Ninja Creami Protein Ice Cream

ninja creami protein ice cream
ninja creami protein ice cream

Indulge in the creamy goodness of Ninja Creami Protein Ice Cream, a delightful treat that satisfies your sweet tooth while boosting your protein intake. With just two simple ingredients, this recipe combines the luscious texture of traditional ice cream with the nutritional benefits of protein.

A close up shot of ninja creami protein ice cream being scooped out of the pint container with an ice cream scoop.

About This Protein Ninja Creami Ice Cream

The Ninja Creami machine is a game-changer, as it can transform a protein shake into a frozen pint of ice cream. It’s a fascinating way to elevate your protein consumption. This recipe stands out among other Ninja Creami creations, making it an excellent choice if you’re looking to increase your protein intake without relying solely on protein shakes.

As a Registered Dietitian, I believe that not everything needs to be “healthified,” but experimenting with healthier alternatives can be fun. While this may not offer the exact flavor of traditional ice cream, it provides a low-sugar alternative that will keep you satisfied and full, packing an impressive 42 grams of protein in a whole pint.

The best part is the versatility of this recipe. You can use your favorite protein shake, incorporate various mix-ins, and even customize the instant pudding mix flavor to suit your taste preferences.


  • Pre-made protein shake: I highly recommend the Core Power Protein Shakes for their exceptional taste and protein content. You can choose between the 42g or 26g protein options, both perfect for this recipe.
  • Instant pudding mix: Adding a tablespoon of instant pudding mix is essential for enhancing the flavor and creating a creamier texture. You can opt for regular or sugar-free instant pudding mix.

How to Make Protein Ice Cream in the Ninja Creami

  1. In the Ninja Creami pint container, combine your protein shake and one tablespoon of instant pudding mix. Mix thoroughly using a whisk or immersion blender. Freeze for 24 hours.
  2. Insert the frozen pint container into the Ninja Creami ice cream maker and select the lite ice cream button.
  3. Utilize the re-spin setting twice until the ice cream becomes smooth and creamy. If the texture is not as desired after the final spin, add a small splash of milk before re-spinning.
  4. If you wish to incorporate mix-ins, create a small hole in the center of the ice cream and add your desired mix-ins before pressing the mix-in button.
  5. Enjoy your homemade Ninja Creami Protein Ice Cream!

More Pre-Made Protein Shake Options

If you’re not a fan of the Core Protein shakes or cannot find them, here are some alternative options to consider:

  • Premier Protein Shakes: These contain 30g of protein per bottle and come in various flavors.
  • Quest Protein Shakes: With 30g of protein per bottle, they offer multiple flavor options.
  • Ripple Protein Shakes: Plant-based and packed with 20g of protein per bottle (pea protein).
  • Orgain Plant Protein Shake: Provides 16g of protein per bottle and uses plant-based protein.

Variations & Recipe Tips

  • Experiment with different flavors of protein shakes as the base for the recipe.
  • Deepen the flavor by adding a teaspoon of vanilla extract.
  • Create your own protein shake by combining your favorite protein powder with regular milk before adding it to the Ninja Creami container.
  • Enhance the ice cream by mixing in crushed cookies, chocolate chips, fresh fruit, or peanut butter.
  • For a dark chocolate ice cream, incorporate one to two tablespoons of cocoa powder.
  • Add a touch of creaminess to the recipe by including two tablespoons of heavy cream.
  • Prepare extra pints in advance by getting additional containers.

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Can I use a homemade protein shake for this recipe?

Absolutely! You can substitute pre-made protein shakes with your homemade protein shake. Simply mix your preferred protein powder with regular milk before adding it to the Ninja Creami container.

How long does the Ninja Creami Protein Ice Cream last in the freezer?

The Ninja Creami Protein Ice Cream can be stored in the freezer for up to two weeks. However, it’s best enjoyed within the first week for optimal flavor and texture.


Ninja Creami Protein Ice Cream offers a delightful way to enjoy a sweet treat while satisfying your protein needs. With its creamy texture and customizable options, this recipe opens up a world of culinary possibilities. So go ahead, unleash your creativity, and indulge in the joy of creating your own protein-packed ice cream. For more culinary inspiration and recipes, visit Takeout Food today!

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