The Ninja Creami, which boasts the capability to turn any frozen base into delicious ice cream at the mere touch of a button, is more than just TikTok's kitchen app du jour. It's a lifestyle. In fact, its viral popularity has resulted in its selling out multiple times (seriously, our original post of this story required HOURS to even track a few of these gadgets down, and by the time it was published, it was nearly sold out again!). If you're one of the frustrated shoppers who tried to grab a Creami earlier this summer to no avail, then we have some siren-worthy news for you: The formerly sold-out Creami is back in stock (in three different models!) on Ninja's website, as well as on Amazon, but we can't guarantee how long it'll last before it sells out again, so shop quickly!
If you're new to all things Ninja Creami, you're probably wondering what the hell all the fuss is about. Influencers will take literally anything, and attempt to "Creami" it, which has really taken root in the "healthy" cooking community, because of the ability to make supposedly delicious treats out of Greek yogurts, protein shakes, dairy alternatives, etc, anything your Creami-craving heart could desire. After weeks of watching fluffy, cold creamery-level sweets be churned out on my feed, I considered myself fully influenced. Could the Ninja Creami work, even for someone as non-kitchen inclined as myself?
Keep reading to see how this TikTok-famous ice cream maker stacks up.
What is the Creami?
I am obsessed with creating no dairy, no sugar scoopable, delicious, creamy ice cream. Raspberry Cucumber, Blueberry Lemon, Mermaid, Mint Chocolate Chip, Dark Chocolate Chip are just a few of my favorites! If I had to give up kitchen appliances...this one must stay!
What can you make in the "Creami"?
Does It Cream?: Protein Shake
Heads up: The sounds the motors make are truly terrifying. I was slightly worried that it was going to smoke out and spark a fuse with the whining, moaning, and keening sounds coming from the Creami. I wished the TikToks had warned me about that, so I'm passing along my expertise. Apparently, it's totally normal, and the noises are just the intense sounds of ice shaving, and you're not actually at risk of blowing up your kitchen. The process took about three minutes, and so when it was finished, I unlocked the pint and took off the lid to reveal... not ice cream. What actually was there was a weird powdery substance that tasted as chalky as it looked. Luckily, I'd been warned that might happen, and users recommended putting a little bit of water into the pint and respinning it. So, that's what I did.
Does It Cream?: Rosé Wine
As before, I poured my rosé into the freezer-safe pint to solidify overnight. I wasn't 100% sure it was going to work (tbh, I didn't know if alcohol would freeze!), but freeze it did. With my second "recipe," I decided to kick things up a notch, using not just one ingredient... but two.
Tl;Dr: We totally get why the Creami has continuously sold out. In fact, it's currently only available at a few select retailers and via independent sellers on Amazon. Keep checking back, as we'll keep things updated when the Creami is fully back in stock, and for now, drop your fav Creami recipes below and share what you think this lazy (but totally satisfied) chef should cream next.