Using pudding mix in the Ninja Creami is a great way to create different varieties of ice cream with minimal effort!
We’re sharing some of our favorite easy Ninja Creami recipes made with pudding mix–you’ll love having so many options!
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If you have a Ninja Creami machine, chances are you’ve discovered how versatile it is.
You can make sorbets, ice creams, frozen yogurt, high-protein treats, and more!
Not only that, but you can often make homemade ice cream with ingredients that might not work as well in a traditional ice cream maker.
One of my favorite discoveries is the ability to make Ninja Creami recipes with pudding mix!
Using Pudding Mix in Ninja Creami Ice Cream Recipes
Adding pudding mix to the ice cream base serves multiple purposes.
First, it adds flavor to your ice cream! Whether you’re making chocolate, vanilla, cheesecake, lemon, or butterscotch ice cream, this is an easy way to create different varieties.
Second, the instant pudding mix acts as a stabilizer in the ice cream. This means you don’t need to add cream cheese to the base, like you do with many other recipes.
It’s a great dairy-free alternative for people who want to make dairy-free ice creams in the Ninja Creami.
And of course, the pudding mix also brings sweetness to the base! In most cases, I don’t add any sugar beyond what’s already in the pudding mix.
One other fantastic benefit is that pudding mix is inexpensive to buy, and you can often make more than one pint of ice cream from one small box of pudding mix.
So you can stock up your pantry with mixes that you can use whenever you need to satisfy your sweet tooth!
The Best Ninja Creami Recipes Using Pudding Mix
We’re sharing some of our favorite recipes for the Ninja Creami that make use of pudding mix.
This should give you plenty of inspiration for your next pint of creamy ice cream!
You can click the links below to go directly to the recipes, or you can click the images to save them to your Ninja Creami board on Pinterest.
Everyone needs a good Ninja Creami vanilla ice cream recipe up their sleeve, and this one is super simple to make!
It gets vanilla flavor from the pudding itself along with a bit of vanilla extract, and the texture is silky smooth.
It’s delicious on its own, or you can easily dress it up with a mix-in! Such a versatile and simple recipe.
Chocohaulics rejoice–this Ninja Creami chocolate pudding ice cream is one of the easiest recipes.
It reminds me a little bit of a Wendy’s Frosty, but with a more creamy texture.
Take the decadence up a notch by adding some chocolate chips or chopped Oreos, or use dark chocolate pudding mix instead of regular.
If you love the refreshing flavor of lemon but want a cool and creamy treat, this Ninja Creami lemon ice cream is for you!
Not only does the pudding mix give lemon flavor, but I add chopped lemon cookies as a mix-in, making it extra tasty.
For a more intense lemon flavor, you can always add a little bit of lemon extract or some fresh lemon zest.
Want some extra protein in your ice cream? It’s true–you can make Ninja Creami ice cream with cottage cheese!
As someone who does not like cottage cheese on its own, I can tell you the ice cream doesn’t taste like cottage cheese.
It’s a protein ice cream recipes that doesn’t taste like protein powder.
There’s a slight hint of tanginess, similar to what you’d get from frozen yogurt.
The vanilla pudding mix gives flavor and sweetness to the mixture, so you can have your dessert and get your protein, too!
Enjoy the flavors of a creamy slice of cheesecake with cherry topping, but in ice cream form, with this Ninja Creami cherry cheesecake ice cream.
This unique ice cream flavor uses cheesecake flavored pudding mix and some canned cherry pie filling to create a super easy sweet treat with a lovely pink hue!
Another thing I love about instant pudding mixes is that the majority of them are dairy free, which makes it really simple to create dairy-free ice creams.
This dairy free chocolate ice cream made in the Ninja Creami uses coconut cream instead of heavy cream, and oat milk instead of whole milk.
You can also use unsweetened almond milk, coconut milk, etc. instead of oat milk, so it’s easy to customize according to your dietary needs.
This rich and creamy butterscotch ice cream is so simple to make!
You could easily mix-in some chocolate chips or butterscotch chips to give it the taste of a blondie!
If you love Biscoff cookie butter or Trader Joe’s cookie butter, you’re in for a real treat! This Ninja Creami cookie butter ice cream is perfection!
Made with vanilla pudding mix and cookie butter, it has the warmly spiced sweetness we all know and love.
The flavors of a Butterfinger candy bar combine in this silky smooth Butterfinger ice cream.
Butterscotch toffee, peanut butter, and chocolate make this a decadent treat, chock full of Butterfinger pieces!
