Ninja Creami Lemon Gelato

Ninja Creami Lemon Gelato

Refresh your palate with the zesty and creamy delight of Lemon Gelato. This Ninja Creami recipe brings together the tangy zest of fresh lemons with a silky-smooth base, creating a perfect balance of sweet and tart. It’s an uplifting treat for any day!

Ninja Creami Lemon Gelato

Difficulty: Easy
Prep time




  • 🍦 1 Batch Classic Gelato Base

  • 🍋 ¾ Cup Fresh Lemon Juice (about 3-4 large lemons)

  • 🍋 2 Tbsp Lemon Zest

  • 🍚 ⅔ Cup Granulated Sugar

  • 🥛 ½ Cup Whole Milk (3.25% M.F.)

  • 🌱 ½ Tsp Vanilla Extract


  • Prepare Gelato Base: Start with preparing your favorite classic gelato base. Once it’s ready, pour it into the Ninja Creami pint container.
  • Juice Lemons: Squeeze the lemons until you have ¾ cup of fresh lemon juice.
  • Zest Lemons: Grate the skin of the lemons to get 2 tablespoons of lemon zest.
  • Sugar Mixture: In a separate bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, lemon zest, and granulated sugar until the sugar completely dissolves.
  • Combine Milk and Vanilla: Add the whole milk and vanilla extract to the sugar mixture and stir well.
  • Mix with Base: Pour the lemon mixture into the gelato base in the Ninja Creami pint container. Stir thoroughly to combine.
  • Churn: Secure the container in the Ninja Creami. Select the ‘Gelato’ option and churn for about 10 minutes, or until the mixture becomes smooth and creamy.
  • Freeze: Transfer the churned gelato to an airtight container and freeze for 24 hours, allowing it to firm up to the perfect creamy texture.
  • Softening: Before serving, remove the gelato from the freezer and allow it to sit at room temperature for a few minutes to soften slightly for easy scooping.
  • Serve: Scoop the softened gelato into bowls or cones. Garnish with a small sprig of mint or additional lemon zest if desired.


  • For detailed nutritional information, calculate the total nutritional value based on the specific ingredients used, focusing on sugar content and fat from the milk.
  • Provide per serving details of calories, fat, carbohydrates, protein, and any vitamins particularly high in lemons, like vitamin C.

Serving Suggestion: Serve your lemon gelato with a fresh lemon slice or mint for an extra refreshing taste. It pairs wonderfully with a light biscuit or a piece of sponge cake.

Best Season to Enjoy: While lemon gelato is a refreshing choice for the summer, its bright, citrusy notes are enjoyable any time of the year, especially when you’re looking for a palate cleanser or a light dessert option.

This Ninja Creami Lemon Gelato is sure to become a go-to for a quick, refreshing treat that’s both tangy and sweet!

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