Ninja Ice Cream

Don't worry...this isn't a recipe for Ninja flavored ice cream (eeuuww!) but for ice cream made with our new Ninja NJ600 Blender.  Our previous blender, after 15 years of faithful service, started cracking and so we started researching for a new model.  After reading Consumer Reports ratings, and user reviews across several websites, we decided the Ninja was the best fit and value for our smoothie-making needs. We are thrilled with our new blender thus far, and pleasantly surprised that it came with a recipe for making ice cream.  We just made some scrumptious raspberry ice cream and are now frantically freezing more fruit!

Ninja Ice Cream

  • 2 cups frozen fruit of choice (berries, peaches, etc.)
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2-4 TBSP sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  1. Place all ingredients in blender
  2. Blend on "3" or high until thickened (occasionally scraping down sides
Makes 3-4 servings


As a post-Christmas gift to ourselves, we bought a waffle maker from King Arthur Flour, and we couldn't be happier with these warm, heart-shaped treats. 

Below are two recipes that came with the maker. We've only made the "Quick Waffles" but they were great!

Quick Waffles

  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1/2 cup melted Butter *
  • 1 TBSP Vanilla
  • 2 cups Flour *
  • 1 TBSP Baking Powder
  • 2 tsp Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  1. Beat whole eggs in a bowl until thick
  2. Beat milk, melted butter, and vanilla into eggs
  3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt
  4. Sift into egg mixture, and mix well
  5. Spoon a ladleful onto pre-heated waffle maker
  6. Cook 2-3 minutes until lightly browned/steam stops escaping
  7. Recommend serving with real Vermont maple syrup*
Note: These can me transformed into Cinnamon-Apple Waffles by adding 1 peeled/shredded apple and 1/2 tsp cinnamon to the batter.

*Vermont/New England ingredients recommended: Kate's Homemade Butter, King Arthur Flour, Slopeside Syrup

Chocolate Waffles

  • 2 Eggs, lightly beaten
  • 6 TBSP Sugar
  • 3/4 cup Milk
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/2 cup Chocolate syrup
  • 4 TBSP Butter, melted
  • 1-1/2 cups cake Flour (sifted)
  • 3 TBSP Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  1. Combine beaten eggs, sugar, milk, and vanilla
  2. In a separate bowl, blend chocolate syrup and butter, then let cool
  3. Stir egg mixture into chocolate/butter blend
  4. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt
  5. Add egg/chocolate mixture to the dry ingredients and stir until smooth
  6. Spoon a ladleful onto pre-heated waffle maker
  7. Cook 2-3 minutes until lightly browned/steam stops escaping