Ninja Creami Review | Is It Worth Your Money?!

Hello lovelies,

It’s been a hot minute since I’ve done a review but today, I’m back with a very exciting one. If you hadn’t already guessed from the title, today I’m reviewing a very hyped up kitchen appliance… The Ninja Creami!

I was lucky enough to receive a Ninja Creami for Christmas off my parents and I can’t possibly put into words how excited i was when I ripped the paper off and I had my very own Ninja Creami staring back at me. Yes, I know – I’m a very lucky girl.

Now, if you’ve got social media, I’m sure you’ll have seen and heard of the Ninja Creami. From the day the Ninja Creami was released, it has been a social media sensation, going viral on platforms like TikTok – which funnily enough, is where I actually first heard of it.

When it comes to new kitchen appliances, especially from brands like Ninja, there’s one thing you should know, i’m genuinely like a magpie spying for silver. So, when I first saw it all over my FYP on TikTok, it caught my eye instantly and quickly made its way onto my Christmas ‘wishlist’.

I know for many people, myself included, the Ninja Creami is expensive and quite the investment. Therefore, i wanted to share my personal opinions on the Ninja Creami and wether it’s worth your coin or not.

So, without further ado (and before I give everything away before you have even read the review) let’s get into the nitty gritty of the Ninja Creami.

What Is A Ninja Creami?

A Ninja Creami is a premium kitchen appliance created by the well known brand, Ninja.

The Ninja Creami is an ice cream and frozen desert maker which turns any frozen concoction into the most amazing sweet, creamy treats.

Unlike a traditional ice cream machine which freezes and churns the ice cream at the same time, the Ninja Creami requires a pre-frozen base which via the blades shaving and churning the frozen base mixture, it turns it into a creamy desert of your choice.

The Ninja Creami first hit the market back in July of 2021 and became a social media sensation almost instantly. Thanks to platforms like TikTok making it go viral, It’s actually become so popular that it frequently sells out across many retailers, making it extremely hard to get your hands on.

What Can I Make With The Ninja Creami?

The Ninja Creami is well loved due to its versatility.

Unlike a traditional Icecream machine which usually has only has 1 preset, the Ninja Creami comes with 6 presets – therefore, the options of what you can make are endless.

With the Ninja Creami machine, you can make:

  • Icecream
  • Gelato
  • Sorbet
  • Smoothie Bowl
  • Light Icecream
  • Milkshakes

There is also a button for Mix In’s and Re-Spins.

Seeing the multiple presets on the Ninja Creami can be quite overwhelming, not knowing what to create first or how to even begin but don’t worry, the Ninja Creami comes with a handy recipe book which has a handful of simple yet utterly delicious recipes to make with each preset.

Or, if TikTok is a platform you use, there are hundreds of thousands of videos which will give you inspiration also.

What Does The Ninja Creami Come With?

My parents brought me the ‘Ninja Creami Ice Cream & Frozen Desert Marker (5 Tub Bundle)’ therefore, mine included:

  • 800W Motor Base
  • 5x Desert Tubs With Storage Lids
  • 1x Outer Bowl And Lid
  • 1x Paddle
  • Instruction Manual
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Recipe Guide

You can also buy a 3 or 7 tub bundle also.

How Easy Is The Ninja Creami To Set Up And Use?

At first glance of the Ninja Creami out of its packaging, it can certainly look complicated to set up and use.

Unlike the traditional Icecream makers which usually have only a couple of buttons to press, the Ninja Creami has multiple.

With that being said, I can honestly say with chest, that this machine is one of the easiest to set up and use that I’ve ever come across. It’s very easy to over complicated the set up and use of a kitchen appliance but the Ninja Creami was smooth sailing and beginner friendly.

It comes with a very handy manual which has everything you need to know to easily set up the Creami machine and a simple guide on how to use it.

The manual has guidance symbols also printed over the machine to help guide you.

