I tried 3 viral Ninja Creami sorbet recipes, and they were all tasty, healthy, and needed 2 ingredients or less
The Ninja Creami is a frozen-dessert machine that's become popular on TikTok.
Inspired by the numerous videos, I made — and ranked — three viral Ninja Creami sorbet recipes.
The peach and pineapple sorbets were good, but the strawberry-pineapple dessert was the true winner.
The Ninja Creami is the newest kitchen gadget to take TikTok by storm.
It's a frozen-dessert maker that turns frozen ingredients into your choice of ice cream, sorbet, or a smoothie bowl in minutes — and TikTok creators are going viral for sharing their Creami concoctions.
So with summer just around the corner, I tested out three viral Ninja Creami recipes to see if they were worth the hype.
The Ninja Creami is super easy to use.
The machine retails for $200 on Amazon and comes with all the necessary accessories and attachments. There's even a recipe book included.
At the top of the machine, there is a panel of buttons that lets you select from six different dessert options.
For these three recipes, I used the sorbet setting. The sorbet setting takes about 2 1/2 minutes to spin the ingredients. Just beware, the machine gets pretty loud.
The biggest gripe I see people having with the Ninja Creami is the time you have to wait before you can actually enjoy your ice cream.
Almost all of the recipes call for your ingredients to freeze for 24 hours. That can be tedious, but trust me, this instruction is there for a reason. Anything less than a full day of freezing results in a slush-like consistency, which, while not entirely unpleasant, is not the creamy ice cream texture the machine promises.
Another tip I have is to buy extra pints. Pints are the containers that you make your desserts in, and the machine comes with two. If you have extra, you can make and enjoy more than two recipes at a time. You can buy more on Amazon for $20.
The first Ninja Creami dessert I made, a peach sorbet, only called for one ingredient.
I discovered this recipe from Tiktoker @bestgirlyazy, whose video of the dessert went viral with over 13.2 million views and 1.5 million likes.
@bestgirlyazy 10/10 as someone who is lazy and wastes money impulsively on smoothies and treats. Just the 6 peach containers nothing else added! #ninja #ninjacreami #sorbet ♬ Boy's a Liar Pt. 2 - PinkPantheress & Ice Spice
To make the peach sorbet, all you'll need is a can of peaches. Yes, that's all.
Like this TikToker, I had some peach cups on hand and just used those. It took four peach cups to fill the pint up to the maximum fill line — about 16 ounces.
If you decide to use fresh peaches, I would recommend adding in some kind of liquid, like coconut milk or water.
Unfortunately, I thought the peach sorbet was lacking flavor and sweetness.
I liked this sorbet the least of the three.
Peach is one of my favorite flavors, so I was excited see how this one tasted. Unfortunately, the peach flavor just wasn't there. It tasted like ice with a hint of peach.
Don't get me wrong, it wasn't bad by any means. It just didn't blow me away.
If I were to make it again, I would probably add some extra sweetener like sugar or Stevia.
Next up, I tried a pineapple sorbet. Like the peach sorbet, one ingredient is all you need for this recipe.
When I saw TikToker user @hopefloats1020 make pineapple sorbet in her Ninja Creami, I knew I had to try it. The video, which has 2.3 million views and over 128,000 likes, was the first Ninja Creami video I came across and inspired me to purchase the gadget in the first place.
@hopefloats1020 Im obsessed with my Ninja Creami and all the frozen treats! Watch how easy it is to make pineapple sorbet! #ninja #ninjakitchen #pineapplesorbet #ninjacreamirecipes #homemadeicecream @ninjakitchen ♬ original sound - Hope | Frugal Finds
To make this recipe, like the peach sorbet, all you need is one ingredient: a 20-ounce can of pineapple.
I used pineapple chunks, but I'm sure crushed or fresh pineapple would work just as well.
I thought the pineapple sorbet was light and refreshing.
The pineapple sorbet had the best texture out of the three sorbets. It was light and smooth.
The pineapple taste wasn't super strong, but it was definitely there.
If I were to make this one again, I would add some coconut milk to make it even creamier and sweeter. It would make a great base for other flavors to be added in like peach or mango.
Finally, I tested out a strawberry and pineapple sorbet — which was a great flavor combo.
TikTok user @sharmaynejessica went viral last year for a strawberry-pineapple sorbet video with 5.6 million views and over 710,000 likes.
@sharmaynejessica Made sorbet with only two ingredients: fresh strawberries and pineapples chopped up! 🍓🍍 A refreshing, tart summer treat 😋 #strawberry #pineapple #sorbet #ninjacreami ♬ original sound - ALTÉGO
For her sorbet, the only ingredients needed were fresh strawberries and pineapple. I only had canned pineapple and fresh strawberries, but it still came out great.
I cut up five small strawberries and added it in with the 20-ounce can of pineapple. You might go over the fill line a bit on this one, so if that's the case, just remove some excess liquid or fruit.
One thing I will note is that I did have to re-spin this sorbet more than once to get the texture just right. It's a little more time, but it was so worth it.
Ultimately, I thought the strawberry-pineapple sorbet looked and tasted the best.
The strawberry-pineapple sorbet was by far my favorite, and worth the TikTok hype.
The strawberries really shined in this sorbet, and were complimented with the sweet, creamy pineapple.
Plus, it was the most aesthetically pleasing sorbet.
One thing I would do differently in the future is cut the strawberries into smaller pieces. Even after being re-spun, there were still large chunks of strawberry mixed throughout. It's not necessarily a bad thing, but I would be curious to see how it would taste if all of the strawberries were emulsified.
All in all, I really enjoyed these sorbets. They're a great summer treat and pretty economical too, with just one or two ingredients.
I would definitely tweak and add a sweetener to the peach and pineapple sorbets, but the strawberry-pineapple is pretty perfect as is.
The machine itself is user-friendly, and while making these recipes, I was brainstorming my own flavor combinations that I can't wait to try.
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