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Ninja Creami Violet Lemonade Sorbet

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Learn how to make refreshing violet lemonade sorbet in the Ninja Creami!

Fruity and floral flavors combine in this easy Ninja Creami violet lemonade sorbet!

three scoops of violet lemonade sorbet in a glass dish, garnished with fresh lemons.

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During the spring and summer months, I love enjoying beverages and frozen treats that incorporate both fruity and floral flavors.

If you’ve ever been to Epcot at Disney World during the International Flower and Garden Festival, you may know all about their classic violet lemonade drink, which is perfect for sipping in the Florida sun.

I’ve been making a homemade version of the drink for quite some time, but I recently decided to craft a version that could be made in my Ninja Creami machine.

The result is a deliciously refreshing sorbet that pairs the sweet and tangy flavors of lemonade with the subtle floral tones of violet!

violet lemonade italian ice in a Ninja Creami pint container

Violet Lemonade Italian Ice

Since sorbet and Italian ice are really quite similar but have different origins (sorbet originated in France and Italian ice originated in Italy), you could really call this dessert by either name.

Freezing the lemonade mixture means that it’s just the sweetened juice of the fruit that’s included, rather than chunks of fruit that can sometimes be found in sorbet.

My kids call it a slushie, but no matter what you call it, it’s delicious!

All you need is three ingredients–lemons, water, and violet syrup!

And although the violet syrup adds a hint of purple color, you can always add a couple of drops of purple food coloring for a more concentrated hue.

I added three drops and I think it looks so pretty!

This recipe is on our list of the best Ninja Creami sorbet recipes, and once you try it, you’ll understand why!

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close-up view of a glass dish serving three scoops of pale purple Ninja Creami lemon violet sorbet. The dish is garnished with a lemon slice.

How to Make Violet Lemonade Sorbet in the Ninja Creami

It’s really easy to make violet lemonade sorbet (or Italian ice) in the Ninja Creami!

Ingredients You’ll Need:

two photos; one shows fresh squeezed lemon juice next to a citrus juicer and lemon rinds. The other photo shows a woman's hand holding a bottle of Le Sirop de Monin Violet syrup

How to Make it:

Mix the base. In a small bowl or large measuring cup, combine lemon juice, violet syrup, and water. Stir well.

If desired, add 2-3 drops of purple food coloring for a more concentrated hue.

two photos; one shows water, lemon juice, and violet syrup mixed together in a large measuring cup. The other shows purple food coloring added to the mixture.

Freeze. Pour the mixture into a Ninja Creami pint container and close the lid. Place on a level surface in your freezer and freeze for at least 24 hours.

violet lemonade base added to a ninja creami pint container

Spin. Remove the pint from the freezer and take off the lid. Place the pint into the outer bowl apparatus and secure the outer bowl lid.

Place the outer bowl into the Ninja Creami ice cream machine and lock into place. Press the Sorbet button and allow the cycle to complete.

two photos; one shows frozen base of violet lemonade placed in the outer bowl, the other shows the outer bowl in the ninja creami machine. A woman's hand points to the Sorbet button on the machine.

Re-spin if needed. After the cycle completes, remove the pint and check the texture of the sorbet.

If it seems somewhat crumbly, you can reinsert it back into the machine and use the Re-spin button to process again.

two photos; one shows crumbly violet lemon sorbet in a ninja creami pint; the other shows the pint after re-spinning, where it is the consistency of italian ice.

Now it’s ready to scoop and serve.

This makes a delicious way to cool off on a hot day!

overhead view of a ninja creami pint filled with lemon violet italian ice sorbet, with an ice cream scoop in the pint.

Notes and Adaptations:

  • Some models of Ninja Creami machines have an Italian Ice function, but mine does not. I use the sorbet function, but I imagine the Italian Ice function would work just fine if you have that on your machine.
  • Feel free to adjust the sweetness if you need to, by adding a bit more syrup.
  • I use Le Sirop de Monin brand violet syrup, which you can get here on Amazon.
overhead view of a glass dish with ninja creami violet lemonade sorbet, with the ninja creami pint in the background and a spoon off to the side.

Recommended Equipment:

Yield: 1 pint

Ninja Creami Violet Lemonade Sorbet

overhead view of a glass dessert cup serving three scoops of Ninja Creami violet lemonade sorbet. The pint container of the rest of the sorbet is in the background. Lemon pieces are scattered around, along with a spoon off to the side.

Fruity and floral flowers combine into a delicious frozen treat with this Ninja Creami violet lemonade sorbet!

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

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl or large liquid measuring cup, combine lemon juice, violet syrup, and water. Stir to combine.
  2. If using, add food coloring and stir.
  3. Pour mixture into a Ninja Creami pint container, being careful not to exceed the max fill line, and close the lid. Place on a level surface in the freezer and freeze for at least 24 hours.
  4. Remove pint from the freezer and take off the lid. Place pint into the outer bowl apparatus and secure the outer bowl lid.
  5. Place outer bowl apparatus into the Ninja Creami machine and lock into place. Press the Sorbet button and allow the cycle to complete.
  6. Remove the pint and check the consistency of the sorbet. If it appears crumbly, reinsert it into the machine and press the Re-spin button to process again.

Notes

  • Some models of Ninja Creami machines have an Italian Ice function, but mine does not. I use the sorbet function, but I imagine the Italian Ice function would work just fine if you have that on your machine.
  • Feel free to adjust the sweetness if you need to, by adding a bit more syrup.
  • I use Le Sirop de Monin brand violet syrup, which you can get here on Amazon.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1/2 cup

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 112Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 28mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 0gSugar: 17gProtein: 0g

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

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overhead view of the top of a ninja creami pint filled with violet lemonade italian ice
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