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Ninja Creami Protein Ice Cream

Peanut Butter Stracciatella with Magic Shell Topping

If you love peanut butter and chocolate, ice cream, and are obsessed with your Ninja Creami as much as me, then this Ninja Creami Protein Ice Cream recipe is for you. It’s a decadent high-protein & lower-carb ice cream that does not scrimp on taste or texture.

These are actually two recipes: one for a brilliant high-protein, low-carb peanut butter-based dessert that tastes amazing on its own.  The other is a Magic Shell dupe that you can use as a mixin, turning it into the perfect peanut butter Stracciatella.

I had my classic Ninja Creami for about 3 years and loved it so much that when they announced the new Ninja Creami Deluxe model, I had to upgrade! It’s brilliant for making ice cream in minutes (with a little forward planning) and even frozen cocktails. 

No Instant Pudding Mix Needed!

The peanut butter ice cream base does not rely on instant pudding like a lot of the recipes I found for the Ninja Creami.  Jello Instant pudding is pretty hard to come by in the UK (and for most of the rest of the world).  

The Magic Ingredient? 

What have I used to replace the Instant Pudding and keep that decadent texture, I hear you ask?  The secret ingredient is xanthan gum. Xanthan gum is a common food additive that can be used as a thickener and a binding agent. Xanthan gum can be found in sauces, salad dressing, ice cream and even toothpaste. Essentially it provides a smoother texture in your mouth.

You can find xanthan gum in most supermarkets where you can find baking ingredients. Sometimes its with the free-from ingrediants.  

For the Peanut Butter Ice cream Base:

350ml Whole Milk
50g Vanilla Protein Powder
30g Powdered Peanut Butter
1/2 teaspoon Xanthan Gum
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla paste  
1 pinch of salt 

Combine the milk, protein powder, peanut butter powder, xantham gum, vanilla, and salt in the Ninja Creami canister and mix. Pop in the freezer overnight.

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Add your Milk
my protin powdered peanut butter
Your Dry ingredients
xanthan gum
Add the Xantham Hum
Mix to combine
Pop a Lid on it
Freeze overnight

For the Magic Shell Topping and Mix-in

80g Dark Chocolate chopped 
30g Coconut Oil

Combine your chocolate and coconut oil in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 30-second bursts and stirring till it’s combined and fluid. Set this aside

Magic Shell topping
Place chocolate in a microwave safe bowl
Add your coconut oil
Melt to combine

Make the Peanut Butter Stracciatella

Take the frozen peanut butter base out of the freezer and pop the canister in the Ninja Creami, selecting ‘full canister’ and turning the dial to ‘light ice cream’.

Press the dial to spin.

Remove the frozen canister from freezer
Put it in the chamber
Attach the lid
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Process on Ice Cream
Its ready to eat now
Look How creamy it is!

Make it flakey!

When it’s finished with the first spin, remove the ice cream from the Creami (you could eat it now), add a couple of spoonfuls of the melted ‘Magic Shell’ topping, replace the lid, and spin it again using the ‘mixing in’ function.

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Add a few tablespoons of the magic shell
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Select the mix-in function
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Your peanut butter stracciatella is ready

Scoop and Enjoy your Peanut Butter Ice cream

Scoop out the perfect peanut butter ice cream, spoon over more of that Magic shell, and enjoy!

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The texture!
Top with more of the Magic Shell
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