Ice Cream in the Nutribullet!

I have already shared how much I love my NutriBullet Superfood Nutrition Extractor.

Guess what? I now love it even more because I have learned how to make something amazing. You’ve read the title, you know where I’m going with this…ice cream!

I stumbled across a recipe for a frozen dessert using bananas in the Nutribullet. But, initially I didn’t have any frozen bananas, so I decided to play around with ingredients. I ended up turning these ingredients…

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…into delicious ice cream!

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Here is the ingredients in these delicious concoctions:

Blueberry Coconut NutriBullet Ice Cream

  • frozen blueberries
  • coconut milk
  • dried stevia leaves

Peach  Coconut NutriBullet Ice Cream

  • frozen peaches
  • coconut milk
  • dried stevia leaves

Easy peasy.

After experimenting, I learned that making ice cream in the NutriBullet is simple if you follow a few general guidelines. You will need some variety  of frozen fruit, a creamy liquid and an optional sweetening agent. The creamy liquid can be omitted if you are looking to make sorbet.

Remember when I told you to never ever fill your Nutribullet past the “max” line?

Ignore that for ice cream. Pack your Nutribullet cup to the top with frozen fruit. Then, fill the cup just shy of halfway with your liquid of choice. This seems to be the winning ratio for ice cream in the Nutribullet. I added about a teaspoon of stevia to sweeten, but this is really up to your personal taste.

Over blending the mixture will mean more of a milkshake consistency. To avoid this, pulse the Nutribullet very quickly for one of two seconds, then remove and shake. You should only have to do this 2 or 3 times before your ice cream is ready to go.

Now that you’ve got the basic steps, the possibilities are endless. There are a ton of different frozen fruit combinations to try. For the liquid component, you can try chocolate milk, soy milk, almond milk , coffee, your favourite liquor and more. To sweeten, try honey, agave or maple syrup. How about protein powder ice cream? Chocolate and nut butter? Endless delicious possibilities!

Here is another recipe that I test drove in my Nutribullet with tasty results:

Chocolate Raspberry Banana NutriBullet Ice Cream

  • frozen raspberries
  • frozen banana ( about 1.5)
  • cocoa powder
  • chocolate almond milk

Bananas can be quite sweet. So, I did not add any sweetener to this ice cream. It was rich and decadent.

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Nutribullet ice cream is a yummy, refreshing treat that you can feel great about. I love that I am in control  of exactly what goes into it , so I am confident that no processed additives are present. Also, I can control how much sugar, if any , will be added.

I know that during the upcoming Summer months this is going to be one of my favourite uses for my beloved Nutribullet.

Give it a try, and  let me know what you think!

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27 thoughts on “Ice Cream in the Nutribullet!

  1. I love ice cream and I love this post! I came across ice cream making in my Magic Bullet quite by accident a few weeks ago, and since the Nutribullet works way better, I bet the results are amazing. Your creations looked so yummy I wanted to eat them off the page. So far I have been making mine with lactose-free 1% milk, frozen bananas and whatever other fruit I can find in the freezer (usually strawberries and blueberries). My BF made one the other day with frozen bananas and a small handful of mini chocolate peanut butter cups that we keep in the freezer and it was amazing! The best thing is, these are so much healthier than ice cream! Thanks for the great information Ash!

    • This is a great question. I use the regular one, not the milling blade. So, I use the blade with four prongs. I will be posting about what I use the milling blade for soon as many people have been asking. Thanks for reading!

  2. Tried this tonight….LOVED IT! I used your recommendation of full jar of frozen fruit and half full almond milk. Used one banana, one mango, and a handful of frozen blueberries. May not use as much banana next time, but My bf (an ice cream addict) LOVED it! Thanks for the great tips.

    • Hi Brittany. Im glad you enjoyed. Yummy and guilt free…what a combo! Thank you so much for letting me know you liked it and sharing the recipe you used. :)

  3. Loved the suggestions regarding the one ingredient I always add if I can figure out a way, and that is chocolate!!

  4. I use just frozen blue berries, some ice cubes, and my “liquid of choice” is lactose-free non-fat milk, which is slightly sweeter than regular milk, which I find I don’t need to add any other kind of sweetener. What a guilt free, late night snack! (well, ok, so i might worry about blueberry stained teeth if i don’t go brush…) I’ve put the left overs in the freezer (yes, sometimes it’s more than I want to eat at once), and just a warning: it’ll be hard as a rock when you pull it out for another snack. So if you think you’re going to have a “craving”, plan ahead to let it thaw some, or make a fresh batch!

  5. I was just wondering if I could make ice cream in the NutriBullet! Thank you for the wonderful recipes. They sound yummy. I have tons of frozen fruit in our freezer from last year’s garden. Can’t wait to start making fresh, homemade ice cream for us! It will be just the thing in this heat wave.

    • Hi CJ, Im sure these recipies will be even more delicious with your own grown fruit. Yum!! Thanks for reading and commenting!

  6. Oh, these ice cream recipes sound deliciously yummy! I can’t wait to try them. Thank you for sharing them, Ash, and everyone who commented, as well!

  7. love the comments . try putting spinach in it as well. You can`t taste it but its good for you. I did banana, cream, spoon wey powder, a little honey (hubby is diabetic) some spinach and loads ice cubes about three hand fulls. This was my first time doing this it tasted great I did not have frozen fruits. I don`t think I blended it enough so I put it in the freezer . it was lovely . I took one out and it was like eating crushed ice but nicer. The other 3 I have left in the freezer to harden up more.

    • Hi Carol! What a great tip. Yummy fruit really does mask the taste of leafy greens in blasts. I don’t know why I never thought of adding it to ice cream before!

  8. my daughter is allergic to bananas. Anybody have a healthy alternative to substitute in recipes that calls for bananas for creaminess or thickness???

    • Hi Tamara! I like greek yogurt for a thick and creamy smoothie. It even ( allmost) tricks my tastebuds) in to thicking Im having a milkshake!

  9. Hi Tamara. You don’t need banana at all. I just used nonfat milk and ice with kale, frozen raspberries & pineapple and a little whey protein powder. I found using the frozen fruit with ice means you need to add a little more liquid. So if you’re looking for thickness, try using frozen fruit and/or ice. You couldn’t taste the kale at all but it will color your ice cream. If you want to throw in a little hidden veggies, I would suggest a flavor with a dark color, like chocolate.

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