Ninja Creami Vanilla Bean Gelato recipe

Ninja Creami Vanilla Bean Gelato – A Classic Twist on a Favorite!

Indulge in the timeless elegance of Vanilla Bean Gelato, crafted perfectly for your Ninja Creami! This recipe brings a gourmet touch to your homemade gelato adventures. With real vanilla beans, each scoop is a journey through a creamy, aromatic paradise. Perfect for a cozy night in or a sophisticated dessert at your next dinner party, this gelato will transport your taste buds to the quaint gelaterias of Italy. 🇮🇹✨

The first time I made this gelato, it was for a small family gathering. It was such a hit that it’s now a staple at our family events, reminding us of sunny days and laughter.

Ninja Creami Vanilla Bean Gelato – A Classic Twist on a Favorite!

Difficulty: Easy


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  • Ingredients: (Makes about 6 servings)

  • 2 cups Heavy Cream 🍶

  • 1 cup Whole Milk 🥛

  • ¾ cup Granulated Sugar 🍚

  • 2 Vanilla Beans, split and scraped (or 1 tbsp Pure Vanilla Extract) 🌾

  • Pinch of Salt 🧂


  • Infuse the Flavor: In a saucepan, combine heavy cream, milk, and the seeds scraped from the vanilla beans. Heat over medium heat until it begins to simmer. Remove from heat and let it steep for 15 minutes to infuse the vanilla flavor.
  • Sweeten the Mix: In a mixing bowl, whisk together sugar and salt.
  • Combine Ingredients: Slowly pour the warm cream mixture into the sugar, whisking constantly.
  • Chill the Mixture: Pour the mixture into a container and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or overnight for best results.
  • Prep Your Ninja Creami: Ensure your Ninja Creami pint is frozen for at least 24 hours.
  • Pour and Freeze: Pour the chilled mixture into the Ninja Creami pint and freeze solid, about 24 hours.
  • Time to Creami: Place the frozen pint in your Ninja Creami and select the ‘Gelato’ setting.
  • Churn to Perfection: Let the machine run until the cycle is complete, usually about 5 minutes.
  • Serve Immediately or Store: Enjoy your gelato immediately for a soft-serve consistency, or transfer it to an airtight container and freeze for a firmer texture.
  • Garnish and Enjoy: Serve in a bowl, garnished with a sprig of mint or extra vanilla beans for an elegant presentation.

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  • Made some ice cream but it’s not hitting that creamy sweet spot? Easy fix! Just use the re-spin function. Pop your pint back in, select RE-SPIN, and voila! Once it’s done, you’ve got yourself some ultra-creamy, dreamy gelato. Just a little heads up – this trick works best on ice cream that’s already been spun. If it’s been frozen solid again, stick to the usual process.

Vanilla bean paste is this deliciously thick, syrupy goodness that packs a real vanilla punch. Think of it as the lovechild of vanilla pods (those tiny seeds you see in gourmet vanilla ice cream) and vanilla extract. But here’s the kicker: it’s got all the intense vanilla flavor without that harsh alcohol taste you sometimes get with extracts.

I use it just like I would vanilla extract – it’s a straight swap, 1:1. The cool part? It leaves these gorgeous little specks of vanilla bean in your creations, giving that rich, authentic vanilla flavor. Seriously, once you try it, there’s no going back!

Best Season to Enjoy:

Spring and Summer 🌸☀️ – The light, refreshing flavors of vanilla make it a perfect treat for warmer days.

Nutritional Information (per serving):

  • Calories: 350
  • Fat: 25g
  • Carbohydrates: 28g
  • Protein: 3g

Serving Suggestion:

Pair this exquisite gelato with fresh berries or a slice of lemon cake for a delightful dessert experience.

Have you tried this recipe? Share your experience and photos in the comments below! We love to see your unique twists – did you add a different flavor or topping? Let us know! 📸✍️

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