Make the most of summer with with my Simple Ninja Creami Tropical Sunset Sorbet Recipe! This all-fruit sorbet includes mangoes, peaches, strawberries, and raspberries, and doesn’t contain any additives like sweeteners or gums.
This healthy sorbet is naturally sweetened with fruit, and the entire pint is just 215 calories. It’s so simple to make that you might find yourself asking how something so easy can taste so good!
What Is The Ninja Creami?
The Ninja Creami has been taking social media by storm lately, and while I’m usually not one to jump on trends, I can safely say that it’s worth the hype. If you love ice cream, you might just need to make this addition to your kitchen.
It’s is one of Ninja’s latest kitchen machines that allows you to freeze virtually any liquid in one of their provided pint containers, and once it has been in the freezer for 24 hours, it turns it into the the most creamy, delectable treat!
People on the internet have gone a little crazy with this thing and many people add protein shakes, pudding mixes, cocktail drinks, and more to try to see if it will “creami”. Shockingly, most of the time it does!
I have the Ninja Creami 7-in-1 Machine and I love it!
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Can You Put Frozen Fruit In The Ninja Creami?
Making sorbet in the Ninja Creami is actually one of the simplest recipes because often times you don’t even have to pre-blend the ingredients before putting them in the freezer. According to the Ninja Creami manual, you shouldn’t blend loose ingredients (ex. frozen fruit) using the machine. However, as long as all of the ingredients are covered by liquid before freezing solid, don’t worry about getting out a blender! I always love the opportunity to save on a little washing up.
I made this recipe by adding frozen fruit chunks to my pint and then covering them in coconut water before freezing. To ensure everything fit in the pint nicely, I did cut up the fruit into smaller chunks, but I don’t think it’s a completely necessary step if you’re short on time.
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Can You Make Sorbet In The Ninja Creami With Fresh Fruit?
I use fresh and frozen fruit to make sorbet in the Ninja Creami! The imprtant thing to remember is that it is I recommended that you freeze your ingredients for at least 24 hours before “creamifying” in order to get the optimal creamy consistency. Even if you started with frozen fruit!
In addition, you can either blend your ingredients and pour it into the pint before freezing, or you can add chunks of fresh or frozen fruit to the pint as long as it is completely covered in liquid. Common liquid choices are water, coconut water, coconut milk, or fruit juice.
How Do You Add Fruit to the Ninja Creami?
You can definitely add fruit into Ninja Creami recipes in a variety of ways! From sorbets, to smoothie bowls, to mix-ins, there are almost limitless possibilities!
My favorite way to eat it is as a sorbet! I love how the Ninja Creami makes everything so smooth. It honestly reminds me of italian ice, which always draws up fond memories of summertime. 🙂
Here Are Some Ninja Creami Recipe Ideas Containing Fruit.
- Ninja Creami Strawberry Sorbet
- Ninja Creami Peaches & Cream Sorbet
- Tropical Pineapple Mango Dole Whip
Tips for Making Sorbet in the Ninja Creami
- First, remember to let your pint thaw for 15 minutes when you take it out of the freezer. This will ensure that your sorbet get blended all the way around.
- Secondly, if you notice an ice wall remaining around the edges of your sorbet after the first spin, take a butter knife and gently run it down the sides of the pint to help loosen any frozen fruit chucks.
- Thirdly, if you have leftovers, just smooth out what remains in your pint and put it back in the freezer. When you’re ready to eat it again, spin it on the sorbet setting.
Equipment Needed to Make Ninja Creami Simple Tropical Sunset Sorbet
How Do You Make a Swirl In Ninja Creami Sorbet?
Sometimes half of the fun of eating food is eating something that looks pretty, well, at least for me. The key to getting a swirl in ninja creami sorbet is layering chunks of fruit in the pint before freezing. Another important step is making sure the colors you are trying to swirl are very distinct. If you have a layer of strawberries and then a layer of raspberries, you are unlikely to get a very satisfying swirl.
If you want a really stark contrast of color, you can try doing a layer of dragonfruit with a layer or peach, mango, pineapple, or even banana beneath it! I’ve seen some very beautiful creations using these ingredients.
Ninja Creami Simple Tropical Sunset Sorbet
- Ninja Creami
- Ninja Creami Pint
- ½ cup Mango Chuncks fresh or frozen
- ½ cup Peach Chunks fresh or frozen
- ½ cup Strawberries, Halved fresh or frozen
- ½ cup Raspberries, Halved fresh or frozen
- 1 cup Coconut Water* (plus 1T for blending) NOTE: this measurement is approximate. You may need slightly more or less depending on the size of your fruit.
- Mix peach chunks with mango chunks and add them to the Ninja Creami pint.
- Mix together strawberries and raspberries and add them on top of the fruit in the pint.
- Level out the fruit so the top is as flat as possible.
- Add coconut water to the "Max Fill" line on the pint container. If you do not see a line, add the coconut water to the top of the fruit, ensuring there is enough headspace in the container.
- Place the lid on the pint and put it in the freezer for at least 24 hours.
- Remove the pint from the freezer and set on the counter for 15 minutes.
- Click pint into the machine and spin on the "Sorbet" setting.
- Once the cycle has finished, remove the pint and inspect it. If there are still a lot of fruit chunks, take a butter knife and gently slide it down the walls of the pints. Add 1T of coconut water, juice, or water, and place it back in the machine and spin it on "sorbet" again.
- After it's finished, remove and look at it one more time. If it looks powdery or chunky, place it back in the machine for one last respin.
WHAT TO DO WITH LEFTOVERS
Leftovers? No problem! I like to smooth the top of the ice cream and stick it back in the freezer. When I’m ready to eat it again, I pull it out and set it on the counter for 15 minutes and then put it back in the Ninja Creami and spin it on the “sorbet” function. It’s vitally important that you don’t use the “re-spin” function, according to the machine manual. If it’s powdery, you can add a little splash of coconut water and spin on the “sorbet” function again.