
If it’s still crumbly after the re-spin cycle, add a tablespoon of milk and re-spin again.
Add mix-in. Create a well in the center of the ice cream that’s about a half-inch in diameter and that extends to the bottom of the pint container.
Add the mix-in of your choice (I used brownie bits, but chocolate chips work well too) to the well.
Replace the outer bowl lid and place bowl assembly back into the machine and press the Mix-In button. This will distribute the chocolate throughout the cherry ice cream.
Now it’s ready to serve and enjoy! Feel free to top with additional sweet cherries or chocolate shavings for garnish.
Enjoy–it really is so good!
Notes and Adaptations:
- If you’d like to make this ice cream dairy-free, you can try using unsweetened canned coconut cream (not regular coconut milk) instead of heavy cream and unsweetened almond milk or oat milk instead of regular milk.
- You can add 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract or 1/4 tsp almond extract if you’d like.
- Since you only need part of the can of cherry pie filling, you can either make a double batch of the ice cream or save the extra pie filling for an ice cream topping.
- Feel free to make your own cherry sauce if you don’t want to use cherry pie filling. You could even add a splash of cherry liqueur if you’d like.
- If you’re enjoying leftovers of this ice cream, I find it works best to let the pint sit out at room temperature for 10-15 minutes before scooping.
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 2 TBSP granulated sugar
- 1 cup cherry pie filling
- 1/4 cup brownie chunks (or chocolate chips)
- In a small bowl or large liquid measuring cup, combine heavy cream, whole milk, sugar, and cherry pie filling, mixing until incorporated.
- Transfer to a Ninja Creami pint and close the lid. Place on a level surface in the freezer and freeze for at least 24 hours.
- Remove from freezer and take off lid. Place pint in the outer bowl assembly and close the outer bowl lid. Lock assembly into place in the Ninja Creami machine.
- Press the Ice Cream button and allow the cycle to complete, which takes about 2 minutes.
- Remove pint from machine and check texture. If ice cream appears crumbly, re-insert pint back into machine and use Re-spin button. If it's still crumbly afterward, add a tablespoon of milk and re-spin again.
- Create a well in the ice cream that is about 1/2-inch wide and that extends to the bottom of the pint. Fill the well with brownie bits (or chocolate chips).
- Re-insert pint back into machine and select the Mix-in button to mix the chocolate into the ice cream.
- Remove pint from machine. Scoop, serve, and enjoy!
- I buy a 21-ounce can of cherry pie filling, but this recipe doesn't use the whole can. You can either double the recipe and make two pints of ice cream, or save the extra pie filling to warm up and use as an ice cream topping.
- I used brownie bits that I'd cut into squares about 1cm wide. Feel free to use chocolate chips or chocolate chunks instead, though I have to admit the brownie bits are a great addition!
- If you'd like to make this ice cream dairy-free, you can try using unsweetened canned coconut cream (not regular coconut milk) instead of heavy cream and unsweetened almond milk or oat milk instead of regular milk.
- You can add 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract or 1/4 tsp almond extract if you'd like.
- Feel free to make your own cherry sauce if you don't want to use cherry pie filling. You could even add a splash of cherry liqueur if you'd like.
- If you're enjoying leftovers of this ice cream, I find it works best to let the pint sit out at room temperature for 10-15 minutes before scooping.
Serving Size:1/2 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 275Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 80mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 0gSugar: 9gProtein: 3g
Nutrition information is automatically calculated and is not guaranteed for accuracy.
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