It’s very much a press and go type of machine which in my opinion, is exactly what the buyer wants. There’s nothing worse than a machine which is long winded and takes what feels like forever to set up and go.

Is The Ninja Creami Hard To Clean?

A short and straight to the point answer – not at all!

All the Ninja Creami attachments are dishwasher safe (they recommend top rack only) and for those of us without dishwashers, hand washing is ridiculously quick and easy too.

Compared to other kitchen appliances, the Ninja Creami is significantly easier to clean as everything remains contained within the tubs rather than getting stuck in every nook and cranny.

What Are The Negatives With A The Ninja Creami?

Unlike a traditional Icecream maker which churns and freezes at the same time, the Ninja Creami needs to have a 24 hour pre-freeze before churning into whatever frozen desert you like which is quite a long pre-freezing time. With that being said, once frozen for 24 hours, the Ninja Creami churns the mixture for 2-3 minutes and it’s the perfect texture, whereas a traditional icecream machine will take at least 45-60 minutes.

The Ninja Creami is quite sensitive. In the instruction book, you’ll see that it makes a point to emphasise that the mixture must be frozen flat, otherwise you could break the machine. So, if by accident your mixture was to be knocked in the freezer and freezes at an angle, you wouldn’t be able to use the mixture and would have to discard it.

The Ninja Creami is relatively loud BUT as I have mentioned, it does churn very quickly meaning you wouldn’t have to put up with the loud noise for long.

Finally, the Ninja Creami although compact and easy to store, is quite a heavy machine.

Where Can I Buy The Ninja Creami?

What Are The Pro’s Of A Ninja Creami?

  • It’s quick and easy to set up.
  • It’s ridiculously easy to use.
  • It’s versatile.
  • You can make 6 different, delicious, creamy and smooth frozen deserts.
  • It churns quickly.
  • Has a ‘mix in’ function which allows you to mix different ingredients into your frozen desert.
  • The attachments are dishwasher safe.
  • Easy to hand wash.

What Are The Con’s Of A Ninja Creami?

  • You have to pre-freeze for 24 hours before churning.
  • The mixture has to be frozen flat, otherwise you may break the machine.
  • It’s loud.
  • It’s heavy.

In My Opinion, Is A Ninja Creami Worth The Money?

Yes. Yes. Yes! It’s worth every penny.

The Ninja Creami will set you back a minimum of £199, so I’d definitely say it’s an investment piece but like my nan always says to me: ‘if you want good quality, you pay the price’ and she’s absolutely right, you do!

Now, the Ninja Creami is certainly not a staple kitchen appliance that is 100% needed in order for you to function in your kitchen, however, if it’s something you’ve been on the fence about buying, I’d say it’s a brilliant extra addition to your kitchen and I’d highly recommend.

It offers a range of delicious, creamy frozen treats and has dietary versatility which is why it has lived up to its hype for me. There’s no other machine on the market that can turn almost anything into ice cream which is why nothing compares to the Ninja Creami either.

For me, the positives massively outweigh the negatives and I couldn’t be happier with this present.

Congratulations if you made it to the end of todays post, I know it’s a extremely long one but I really wanted to include as much information as possible to help you guys decided whether to purchase or not.

If you know me, you’ll know by now that I’ve spent endless hours online researching lots of different frozen goods to make. So, let this be your pre-warning: there’s lots of yummy recipes to come for those of you who have a Ninja Creami and I couldn’t be more excited to share them with you!

With that being said, I’ve got a fair few ideas in my notes on what I want to make and share with you guys BUT, is there anything you personally would like to see? Flavour combinations? What type of frozen treat? Let me know in the comments below and I’ll see what I can do *wink wink*.

I honestly couldn’t be more grateful to have received this gift, I’m an extremely lucky girl. Huge thank you again to my amazing mum & dad, I appreciate you both massively.

Sending you all tons of love & hugs as always,

Elle xo


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