Pinterest Thursday-Ninja CREAMi Recipes Pt. 2

4 Aug

As I mentioned in my Pinterest Thursday post last week, I bought a CREAMi. 🙂

Last week I shared five recipes, and I am back at it this week with three more.

This first one is not really a recipe, but I decided to try putting Breyers vanilla ice cream in the CREAMi, and adding candy mix-ins to create our own “Blizzards.”

I have made three batches (two Reese’s, one Kit Kat) so far, and here is what I learned:

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup “Blizzards”
-Breyers Vanilla Ice Cream (I used Natural Vanilla) filled to the fill line, with room in the center for candy
-four snack size Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

Kit Kat “Blizzards”
-Breyers Vanilla Ice Cream
-three snack size Kit Kats

When mixing, choose mix-in setting and start. If you want it to be SUPER creamy, you can choose re-spin, and then do mix-in, but it does start to melt pretty fast. Just running the mix-in setting will do the trick.

If you want bigger chunks of candy, put the candy straight into the center of your pint, or break it into chunks with your fingers. If you want smaller pieces mixed in, you can chop the candy to a finer consistency. You can also use additional pieces to top your concoctions!

These were delicious, simple, and fast! We will definitely be keeping vanilla ice cream around especially for this purpose!

Another bonus? The cost.

I got the ice cream on sale for $2.49 for a half gallon, which makes four pints. I bought the snack-sized candy at WalMart for $2.36 each (there were twelve in each package.) So $7.21 for four pints (64 ounces), plus some leftover candy.

Five Blizzards at Dairy Queen (12 ounces each, for a total of 60 ounces) in my area currently cost $5.59 each for a total of $27.45-plus the gas to get there.

Making them at home is much more cost effective!

I am looking forward to trying some dairy-free “Blizzard” recipes too. I make a mean homemade Reese’s, so I COULD try those with the dairy-free coconut milk ice cream I tried last week. Mmmmmmm….so many recipes to try. 🙂

For my second recipe, I tried this one for Pineapple Sorbet:

pin and picture found here

This was the easiest recipe yet. Dump a can of crushed pineapple in the pint and freeze. How easy is that????

The flavor of this one is quite mild. It is refreshing, and I like that it can be made from a can of fruit.

I don’t know that I would make it often, but it was pretty good.

For my third recipe, I made Cinnamon Bun Ice Cream:

pin and picture found here

This recipe was a little more involved, but was still really easy to put together.

The results? Absolutely delicious. It tastes just like an ice cream version of a cinnamon roll with icing. My husband and I added walnuts on top of ours, and that was really good too. This is definitely going to be one I make on a regular basis. It is SO good!

Well, that’s it for today. I am still making recipes with the CREAMi, and will have another batch to share next week!


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