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Easy Ninja Creami Chocolate Milkshake

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You can make a rich and creamy milkshake in the Ninja Creami machine, with just the touch of a button!

Learn how simple it is to make a Ninja Creami milkshake, so you can enjoy delicious treats whenever the craving strikes!

a Ninja Creami chocolate milkshake served in a glass, topped with whipped cream and a blue straw.

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The Ninja Creami machine has been such a fun kitchen appliance to experiment with!

You get total control of your ingredients and can make a wide array of desserts.

I also love how the one-touch programs make it easy to create different frozen treats, from smoothie bowls to sorbets to ice creams and more.

These functions enable you to transform a uniformly frozen block of goodness into a refreshing sweet treat with a delightfully creamy texture.

One of the features I hadn’t really used much was the milkshake function. So I knew I had to give it a try!

The result was a delicious treat the whole family enjoyed–my kids begged for more!

It’s become one of our favorite chocolate Ninja Creami recipes!

an ice cream milkshake glass is filled with a Ninja Creami milkshake and topped with whipped cream. A blue plastic swirly straw is in the glass.

Making Milkshakes in the Ninja Creami

With most of the Ninja Creami functions, you freeze an ice cream base or sorbet base for 24 hours.

Then, the machine will use the perfect combination of speed to rotate its blades and sort of “shave” the solid bases into a frozen treat.

Ninja’s Creamify technology is pretty impressive, really, and it’s a lot of fun to create Ninja Creami sorbets from fresh or canned fruit, or even to make Ninja Creami ice creams using pudding mix!

One way the milkshake function is different is that you aren’t starting with a solid base.

Instead, the function works more like a blender, mixing together a few scoops of your favorite ice cream recipe with some milk.

It’s important to note that everyone has their own preferences when it comes to desired thickness of milk shakes.

Some people want them thick enough to eat with a spoon, while others prefer them thin enough to enjoy with a straw.

Either way, you can adjust the ratios a bit to get it just right.

The other way the Milkshake function is different from other programs is that you’ll add any mix-ins prior to running the cycle, rather than afterward. This allows them to be chopped more finely.

I do this with my Ninja Creami strawberry milkshake as well, using fresh strawberries!

During the holiday season, I even make Ninja Creami eggnog milkshakes and Ninja Creami pumpkin spice milkshakes.

And I use instant pudding mix to make a delicious Ninja Creami pistachio milkshake.

You can even make a Ninja Creami banana pudding milkshake and a Ninja Creami Oreo milkshake.

There are so many options!

close-up detail view of a Ninja Creami milkshake in chocolate flavor, topped with whipped cream.

How to Make this Ninja Creami Chocolate Milkshake Recipe

For this recipe, I’m using chocolate ice cream that I had already made in my Ninja Creami.

If you have a different flavor you’d like to use, feel free to change it up!

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • Chocolate ice cream (or other flavor of choice)
  • Milk of choice (you can use whole milk, coconut milk, skim milk, etc.)
  • Optional: Chopped Oreo cookies

How to Make it:

Combine ingredients. Add homemade ice cream to the Ninja Creami pint container, then pour in milk.

two photos; one shows a Ninja Creami pint with chocolate ice cream added to it; the other shows the same pint with milk added to the ice cream.

Process. If you’re using chopped cookies, chocolate chips, or other mix-in, go ahead and add it now. This makes it like a chocolate cookies and cream milkshake!

Place the pint container into the outer bowl of the Ninja Creami, and secure the outer bowl lid.

Place outer bowl into the Ninja Creami machine and lock into place.

Press the Milkshake button and allow the motor base to spin, mixing the ingredients together.

two photos; one shows chopped Oreo cookies added to the milk and ice cream mixture in the Ninja Creami pint container. The other shows the container inserted into the machine, and a woman's finger points to the Milkshake button on the machine.

Serve and enjoy. Pour the milkshake into a glass. Then serve and enjoy!

overhead view of a glass of chocolate oreo milkshake made in the Ninja Creami, served with a straw in it.

Notes and Adaptations:

  • Using 1 1/2 cups of ice cream and 1/2 cup of milk results in a milkshake that is thin enough to sip through a straw. If you prefer a thicker milkshake, I recommend using 1 3/4 cups of ice cream and 1/4 cup of milk. Feel free to play around with the ratio to get it to the consistency you prefer.
  • If you’re using a mix-in, such as chopped cookies, you’ll add it prior to spinning, not afterward. This allows it to be chopped more finely.
  • I used chocolate ice cream, but you can use whatever variety you prefer.
  • If you need vegan options, try using a dairy free ice cream (we like this dairy-free Ninja Creami chocolate ice cream) and non-dairy milk.
close-up view of a Ninja Creami chocolate cookies and cream milkshake topped with whipped cream.

Recommended Equipment:

Yield: Approx. 2 cups

Ninja Creami Chocolate Milkshake

Ninja Creami chocolate milkshake in an ice cream glass. The milkshake is topped with a swirl of whipped cream and a blue spiral straw.

It's easy to make a delicious Ninja Creami milkshake, so you can enjoy a rich and creamy treat whenever the craving strikes!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 - 1 3/4 cups chocolate ice cream (see notes below)
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup milk (see notes below)
  • Optional: 2-4 TBSP chopped Oreo cookies

Instructions

  1. Scoop ice cream into a Ninja Creami pint container. Add milk.
  2. If using, add chopped cookie pieces to the pint container.
  3. Place pint in the outer bowl and secure the outer bowl lid. Place outer bowl into the Ninja Creami machine and lock into place.
  4. Press the Milkshake button and allow the cycle to continue.
  5. Remove the pint from the machine, then pour milkshake into serving glasses.

Notes

  • Using 1 1/2 cups of ice cream and 1/2 cup of milk results in a milkshake that is thin enough to sip through a straw. If you prefer a thicker milkshake, I recommend using 1 3/4 cups of ice cream and 1/4 cup of milk. Feel free to play around with the ratio to get it to the consistency you prefer.
  • If you're using a mix-in, such as chopped cookies, you'll add it prior to spinning, not afterward. This allows it to be chopped more finely.
  • I used chocolate ice cream, but you can use whatever variety you prefer.
  • If you need vegan options, try using a dairy free ice cream (we like this dairy-free Ninja Creami chocolate ice cream) and non-dairy milk.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1 cup

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 645Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 60mgSodium: 359mgCarbohydrates: 90gFiber: 4gSugar: 68gProtein: 10g

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

Printable Ninja Creami Recipes

If you’d like some delicious printable Ninja Creami recipes, check out Tried and True: 35 Favorite Ninja Creami Recipes!

It contains some fantastic recipes, all in an easy-to-use printable format that you can download to your device.

Check it out here, or click the image below to learn more!

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close-up view of a Ninja Creami milkshake in a glass, topped with whipped cream and served with a blue straw.
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