Best ninja creami accessories to enhance your ice cream experience
The Ninja Creamy has a moment. Definitely the ice machine owns TikTok at the moment with tons of trending videos dedicated to recipes, hacks and the general obsession with the thing. Of course, while it’s pretty amazing right out of the box (read my Ninja Creami review), the thing gets even better when you accessorize it. I’m talking extra pint containers, special ingredients, fancy sundaes and so on. Read on for my list of the best Ninja Creami accessories and extras.
Remember: Each creami preparation must be in the freezer for 24 hours before blending. That’s why extra pint containers are essential: you’ll always have something handy in the freezer. There are other brands of containers that are a few dollars cheaper, but I’m concerned about possible damage to the machine if they don’t match exactly.
Many creami recipes require a little mixing before freezing—and if you’re planning on making sorbet, your fruit needs to be fully mixed. As such, an immersion blender is an incredibly useful tool to have on hand at all times. This includes not only a stainless steel blade attachment, but also a whisk and frothing tools. Cleaning is also child’s play: simply remove the attachment, rinse and you’re done.
Although there are a few recipes in the Ninja Creami how-to guide, this 99-page book will greatly expand your ice cream horizons. We’re talking lavender cookies, pineapple rum sorbet, pumpkin gelato, and many other unique flavors, as well as plenty of classics for the less adventurous eater. Worth noting: There are dozens of similar recipe books on Amazon; This product has an average overall rating of five stars from over 230 buyers.
Yes, you’ll probably be eating your ice cream straight out of the pint — unless those pesky kids or grandkids are around. In this case you have to share it. How insanely adorable are these colorful, ice cream cone-like bowls and matching spoons? They are stackable, BPA free and dishwasher safe. And you get a full set of 12 for less than $14, which I find really surprising.
Is this the ultimate ice cream scoop? Maybe yes: It has an average rating of 4.8 stars from almost 7,000 (!) Amazon customers. I like the pointed, slightly narrow design to better work within the Ninja’s small containers. And the Balci dishwasher safe spoon is available with eight different handle colors to better match your kitchen decor.
Ask any Ninja Creami fan and they’ll tell you that guar gum is game-changing. If you previously thought your ice cream was creamy, wait until you add some of this natural thickener. (Have a few recipes to pick before you experiment, because a small amount can go a long way. In fact, this 12-ounce bag will likely last you a long time.)
If you like peanut butter, even in small batches, add some PB2 to your pint before freezing. This magical stuff gives you all the flavor and protein of peanut butter with just a fraction of the fat. And this pack includes both a regular bottle and a bottle with added cocoa, because the only thing better than peanut butter is peanut butter and chocolate.