This decadent Raspberry Chip Ice Cream has a subtle raspberry vanilla ice cream base, that fully enhances fresh raspberries and chocolate chips that are mixed in at the end. It’s also made in the Ninja Creami, for an easy, fairly low-maintenance homemade ice cream experience.
Let’s be clear – this is ice cream, like real deal cream, sugar, whole milk ice cream. It’s indulgent, decadent, creamy, sweet, and luscious – and that’s okay!
I talk a lot about healthy*ish recipes, and this raspberry chip ice cream is a perfect, delicious example of that “ish.” It’s fun, it’s delicious, it’s perfect to enjoy while you’re living life and making memories with the people you love.
And it’s just dang good. You’ve got to give it a try! (And if more indulgent ice creams are your thing, try this Ninja Creami Cookies and Cream ice cream, too!)
Why This Raspberry Chip Ice Cream Recipe is SO Good:
- It’s so creamy and luscious.
- Decadent, indulgent, and perfectly creamy.
- It’s simple, with only 8 ingredients (including the mix-ins!).
- The seedless raspberry preserves (or jam) blended into the base is the absolute best, chef’s kiss moment that brings this raspberry chocolate chip ice cream to the next level.
- Using the Ninja Creami makes it easy and convenient (and takes up way less space in your freezer than having to freeze a whole ice cream maker bowl).
- It’s perfectly sweet and so delicious.
For a full ingredient list with quantities, please check out the recipe card at the bottom of this post!
- Whole Milk: the base of the ice cream – use whole milk, please!
- Cream: heavy whipping cream adds a luscious creaminess
- Sugar: for sweetness
- Cream Cheese: adds another layer of flavor and enhances the raspberries.
- Raspberry Preserves: this ingredient is key for having a really developed raspberry flavor throughout the entire raspberry chip ice cream.
- Vanilla: vanilla bean paste adds more depth of flavor, plus the vanilla specks are beautiful.
- Raspberries: fresh raspberries are mixed into the ice cream, creating almost little raspberry gems throughout the ice cream.
- Chocolate: using mini semi-sweet chocolate chips adds the perfect bite-sized, chocolatey touch to this ice cream.
For complete instructions, please check out the recipe card at the bottom of this post!
- Puree or whisk all ingredients for the ice cream base together.
- Freeze for 24 hours.
- Spin in the Ninja Creami on the “Ice Cream” setting.
- Create a well in the ice cream, add the raspberries and mini chocolate chips, then run the “Mix-Ins” cycle on the Ninja Creami.
Expert Ninja Creami Tips
Why is my Ninja Creami Powdery?
A powdery Ninja Creami is common after the first spin when making light or high protein Ninja Creami ice creams. Ninja Creami protein ice cream and light ice creams typically need 1 or 2 Re-Spin cycles. If it’s really powdery, try adding a tablespoon of protein shake, milk, or cream before you Re-Spin. I find the magic combination is usually 1 spin, add 1 tablespoon liquid, and 1 re-spin!
Why is my Ninja Creami Too Soft?
If your ice cream is very soft and more soft serve or a Wendy’s Frosty consistency, you either did not freeze your mixture long enough, or you’ve added too much liquid during a Re-Spin. I know it’s tedious, but freeze for 24 hours! And when adding liquid before a Re-Spin, only add a tablespoon (unless you want it softer, then by all means, add an extra tablespoon or two!).
Why is my Ninja Creami Not Soft Enough?
Let it not fully freeze, or allow it to sit out for 20-30 minutes before spinning. You also can add a total of 2-3 tablespoons of extra liquid before you Re-Spin, to allow for a softer consistency.
How Do I know if I need to Re-Spin?
If after your first spin your ice cream is powdery or just not quite creamy enough, run a Re-Spin. If it’s very powdery (like most protein ice creams), add that tablespoon of extra liquid.
Use Quality Ingredients
The Ninja Creami is pretty magical, but you still need to like the ingredients you’re using! So if you’re making a protein ice cream – use a protein shake and/ or powder you like! If you’re adding fruit or making a sorbet, use fruit that tastes good for you. For example – I personally find canned fruit to always have a metallic taste, even when transformed in a Ninja Creami, so I prefer to thaw frozen or use fresh when making those bases.
Have Fun with Mix-Ins
Once you have a good base you enjoy (like a good protein ice cream base), change it up with flavor variations and different mix ins!
What Else Can You Make in a Ninja Creami?
Ice creams, light ice creams, protein ice cream, gelato, sorbet, smoothie bowls, milkshakes, and more!
Protect Your Ears!
The Ninja Creami is pretty loud, so guard your ears! And please protect the ears of any kids helping out in the kitchen.
Substitutions & Variations
- Change the Mix-Ins: get creative! You can use different types of chocolate, like dark, milk or white, or try mixing in chocolate truffle pieces or brownie pieces, too.
- Swap the Flavor: You can easily swap the raspberry preserves and fresh raspberries out for another fun fruit, like strawberries, peaches, or blueberries.
Ninja Creami Leftovers?
What do you do if you have Ninja Creami leftovers? Well, you have two options:
- Refreeze and Re-Spin: Simply level and smooth the top of any leftover ice cream inside the Ninja Creami pint, place it back in the freezer, and spin it again when you’re ready to enjoy again.
- Thaw Slightly/ No Re-Spin: Refreeze your leftovers, then when you’re ready to enjoy, set it out on the counter for 10-15 minutes, or freeze for 10-15 seconds until slightly softened.
If you have any mix-ins in your ice cream, I recommend just thawing and avoiding a re-spin. Doing another spin cycle after you already have mix-ins completely obliterates whatever mix-ins there were (which can impact the taste and texture of the ice cream, too).
Supplies You’ll Need
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There are several types of Ninja Creamis: the original Ninja Creami, the Ninja Creami Deluxe, and (what I have) the Ninja Creami Breeze.
- 7-in-1 Ninja Creami: The original Ninja Creami with 7 settings, Ice Cream, Sorbet, Lite Ice Cream, Smoothie Bowl, Gelato, Milkshake, and Mix-In.
- Ninja Creami Deluxe: The Deluxe is a more comprehensive Ninja Creami, offering 11 pre-set programs to the originals 7.
- Ninja Creami Breeze: The Breeze is a more compact machine, designed to still be powerful but take up less space and fit more easily on countertops under cabinets.
If you’re a big fan of prepping a lot of Ninja Creami recipes in advance, I highly recommend also investing in additional pint containers.
More Recipes You’ll Love
- Ninja Creami Protein Ice Cream
- Ninja Creami Pumpkin Ice Cream (High Protein)
- Acai Ice Cream (in the Ninja Creami, High Protein!)
- Strawberry Cottage Cheese Ice Cream (in the Ninja Creami)
- Ninja Creami Frozen Yogurt
- Ninja Creami Mango Sorbet
- Ninja Creami Cookies and Cream Ice Cream
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Raspberry Chip Ice Cream
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon cream cheese
- 1 tablespoon seedless raspberry preserves
- 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
- 1/2 cup raspberries
- 2 tablespoons mini chocolate chips
- Add milk, cream, sugar, cream cheese, vanilla, and raspberry preserves to a Ninja Creami pint container. Whisk together, or use an immersion blender to thoroughly puree.
- Cover pint container, place in the freezer, and freeze for 24 hours.
- Place prepared pint into the Ninja Creami and run the "Ice Cream" setting.
- Use a spatula to create a well in the center of the ice cream, all the way to the bottom. Fill with raspberries and mini chocolate chips. Return to the Ninja Creami and run the "Mix-Ins" cycle.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!