Ninja Creami Raspberry Protein Ice Cream

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This delicious Ninja Creami Raspberry Ice Cream is thick, fluffy, smooth, and creamy. This homemade ice cream recipe is super easy to make with simple ingredients such as fresh raspberries, coconut milk, and vanilla protein powder. This tasty treat is bursting with incredible raspberry tang and sweetness while delivering an incredibly creamy texture!

This is raspberry ice cream in a dish with fresh raspberries on top.

The other day, I posted my Ninja Creami Raspberry Sorbet recipe (which is also incredible if you love raspberries!) I spent a long time testing different variations to decide which recipe I was going to publish. Ultimately, I came down to two recipes that produced very different results, but I loved both of them so much. So….I am publishing both!

My raspberry sorbet is a true sorbet by definition–just simple ingredients made from fruit & sugar. This Ninja Creami Raspberry Ice Cream is a protein recipe using a scoop of vanilla whey and added liquid. I love using unsweetened low-fat coconut milk because it creates an amazing creamy texture.

This recipe was just delightful, and it’s going to be on repeat in my house this berry season! It has a delicious texture, almost like marshmallow fluff maybe? But with the perfect amount of sweetness and tang. My daughter was a huge fan, too! Which was kind of disappointing for me because I didn’t want to share. 😉

This recipe is lower in calories than my other protein ice creams, but it’s also lower in protein at just 24 grams, so that’s the main difference there. I simply used one scoop of protein powder in this recipe, but if you check out my Ninja Creami Dole Whip recipe, you can see a photo that shows the difference in texture between one scoop of protein and 1.5 to 2 scoops of protein. It’s a major texture difference!

I loved the fluffy whipped texture combined with this raspberry flavor, but if you want a thicker ice cream, you can certainly increase the protein powder to about 50 grams.

Ingredients

This raspberry ice cream recipe uses simple ingredients.

  • Fresh Raspberries – I used a 6-ounce carton of raspberries from the store. Choose the freshest-looking berries you can find for the sweetest flavor.
  • Coconut Milk – Use an unsweetened coconut milk beverage (not the canned coconut milk). I like the So Delicious brand, but you can choose whatever kind you like.
  • Lime Juice – Fresh or bottled is fine here.
  • Allulose – (or other sugar substitute) Allulose is my preferred non-nutritive sweetener of choice, but you can also use monk fruit sweetener, stevia, erythritol, or whatever you prefer. For the quantity listed in my recipe, just make sure you choose something formulated to be a 1:1 sugar substitute. I have been enjoying the MicroIngredients brand.
  • Vanilla Protein Powder – I recommend whey isolate powder for the best results with this recipe as written. I love the Legion Whey +, though it is a bit pricey. Any whey isolate will be fine as long as you like the taste.
This is a photo of fresh raspberries on a plate with bowls of coconut milk, lime juice, allulose, and protein powder.

This recipe follows a slightly different format than my typical Ninja Creami base recipe. While my typical base ingredients include a “binder” (like cottage cheese), this recipe does not need one. Fresh fruit is one of my favorite ice cream ingredients because it makes for an amazing texture even without any sort of binder/stabilizer!

Instructions

Whipping up this delicious raspberry protein ice cream is as easy as pie!

This is a Ninja pint container with coconut milk pouring in on top of the other ingredients.

1. Blend Ingredients

Combine all of the ingredients in a Ninja Creami pint container. Make sure not to surpass the max fill line. Use an immersion blender to blend until smooth.

This is a person in purple sweatshirt putting Ninja Creami pint in the freezer drawer.

2. Freeze

Place storage lid on the Ninja Creami container and put it on a level surface in the freezer for at least 24 hours.

This is a person pressing the lite ice cream button on the Creami panel.

3. Spin

When you’re ready to enjoy the ice cream, remove the pint from the freezer and place it inside the bowl & lid assembly for the Ninja Creami machine. Install the bowl per the manufacturer’s instructions for your model. Press the Lite Ice Cream button.

This is the freshly spun fluffy raspberry protein ice cream.

4. Enjoy!

Remove the outer bowl lid and check on the texture of your ice cream. This recipe should only need one spin to get deliciously smooth, fluffy ice cream. Go ahead and scoop yourself a bowl!

Ninja Creami Prep Tip:

You can control the thickness/fluffiness of your ice cream by altering the quantity of protein powder. One scoop (about 30 grams) of protein powder gives a fluffier final product than 50 grams (just over 1.5 scoops). Both taste excellent; it’s about whatever texture you prefer. For a thicker ice cream, use more protein.

Topping & Mix In Ideas

This recipe is super tasty on its own, but if you want to add some toppings or mix-ins, here are some of my favorites:

  • dark chocolate chips
  • white chocolate chips
  • crushed graham crackers
  • granola
  • brownie bits
  • crushed pretzels
  • chopped almonds
  • freeze-dried raspberries for even more flavor
  • shredded coconut

Macros

The nutrition info written here is an estimate based on my chosen ingredients as calculated by my macro-tracking app of choice. Your stats may vary with any alterations to ingredients.

This is raspberry ice cream in a dish with fresh raspberries on top with text showing the calories, protein, fat, and carbs.
  • Calories: 237
  • Protein: 24 grams
  • Carbs: 24 g (about 13 grams net)
  • Fat: 6 g
  • Fiber: 11 g

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Make This Sweet & Tangy Raspberry Ice Cream!

This is the perfect sweet & tangy, lower-calorie raspberry protein ice cream to ring in the warmer weather this spring.

You’re going to love the fresh, natural flavor of these REAL food ingredients and the amazing texture that fruit gives to protein ice creams. Give it a try today, and let me know how you like it in the comments!

This is raspberry ice cream in a dish with fresh raspberries on top.
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Ninja Creami Raspberry Ice Cream – Protein Version

This deliciously creamy raspberry ice cream is tart, sweet, smooth, and fluffy!
Prep Time10 minutes
Freezing Time1 day
Total Time1 day 10 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy ninja creami recipes, Ninja Creami Raspberry ice Cream, Ninja Creami Raspberry Protein Ice Cream
Servings: 1 pint
Calories: 236kcal
Author: Holly Lee
Cost: $5

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces raspberries fresh
  • 1 scoop vanilla whey isolate protein powder 30 grams (up to 50g for thicker ice cream)
  • 2 tbsp allulose or other sugar substitute of choice
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 8 ounces unsweetened coconut milk beverage

Instructions

  • Add the raspberries, protein powder, lime juice, allulose, and coconut milk to a Ninja Creami pint container. Use an immersion blender to blend until smooth.
  • Place a lid on the pint container and put it on a level surface in the freezer for 24 hours.
  • When ready to eat, install the pint container into your Ninja Creami machine per the manufacturer's instructions for your model. Press the "Lite Ice Cream" button.
  • Enjoy! This recipe should only need one spin, but if desired, use the "re-spin" function to make your ice cream your desired texture.

Notes

Use anywhere from 30-50 grams of vanilla whey isolate protein powder for this recipe. 30 grams gives a fluffier, soft-serve style texture. 50 grams will thicken it up.
If you don’t finish the pint in one serving, be sure to flatten the top with the back of a spoon before refreezing. When ready to eat again, you can spin it in the machine using the Lite Ice Cream button again.

Nutrition

Calories: 236kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 47mg | Potassium: 365mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 144IU | Vitamin C: 49mg | Calcium: 237mg | Iron: 3mg

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