Skip the local ice cream shop and make your own cake batter ice cream in the Ninja Creami!
This classic flavor is easy to make at home with just a few simple ingredients.
This chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream is easy to prepare, thanks to store-bought edible cookie dough!
The vanilla base pairs perfectly with chunks of cookie dough, making this a delicious treat the whole family will love.
If you’re a peanut butter fan, you’ll love this easy peanut butter ice cream recipe for the Ninja Creami.
It uses real peanut butter to create a silky smooth ice cream that’s great for satisfying your sweet tooth.
Who can resist the sweet milk left behind after a bowl of cereal?
Now you can make ice cream with the delicious flavor, thanks to this Ninja Creami cereal milk ice cream.
Choose your favorite cereal variety and make a batch today!
This delicious peach ice cream is made with fresh peaches and a hint of cinnamon, making it the perfect summer time treat!
It’s like a peaches and cream frozen dessert–so good!
No fall season is complete without making this delicious pumpkin pie ice cream in the Ninja Creami!
It’s made with canned pumpkin pie mix and instant vanilla pudding mix, plus a couple more ingredients.
The result is creamy smooth pumpkin spice perfection!
Another autumn classic, this sweet potato ice cream pairs warm spices with sweet potato for a delightful treat.
Add a toasted marshmallow and some chopped nuts and you’re in business!
If you love a good pistachio gelato, you’ll love being able to make pistachio pudding ice cream in your Ninja Creami!
The pistachio pudding adds just the right amount of flavor, plus a pretty green hue. Feel free to add some chopped pistachios using the Mix-in function!
Who doesn’t love a scoop of light and creamy banana pudding?
This Ninja Creami banana pudding ice cream uses banana cream pudding mix and ripe banana, complete with Nilla Wafers mixed in!
Chocolate and cheesecake are two flavors that were meant to be together!
This ice cream uses instant cheesecake pudding plus cocoa powder for a flavorful creamy treat.
This salted caramel ice cream is a sugar-free option for those following a low-carb lifestyle.
Made with just a few ingredients, including sugar-free pudding mix, it’s an easy dessert!
This easy Ninja Creami gingerbread ice cream is the perfect treat for the holidays!
Serve it alongside some Christmas cookies and you have an easy dessert that’s full of the flavors of the season.
How Do You Use Pudding Mix to Make Ice Cream in the Ninja Creami?
The base recipe I use for most Ninja Creami pudding mix recipes involves pudding mix, milk, and heavy cream.
You may want to add vanilla extract, vanilla bean paste, or other flavor extract, depending on the flavor you’re going for.
To start, I always dissolve the pudding mix in some milk by whisking them together.
Once the powder has dissolved, I add the heavy cream and any other ingredients I’m using.
Then freeze your ice cream base as usual!
Which Button Should I Use on the Ice Cream Machine for Pudding Mix Ice Cream?
Because I’m using both sugar and fat in my recipes, I use the regular Ice Cream button when processing the pints of ice cream.
If you’re using sugar-free pudding mix OR cutting back on the fat content, I’d suggest using the Lite Ice Cream button.
Can You Add Mix-ins to Pudding Ice Cream?
Yes, you can certainly add mix-ins if you’d like!
To do so, create a well in the middle of the ice cream that’s about 1/2-inch wide and extends down to the bottom of the pint.
Add your mix-in pieces to the well, insert the pint back into the Ninja Creami ice cream maker, and use the Mix-in button to incorporate.
What if My Ice Cream is Crumbly?
Sometimes ice cream will be a little crumbly after spinning the frozen base for the first time in the machine.
No worries–it’s an easy fix!
You can insert the pint back into the machine and use the Re-spin function to spin it again. Sometimes that’s enough to fix it!
If it’s still crumbly, I like to add a tablespoon of milk to the base and Re-spin it again. That should take care of it, giving you perfectly creamy ice cream!
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!
More Ninja Creami Recipes You’ll Love:
- Ninja Creami Orange Sherbet
- Ninja Creami Cookie Butter Ice Cream
- Ninja Creami Cookies and Cream Ice Cream
- Ninja Creami Cherry Limeade Sorbet
- Ninja Creami Mango Sorbet
- Ninja Creami Berry Lemonade Sorbet
- Ninja Creami Cherry Chocolate Ice Cream
- Ninja Creami Butterbeer Ice Cream
- Ninja Creami Violet Lemonade Sorbet
- Ninja Creami Chocolate Milkshake
Be sure to save this list of recipes to your Ninja Creami board on Pinterest!