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Ninja Creami Cherry Chocolate Ice Cream

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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.

close-up view of Ninja Creami cherry chocolate ice cream served in a glass dessert cup.

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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!

Ninja Creami pint container filled with pink cherry ice cream dotted with bits of chocolate brownies.. An ice cream scoop is in the pint.

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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overhead view of three scoops of cherry chocolate ice cream, made in the Ninja Creami, served in a glass dish with a spoon.

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.

two photos; one shows milk and heavy cream mixed in a glass measuring cup. The other shows the cherry pie filling added into the milk/cream mixture, making a pink ice cream base.

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.

overhead view of a Ninja Creami pint container filled with cherry ice cream base.

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.

two photos; one is an overhead view of the ninja creami pint of cherry ice cream that has been frozen for 24 hours. The other is a woman's finger pointing to the ice cream button on the ninja creami machine.

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.

two photos; one shows the Ninja Creami pint of cherry ice cream with a well in the middle. The other shows brownie bits added to the well, ready for the mix-in cycle.

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.

Two photos; one shows a woman's finger pointing to the Mix-In button on the Ninja Creami machine. The other shows the pint of cherry ice cream with brownie bits mixed in.

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!

side view of a glass dish filled with scoops of Ninja Creami cherry chocolate chip ice cream

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.
overhead close-up view of an ice cream scoop scooping out some Ninja Creami cherry chocolate ice cream from a pint container

Recommended Equipment:

Yield: 1 pint

Ninja Creami Cherry Chocolate Ice Cream

side view of a glass dessert cup serving scoops of Ninja Creami cherry chocolate ice cream, similar to a Black Forest ice cream.

This rich and creamy cherry ice cream is dotted with bits of chocolate, making it a delicious yet easy dessert!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 1 day
Total Time 1 day 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 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)

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl or large liquid measuring cup, combine heavy cream, whole milk, sugar, and cherry pie filling, mixing until incorporated.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Press the Ice Cream button and allow the cycle to complete, which takes about 2 minutes.
  5. 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.
  6. 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).
  7. Re-insert pint back into machine and select the Mix-in button to mix the chocolate into the ice cream.
  8. Remove pint from machine. Scoop, serve, and enjoy!

Notes

  • 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.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

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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Ninja Creami pint of cherry chocolate ice cream with a scoop in it
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