Orange Creamsicle Protein Ice Cream for Ninja Creami

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This luscious and fluffy orange creamsicle Ninja Creami recipe is full of flavor and packed with protein! This recipe is super easy to make right in your Ninja Creami Ice Cream machine and tastes just like the delicious orange creamsicles from our childhood!

This is an ice cream dish with the orange creamsicle Ninja Creami garnished with mandarin oranges.

This orange creamsicle ice cream was developed at the request of a reader. I knew that a nostalgic creamsicle or orange sherbet recipe would be a flavor lots of people would appreciate! Who doesn’t have fond memories of Creamsicle popsicles at the neighborhood pool? I know I do!

This recipe gets it’s deep orange flavor from a 4-oz cup of mandarin oranges plus some orange extract. I love using real fruit in fruit-flavored creami recipes as the texture is amazing, not to mention the flavor is much more natural.

The orange extract is also perfect! I like the McCormick brand–it’s made with natural simple ingredients, making this a TRUE orange flavor and not the result of artificial flavors. This treat is wholesome, high-protein, sweet, and delicious.

Orange Creamsicle Ninja Creami Ingredients

To make this delicious treat, you need just a few basic ingredients:

Cottage Cheese – You can’t taste the cottage cheese at all. What it does is add so much creaminess to this ice cream, just like true orange sherbet!

Vanilla Whey Protein – I developed this recipe with vanilla whey isolate protein powder. You can use other types if needed, but they all have the possibility of changing the texture of this ice cream. I recommend whey isolate for the best results.

Mandarin Oranges in 100% Juice ​- Remember those delicious mandarin orange cups? Find some packed in 100% juice. You’re going to throw the whole cup, juice and all, into the pint container.

Allulose – Or any low-calorie sugar substitute. I love allulose because it’s a naturally occurring sweetener with no strange aftertaste.

Orange Extract ​- Orange extract brings out the orange flavor in this recipe. You only need about 1/2 tsp.

Coconut Milk – I love using unsweetened coconut milk (beverage kind–not canned) for my fruit-flavored Creami recipes.

Ingredients for the recipe on a gray backdrop including cottage cheese, allulose, orange extract, mandarin oranges, vanilla protein powder, and coconut milk.

As for equipment, you’ll need a Ninja Creami and an immersion blender. If you don’t have an immersion blender, a regular blender can work but be careful not to over-blend the ingredients and make them foamy.

​Ninja Creami Orange Sherbet Instructions

Just like most of my Ninja Creami recipes, this one is very simple to whip together!

This is coconut milk pouring into the Ninja Creami pint cup with the other ingredients.

1. Blend Ingredients

Combine all ingredients into a Ninja Creami pint container, including the juice from the mandarin orange snack cup. Add the coconut milk last, and pour it until it reaches the Max Fill line. You will need a little less than 1 cup. Use an immersion blender to blend until smooth.

These are hands putting the creami lid on the pint container.

2. Freeze

Place storage lid on the pint container and place pint cup in the freezer on a flat surface for at least 24 hours.

This is someone holding the pint cup with the ninja creami creamsicle ice cream after one spin.

3. Spin

When ready to eat, you can install the pint container into the outer bowl of your Ninja Creami ice cream maker and fasten the lid assembly. Spin the handle of the outer bowl up and to the side until it locks, then power on your Ninja Creami machine and press “Lite Ice Cream” for the first spin.

This is a dish of orange creamsicle protein ice cream with a spoon.

4. Re-Spin

Check on the texture–if it looks good to you, it’s ready to eat! If you would like to make it fluffier, put it back in the machine and press the re-spin button.

There you have it! This delicious orange creamsicle Ninja Creami recipe has the perfect creamy texture and vibrant orange flavor.

This is an ice cream dish with the orange creamsicle Ninja Creami garnished with mandarin oranges and pistachios.

Ninja Creami Orange Creamsicle Mix-Ins

Check out these delicious options for some mix-ins! I love adding pistachios to mine.

This is a list of suggested mix-ins for the recipe including graham crackers, marshmallows, coconut, golden oreos, and pistachios.

Variations & Substitutions

**Understand that any substitutions can change the taste and texture of the original recipe. But if needed, here are some subs you can try:

  • Skim milk, whole milk, almond milk, & cashew milk can be used in place of coconut milk.
  • You can use monk fruit, stevia, erythritol, or regular sugar in place of allulose. Make sure the sweetener blend you choose is meant to be a 1:1 sugar sub.
  • Greek yogurt can be used in place of cottage cheese.

Nutrition Info

Disclaimer: The nutritional info provided below is an estimate based on my chosen brands of ingredients. Your macros may vary.

349 calories, 55 g carbs (about 28 net carbs after subtracting the allulose), 48 g protein, and 5g fat

This is an ice cream dish with the orange creamsicle Ninja Creami garnished with mandarin oranges and the nutrition macros in text.

My Favorite Ninja Creami Recipes

Here are some of my other fruit-flavored Ninja Creami Recipes:

Leave a Comment & Review!

If you love this recipe, please leave a comment and review below! It means the world!

Also, let me know if you have any flavor requests! I love a good challenge. 🙂

This is an ice cream dish with the orange creamsicle Ninja Creami garnished with mandarin oranges.
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Orange Creamsicle Ninja Creami Protein Ice Cream

This fluffy & luscious orange creamsicle protein ice cream is incredible! So full of flavor and packed with 48 grams of protein!
Prep Time10 minutes
Freezing Time1 day
Total Time1 day 10 minutes
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Ninja Creami Protein Ice Cream, orange creamsicle ninja creami
Servings: 1 pint
Calories: 349kcal
Author: Holly Lee
Cost: $5

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 100 grams cottage cheese about 1/2 cup
  • 3 tbsp allulose or other low-calorie sweetener
  • 50 grams vanilla whey isolate protein powder just under 2 scoops
  • 4 oz mandarin orange fruit cup in 100% juice
  • 1/2 tsp orange extract
  • 200 ml unsweetened coconut milk beverage a little over 3/4 cup

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients into a Ninja Creami pint container, including the juice in the mandarin orange snack cup. Use an immersion blender to blend until smooth.
  • Place a lid on the pint container and freeze on a level surface in the freezer for at least 24 hours.
  • When ready to eat, you can install the pint container into your Ninja Creami machine according to the manufacturer's instructions. Press "Lite Ice Cream" for the first spin.
  • Check on the texture–if it looks good to you, it's ready to eat! If you would like to make it fluffier, put it back in the machine and press "re-spin."

Video

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Nutrition

Calories: 349kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 390mg | Potassium: 254mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 273IU | Calcium: 329mg | Iron: 3mg

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4 Comments

  1. Thank you, Holly! I tried a version with just OJ but it wasn’t great. I never thought of using some mandarin oranges. I will definitely be making it this weekend! 🧡

  2. 5 stars
    Holly, for the Nutrition Section, are the numbers for the whole recipe or per serving? Thank you.

    1. Yes, that’s the whole recipe! Yours may vary based on any differences in ingredients but should be relatively close if you follow something similar (I use 2% cottage cheese and the mandarins in 100% juice from Dole, and the So Delicious brand unsweetened coconut milk)

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