Ninja Creami Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe (2 Ingredients!)

This Ninja Creami chocolate ice cream recipe uses just two simple ingredients: chocolate milk and heavy cream. It has the same perfect texture and creamy flavor of traditional chocolate ice cream with minimal effort (plus a lot less sugar!). This one is a must try!

Don’t miss my Cookies and Cream Ninja Creami Ice Cream, too!

A bowl of ninja creami chocolate ice cream in a small white bowl with a spoon.

Why you’ll love this ice cream

Homemade chocolate ice cream with just two simple ingredients? Sign me up! Seriously, this creamy chocolate ice cream could not be simpler. It’s sweet, delicious and the flavor is very reminiscent of a Wendy’s Frosty (yum!).

If you’re obsessed with your Ninja Creami ice cream maker like I am, this simple recipe is the perfect chocolate base for any chocolate ice cream you want to make. Peanut butter cup, chocolate chip, fudge swirl… the possibilities are endless!

This delicious dessert recipe is especially awesome because it’s incredibly low sugar compared with regular ice cream and has 12 grams of protein! It’s a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth if you’re working on healthier eating or lower sugar desserts.

I make this using Fairlife chocolate milk because it’s super creamy, has amazing chocolate flavor and bonusit only has an impressive 6 grams of added sugar per 8 oz. To compare, this Hood chocolate milk has 16g of added sugar per cup.

Ingredients

Chocolate milk: As I mentioned, I always go with Fairlife chocolate chocolate milk for this one. The lower sugar and higher protein content is a no-brainer, especially because it’s the best tasting chocolate milk in my opinion, too. But, you can use any chocolate milk that you like!

Heavy cream: Whenever I’m using a lower fat base for the ice cream, like milk, I prefer adding just a little bit of heavy cream to add some fat back. This makes sure the ice cream stays as creamy as possible! If you don’t have any, it will still be delicious without. If you’re using whole milk you can omit.

A grid of visuals for what the ninja creami chocolate ice cream looks like after 3 spins in the ninja creami machine.

How to make Ninja Creami chocolate ice cream

  1. Combine chocolate milk and heavy cream in the Ninja Creami pint container and stir well. Freeze for 24 hours.
  2. Place the frozen pint container in the Ninja Creami machine and press the lite ice cream button x1.
  3. Use the re-spin function x2.

When finished, the ice cream should be smooth and creamy like the image above. If it’s still crumbly, add a tiny splash of extra chocolate milk before using the re-spin button a final time to get the perfect creamy ice cream.

To store, keep in the freezer. Leave out at room temperature for 5-10 minutes before serving to soften the ice cream.

Variations & Mix-in Ideas

  • 2 tbsp of cocoa powder for dark chocolate ice cream.
  • A tsp of vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste to add a little bit more flavor.
  • Use the mix-in function to add in chocolate chips, peanut butter cups, or Oreo cookies to your ice cream base!
  • A scoop of protein powder for a high protein chocolate frozen treat.
  • A scoop of peanut butter before pressing the mix-in function for a chocolate peanut butter ice cream.
  • Mix in fresh fruit or nuts.

More Ninja Creami Recipes:

Cookies and Cream Ninja Creami Ice Cream (Lower Sugar)

Cottage Cheese Ice Cream (Ninja Creami Recipe)

Ninja Creami Chocolate Ice Cream

Creamy, decadent chocolate ice cream with just two ingredients in the Ninja Creami.
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Course: Dessert, Snack
Prep Time: 1 day
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 174kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cup chocolate milk I prefer Fairlife chocolate milk because it has less sugar and more protein than other brands
  • 2 tbsp heavy cream

Instructions

  • Combine chocolate milk and heavy cream in the Ninja Creami pint container and stir well. Freeze for 24 hours.
  • Place the frozen pint in the Ninja Creami machine and run on lite ice cream x1.
  • Use the re-spin function x2.

Notes

If you prefer a softer ice cream or your ice cream looks very crumbly after the second spin, add a very small splash of chocolate milk before the final spin.

Nutrition

Calories: 174kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 14mg | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 221IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 342mg | Iron: 0.01mg

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