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The best Ninja Creami accessories to enhance your ice cream experience
Take your pints to the next level with these must-have extras.
The Ninja Creami is having a moment. The ice cream maker absolutely owns TikTok right now, with countless trending videos devoted to recipes, hacks and overall obsession with the thing. Of course, while it's pretty amazing right out of the box (read my Ninja Creami review), the gizmo gets even better when you accessorize. I'm talking extra pint containers, special ingredients, fancy ice cream bowls and so on. Read on for my list of the best Ninja Creami accessories and extras.
Remember: Every Creami concoction requires 24 hours in the freezer before blending. That's why extra pint containers are absolutely essential: You can always have something in the freezer, ready to go. There are off-brand containers priced a few dollars less, but I'd be concerned about potential damage to the machine if they're not an exact match.$30 at Amazon
Many Creami recipes involve a bit of mixing before freezing — and if you're planning to make sorbet, your fruit needs to be fully blended. Thus, an immersion blender is an incredibly useful tool to have at the ready. This one includes not only a stainless steel blade attachment but also a whisk and frothing tools. Clean-up is a breeze too: Just disconnect the attachment, give it a rinse and you're done.$25 at Amazon
Although the Ninja Creami instruction guide includes a smattering of recipes, this 99-page book will seriously expand your ice cream horizons. We're talking Lavender Cookie, Pineapple Rum Sorbet, Pumpkin Gelato and lots of other unique flavors, along with plenty of classics for less-adventurous eaters. Worth mentioning: Amazon is home to dozens of similar recipe books; this one is notable for having an overall five-star average rating from over 230 buyers.$7 at Amazon
Yes, you're probably going to eat your ice cream right out of the pint — unless those pesky kids or grandkids are around, in which case you'll have to share. How freaking adorable are these colorful, ice cream cone-like bowls and matching spoons? They're stackable, BPA-free and dishwasher-safe. And you get a full set of 12 for under $14, which I find genuinely surprising.$14 at Amazon
Is this the definitive ice cream scoop? Maybe so: It has a 4.8-star average rating from nearly 7,000 (!) Amazon customers. I like the pointed, somewhat narrow design, the better to work within the confines of the Ninja's pint-size containers. And Balci's dishwasher-safe scoop is available with eight different handle colors, the better to suit your kitchen decor.$12 at Amazon
Ask any Ninja Creami devotee and they'll tell you guar gum is a game-changer. Indeed, if you thought your ice cream was creamy before, wait till you add a bit of this natural thickener. (Find some recipes before experimenting, as a little goes a long way. Indeed, this 12-ounce bag is likely to last you a long time.)$10 at Amazon
If you like peanut butter, even a little, add some PB2 to your pint before freezing. This magical stuff gives you all the flavor and protein of peanut butter with only a fraction of the fat. And this bundle includes both a regular bottle and a bottle that adds cocoa, because the only thing better than peanut butter is peanut butter and chocolate.$12 at Amazon